In this summer’s workshops, I'll bring new materials—subtle and deep and restorative—that expand and enrich what we’ve begun. Attending both sessions back-to-back offers a slight intensification, however, you are welcome to attend only one series if that is best for you.
Dancemeditation™ is both solace and stability. More important, it answers the necessity of entering our Creative Unfolding now. We will focus on a few simple, rich moving meditations to sink down a couple of notches inside the self, touching Self, followed by time to move on our own, digesting and integrating the openings. Most sessions include rest in one form or another. The energy passing through the online portal is quite powerful, amplifying our individual efforts, supporting us. Without words, with beautiful music, with eyes open or closed, in the continual flow of breath awareness, we move through the crust of harried worries and into our huge spiritual intelligence — the powerful Dancemeditation™ process of Relaxation, Receptivity, Reciprocity and Rest.
Meditations include: Breath Dances, Rocking, Sufi Hand Dances, Deep State Movement Meditations, Veil Companion, Vibration & Wave Form Motion, Deep Rest.
Five Thursdays, July 16 thru August 13, 6:30 – 7:45pm ET (East Coast Time)
Location: on Zoom
Sliding Scale Donation $20-$120 is access for all five sessions. Sign me Up!
This series can be done on its own or in conjunction with the Thursdays as part of the Dancemeditation™ ‘at home’ Summer Camp. (Note: most of the additions take place following Thursday workshop.)
Five Fridays, July 17 thru August 14, 11am – 12:15pm ET (East Coast Time)
Location: on Zoom
Sliding Scale Donation $20-$120 is access for all five sessions. Sign Me Up!
This series can be done on its own or in conjunction with the Thursdays as part of the Dancemeditation ‘at home’ Summer Camp. (Note: most of the additions take place following Thursday workshop.)
Additional to these instructional periods, we can include some of the cleansing dietary guidance typically included during in-person retreats, as well as a few pleasures. These are not obligatory and are offered at no additional donation request. They are intended to help us connect as a community and to provide in-tandem support for personal healing choices.
The main work is the two sessions with a night between to digest and rest.
Every week, following the Thursday session, we incorporate dining and socializing, as we would at an in-person retreat. The menu of red lentil soup and salad is a mainstay for retreat. It is simple and satisfying, cleansing and comforting. We will send the recipe and hope to have one of the terrific Movement Monastery Head Chefs offer a cooking class on the morning of the first Thursday workshop.
Adding in at Week Two for those who have a back yard and camping equipment, is the suggestion to sleep outside. (Only if it is safe and the weather pleasant.)
Between Week Three & Week Four Sessions, we bring in watermelon fasting for those who wish. It is one of the easiest fasts to attempt—delicious, with water and natural sugar. Here are a few options: watermelon in the day, then a meal in the evening; watermelon only for 24 hours; watermelon only for two to five days. I’ll go over this as we get close to the time. A fast can be so beneficial, especially in summer. And since you are at home, you can monitor how it’s going for you, starting and stopping as feels right. Alternatively, this might be a wonderful time to incorporate fasting or cleansing dietary recommendations from your own favorite holistic practitioners.
By Week Four, the recommendation is to wind down and complete your fast. This would be a good week for daily morning writing until we meet for Week Five sessions.
Special Happiness: I haven’t mentioned something we have absolutely loved at Movement Monastery retreats in recent years—Karleen reading to us! It is truly a treat to be read to. So sweet. So deeply comforting. This is after dinner on Thursdays.