Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Update: Elemental Joy Dances Retreat, now Virtual


We, Morgan, Jennifer, Saleem, and Conie are sad and disappointed that the public health precautions around the coronavirus will keep us from dancing, singing, and praying together in person in late April. We understand these serious measures are necessary to protect the vulnerable and support the healthcare systems from being overloaded. We pray and hope that we can circle together again soon with more joy and gratitude after being apart.

Within this constriction, we also see possibility of virtual connectivity and communal practice with technology available today.  

We are curious and excited to explore what joy we can invite and invoke during this time of virtual connection. 

We believe there is benefit to be found in gathering to sing (all muted except the leader, of course) our prayers, to listen, remember, and experience the wisdom of the elements in song, movement, ritual, breath, walks, and creativity. 

Who knows what surprise gifts and blessings may come forth through this offering? 

Would you join us in the ether for this adventure? 


We hope so. Read on for more details...

To Elemental Joy Registered Participants: Exploring in the Ether

Greetings, registered Elemental Joy Dancers, Leaders, and Musicians,

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cancelled: Apr 20-22: Presenting at Institute of Liturgical Studies




Art Show: Celebration of Community

You're invited to ...

What:  "Celebration of Community" Juried Art Show
Where:  St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2136 Carter Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108 (map)
When:  now through April 26, 2020, open for viewing Sunday mornings and 9:30a-3p on Tuesday-Fridays.  

These two pieces are including in the show.  

Heart Songs: Thu's from March 5-April 2


WhatHeart Songs:  Lament, Longing, & Love (a community space for you to bring your heart and your voice)
When:  Thursdays, 6-7p from March 5-April 2, 2020
Where:  Now Online:  https://zoom.us/j/431161455 (see call-in options below)
(Was Edina Morningside UCC, 4201 Morningside Road, Edina)

Gather for an informal singing time to re-center our hearts in community.  Simple songs will be led paperlessly/taught by ear by Conie Borchardt and other song leaders from the Twin Cities.  

Join us.  Bring friends.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

DSM Retreat Lodging Options: Offsite

OFFSITE

If you prefer more personal space and solitude, these options are available about 3-4 miles away: 

Homestay/Roommate List
If you're interested in a local homestay or matched with a roommate, please reach out to Mary Ann, kochmaryann2014@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Meet Jen

JF at Tribal Visions
Points of Light Music (PLM) invited each curator to answer some questions about the Dances and this retreat and we'll be doing a deeper introduction weekly.

Here's Jen, the fourth of four. 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Feb 27-29: MMC at Luther College

Points of Light Music will be working with Music that Makes Community at Luther College next month!  



Details
When
On Friday, February 28:

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Meet Conie

Points of Light Music (PLM) invited each curator to answer some questions about the Dances and this retreat and we'll be doing a deeper introduction weekly.

Here's Conie, the third of four. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Meet Morgan

Points of Light Music (PLM) invited each curator to answer some questions about the Dances and this retreat and we'll be doing a deeper introduction weekly. 

Here's Morgan, the second of four.  


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Meet Saleem



Points of Light Music (PLM) invited each curator to answer some questions about the Dances and this retreat and we'll be doing a deeper introduction weekly.

Here's Saleem, the first of four.  



Tell us about your relationship to the Dances. How and when did it begin? Is there a highlight experience you could share?

After years of spiritual seeking without finding a spiritual community that I felt at home in, I was surprised by finding just that with my first curious and reserved visit to the Dances in Arcata California, where I met a vibrant Sufi community that included, accepted, and honored all of me.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Now Open! Registration for the 2020 DSM retreat, Elemental Joy!