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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...



Schedule

The Dance Retreat will begin with a welcome and overview on Friday night, continue on Saturday with four sessions on the elements (one in the morning, two in the afternoon, and one more in the evening), and conclude on Sunday morning.  

As of April 1, the details are still in flux.  We plan to post a finalized schedule soon.  

Registration
Registration fee for the whole virtual weekend is $100.  The deadline to register for the whole retreat is 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 25.  To register for the whole weekend, please click here

We are opening up individual sessions for a la cart registration, except Sunday morning.  Saturday's elemental sessions will be $30 each and Friday night's welcome session is $20.  Registration links for each session will be available here shortly.

  • Friday evening, April 24 - Welcome Session
  • Saturday morning, April 25 - Earth Session
  • Saturday early afternoon, April 25 - Water Session
  • Saturday late afternoon, April 25 - Fire Session
  • Saturday evening, April 25 - Air Session

Sadly, we are no longer able to offer Leader registration with opportunities to collaborate and lead.  The technical limitations of our gathering platform also do not lend themselves to live musicians.  We do hope you consider joining the retreat to deepen your practice and explore what joy is possible while navigating the effects of a pandemic on our bodies, communities, and world.  

Scholarships are available.  Please inquire.  

Refunds
If you registered for this retreat during the Early Bird period, you should have received an email from Morgan with an invitation to complete a online survey to help us direct your refund.  Thank you for tending that detail at your earliest convenience.

If you sign-up for this virtual retreat and later cannot attend, please notify organizers by Saturday morning, April 25 so we can issue a refund if desired. 

Sessions will not be recorded.


We hope you join us for this virtual retreat. Wherever you are on life's journey, may you be well, happy, and healing.

Morgan, Conie, Jennifer, and Saleem


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