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2023 DSM Dances Retreat Lodging & Meal Notes

2/21/2023 Update:  We are so very sorry to inform you that The Breathing Life of All retreat with Neil Douglas-Klotz April 14 – 17 in Des Moines, IA has been cancelled. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Eventbrite will provide full refunds for those registered. Please let us know if there is any problem with that process. Read more details here.


This retreat will offer an experience of chanting, moving and meditating with the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus (the "Lord's Prayer").

Information about the retreat is here. Registration will be on eventbritePlease note the staggered registration schedule.  

This page has lodging information and more details about meals provided.  Please use the contact us form is you have questions!  


A block of rooms is reserved at the Courtyard Des Moines West/Clive (By Marriott)

1520 NW 114th St
Clive, IA 50325 

Event Summary: Neil Douglas Klotz Room Block 
99 USD - 109 USD per night
    • Start Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
    • End Date: Monday, April 17, 2023

 Last Day to Book: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Here is a direct link to book a room in the block.  

These accommodations are either close to the hotel with the block or closer to the retreat location:
  1. Days Inn, 1600 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 50325 - close to the Courtyard above
  2. Sleep Inn and Suites, 885 South 51st St, West Des Moines, IA 50265
  3. Drury Inn and Suites, 5505 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
If you would like to be matched for a homestay, please contact the coordinator at guildtammy@gmail.com.


For the main retreat, two lunches (Saturday & Sunday) and one dinner (Saturday) is provided in registration. 

On Monday, lunch will also be provided.

Your information about dietary restrictions, i.e., vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, etc., will be collected during registration. We will accommodate your needs as best we can.

COVID Protocols

For the health and well-being of everyone coming to sing, dance, and pray together, we ask each of us to participate in these group agreements:
  • Practice limited large group experiences the week before the retreat
  • Take a home test before leaving for the retreat and each day of the retreat, attending only when you have a negative result.
  • Don't come if you are not feeling well.
  • We hope most are vaccinated and boosted and request unvaccinated folks to mask. You are encouraged to tend to your personal risk tolerance and sense of safety to the level of your comfort.
  • The retreat space will have windows that can be opened and HVAC filters are changed regularly.
  • Refunds (minus the Eventbrite fees) are available on request.

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