Experienced Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement Workshops

These workshops will deepen our movement practice and will include guided movement mediations, Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement sessions, experiments with art media and time in nature. The workshops are restful and enlivening, meaningful and fun, welcoming and inclusive.




Registration for Winter Retreat 2020 now open!

Winter Retreat 

Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center, Westfield, MA

January 30-February 2, 2020. Choose a three night or two night retreat.  

Retreat begins 3pm Thursday or 3pm Friday and ends at 1pm Sunday.

Faculty: Alton Wasson & Daphne Lowell

Prerequisite: Week I or the equivalent

Limited to 14 Participants.

Poised in the moment, we listen. Being, in stillness and action, moves us.

Join us for a weekend of Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement practice in the quiet and comfort of winter. Together we will create spaciousness, permission and safety around transitions from old to new. In particular, we will explore spiritual dimensions of the practice, and silence and sound, using such practices as movers containing experience, silent witnessing and non-verbal forms of being in community. As always we will invite rest and play into our practice. 



Tuition: $400 + In Residence Fees (Room, Board & Facility Fees): $400


Tuition: $400 + Commuter Fees (Meals & Facility Fees): $158


Tuition $350 + In Residence Fees (Room, Board & Facility Fees): $275


Tuition $350 + Commuter Fees (Meals & Facility Fees): $105

Notes on R/B/Facility Fees:

>In Residence rate includes single room and all meals. Double rooms are available for reduced fee. Contact us if interested.

>2-day commuter rate includes 4 meals at Genesis: Fri supper, Sat lunch + supper, and Sun lunch.

>3-day commuter rate includes 6 meals at Genesis: Thurs supper, Fri lunch + supper, Sat lunch + supper, Sun lunch.

>Genesis will charge an additional fee for gluten free or vegan meals. 

Thurs-Sun   In Residence: $45 (9 meals)            Commuters: $30 (6 meals, no breakfast)

Fri-Sun        In Residence: $30 (6 meals)            Commuters: $20 (4 meals, no breakfast)

Please call Genesis to discuss any of your dietary needs (GF/Vegan/Food allergies/etc), 413-562-3627. 

Please also let us know if you need GF or Vegan meals as Genesis will bill us the additional fees for those meals. 

To reserve your space, send your non-refundable deposit ($200) and complete the registration form. 

Full/final non-refundable payment due December 15, 2019

Financial aid is available in the form of payment plans, work-study or scholarships, please contact us to apply. 

For more information or questions, contact cdance@contemplativedance.org.

Register for this workshop  

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Cancellation Policy: In case of special circumstances, tuition may be refunded or forwarded to a future program.




Dates TBA.   Week II - Experienced Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement 

A 6-day retreat. Expand individual practice. Enhance witnessing. Dialogue about Authentic Movement in a community of peer movers. Daily warm-ups with live music, hour-long round robins, small faculty-led groups or peer groups. Choose between several options: sessions outdoors, work in other media, work with partners, time alone. 
Prerequisites: Week I or the equivalent, including witnessing experience.
Prerequisite for the Peer Group Option: Week II

For more information, including tuition and housing fees, see week-long page for more info