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.

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FALL 2019

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NEW! Fall Retreat: Simple Gifts

Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center, Westfield, MA

November 1-3, 2019  

Friday 5:00pm - Sunday 1:00pm

Faculty: Daphne Lowell

Prerequisite: Week I or the equivalent

Participants: 8-12


Join me for this weekend of Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement practice working with the theme of replenishment. How might this practice nourish, and offer safe, supportive, perhaps surprising ways for us to be fed by the innate resources of body, heart, mind, imagination and will? And how might our inner and outer experiences of this theme inform and move with each other? The weekend will include invitations to explore themes inspired by this season and these times, and we will practice with a mixture of structures including open question form, round robins, and various ways to reflect on discoveries, including silent witness. I will offer guided movement meditations, and there will be time for work in additional creative materials. I believe that coming together to move and be still and reflect and listen and create and dream with a community of companions is itself a sweet and potent and deliciously simple gift. 


FEES

Tuition $250 + In Residence Fees (Room, Board & Facility Fees) $275 = $525

or

Tuition $250 + Commuter Fees (Meals & Facility Fees) $105 = $355


To reserve your space, send your non-refundable tuition ($250) and complete the registration form by October 10th. 

Final non-refundable payments of Room, Board & Facility Fees due October 23rd.


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.

>Commuter rate includes 4 meals at Genesis: Fri supper, Sat lunch + supper, and Sun lunch.

>Genesis will charge an additional fee of $5/person/meal for gluten free or vegan meals (Commuters: $20 for 4 meals; In Residence: $30 for 6 meals). Please call Genesis to discuss your dietary needs, 413-562-3627.


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

Gifts towards financial aid for this program are welcome and appreciated. 


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


Register for this workshop  


Online Payment Options


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


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WINTER 2020

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Registration for Winter Retreat 2020 opens September 1, 2019!

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. 


FEES

Thursday-Sunday:                                                                                                                                   

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

or

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


Friday-Sunday:

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

or

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


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. Additional charge TBA. Please call Genesis to discuss your dietary needs, 413-562-3627.


*Estimated cost for 3-night in residence $400-425; 2-night in residence $275-295; Th-Sun commuter $175-190; Fri-Sun commuter $120-130. Again, these are estimates and we are waiting on final prices from Genesis. We will have R/B/Facility Fees posted in October. 


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  


Online Payment Options


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


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SUMMER 2020

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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