Year-Long Program I

November 2018 - April 2019
Genesis Spiritual Life Center
Westfield MA

Enhance your practice. Learn ways of supporting others in theirs. Discover ways to integrate elements of Contemplative Dance / Authentic Movement (such as: witnessing, listening, active imagination, and the dynamics of projection) into your life and professional work. Prepare to participate in and create peer groups. Begin study toward facilitating individuals and groups. Explore a new theme each weekend.

Six Weekends at Genesis Spiritual Life Center, Westfield, MA plus Week II at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. In addition, each participant will receive a private session with each faculty member once during the year. Each weekend begins on Friday at 3pm and concludes on Sunday at 1:30pm. Plan to arrive by 2pm each Friday to be ready to begin by 3pm.


Year-Long Program I - Dates & Themes
Nov 9-11, 2018       
  The Wisdom of the Body Fri. 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Dec 14-16, 2018
  Active Imagination & Creativity Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Jan 18-20, 2019
  Dance and Ritual Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Feb 22-24, 2019
  Shadow Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Mar 29-31, 2019
  Rites of Passage Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Apr 26-28, 2019
  Inner and Outer Ecology Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm 

Aug 4-9, 2019 
 Week II, Hampshire College

Sun, 11am - Fri, 1pm

Prerequisites for participation in Year I:

  • Completion of our Week I or the equivalent.
  • Knowledge and experience of psychological dynamics; study, training, personal experience in psychotherapy, reading, other workshops. We feel it is important for all participants to have some degree of knowledge about this area. We include consideration of psychological dynamics in the programs, but feel people should also have other study/experience in it.
  • We designed the programs for professional individuals, especially those interested in bringing their discoveries from the year into their work and lives. Our participants are mature, and come with training/examined practice in their particular fields. They have engaged with the world and have life experience.
  • We require each participant to be able and willing to manage her/his inner material. This work can be quite stimulating, or challenging, to one's soul/psyche/body (which is one reason people practice it!), but this will not be a therapy group per se. Personal issues might well arise, and we will as a group create a safe space for each person's work to evolve, but we will not be your therapists. Our main focus will be on the witnessing and responding processes. We encourage participants to arrange for whatever supports they might need outside of the programs.
  • Commitment to the entire program.
Financial Aid Application Deadline: August 15, 2018

Program Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Deposit of $500 due with application

Year-Long Program I     FEES

Staying at Genesis

Tuition for the 6 weekends


Room, Board & Facility Fees (Single Room - In Residence)       


Total all

In Residence Total $4500

Year-Long Program I     FEES


Tuition for the 6 weekends


Meals & Facility Fees (Commuter)

**Commuter rate includes 6 meals/weekend at Genesis


Total all

Commuter Total $3600

We offer financial aid—scholarships, work-study positions, and payment plans. 

Please contact us with any questions. After receiving your application materials we will arrange an interview with you.

***YLP I '19 participants will receive a $100 discount off tuition for Week II 2019.

Contemplative Dance,
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