Year-Long Program I

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 by 3pm.

Continuing Education Credits

CEUs for the Year-Long Program I are unconfirmed at this time.


Year-Long Program I - Dates & Themes
Nov 3-5, 2017       
  The Wisdom of the Body Fri. 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Dec 8-10, 2017
  Active Imagination & Creativity Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Jan 19-21, 2018
  World Dance and Ritual Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Feb 23-25, 2018
  Shadow Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Mar 23-25, 2018
  Rites of Passage Fri, 3pm – Sun, 1:30pm
Apr 20-22, 2018
  Inner and Outer Ecology Fri, 3pm – Sun afternoon
Summer 2018 
  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.

Year-Long Program I     FEES

Staying at Genesis

Tuition for the 6 weekends


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

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



Total all

Single Rm $4300

Double Rm $4100


Year-Long Program I     FEES


Tuition for the 6 weekends


Meals & Facility Fees (Commuter)

**Commuter rate includes 6 meals at Genesis


Total all


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 '18 participants will receive a discount ($100 off early-bird price) on tuition for Week II 2018.**

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