Year-Long Program I 2018-19

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.

 YLP I 2018-2019 Dates Themes Schedule
 November 9-11, 2018 The Body's Wisdom Fri, 2pm - Sun, 1:30pm
 December 14-16, 2018 Creativity and Active Imagination  Fri, 2pm - Sun, 1:30pm
 January 18-20, 2019 Examples of Dance and Dance Ritual Fri, 2pm - Sun, 1:30pm
 February 22-24, 2019 The Shadow and Transference Fri, 2pm - Sun, 1:30pm
 March 29-31, 2019 Stages of Ritual and Rites of Passage Fri, 2pm - Sun, 1:30pm
 April 26-28, 2019 The Body and Nature: Inner and Outer Ecology Fri, 2pm - Sun, 1:30pm
August 4-9, 2019 Week II, Hampshire College Sun, 11am - Fri, 1pm

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

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.

2018-19 Fees  In Residence
Tuition for 6 weekends $2800
Room, Board, Facility Fees
(Single Room)    
In Residence Total     $4500

Tuition for 6 weekends $2800
Meals, Facility Fees
(6 meals/weekend)
 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.

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