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.




Winter Retreat - New Dates & Schedule!    

January 22-24, 2021

Friday, 3pm - Sunday 1pm (EST), including evenings on Friday and Saturday

Faculty: Daphne Lowell and Alton Wasson

On Zoom: Details and Zoom info will follow after your registration

Limited to 20 Participants.

Prerequisite: Our Week I or the equivalent CD/AM workshops (approximately 30 hours of mentored moving and witnessing practice, readiness to move for longer sessions, and to maintain safe boundaries)

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

Please join us for this weekend of Contemplative Dance/Authentic Movement in the quiet and comfort of winter. We offer this year's retreat in the spirit of rest, to take a break from our usual lives to refresh and regenerate. We'll also celebrate transitions from old to new, work with silence and sound, and invoke spiritual dimensions of Contemplative Dance/ Authentic Movement. We'll explore such practices as movers containing their experiences, silent witnessing and non-verbal forms of being in community. Together we will create spaciousness, permission and safety around all that moves us. 

Costs: sliding scale

$250 reduced fee

$300 cost of program

$350 cost plus help for others' attendance 

We know these may be financially challenging times. Contact us if the fee presents a problem. 

To reserve your space, complete the registration form and send non-refundable payment for fees.      

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

Fees are non-refundable. 
Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded if your space is filled by another participant. 




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