Work at a more advanced level, while maintaining the “beginner’s mind” so essential to this process. Examine important issues, such as: power dynamics, diverse modes of perception, and working in various contexts/environments. Design your year to meet individual goals. Bring a quandary or a question. Experiment with the practice and explore new applications.

Four weekends

Each weekend includes: guided movement meditations/warm-ups, Authentic Movement sessions, practice and guidance in the witnessing relationship, exploration of the weekend’s theme, dialogue about the assigned readings, work with the imagination in other media, time outdoors, reports from participants about their connections to work and life, as well as silence and time to eat and laugh together.

Limited to 14 participants.


  • The Chest of Drawers: Modes of Perception

  • Self and Other: Embracing Multiplicity

  • Considering the Dynamics of Power

  • The Senses, Sensuality, and Sexuality


  • Contemplative Dance Year-Long Program I

  • Commitment to the entire program

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