As we move through time, we may find that each moment or new season requires something different from us. Even in times of relative stability, the world is poised to offer surprises. As citizens of a changing world, we may find ourselves being called to ‘step up,’ change course, learn new skills and perspectives, or take creative action that we haven’t taken before.
In this year’s retreat we’ll engage with the 5Rhythms® movement practice, ritual, and meditation to investigate this place of potential. We’ll explore where we may be ready to step beyond our own edges and we’ll practice moving, with purpose and presence, from awareness into action.
Supported by the land, guided by the 5Rhythms maps (Waves and Heartbeat) and accompanied by a committed group of dancers, we’ll gather and embody the resources we need to step into the fall.
The 5Rhythms® are an exhilarating and liberating approach to the exploration of improvised movement that is authentic, inspired and catalytic. It is a workout for body and soul, a moving meditation, a spiritual practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body, regardless of age, experience or condition.
We invite you to join us for this exploration and time to rejuvenate.
Previous 5Rhythms® experience is recommended, but not required.
If you are collecting hours for the 5Rhythms® teacher path, this retreat counts for
1 day of Heartbeat and 2.5 days of Waves practice.
Stowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island, BC
is a retreat centre, an organic farm and a community of families living together.
What we offer:
- 3 nights of accommodation of your choice
- 9 locally grown organic meals that are infused with love. Vegetables grown on the farm are used whenever possible. The meals are vegetarian with the exception of a salmon dinner on Friday evening.
- Daily 5Rhythms® movement sessions
- Morning meditation
- Special evening event
- Farm tour and talk
- Time to enjoy the land and the lake
- Optional body work (extra cost)
Private accommodation: $965/ $920 before July 31, 2018
Shared accommodation: $830/ $785 before July 31, 2018
Camping: $710/ $665 before July 31, 2018
Commuter: $630/ $585 before July 31, 2018
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Register with the "cheque option" and send your e-transfer to
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All cancellations will incur a $50 administration fee.
Cancellations after August 15th will receive a 50% refund.
Because this is a residential workshop with individualized meal and accommodation planning,
no refunds can be issued for cancellations after August 28th.