Threshold – A 5Rhythms Retreat with Bettina Rothe & Joanne Winstanley
August 30, 2018 - September 02, 2018
A threshold is a place of potential: a delineation between one set of conditions and another. A cusp, or an edge that we may not have approached before now. A place to gather resources before stepping beyond what we already know.
As we move through time, each moment or season may require something different from us. Over the course of a human life – even when we are resting in a time of stability – life is poised to offer surprises. And 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 now.
In this year’s retreat we’ll use the 5Rhythms® embodiment practice, meditation, and ritual 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 from awareness into action. Supported by the land and accompanied by a committed group of dancers, we’ll take time to gather the resources we need to step fully 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.
For more information & registration please go here.
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Yoga & Recovery on the Farm with Taryn & Dawn
July 09, 2017 - July 13, 2017
CONNECT TO SELF (CARE):
Could you use a time out to reconnect, re-fill, and rekindle your own sense of inner peace? Or are you searching to step into a fuller, more connected, brighter version of yourself? Are you a strong and courageous woman in recovery (we are all recovering from something) looking to deepen your connection with nature? Are you looking to relieve stress, access your heart, refine your listening and care deeply for yourself?
Join 20 like-hearted women for a long weekend of yoga, radical self care, female energy and joyful connection. Stowel Lake Farm is an organic farm on beautiful Salt Spring Island just half an hour by ferry from Victoria, BC. Healthy gourmet meals and two Hatha yoga classes per day will benefit both body and soul.
This will be our fifth (?) retreat at Stowel Lake Farm. As will all of our retreats, we will create a sacred, restorative space for healing and practicing radical self care. Swimming, hiking and exploring all that this beautiful island has to offer can be part of this long weekend for those who so choose, other women will simply want to stick close to the farm and spend their sacred pause resting and relaxing.
More information here.
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Bloom Yoga Retreat with Melissa Krieger
November 11, 2016 - November 13, 2016
Come enjoy a relaxing and inspiring weekend full of yoga on the farm.
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Entering the Heart with Igor Kufayev
June 20, 2017 - July 04, 2017
No matter how clear is the grasp of Ultimate Reality on the intellectual level, it is still a concept. It is for that reason Perennial traditions speak of merging into the Heart, for it reconciles the seer (subject) and the seen (object) into Oneness – as natural a state as Being itself.
Beatific or terrifying, all experiences rise from and merge into that sphere where perception is in the molten state of pure potentiality. Our perception is at its utmost refinement when the creative tension between our awareness and pure potentiality is in perfect alignment. That alignment is represented by union of Stillness and Movement, and spontaneously takes place in the Spiritual Heart.
The heart region is associated with many functions, and often serves as a metaphor for feeling, emotion and intuition. However, the Spiritual Heart, is not the physical heart, nor is it the Anahata chakra, the energetic wheel, but the abode of Consciousness Itself.
Entering the Heart – as most explicitly spoken in the traditions of Sufism and Tantra – is paramount to direct realization of one’s essential nature, for it allows Seeing through the Heart. Here perception reaches its spiritual maturity, undisturbed by fluctuations of the faculties, and refined to the point of Oneness.
The Heart is the seat of Vital Force contained in perfect equilibrium; direct apprehension of the Supreme Essence is fully cognized here. From here it emanates as Universal Love, and finds its expression on all planes. The Heart is the eye of Non-dual Awareness which beholds all creation with an equal vision. From here all perceptions ebb and flow as waves on the sea of infinity.
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For more about Igor here.
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