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Step Into Presence
March 23 @ 7:30 pm - March 25 @ 3:00 pm
STEP INTO PRESENCE – a RhythmKeepers retreat
In crafting our RhythmKeepers retreats over the past 3 years, we have been deeply inspired by the teachings of anthropologist Angeles Arrien, whose life work was the study of indigenous cultures throughout the world. In her book “The Fourfold Way”, she outlines four basic healing modalities which are consistent practices in all indigenous cultures in all times and places: singing, storytelling, dancing and silence. We have incorporated these into our RhythmKeepers retreat framework, with the practice of TaKeTiNa rhythm journeys (group rhythmic movement) fulfilling the function of dancing.
Each of our retreats, in addition to these basic practices, has a sub-theme which we explore throughout the weekend. The theme of this retreat, “Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome”, provides us with the opportunity to connect deeply with our inner wisdom. Angeles Arrien says “Trust is the container out of which the qualities of wisdom grow: clarity, objectivity, discernment, and detachment. Wisdom is at work when we are open to all options.” With rhythm and song as a neutral non-judgemental framework, we can co-create that container of trust.
Give yourself the gift of slowing down for a weekend and allowing yourself to be nurtured by closeness to nature, simple nutritious food prepared with love, and a circle of fellow travellers stepping into presence together.
We offer these weekends in the spirit of the gift economy, sharing in meal preparation and clean-up. The only fixed cost is $50 for food. There is no specific charge for tuition or rustic accommodation, however we will gratefully accept whatever you can joyfully offer in the way of a donation. Space is limited to 12 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment. Contact Shasta to reserve your spot.