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Step Into Presence weekend retreat
July 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - July 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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, “Pay attention to what has heart and meaning”, provides us with the opportunity to connect deeply with our inner wisdom. As humans, we are always searching for meaning and trying to find ways to manifest our hearts’ desires. With rhythm and song as a framework, we can explore the many facets of the heart on the path to meaning.
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 $60 for food. There is no specific charge for tuition or rustic on-site 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.