After 3 years of hosting RhythmKeepers retreats, we have decided to change the name to “RhythmQuest” in the spirit of moving towards what we want rather than retreating from what we don’t want. Inspired by the teachings of anthropologist Angeles Arrien, whose life work was the study of indigenous cultures throughout the world, we have incorporated into the weekend the four basic healing modalities she outlines in her book “The Fourfold Way”: singing, storytelling, dancing and silence. The practice of TaKeTiNa rhythm journeys (group rhythmic movement) fulfills the function of dancing.
Each of our gatherings, in addition to these four practices, has a sub-theme which we explore throughout the weekend. The theme of this RhythmQuest is kindness. From my friend and fellow TaKeTiNa teacher Jacob Stein in Portland, Oregon:
“Compassion for others relies on two things: connection to another human being, and kindness. Entering into rhythm together we practice connection over and over again. Each time the rhythm comes back together, the connection grows. We invite kindness, to ourselves and others, to help us through the vulnerability this process can create. Kindness and connection open us up to being supported and supporting without judgement.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!
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 accommodation, however we will gratefully accept whatever you can joyfully offer in the way of a donation. This weekend takes place at the beautiful Nectar Yoga BnB. Contact Shasta to reserve your spot.