Personal Growth, Personal Retreats at Sunrise Ranch Loveland, CO

Dancing Our Way Home – The Body Now – July 1-7, 2012

Discover a New Way to Move Through Your Life!

Learn an innovative and exciting model for personal and community development called HeartDance which has evolved over thirty years of experience and feedback.

Experience the magic of creating unconditionally loving containers that celebrate the wisdom of the body.

Discover the healing power of community play with improvisational movement, community singing, poetry word games, collage making, and LIVE MUSIC for the whole retreat.

Learn practical, playful skills that help with self-care, stress reduction, and conflict-free communication with everyone in your life.

Create more joy in your life, more sense of well-being and ease, and learn how to pass it on!


Educators, Directors, Caregivers, Community Leaders, Artists, Partners, Parents, Students and Teens

Are you looking for ways to breathe new life into your creative process and your personal growth?

This is for you!

Find more joy and ease in your life, more sense of well-being and hopefulness through meaningful community play.

Are you searching for renewed energy and inspiration?

This is for you!

Learn new skills, concepts, approaches and practical exercises to bring to youth at risk, to children in after-school programs, to teaching in the classroom, to your family, to working with culturally and socio-economically diverse groups in any setting.

This is a rich and restorative retreat, guided by Alana Shaw, an inspiring and empowering facilitator with over 30 years of experience teaching in over 25 cities in the US and Canada.

The theme for this year’s workshop is “The Body Now.”

If you still have questions or concerns, please send us an email at info@turningthewheel.org

Turning the Wheel accomplishes major miracles, in large part because of the talent and inspiration of its founder and executive/artistic director, Alana Shaw. An inspiring and empowering facilitator, she has over 30 years’ experience teaching in 25 cities in the US and Canada. She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado, with a thesis on healing and reintegration through creative expression, and is the author of Dancing Our Way Home, a 342-page book of exercises, stories and wisdom. She is also a certified Hendricks Body/Mind Vibrance Coach.

“Everything we do in Turning the Wheel is an attempt to come back into relationship with our interdependence as human beings, and with the need for love, not power, to form the basis for how we live on the earth. We are passionately committed to building and sustaining transformative communities that are inclusive of all people, and that reach for and model unconditional love and acceptance as the norm.” Alana Shaw

“As a director, Alana has proven to me over and over that she has the discipline, perseverance and physical stamina necessary for evolving and managing an organization on this scale. Her attention to careful planning and consideration, detailed management of every facet of their operation, from fund-raising to housing out-of-town collaborators, to personal notes and flowers for every participant, is exactly what it takes to enable a vision of this nature to thrive and take root.” Mike Vargas, Composer, Musician and Instructor

Fees for workshop if registered by May 15, with $300 deposit:

$450 plus $330 = $780 (Camping with indoor showers – five available)

$450 plus $420 = $870 (Dorm with shared restrooms)

$450 plus $450 = $900 (Triple room with shared restrooms)

$450 plus $510 = $960 (Double room with shared restrooms)

$450 plus $708 = $1,158 (Single room with shared restrooms)

For 3 graduate credits, add an additional $235.

After May 15, the workshop fee is $565 plus food and lodging (above). A $300 deposit is required to hold your space.

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