August 13 - 16 | 2020
The absolute main point of being on Earth is to be of and for Spirit, and to undertake spiritual growth.
It is not a static process, or one that concludes. It continuously evolves. This retreat welcomes seekers who are from all walks and backgrounds, who are well along in spiritual development and thirsting for more. I particularly invite you if you have any codependency, grief, brokenness, or other life circumstance that being on Earth distracts you from the main point of being here: your mystical growth.
At this retreat we embrace all spiritual practices that are open to sacred dance as a cultural phenomenon. As Anthony De Mello, F. David Martin, and other mystics from ancient cultures have explained, much communication with the Higher Power, The Divine, or Higher Self comes through sacred dance. This kind of knowing and awareness is sometimes overlooked. I link this knowing and awareness and power from dance with spiritual recovery processes.
We will dance every day of the retreat, drawing sacred dance from areas of the globe such as ancient Polynesia, Africa, and Mesoamerica, and the dances will be presented in an easy-to-follow format connected to what you will come to know as your Inner Mystic Dancer.
You don’t have to know how to dance. Your dance ability can be nonexistent or range up to professional dancer—in any genre and from any culture! Along with sacred dancing, we’ll laugh, play, we will write, pray, meditate, and practice visioning with imagination. We will transform our lives deliberately and purposefully.
Massages and walks, good food and attunements are here for you too!
Your writing ability only needs to be legible by you! And your musical ability is how you express it—hand-held instruments or use of the body as a percussive or melodic aid is best in this case. In this transformative workshop, dance, music, and writing will intersect within you to move you forward toward your stated or unstated vision.
A mystic, it has been said, is someone who changes things and makes them better. The change is not always smooth or easy, but in order to get beyond mundane and repetitious stuck and stagnant, you have to be able to take risks. With more than 30 years of recovery including continuous abstinence from harmful behaviors, people, and situations, mystical dancer Dr. Carla Walter— author, speaker, sacred dancer, and mystical seeker—will engage you with tools to energize or propel your recovery process through the powerful vehicle of sacred dance.
While you are at the retreat, you can expect several experiences…
Together we will create a safe environment for creativity and expression, growth and healing, beauty and imagining.
You will be able to devote your attention to one or more of these:
At the end of the process you will have completed…
At the Retreat you will receive…
Your Checklist of What to Bring (or Not Bring):
Dates: August 13-16, 2020: Arrive Thursday afternoon, depart Sunday afternoon. Three nights at Sunrise Ranch.
Register at this website: Dance in the Spirit Retreats and Workshops before August 30, 2019. Space is limited so please register early!
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Attendance at Dance in the Spirit Retreat requires two separate registrations: 1) Tuition, which is handled by clicking the Register Now button, AND 2) Accommodations, which is handled through the Book Accommodations link below.
Please remember that you must register at both locations in order to attend, including for accommodations. We encourage all participants to reserve early for the full retreat.
For information about the training and the registration process, please visit www.danceinthespirit.com or call (417) 388-3474. Thank you!