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Spiritweaves™: Rites of Belonging Susan Harper & Michael Molin-Skelton


The world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—over and over announcing your place in the family of things. –Mary Oliver


We belong to the beauty that lives in the natural world. Our belonging reminds us that our nature is nature. Rites of Belonging is a call to bring forth our unique offering: our own way of being in this world. In this retreat we explore intimacy and the relational capacity of the heart to refine the compass of our own genuine long- ing and belonging.


Using the awakening energy of dancing through the 5 Rhythms® and Soul Motion™, we will move with the grace of our belonging and the struggles of our exclusion. Through the organismic movements and sounding in the inquiry style of Continuum Montage we will explore the intelligent dynamics of the ele- ments—water, air, fire, earth, and space—in our bodies, deepening our inherent connection to our wild breathing planetary body.


Through movement and ritual, we will explore the meaning of how and where we belong in ourselves and our lives, and the places where we feel exiled from ourselves and others. We will actively step into the participation required to belong, responding to the call that stirs a deep inner longing to fall into the place we call home. We will experience the possibility of resting through our bodies and listening to the silences within; to trust and surrender as gravity repeat- edly tells us, ‘I have a place for you: it is called here.’


Susan Harper bio on page 23.


Michael Molin-Skelton listens to prayers of the wind and hears music. Michael reaches through dance rather than teaches to dance. “Dance is not something I do, it’s simply who I am.”


• Soul recovery healing: recovering vital energy lost through trauma, grief, or wrenching life choices, and raising our animal spirits


• Soul remembering: finding and honoring the “secret wishes of the soul” and reclaiming the bigger story of our lives


• Dream enactment: developing personal rituals, performance, and spontaneous art to celebrate the powers that speak to us in dreams


We’ll share wonderful sacred teaching stories and learn how we can work with dream energy to become poets of consciousness, capable of


shapeshifting reality and living a life of natural magic.


Required reading: Moss, Active Dreaming.


Recommended reading: Moss, Dreamgates and Dreaming the Soul Back Home.


Robert Moss is the creator of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of modern dreamwork and ancient shamanic techniques for healing and journeying. His books include Conscious Dreaming, The Three “Only” Things, Dreamgates, Active Dreaming andDreaming the Soul Back Home. www.moss- dreams.com.


The Promise: Advanced Yoga for Everyone Intensive


Mark Whitwell


Yoga is not a linear process. It is direct intima- cy with life, and it is available to everyone. This week, Mark Whitwell offers yoga’s advanced practices in a way that you can inte- grate and make your own, whether you are just beginning to practice or have years of experi- ence. The weekend involves an interwoven promise: You promise to practice yoga, and in return you receive the promise of yoga’s gifts,


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