improvisation: the dance of life
10 days, 9 nights
I invite you to a beautiful village tucked away in the hills of England. It is here that we will travel into the movement of our souls in human form, in stillness and in dance, in the support of solitude and in the support of a group. For 10 days we will explore what it means to be aware of our life, relaxing into the joyous bliss of reconnecting to our bodies-our tool for enjoying every day.
Cradled by the high resonance of Glastonbury, the heart chakra of the world, we will join together for a sacred cacao ceremony, sound journeys with local DJ Pixi Pete, improvisation in the beautiful Goddess Temple, daily morning and evening movement and meditation, and visits to the infamous Tor, Glastonbury Abbey, and the festival of the fall equinox at the ancient stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury.
This is a chance to reconnect to the pleasureful bliss of our inner child. To rediscover the light each of harnesses within us and to share it through the joy of observing and creating movement.
May all beings recognize their inherent abundance.
Coordinator and Facilitator of Guided Awareness Retreats
Join the flow of the elements as they move through your body indoors and outdoors…
“Glastonbury is a gateway to the Unseen. It has been a holy place and pilgrim-way from time immemorial, and to this day it sends its ancient call into the heart of the race it guards, and still we answer to the inner voice.”
—Dion Fortune, Avalon of the Heart
What is Included
Everyday Morning and Evening Group Movement Classes
Cacao Ceremony and Sound Journey with local DJ Pete Michel
Monday and Wednesday Evening live sound and dance jam
Outdoor improvisations at Glastonbury Abbey and the Tor
Accommodation at Rie’s Retreat on High Street ***
Home cooked Vegetarian Breakfasts and Dinners ***
Fall Equinox 3-day, 2-night Overnight Camping at Stonehenge/Avebury ***
Sept 16th: Arrival and evening meeting/dinner/meditation
Sept 17th: Morning Cacao Ceremony with DJ Pixi Pete/Evening Movement Class
Sept 18th-20th: Morning/Evening Movement Meditations. Time for individual exploration and visits to Abbey/Tor/Chalice Well
Sept 21st-23rd: Stonehenge/Avebury equinox excursion
Sept 24th: Final Day in Glastonbury
Sept 25th: Morning closing meditation/Departure
Calming atmosphere, individual rooms, home cooked meals, living room for group meditations.
More Information at www.riesretreat.co.uk
All Inclusive (20 Movement Classes, Cacao Ceremony, Sound Bath and Dance Jam, 2 Meals/day, Accommodation and Transportation in Glastonbury and Avebury Campsite, Admission to Abbey/Tor/Stonehenge, and shuttle transfer to/from Bristol Airport): £400
£50 Deposit to secure your spot!
***The retreat is created to benefit each individual’s needs. Partial involvement/payment plans/dietary needs are all possible.
“Here, in the temple of one love, there is no flickering or smoke to our flame. We are natural in our purpose, simply to bring the warmth and light of love to life. We dance, though we are stillness. We are on fire, though we do not burn”
Alana Fairchild, Rumi Oracle