Winter Retreat: Resonant Souls- movement & relationship: emerging & moving with new beginnings
Come join Morag Donnelly and I on the weekend from 28th February -1st March in the luxurious Seminar House TaubenBlau in Stolzenhagen situated at the border to the Nature Reserve of Unteres Odertal in Brandenburg on the Oder River. It will be a weekend with time to retreat in the Nature and connect to yourself and others through movement and creativity. Offerings include: morning meditation, Dancing, Lifelines drawing (with live modelling) with nature materials, as well as walks and fun. We will be served delicious meals and snacks, mostly from food grown in the area.
(There will be a maximum of 18 Participants)
About our journey together:
– How do you keep moving with freedom and ease when emotions are challenging your boundaries?
– How do you embrace the strength and wisdom of your vulnerability without closing off to yourself or others?
-How do you allow intimacy without losing sight of your Self?
-What do you want to give your attention to and nourish in the New Year?
The depth at which we can meet each other has the potential to invigorate, bringing a vitality of being met and seen. It can also evoke the opposite, bring up fear or possibly ignite a longing for more connection. How do you choose to navigate this dance of presence in your life?
This is a safe and respectfully guided space to drop in to your senses and open an enquiry into relationships and how we are moving as well as connecting in our lives. We will provide a space to reflect and grow with the challenges we experienced in our combined 50 years of conscious movement and creative practices (5 Rhythms and other) as well as while leading individuals and groups in self-discovery.
We will be exploring how we navigate what arises in the dance and the mysterious chemistry in connections. Through experiential investigation and discussions, we will dig into themes such as: being seen, finding the permission to let go in order to “be” and sharpening our felt sense. In doing so, we will strengthen our awareness of constantly fluctuating boundaries and learn to move with them.
The weekend will be filled with movement, connecting, creating, drawing, sharing and sensing. There will be ample time in the studio by the fireplace as well as in the breathtaking nature.
The Retreat will take place in the stunningly beautiful Taubenblau in Brandenburg. We will be staying in the nature-rich Uckermark, embedded in the Unteres Odertal National Park. After 10 minutes of walking down the street, the flora and fauna are almost untouched. The house has: a fireplace both inside and outside, silent spaces for introspection, and plenty of space for walking around the garden. A demeter farm can be found in the village, in addition to a wild river with a view to Poland. Unteres Odertal National Park is Germany’s only meadow national park and is one of the most species-rich habitats for many types of bird.
Our Time Together
28. February- 01. March 2019
Taubenblau Seminar House Stolzenhagen, Brandenburg
The Retreat starts on Friday, 28. February at 1 p.m. We will greet each other with coffee and cake.
The Retreat ends on Sunday 01. March at 3p.m. with Lunch.
Friday, 28. February
starting at 3.30 p.m. Check-In and Registration
3.30-4.30 p.m. Coffee and Cake
5-7 p.m. Movement Session: dynamic movement meditation
7.30 p.m. Dinner
Saturday, 29. February
8.30-9 a.m. Meditation
9-10 a.m. Breakfast
10.30-1 p.m. Movement Session
1-4 p.m. Lunch with leisure time and walks.
4.30-7 p.m. Session
7 p.m. Dinner
Sunday, 01. March
8.30-9 a.m. Meditation
9-10 a.m. Breakfast
10-1 p.m. Movement Session
2 p.m. Lunch and Departure
About Morag (UK): Morag combines art, movement and the senses to emphasise the importance of seeing and a deepening empathy and intimacy with ourselves and life. She is a facilitator with the Dancing Tao and the founder of “Lifelines”. In her offerings she enables and encourages others with her relaxed, tender, open manner and intuitive nature, creating a loving space of safety and freedom. lifelinearts.wordpress.com
About Christa(US/Berlin): she naturally inspires others by her contagious enthusiasm for movement, her warm, open approach and her refreshing clarity and precision when exploring boundaries. She integrates her background as a systemic therapist and dancer / choreographer as well as spiritual practice in an approach she coined “Radical Presence – moving with playful compassion”
more about me
€170 or €190 (depending on financial situation)
70 € organic meals, drinks and snacks from Friday to Sunday
Housing for the weekend
160€ Single room with private bathroom
190 € Double room with private bathroom
170 € Double or triple room with shared bathroom
130 € Single room with shared bathroom
60€ Shared Dorm room with shared bathroom
The journey from Berlin by train takes 1 hour and costs 10€.