Dances for the Divine Mother with Miriam Peretz

About This Event

A woman’s retreat for embodied healing through sacred dance & devotional song.
In this retreat we will dive deep into the soul trait of compassion (rahma/rehem- womb) connecting to the divine mother, eternal source of compassion. Through our dance, song and chant we will explore how we can embody the divine mother and the soul trait of compassion. We will open our womb, heart and full being to deep healing through the movement journeys, ocean currents, sisterhood and songs for the mother. Each day will journey through ritual infused dance, vocal and percussive sessions, immersion in the ocean and guided improvisation.
Special guest singer Sonja Drakulich (of Stellamara) will offer daily vocal sessions, as well as devotional chanting. Special guest Poliana Dimitropoulou will share in traditional Greek culture through song, dance, mythology and ritual. The retreat will culminate in a site-specific prayer-formance of song and dance in the temple of Delphi. It will be a deeply layered ritual that will include all of our collective sacred movement practices, prayers, songs and intentions for calling compassion into our lives and into the world.

This retreat offered a good balance for all body types. I appreciated the opportunity to be creative, both with movement & singing.

Event Highlights

  • Daily immersion in sacred dance, singing & drumming
  • Evenings dedicated to improvisation, poetry, whirling, focused rituals and other creative practices
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals daily
  • Siesta & beach time
  • Day trip to sacred site of Delphi for offerings

Schedule

8:30-10:00 am - Breakfast
10:00-1:00 pm - Dance
1:00 - 2:00 pm - Lunch
2:00 - 6:00 pm - Siesta & Beach
6:00 - 7:30 pm - Singing (& drumming/dancing)
7:30-8:30 - Dinner
8:30-10:00 pm - Creative Practices
NOTE: July 10th will be devoted to a day trip to Sacred Site of Delphi for offerings

What's Included

  • Included: All accommodations (shared 2-3 people per room, private room with added fee), 3 vegetarian meals daily, immersion.
  • Sunshine House staff prepare all meals and take care of laundry.

What's Not Included

Not included: an additional fee for our full day trip to Delphi to cover travel & cost of museum entrance (~20-30 Euro)
Airfare and transportation from/to airport and Sunshine House in Evia, Greece.

Venue Highlights

Sunshine House is a retreat center on the Greek island of Evia, exploring Yoga, Thai Massage and Meditation as a way of life. It is set in a traditional, old country home and grounds of 5 generations and is part of the NGO MettaMorfosis, used as a kind of sanctuary, exploring healing techniques of the East and the West, where many people come to learn, share and grow.

Accommodations


Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping
  • Bicycles For Rent
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian

Directions

Sunshine House is about 1.5 hours from Athens International Airport. Shared taxi is the easiest way to arrive and arrangements will be made upon request. Train is most affordable and can take almost 2 hours and you will need to take a 10-15 minute taxi from train station to Sunshine House.

Tags: devotional song divine mother healing ritual sacred dance sisterhood vocal

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