Integrating Body and Soul
About This Event
A GUEST PROGRAM
Our weekend together will be a unique blend of Shamanic energy healing and Somatic movement. Both modalities delve into the unconscious, or that which is unknown to us, and offer us ways to integrate body and soul. What we expose ourselves to, either by choice or default, has an impact on our system. Our challenge is to stay with ourselves in balance, in joy, and in line with who we are.
The somatic perspective is an experience of our physical body from within. Through gentle moving meditations we will learn a highly effective method to rebalance, stay with our selves, and find freedom from physical tension and pain.
Shamanic energy healing is an ancient technology. Through ceremony and ritual we come into right relationship with our selves, our world, and Spirit.
We will be curious, creative and playful explorers as we integrate body and soul through these two powerful modalities. We hope you’ll join us.
Gentle somatic movement and Artful Flow yoga practice
How to create personal and communal sacred space
Ways to clear dense energy from our energy body
Guided meditation and drumming
Shamanic healing ceremony
Guided hike (weather permitting) at nearby Sam’s Point
Please bring a journal to use throughout the weekend. Dress for comfort and movement.
OPEN TO ALL
There are no prerequisites for this program; it is appropriate for all.
3-6pm Check in
7:30-9pm Introductions, Opening sacred space, short movement, meditation, drumming
6:45-7:45 Artful Flow yoga and meditation
9:30-10:30 Creating personal sacred space and chakra clearing
10:45-12 Somatic movement practice
1:45-4pm Sam Point Hike (weather permitting)
7:30-9pm Fire ceremony
6:45-7:45 Artful Flow Yoga and Shamanic breath work
9:30-10:15 Despacho ceremony
10:15-11:30 Somatic movement practice
11:30-12 Closing circle
Venue HighlightsPerched atop a wooded hillside in the hamlet of Cragsmoor, the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing is surrounded by nearly 100 acres of forest.
With only 24 bedrooms, we offer an intimate retreat experience. We support that experience by offering three delicious vegetarian buffets per day, walking paths and outdoor meditation spaces, a library with a fireplace, a fire pit, and of course our lovely, comfortable accommodations.
Group organizers appreciate our breathtaking location, elegant new facility and the administrative support and years of experience to ensure a smooth week.
AccommodationsOur two dormitories offer a simple, peaceful environment that supports your retreat experience, with rooms for those on both personal and solitary retreats. Each room has a meditation cushion and zabuton. Rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner with the resident community, as well as towels and housekeeping. All guests are welcome, but not required, to join the daily meditation and other activities (although separate tickets are required for all ticketed events).
• Our junior suites have a double bed, private bath, private terrace, a refrigerator and ample room for practice.
• Our private rooms have a double bed and room for private meditation, with a shared bath.
Rooms may be shared by those in a committed relationship.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineAncient wisdom describes food as a source of prana, or life force. The Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing was founded on the premise that nourishing food is integral to wellbeing. Our chefs are passionate about creating meals that are both flavorful and healthy. We use the freshest, most nutritious, least processed foods available; when possible our ingredients are organic and locally sourced.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your accommodation fee. To promote good health, we serve delicious, varied, nutritious vegetarian food, with options at every meal. All our meals are served on a buffet, with ingredients listed next to each dish, enabling guests to avoid dairy, as well as glutens, nuts and other allergens.
DirectionsCAR. You will find a link for driving directions on our website. The parking lot is immediately to your left when you enter the Center grounds. You may drive up and drop your luggage at the Welcome Center, but may not leave your car unattended there; someone will be happy to shuttle you back down to the parking lot.
TRAIN. From Newark, La Guardia and Penn Station, you can take the Metro North train into Middletown, New York, approximately a 30-minute drive from the Center. For teachings, retreats and other special events, we will provide van service at set times. Otherwise, please take a taxi from the train station to the Center.
BUS. From New York City, you can take the Shortline Bus into Ellenville, New York, approximately a 15-minute drive from the Center. For teachings, retreats and other special events, we will provide van service at set times. Otherwise, please take a taxi from the train station to the Center.
PLANE. Newark, La Guardia and Stewart Airports all offer convenient services. From Newark or LaGuardia you can complete your trip by train; from Stewart you may rent a car or take a taxi service.
100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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