Dances for the Divine Mother

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July 16th - July 22nd, 2018
Spaces limited as this is meant to be an intimate and deep experience!

LOCATION
Evia, Greece

PAYMENT
Total cost would be between 900 Euro to 1,080 depending on accommodation preference

Full Retreat Price (NOT including accommodations/food)
- 600 Euro - until May 15 (Deposit of 250 Euro must be received by May 15)
- 750 Euro - after May 15

Full Retreat Price – Including accommodations/food (3 vegetarian meals a day)
- 300 euros in a shared (triple, or dorms)
- 360 euros in double room with shared bathroom
- 420 euros in double room with private bathroom
- 480 euros in a single with private or shared bathroom

*Discounts are available for Nava Collective dancers & students, and dancers attending multiple summer offerings (special discount for dancers joining the immersion in Turkey.)

FOR FULL SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION
Contact Miriam to reserve your spot.
Check out the Facebook event to see who else is going! 

ABOUT
Dances for the Divine Mother dives deep into the soul trait of compassion, connecting to the divine mother, eternal source of compassion. The word for compassion in Arabic and Hebrew also translates as “womb” - Rahma/Rehem. 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 hearts and bodies to deep healing from the movement experiences, ocean currents, sisterhood and songs for the mother. Each day will journey through morning yoga practices, ritual infused dance, vocal and percussive sessions, and guided improvisation. The immersion 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 year we will be joined by special guest teachers Shirin Ourmutchi - Soul Light Yoga and Marie Trezanini - Vocals. I am so excited to share this new offering with sisters from around the world!

Nava Dance is a fully integrated dance practice developed by Miriam Peretz and is rooted in intentional movement and ritual to awaken the highest potential of self individually and communally. The dance practices are inspired by the movement of circles, spirals and cycles that we find within the physical, energetic, and universal body. Classes integrate intensive dance experience, sequences focused on healthy alignment and spinal fluidity, focused breath work, improvisation and choreography. Nava Dance draws deep inspiration from Silk Road (Central Asian) themes and aesthetics, as well as from the devotional practice of whirling. Each class is a journey through the physical, spiritual and emotional realmsofbeing,andacalltoopenone’sheartstoothersandtotheuniverse. Thedance sanctuary is a place to move, sweat, sway, breath, love, pray and embrace personal empowerment as well as a deep sense of humility.

Miriam sees dance as a uniquely powerful means of expressing deep emotion and spiritual yearning, and the perfect embodiment of prayer. Miriam’s passion thrives in cultivating community and sisterhood through dance, in utilizing dance ritual to mark life transitions, and in creating nurturing, safe environments for sacred movement practice and transformational experiences.

 

At the heart of one's voice Method Kunda-Voix
Marie Trezanini is singer and songwriter inspired by a diverse range of ethnicities and teachers. Over the last 10 years, Marie has taught her unique method: « At the heart of one's voice » Kunda- Voix; a powerful technique through which she shares a number of tools to develop one's vocal potential and presence in the body. The workshops are conducted in a non-judgemental environment, open to all women, experienced or novice vocalists. Kunda-Voix incorporates vocal technique with wellbeing tools from kundalini yoga, pranayama, Qi gong, Egypto-essenien healing, lithotherapy, chakra balancing supported by mindfulness, and the guidance of the 4 elements: earth, air, fire and water. The elements nurture a deep connection to the inner sacred space; the womb, where emotions and stories take refuge. Marie brings her experience, her sensitivity and her intuition to guide women into the heart of their inner sacred feminine fire. Learn more about Marie on her website

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Soul Light Yoga Shirin Anjuna
Shirin Anjuna is a soul yoga and meditation teacher, as well as an energetic and spiritual healer. Her holistic healing work supports women to heal and to reconnect with their inner source, intuition, creativity and higher consciousness. She is focused on light healing, womb healing, transformation and initiation with divine love. Shirin’s yoga sessions guide women to open the channels for awakening spiritual strength and receiving healing energy for the womb and the heart. http://www.soullightbeing.com

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

July 16: Opening Evening
6:30-7:30 pm - Dinner
7:30-9:30 - Opening rituals

July 17-21: Daily Schedule
7:30-8:30 am - Yoga
8:30-10:00 - Breakfast
10:00-1:00 - Dance
1:00-2:00 - Lunch
2:00-6:00 - Siesta & Beach!!!
6:00-7:30 -Singing (& drumming & dancing!!!)
7:30-8:30 - Dinner
8:30-10:00 or later - Improvisation time (live music, singing, poetry, whirling, and any creative practices)
*NOTE: some nights will have more focused, guided rituals and other nights will be more improvisational

July 22: Closing Day
8:00-9:00 am- Breakfast
9:00-2:00 - Closing Ritual/Offering at the temple of Delphi
2:30-3:30 - Lunch & goodbyes

 

TESTIMONIALS

I recommend this workshop to anyone yearning to find a deeper meaning of life through dance.  As we reflected on the deeper layers of our humanity the open dialogue helped us form a sisterhood and safe space where we could then explore movement in space.  The warm-ups and choreography seasoned and empowered us to embody our authentic warrior woman within.
— Samia Karimi
“A wonderfully epic chapter of Miriam Peretz’ ever-dynamic evolution as an Artist and Guide.”

— Ronnie Brodsky