Dances of Universal Peace New Year Retreat at Springhead in Dorset

Sacred dance, meditation and movement with Wali and Arienne van der Zwan

Location: Springhead Day and Residential Retreat Centre Fontmell Magna Shaftesbury SP7 0NU
Start Date: 28 December, 2011 at 04:00
Finish Date: 02 January 2012 at 03:00
Leader: Wali van der Zwan (View profile)
Cost: £260 per person (10 per cent discount for couples)

This retreat will allow you the opportunity to reflect individually and with the group on the old year, whilst also celebrating the advent of the new.

We will spend time doing the Dances of Universal Peace, meditation, chanting, sharing, cooking and eating together. There will also be time for walks in the gardens, or just sitting in the cosy lounge, by the log burner!

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New Year Retreat at Springhead
Wed 28th December 2011 – Mon 2nd January 2012

This retreat over New Year 2011-12 will allow you the opportunity to reflect individually and with the group on the old year, whilst also celebrating the advent of the new.

We will spend time doing Dances of Universal peace, meditation, chanting, sharing, cooking and eating together. There will also be time for walks in the extensive, beautifully landscaped gardens which enclose the tranquil millpond, or just sitting in the cosy lounge, by the log burner!

Wali & Ariënne led an inspiring retreat at Springhead over the New Year 2010-11. Here are some comments from people who were there:

"Wali and Ariënne combine together (seemingly) effortlessly to create a retreat process that is held with great warmth and safety as well as deep attunement. Together we fell into Love, Harmony and Beauty."

"I particularly enjoyed the New Year's Eve evening "service" with readings and dances celebrating and honouring the major religions and traditions. It was a very loving, blessed and all-inclusive way to bring in the New Year."

"What can I say? I loved the Dances, the chanting, the Walks, the group-sharing activities, even preparing the meals in the warm spacious kitchen. And through it all getting to know the other people and exploring the beautiful surroundings."

"My favourite bit was the setting of the 2 altars for the year gone and the one to come and honoring these goals in various and respectful ways."

"Springhead is a great peaceful place, particularly with the pond which invites you to let your mind drift."

Sound files of dances from last year’s event can be listened to on the website that gives full details about this event.

The Venue:

Springhead is a day and residential centre for creative and sustainable living, near Shaftesbury in North Dorset. It has a beautiful dance room and a cosy lounge overlooking the millpond. This magical fusion of dramatic landscape with 18th century mill buildings provides a stunning setting. We will have exclusive use of the whole venue during our stay. There is ample car parking and free wi-fi access.

We will be self-catering as a group. Nearer the time, meal and menu planning will be arranged. Please factor in a cost for food sharing. We plan to repeat the model we used last time, which was that small groups took turns to buy and prepare a day’s meals each. When booking, please tell us of any special dietary requirements.

The rooms will be shared, on the basis of 2 - 5 people per room or dormitory. Please bring your own towels and toiletries. Bedding is provided.

Booking
Individual: £260
Non-resident individual: £100
Couple* (10% discount): £468
Non-resident couple* (10% discount): £180
(*any couple living at the same address.)
£75 deposit per person secures your place - send a Sterling cheque drawn on a UK bank, payable to Janet Granger.
Or, if you are a non-UK resident, you can pay via PayPal, sending the payment to janet@janetgranger.co.uk
You will be sent a reminder for the balance, which will need to be paid in early December 2011.
Contact: Janet & Chris Granger
Email: janet@janetgranger.co.uk
Tel: 01538 308860
Download a booking form and post it, either enclosing a deposit cheque or advising us that you have paid by PayPal, to: Janet Granger, Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses, Staffordshire. ST10 3JS
 

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