Welcome to The Hidden Monastery

We are dedicated to visionaries, mystics, healers, leaders, scholars, contemplatives, fools and artists in the Divine Dance of Life. 

 Scroll down for recent blog posts or up to explore the tabs above. All are doors that open to spaces where we are dancing, writing, making art, singing, discerning dreams, sightings, voices, and honoring intuition…

An Online Dance Chapel-, a regular online community
Wisdom Classes, Retreats, Contemplative Online Writing
One to One Soul Support, and ongoing Spiritual Coaching
Spiritual Instruction Library full of Mystic Technology Tools

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In this Hidden Monastery, we play with the Art of Being Ensouled, and claim our body wisdom as integral to Life’s mystery. We seek to speak plainly and humbly about injustice, to restore imagination and power and to realize health in all relations.

The Challenge

Some of us are born mystics. Grace is our life’s work. But it’s not an easy vocation. We struggle with being seen and even how to practice.

I know how tricky it is to find spaces that embrace the spiritual hunger to dance, play, pray, think, serve, enjoy humor, and be down to earth with hearts open in a community.

Because of this, we are often hidden. Hidden may be just a word for “too big to be seen.”  Great Love is un-pin-downable. You are connected to everything.  Yet, sometimes we have to play just to the left or right of visibility.

Click here to receive my prayer for you as one in the hidden monastery.

To bring body AND soul fully online and into the world we need art, contemplation, technologies of divine communication, wise companionship and one more thing, community. May we who tend this space serve you.

I’m in this dance for keeps. Learn about my journey in Chasing the Dance of Life. To stay lightly or deeply connected…

Or Email me directly here.   Many blessings. 

Cynthia Sig

Learn the art of ensoulment: your purpose, gifts and path!

Upcoming Retreats: InterPlay for Body and Soul

June 5, 2019

SpiritPlay: Three Summer Mini Retreats   Hold sacred the Wisdom of Your Body: Come for one or all Fridays June 7, July 12, August 9 10:30-3pm at InterPlayce in Oakland Please register in advance. Gather into the summer months by listening to what your body wants. Are you weary? Bring… Read more

A Holy Woman Icon: Anne Marbury Hutchinson

May 23, 2019

The Hidden Monastery first emerged in 2008 as a sanctuary offering spiritual support for mystics, artists, and activists. I believe that there is an oft-hidden stream of grace and love that is fed by those who are sensitive, gifted, and awake to the lineage of divine reality. Whether or not… Read more

Release! Embodying the Enneagram

April 29, 2019

Do you want to shift the way you work, but find it almost impossible to do it? Check this out. InterPlay & The Enneagram July 25 (26-28 Conference) July 25 9-5pm, Oakland, Marriott.  Cost $210. Register through the International Enneagram conference online. On Monday & Tuesday, July 29 & 30… Read more

Mother Earth is One

April 28, 2019

Mother Earth by Galla Grotto, Canada Read more

Another taboo—Why I don’t like Easter

April 21, 2019

Drag a body through hell. Wrap them in rags of love. Lay them in a hole. Bury them with a boulder the size of the moon, Then tell the body “No peace for you.” It’s Sunday. Get up. Get back to work. Rise. It was Easter morning. I was 34… Read more

I really am too sensitive. Initiated by holy rage, despair and sacred hope.

April 18, 2019

I believe that our body-spirits are created to live in a village-sized community. While I create a healthy life for myself, my family and give my bodyspirit what is most sustaining I also live a white middle-class lifestyle. Everyone who does is responsible for a little empire. This ‘wonderful life’… Read more

Dance Chapel– “a spiritual gift of enormous magnitude. Free from words. Connection without effort. Acceptance. Upheld.”

March 20, 2019

    I am about to publish an essay on the body wisdom of sacred hope, rage, and despair.  Yup, that’s the time we’re in.   One of the things I know is that the InterPlay practice grounds me in hope. Any time I link body and soul in dance… Read more

Courage to Serve with Soul

February 1, 2019

When you look at a person do you know how to switch on your soul’s eyes, eyes that see the unfathomable beauty and vulnerability of life, eyes that see with compassionate mercy, eyes with the vision to know when to let go or to do something hard even if you… Read more