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2017 Hidden Monastery Retreats and Offerings

New Monthly Wisdom Council 2017

Time to be Determined

What if you had a Wisdom Council, a monthly place to navigate and find guidance during these big currents of change, an online monthly circle attuned to Greater Forces, especially Love, in our personal, communal and planetary life.  Would it help you to tap collective Spiritual Intelligence among amazing artists, thinkers, and spirit people? Would you like to help bring wisdom forward in support, discernment and service?

If body and soul and expressive arts are key to you, if you are sensitive grace maker psychically attuned to heaven, mystic cosmologies, dreams, unseen guides, ancestors, and Mother Earth, if you wonder how to support those around you this year as you build capacity to love, lead, create, and grow………….please consider this your invitation to attend and explore a Wisdom Council.

When Will We Meet? Arranged by the group at a time that suits as many as possible.
Support: A $49.00 monthly contribution supports this practice. Special arrangements provided for all people of color, millennials, and low income to honor limited resources..


Dying to Live Tour and Cabaret Retreat High Hope Ranch,Texas 

Friday May 7, 5:30 pm dinner to May 9, Sunday lunch
High Hope Ranch, Glen Rose Texas
Guided by Cynthia and Stephen Winton-Henry

with hosts Krystyna Jurzykowsi, Madeline Udashen and Hans York

Where we honor death at the sacred center of life in a magical place with beautiful hosts, great food, and good company. 

Come join the “Dying to Live” cabaret, a gathering place both solemn and celebratory where partners, family members, friends old and new, claim and share the biggest dance we do: Live and Die.

Stephen and Cynthia embrace Sister Death as holy companion and teacher to orient to and prepare for the improvisation of a lifetime: Living and Dying.

The rewards are rich: greater honesty, hope, joy, and body wisdom. But, death is hard to bring up, particularly our own or that of someone we love. For this we need dedicated space, time, ritual and companionship. This doesn’t have to be sad. Some of us are dying to live and want more than a class as we move from the misnomer of individual deaths to the truth of dying in community.


The Dying to Live Cabaret invites our arts, spirits, lessons, and questions. Cynthia and Stephen bring resources from Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson, Ira Byock’s Four Things That Matter Most, Tina Cole Kreitz’s amazing resource– The Last Gift Box: A Present to Those Who Follow Me, Cynthia Winton-Henry’s Move: What the Body Wants, resources from Creative Aging and our decades of helping people get into and out of their bodies.

Friday 6pm Dinner, introductions and orientation
9-12      The Dance of Death
2-3:30   The Poetry of Life & Free Time
4-6         Happy Hour The Art of Legacy
7:30       The Cabaret of Community: Stories, Songs, Dances,Tellings

9-12 Song of the Soul
12:30 Lunch

High Hope Ranch is a beautiful oasis of love near Glen Rose Texas cared for by InterPlayer Krystyna Jurzykowski. Spring is one of the best times to visit. Don’t miss your chance to visit adjacent Fossil Rim Wildlife Center to receive blessings from the animal community. There is nothing like having your palm kissed by giraffe lips.

Stephen Winton-Henry, hospice chaplain, spiritual care manager, pastor, and grief educator since the 1990’s, it was losing a parent at a young age that initiated him in the need for spiritual companionship throughout life. A graduate from Foothill Theater Conservatory, an InterPlay leader, avid reader and amateur ukulele and guitar player, hanging out and playing is what he does best.

Cynthia Winton-Henry, cofounder of InterPlay, recovering serious person and host of the Hidden Monastery, a virtual community of playful prayerful mystics and artists. Having taught a generation of seminarians at Pacific School of Religion to dance and producing Unbelievable Beauty of Being Human concerts worldwide she currently teaches Changing the Race Dance Workshops and supports millennials to bring art and body wisdom back online. Her books include Move: What the Body Wants, Dance, the Sacred Art, and Chasing the Dance of Life.

Come to the cabaret, old chum?  Special arrangements provided for all people of color, millennials, and low income to honor limited resources.

Santa Fe Hidden Monastery Retreat
Embrace the Beauty Way

November 8-12,  4 nights, 5 days.
Wed 6pm- Sun lunch

Imagine the beauty of New Mexico desert skies awaiting those who come to listen to and connect with the Divine in powerful ways.

If you embrace a Holy Wild Love, seek belovedness in body and soul, attune to earth, and hunger for a community that embraces the mystic creative path, Cynthia Winton-Henry guides this retreat in honor of spiritual intelligence, joy, and wisdom.

Listening to body wisdom we gather as a hidden monastery for four nights and five days to rest, InterPlay in movement, story, and song, dance on behalf of one another and the Earth, and make desert pilgrimages.  Body Wisdom tools, rituals, and art projects are woven through the

Whatever your art, questions, seen or unseen gifts, here is a place, a people, and a process that will delight in you.

Synergia Retreat Center, outside of Santa Fe, an hour from the Albaquerque Airport welcomes you to this earth sensitive sight, beautiful dance studio, excellent food, playful art, and restful accommodations.

Room for 15-20 people. Single rooms are limited. Reserve a room now with a $100 deposit.

Total cost includes
$350  tuition/ 300 before October 1/ $300 for all Mystic Tech members.
Plus Accommodation, space use, and food packages:
  • Singles with bathroom $600
  • Singles with shared bathroom $500
  • Shared room $400

Special arrangements provided for all people of color, millennials, and low income to honor limited resources.

Mon/Thurs Online Dance Chapels


 Is Movement Your Best Way of Praying?  
Join this intention international online community. 
Monday 5pm pst or Thurs 9:30 am pst. See world clock to find your time.

Cynthia Winton-Henry and Nancy Pfalztgraf welcome you to the rare dance chapel where silence, voice and music are the super highways of peace-making and healing.

The Online Dance Chapel is based on decades of research on body and soul and visionary strategies developed while cofounding InterPlay, teaching in seminaries, transpersonal psychology schools, and at the Sophia Center founded by Matthew Fox. You can expect to

1  Warm up your dancing spirit.

2  Request prayers for family, community, and world

3. Notice your own body wisdom as you move, share and integrate it.

4. Reboot grace and gratitude for your week.

5. Hear and share your own poetry and music.

6. Connect to a Hidden Monastery facebook group to engage and receive additional resources.

Special arrangements provided for all people of color, millennials, and low income to honor limited resources.



Because more and more people are finding community in the Hidden Monastery I want to honor the exchange with Memberships: $110 includes all Hidden Monastery offerings: Dance Chapels, one to one sessions, and Wisdom Circles. (normally $175/month). Special arrangements provided for all people of color, millennials, and low income to honor limited resources.

To register for any events email cynthia@interplay.org


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