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Online Dance Chapel
Mondays, 5pm PSTCynthia Winton-Henry,
Thursdays 9:30 am PST with Nancy Pfaltzgraf
New! Online Contemplative Writers Retreats
Move Write Share $45 per session/or whatever you can pay. Gather a group of 4 to 5 people to schedule your online retreat with me.
Some of us do our best writing with others and appreciate structure to get going. Some wonder if writing could be more of a spiritual practice. I offer gently structured support to move your wisdom. questions, and inspiration from body to page. We begin with a body warm up and brief check in about life and our writing process. There are movement breaks, gentle coaching, and a period to share writing at the end.
My writing practice: Like many things I’ve learned by doing it and by reading a ton. I write everyday in a very disorganized way. Blogging keeps me connected. I love to write letters, emails, and to correspond. Writing helps me organize and share my life experience, so much of which is wrapped up with theology, art and yes, mystical weirdness.
The Main Thing: Letting go of caring too much about just about everything. Over-caring is a death knell to one’s own voice and creativity. Create your own license to create! Only you can do that.
Being a published writer: In Latin publicare means to ‘make public. My first pieces were published in the 80’s with The Sharing Company through my mentor, Doug Adams. He encouraged sacred dancers to put our thoughts about dance onto paper in short essays. We could finally read and learn from each other.
As body intellectuals and teachers Phil Porter and I self publish while Move: What the Body Wants is published by Woodlake Press and Dance: A Sacred Art is published by Turner Publishing. I had an agent for my memoir, Chasing the Dance of Life. No one took it until John Mabry offered to publish it at Apocryphile Press. He uses print on demand. I’ve made little money on these artifacts for to do so I’d have to carry them around and show them off like unruly children. Though they are on their own, I hear that they are good medicine for people. They certainly have been good for me.
Words are beloved dancers in my life.
July 9-20 Oakland Art and Social Change Training
Wing it Performance Tues. July 9, Graduation July 19 at 7:30
August 9-13 InterPlay Leaders Gathering at Kirkridge Retreat Center in Pennsylvania
September 16-20 Alice Springs Campfire of the Heart, Australia
Sept 24-27 in Melbourne, Oct 8-11 InterPlay for Spiritual Intelligence Retreat in Oakland. And the Full InterPlay for Spiritual Leaders Life Practice Program Online
Stay Tuned for the Next Hidden Monastery Retreat
Move, Share, Sing, Write, Make Art, Rest Where body and soul need no explanation, artfulness is natural and diversity and mystery are holy ground. With the founder of InterPlay.