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Welcome to The Dancing Center


The Dancing Center is the Heart of the Hidden Monastery

Its purpose is to support the growth and health of our collective wisdom
as we recognize physical and spiritual diversities of every sort,
the sovereignty of every being,
and the wholeness of grief and suffering
in the midst of all, we love about Life.


Those who dance and pray in the Hidden Monastery enjoy meeting via the hidden languages of body and soul, art, creativity, dreams, poetry, dance, and mystic encounters. Many of us are growing in the Art of Ensoulment, Creativity Studios, individual spiritual direction, InterPlay, and other embodiment practices. As we do, we are redefining spiritual community and practice. These pioneering efforts require unique spaces for conversation and a lot of tender care. 

If you follow the Hidden Monastery, you are probably in love with mystery and moved by grace. You know justice as the beauty we give ourselves and what we pursue in all our relations. You experience a haunting call to honor your ancestral and adopted lineages and, at the same time, dignify the many Wisdom Trees in Earth’s garden of love and joy. You pray in uncommon ways and yearn for embodied sanctuaries where beauty and truth rise without interrogation.

You also know what it’s like to endure institutions that resist body and soul. 

After many years on the path, I’ve found dancing soulmates in the Hidden Monastery. I claim this and feel a deep desire to uplift and support the growth of our voices, connections, and ensouled wisdom. I am happy to create resources that magnify the relationship between body and soul and to welcome yours!

I welcome you to consider joining The Dancing Center if you, too, want to explore, enjoy and share theological, creative, and spiritual reflections and affirm and amplify each other’s offerings.

Participation can be quiet or active. 
My wildest dream is that we will pray for each other’s success and spiritual health.

The Dancing Center is a member-based group where your creative and financial contributions allow

  1. Curation of your wisdom, art, poetry, and offerings in present and past circulars. See a sample.
  2. Supporting Online Dance Chaplains.
  3. The “Festoon” December Credentialing Ceremony.
  4. Discount prices on workshops and retreats when you need it.

Membership Opportunities

  • Basic- $5-25/month supports dance chapels.
  • $25-$50/month supports the Hidden Monastery and gifts from Cynthia.
  • Free guest memberships are available when you enroll in the Art of Ensoulment, spiritual direction, chapel leadership, or if you arcannotontribute financially at this time.

To join the community Link Here

You are part of the Spirit Team of the Hidden Monastery when you
Contribute Here



May these offerings grow a garden of grace.

honoring all,

one dance, one prayer at a time.