Special Events

SUMMER SOLSTICE RIPENING     June 21st – 3pm-6pm; June 22-24 – 11am-6pm

Each of our lives is meant to be a work of art, a slowly emerging masterpiece that reveals the hidden beauty of our souls.   Francis Weller

The heat of the summer is on us with slow moving water, languid evenings and a sense that all is right with the world. The garden has been planted and tended and the first of the beans are in, the apricots and cherries have come and gone and the strawberries continue to brighten our table with their gem-like colors.
What in you has been planted and tended? What parts of yourself have pushed through the dark earth and are reaching towards the sun, perhaps already fruiting and beginning to ripen? Are you ready to build a bridge between the visible and invisible through the moving of your authentic self in creative action?
BVBI/Intentional Creativity follows the stories held in our bones. Listening with all our senses, dropping into moving with the emerging impulses, we follow this movement thread and then another, weaving our way through the strands of impulse. The stories begin to unravel, revealing their secrets until we drop into the center of our being/moving body.
With BVBI as the basis for our creative explorations, we will explore the wisdom of our moving bodies in images through intentional creativity – creating an image of what is ripening in us in layers as they are revealed. As part of this intensive, we will be making a mask and integrating that into our painting and our movement.
No previous experience in movement, painting or mask-making is required. We start at the beginning, always.

Cost: $420.00 includes lunch for June 22, 23, 24, art and mask-making supplies (please bring your own brushes if you have them).
If you are interested in spending the night at the retreat center, there is an additional cost which includes breakfast and dinner.
Bunk house: Shared $40.00/night
Deeper Waters: Single or double with shared outdoor shower and bathroom: $60.00/night
Motel 4: Shared $40.00/night

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Autumn Equinox Picking Party   Sept. 20 – 3pm-6pm Sept. 21-23 – 11am-6pm
Cost: $420.00 includes lunch for June 22, 23, 24, art and mask making supplies (please bring your own brushes if you have them).
If you are interested in spending the night at the retreat center, there is an additional cost.
Bunk house: Shared $40.00/night
Deeper Waters: Single or double with shared outdoor shower and bathroom: $60.00/night
Motel 4: Shared $40.00/night

Winter Solstice: Deepening & the Dark  Dec. 20th- 3pm-6pm Dec. 21-23 – 11am-6pm
Cost: $420.00 includes lunch for June 22, 23, 24, art and mask making supplies (please bring your own brushes if you have them).
If you are interested in spending the night at the retreat center, there is an additional cost.
Bunk house: Shared $40.00/night
Deeper Waters: Single or double with shared outdoor shower and bathroom: $60.00/night
Motel 4: Shared $40.00/night

Please see our Weekend Intensives page for more movement workshops.