Special Events

SUMMER SOLSTICE RIPENING     June 18th: 3pm-6pm; June 19th– 21st: 11am-6pm

An Intentional Creativity and Movement Intensive  with Cassielle Bull, MA, BC-DTR

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 selves in creative action?

Integrating authentic movement (Body Visible/Body Invisible) with Intentional Creativity we will follow 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, begin to reveal their secrets until we are dropped into the center of our being/moving body.

With authentic movement (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 also be making a mask of our own face following the inquiry of what wants to be revealed when we take off our masks and see. This will be integrated into our painting and our movement.

No previous experience in movement, painting or mask making is required. We will start at the beginning, always.

 

Cost: $420.00 includes lunch for June 19, 20, 21, 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

Teacher & Facilitator:

Cassielle Bull, MA, BC-DTR, creator of the Body Visible/Body Invisible training has been training students in Authentic Movement since 1993.   She has studied, practiced and taught the healing and creative aspects of movement for over 30 years.   Cassielle is formally trained as a dancer and has performed in New York, California, and Colorado. She received her training in Authentic Movement at the Institute for the Study of Authentic Movement in New York. A faculty member of Naropa University and dance movement therapist, she currently co-directs LEAPNOW, is studying with Shiloh Sophia in the art and practice of Intentional Creativity and is the artist-in-residence at LEAPNOW’s California campus. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Hendricks Institute and is certified in the Hendricks Method of Body-Centered Transformation and Conscious Relationship Transformation. Her primary commitment is to creativity and embodied education as a primary vehicle for change in this world.

BodyVisible/BodyInvisible

Body Visible/Body Invisible (BVBI), is a creative, moving practice deeply rooted in an exploration of energetic phenomenon using authentic movement, art/creativity, soul journaling and the energy of the collective to understand how energy moves through the body to catalyze transformative change in our lives. It is experienced through following rising impulses experienced in the body, letting these impulses direct our movement as we explore the depths, complexities and creativity of our moving body. Teaching at the interface between the visible (that which we can touch) and invisible realms, participants explore how the wisdom of the moving body can deepen their work as therapists, teachers, artists, parents, and evolving human beings.

Intentional Creativity

Who lives in here? ~ Sue Hoya Sellars

What are you here to cause and create? ~ Shiloh Sophia

What ancient knowing lives within these hands? ~ Lenore Thomas Straus

The words of these three amazing women direct our attention to the depth and layers of intentional creativity. Through creative inquiry our desires, our longing, our deep wounds and the complexities of our nature begin to take shape and come into form on a canvas. Using guided imagery, deep listening to what wants to emerge through words and developing our own symbolic language we become students of our own rising creativity.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Autumn Equinox Picking Party   Sept. 20 – 3pm-6pm Sept. 21-23 – 11am-6pm
Cost: $420.00 includes lunch for Sept. 21, 22, 23, art 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 Dec. 21, 22, 23, art 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.