Solo Authentic Movement Retreats on Whidbey Island

Disconnect to Reconnect: Moving Closer to the Self

Drink from the well of yourself and begin again. – Charles Bukowski

A solo retreat focused around the Discipline of Authentic Movement offers a mover the opportunity to dive deeply into the ground form of the practice of Authentic Movement and the journey toward Self, guided by a dedicated and experienced Witness . . .held and contained in the arms of Nature in one of the most beautiful locations in the Pacific Northwest.

Why a Solo Retreat

~ Distractions and interruptions are minimized and the freedom of greater time is welcomed.

~ Silence and access to Nature are emphasized.

~ Ritual space is created through safe container, mindful intention, deep listening, the right balance of structure/freedom and beauty.

~ Opportunity to sink into the body through listening, moving, 1:1 witnessing, writing, artwork, walking, reflection, silence, and mindful eating.

~ Deepen in the one to one relationship between mover and witness, often referred to as the ground form of Authentic Movement.

~ Increase access to body, felt sense, imaginal realm and energetic phenomena.

What It’s Like

Retreats center around the needs of each individual. Typically, there are two sessions per day (morning and afternoon) each 2 -3 hours in length. Each session may include talking, moving and witnessing, and (if desired) Jungian sandplay. Between sessions there is ample time for writing, artwork and walking in Nature. Time spent in silence and in Nature as a Solitary is encouraged, serving to deepen the concentrated session practice time.

Who Can Benefit

Beginners and long-time practitioners of Authentic Movement seek the containment, focus and silence of a solo retreat to deepen their connection to Self through the practice of this form in the presence of a dedicated, experienced Witness (guide).

A guide is someone who himself or herself has been guided, who has been shown the way, who has walked through a certain terrain, certain landscapes within, and has learned to know the stations along the way…what to expect on the path, what may be found at each station and what leads from stations to station. A guide should be one who himself or herself has the blessing of a lineage…   – Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

I’m Interested!

Further contact by email and phone followed by an application process will help fine-tune your needs and focus your retreat.

Learners in Circles of Four may choose this way of meeting for individual, retreat or supervision work.

Contact me below to express interest and for further information.

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