Cederberg Retreat and Workshop at Gecko Creek

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In this workshop, Shakti explores the therapeutic use of BlissDance to guide participants into opening into deep intimacy. The premise Shakti works with is that true intimacy only becomes possible when we open to ourselves, in awareness and feeling.  The weekend lies the foundations, and the extra day (24 February) will be our time for stepping over the edges of ecstasy. This will be more than a weekend of dance. It is an opportunity to systematically, under Shakti’s guidance, through dance and movementencounter and release body armouring – our emotional  protection against feelingconnect with your passionate, instinctual selffind your centre in space and your authentic response to the presence of anotherallow movement to come from deep inner stillnessand ultimately, move into the oceanic experience of deep melting into the bigger body of life.

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The workshop is open to people of all ages and abilities who have a sincere interest in embodied awakening. Note that the workshop presents a special opportunity for therapists and dance teachers to receive training from Shakti in the therapeutic use of dance. Shakti will be strongly guiding the space of the dance towards pure intimacy while eliminating the unconscious wanting and needing responses that can otherwise shape our kinaesthetic presence.

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BlissDance was developed by Shakti Malan (Ph.D.) as a way to directly open the intimate body is a gateway to the awakening of our divine nature. BlissDance is free movement practice  to support deep embodied presence in our intimate connecting with ourselves and others. From the inside out, we let life dance us. We follow the breath. We follow the heartbeat of the earth pulsing through us. We follow the spark of our bliss and let it burn us brightly.

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Dates, time and costs:

Weekend: 21 – 23 February 2014 starting Friday 6pm and ending Sunday 4pm. Bookings before 21 January 2014: R2 500 excluding accommodation and meals. Bookings after 21 January: R2 800 excluding accommodation and meals. Long weekend: 21 – 24 February starting Friday 6pm ending Monday 5pm: R3 100 excluding accommodation and meals if booked before 21 January. After 21 January: R3 800.Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of R700 is required to reserve your space. No deposit, no reservation. Note that spaces are limited by accommodation and this workshop is likely to be popular. Accommodation and meal costs: These will be kept low.

Please contact Ahrian for details. ahriangaia@gmail.comVenue: Gecko Creek: www.geckocreek.com