Sacred Movement ~ Sacred Moment: The Art of Cultivating Authentic Presence offers different methods and tools for fully awakening to the wisdom of the present moment through the vehicle of our bodies. By synchronizing our mind, body, speech, and hearts, we create fertile ground for meaningful, heartfelt, and potent interactions with the world around us and within.
We will use meditation, mindfulness practice, mudra space awareness exercises, Noh Japanese theatre exercises, drumming, as well as a variety of movement techniques, including those traditionally used in Indian classical dance (such as hand mudras: symbols of deeper meaning; drishti- eye movements to sharpen focus and concentration; nrtta – footwork for grounding and rhythm), to align our mind, bodies, speech and hearts. This powerful retreat promises to provide transformative experiences designed to cultivate and nurture our own ability to be fully present.
Who is this for: Artists, healers, therapists, teachers, and self-developing human beings. No experience or background is needed. All are welcome.
All meals are included in the package including breakfast.
EARLY BIRD PRICING: $425 with stay and $275.00 w/o stay
Overnight Stay all weekend: $450.00 / w/o – $300.00 – No Stay
Retreat refund policy:
Withdrawal 2 weeks prior to retreat date – you will receive a full refund minus 20% administrative fee.
No refund if you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to retreat date.
Aikta Suri Dhillon is a passionate facilitator with a Masters Degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University, the USA’s first accredited Buddhist University, founded by the father of Shambhala Buddhism, Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche. It was through her masters program that she was exposed to Mudra Space Awareness techniques and powerful Japanese theatre exercises used to develop one’s presence and synchronicity of our mind, body, and speech. Through her years of combining meditation, mindfulness, and space awareness practice with classroom experience, Aikta has found creative and empowering ways to bring transformative energy into her classes and workshops. Aikta has worked in almost every educational environment from Universities to k-12 public schools in the United States of America. She has served as a Director of Education for two reputable non-profits, in the field of Environmental Education, Arts, and Human Development. Aikta has also co-facilitated Women’s Circles and Retreats in the Baltimore, MD area for nearly 20 years. She has a love for Indian classical dance, and enjoys exploring the powerful connection between mindfulness/awareness practice and techniques traditionally used in various Indian classical dance forms. Currently, Aikta and her husband host guests at their retreat lodge based in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas.
Jan Elizabeth Hummer: Mindfulness Specialist at Fox Haven Farm and Retreat Center
Jan grew up in Frederick County, MD and always had a strong connection to the natural world. She has created contemplative nature – based programs for all ages and abilities in Maryland, West Virginia, and Colorado. She also holds a Masters degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University and is the Co – Founder /Director of Open Minds, Inc. ( non – profit), a mindfulness education program serving counties in western and mid Maryland. Jan is on the board of YogAutism and Justice and Recovery Advocates, Inc. focusing on social change and is the mother of 9-year old Delia Ayn. When not at Fox Haven or teaching contemplative education you will find her hiking, writing, drawing or reading, when not playing with her daughter.