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Please note: Until further notice, proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is required for any "in-house" retreat stays and restrictions apply for shared occupancy. In order to accommodate those who choose to opt-out, we are doing our best to continue offering various retreats online via ZOOM. Your support during this time is greatly appreciated. May God bless you all. For any questions or more information please call our retreat office at 661-944-2178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP: Dancing the New Season of Life 2022
Thursday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31, 2022
There is vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique --
Martha Graham to Agnes de Mille
Come and choreograph movements, write poems, sing music and build stories for a 3 part setting, a triptych of your life's experience: (1) The Memory of Life before it was paused; (2) Reflections on the Pause; (3) Movements of Promise into the Season of Life that lied ahead. Join the dance of all life as it moves into the sacred unknown.
John West is an oblate of Valyermo and the founder of the Valyermo Dancers. A gifted dancer, choreographer, liturgist and writer, he has been conducting workshops at St. Andrew's Abbey and Holy Spirit Retreat Center, as well as at international and national collegiate and university levels. His professional associations include serving on the board if the Sacred Dance Guild and as a member if the prestigious North Academy of Liturgy.
St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
Phone: (661) 944-2178
(Closed for Mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)