Retreats & Workshops
Our transformational dance retreats in wild nature for mixed genders, are a highlight of our programs and take place 4 times a year with seasonal themes and include a women’s only retreat. These dance retreats in various locations, including The Blue Mountains and South Coast NSW offer a deeper immersion over 3 – 5 days where we can retreat from the busyness of everyday life with a small group of people to do deep healing and transformational work and deepen our connection to nature.
They incorporate 5Rhythms dance, dance therapy, & nature practises, with guest facilitators offering yoga, sound healing and chanting. These retreats are life changing and take clients on an immersive journey to connect deeply with their soul wisdom to listen, heal and discover new pathways and empowering choices to move forward in life. These containers are a deep journey into sacred space, where our collective intention and purpose creates a powerful field for healing, rejuvenation and change.
Radiance 5Rhythms Dance Winter Retreat with Michelle Mahrer, Vanessa Forbes & Steven Mazabow
June 2 - 5 2023 South Coast NSW
A winter is a time of slowing down and allowing time for integration and gestation. Join us for a nourishing weekend immersion in the sanctuary of nature to unwind, soften, and enter the spaciousness within you to discover the healing space of presence, awareness and deep listening.
A curated journey of movement and stillness. Movement and deep listening. Movement and contemplation, in a safe sacred container of support and holding where there is space for solitude and connection.
Nature is our teacher and healer. The elements of Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether with the powerful 5Rhythms dance movement map and somatic practises will be our guide to move and transform energy, uncover old wounds that are ready to be healed and create space for new dreaming.
Vanessa Forbes angelic voice and heart songs and Steven Mazabows evocative mystical soundscapes of didgeridoo, flute, percussion and hang will inspire our dance journey and be supported with relaxing sound healing journeys and yin yoga for integration and deep rest.
Receive the medicine of presence and embodied awareness and the healing power of being seen and witnessed. In the sacred space of our collective dance floor, held by nature and spirit, we invite you on a journey of discovery, gestation, recalibration and healing.
Emerge renewed and anchored in your wholeness with new inspiration.
Radiance 5Rhythms Dance Winter Retreat
with Michelle Mahrer, Vanessa Forbes & Steven Mazabow
June 2 - 5 2023 South Coast NSW
Movement and deep listening,
Movement and contemplation,
in a safe sacred container of support and holding where there is space for solitude and connection.
“Thank you Michelle for being a finely tuned facilitator, counsellor, medicine woman, protector, organiser, creator of such a beautifully profound weekend. What we have all shared together will sustain me for months if not years. I discovered so much about my self, my relationships with others and my dance practice itself. The dance retreat was extraordinary, it has provided so much richness. I have walked away with such a large bag of tools to keep me present and bring me joy. There were so many moments of opportunity to explore my body (it’s moves). Also to explore relating to a brave, open, ready, deeply creative bunch of people. I came to the retreat in the hope I could have the time and sacred space to commune with my own process and to commune with Keith (my husband now passed). I was blessed to have experienced both.”
~ Wendy Keen
“Feeling so content and peaceful after the weekend retreat. I am so grateful and feel so blessed to have been a part of such a meaningful weekend. I feel I finally have a beautiful big hearted community that I can be part of. I have come home feeling revitalised and so relaxed and calm. Thank you Michelle for a life changing experience.”
~ Bev Silberman
“I came to the retreat to recharge and let go of some of the things that hold me back: I lead a busy life – as a parent and a doctor and I spend a lot of my time and energy being responsible for others. I am aware that the more I work on healing and bringing joy into my life, the more I can thrive in my role as a care giver. The retreat was everything I hoped for and yet more. The dance, music, yoga, food and nature were all wonderful and the support of the other participants was incredible. The connection within the tribe that formed had a profound impact on me. Human beings need to connect with each other for wellbeing and I had been yearning for such an experience for a while. Michelle is an excellent facilitator and her experience shone through. She provided a safe container for the exploration of movement and the whole spectrum of emotions that comes up as a result of the practice. I had complete trust in her safely guiding us all through.”
~ Lucy Wagemaker
We acknowledge First Australians, the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia. We recognise their continuing culture, their contribution and connection to land, waters and community, and we pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging.
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