Daylong Mindfulness Retreat at UCLA:
The Dance of Stillness in the Midst of the Great Unraveling
We live in unprecedented times. Often overwhelmed by the pressures, chaos, stimulus and the distractions of the world, it is good to come together in order to experience ourselves more fully. We might, then, from the wisdom of the deep currents, see what stories (both culturally and personally) are wanting to fall away, and to learn what stories are waiting to be born. To do this within the stillness and silence of a retreat setting, threaded through by music, dance and rhythm, is to experience ourselves as embodiments of life itself.
During times of great change, sudden movement, and destabilization it is imperative for our well-being (which includes the well-being of our families, communities, friends, etc.) that we set aside time to restore. We can do this by accessing stillness amidst the storm through nurturing practices that increase resiliency and simultaneously expand our capacity for equanimity, kindness, deep listening, and, now, more than ever, for right action.
In this retreat we will come together to meditate, practice mindfulness and compassion practices, and DANCE!
I will be accompanied by Tony Khalife, master musician, singer and songwriter.
To participate you do not have to be a dancer or adept at movement. We will adapt everything for disabilities. Everyone is welcome including beginning meditators. Bring a lunch and a blanket. Tea and snacks will be offered.
Discounts: $50 student & seniors, $50 UCLA Staff, $55 UCLA 50 Plus.
Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA students may sign up for this workshop for free by using the “UCLA Student” discount and using your UCLA email address when you register.