Dancing Mindfulness Facilitators and Friends
Expressive Arts Intensive Retreat

April 30-May 2, 2021
​V​​illa Maria Education & Spirituality Retreat Center
Villa Maria, Pennsylvania

Directed by Dr. Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500, RMT
Special Guests: Dr. Kellie Kirksey, Felicia Weinstein, and Spiral Rhythms

Registration Opens January 2021

We are delaying our registration period so that we can be sure we’ll be in person or give folks notice if we will host the retreat online again should we be unable to meet in person. We ask all proposal submissions additionally include accommodations to be presented online.

Join us for our Annual Expressive Arts Retreat

We are thrilled to be back in our usual retreat home at Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Retreat Center in Western Pennsylvania for the Dancing Mindfulness Facilitators and Friends Annual Retreat! Join us for this retreat, which also counts as Expressive Arts Module D, for our Certificate of Expressive Arts program. This year we will be joined by special guests Dr. Kellie Kirksey, Felicia Weinstein, Suzanne Rutti, Lisa Hayes, Tammy Moore, and Dancing Mindfulness house band, Spiral Rhythms – you won’t want to miss this year’s event!
Jamie Marich playfully dancing and posing for the camera

Feeling the Call to Facilitate?

We are now accepting proposals!

Have you been thinking about crafting your own retreat session, leading a dance chapel or yoga session? If so, submit your proposal! We are accepting session proposals now through December 1, 2020.

Pre-Retreat Workshop Options

For Friday, April 30, 2021

Group photo of Suzanne Rutti, MSW, LISW-S, Lisa Hayes, MSW, LISW-S and Tammy Moore, MSW, LISW-S

Working with Marginalized Populations: Examining the Impact of Chronic Oppression on Trauma Processing

Presented by Suzanne Rutti, MSW, LISW-S, Lisa Hayes, MSW, LISW-S and Tammy Moore, MSW, LISW-S
9:00am-4:30pm, April 24, 2020
Cost: $65.00 as retreat add on; $105.00 without retreat
6 CE Credits: EMDRIA (#10002-pending), APA, OCSWMFT;
NBCC credits not available
Lunch included
Background image of woman silhouette revealing an ocean sunset

Intuitive and Psychic Development - Awaken Your Intuitive Gifts

​Presented by Felicia Weinstein

We all have intuition available to us as our “sixth sense” – an inner voice or gut feelings. The key is to learn to hear your intuition (your inner knowing) and be able to use its guidance to make the best possible choices for your own life. This workshop will introduce you to tools, techniques and exercises to help you develop and focus on your inner voice. And mostly – we’ll have fun!

9:00am-3:00pm, April 30, 2021
Cost: $70.00
No CE Credits Available
Lunch included​

Preliminary Retreat Agenda

Dr. Jamie Marich leading a session during an Expressive Arts Therapy training

Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator and Friends 2021

DaySessionTime
Thursday, April 29Early Arrival for Those Who
Purchased an Extra Night
5:30pm
Friday, April 30Pre-retreat Workshop Registration8:30am-9:00am
Option A: EMDR Therapy with Marginalized Populations
(6 CE credits)
9:00am-4:30pm
Option B: Intuitive and Psychic Development with Felicia Weinstein9:30am-3:00pm
Retreat Officially Begins4pm
Dinner5:30pm-6:30pm
Free Time6:30pm-7:30pm
Opening Orientation & Dance with Dr. Jamie Marich (1.5 CE credits)7:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday, May 1Option A: Morning Yoga Begel Hall7:30am-8:30am
Option B: Dance Chapel Main Hall7:30am-8:30am
Breakfast8:30am-9:00am
Morning Sessions9:30am-11:30am
Lunch Break12:00pm-1:00pm
Wellness Services Available: Massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy, and Reading Sessions (Extra Fee Applies)
1:00pm-7:00pm
Featured Afternoon Session1:15pm-4:15pm
Dinner5:30pm-6:30pm
Free Time6:30pm-7:30pm
Spiral Rhythms Ensemble Drum Circle & Dance Jam or Free Time7:30-???
Sunday, May 2Option A: Morning Yoga Begel Hall7:30am-8:30am
Option B: Dance Chapel Main Hall7:30am-8:30am
Breakfast8:30am-9:00am
Morning Session9:30am-10:00am
Share Your Practice: Closing Program Led by Participating Facilitators
2 CE credits (S07)
10:00am-12:00pm
Lunch & Closing12:00pm-1:00pm
Departure