Dancing Mindfulness Facilitators and Friends
Expressive Arts Intensive Retreat
April 29-May 1, 2022
Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center
Villa Maria, PA
In-Person Registration: CLOSED // Online Registration: OPEN
Online Registration Open
Join us for our Annual Expressive Arts Retreat
April 29, 2022
An African-Centered Perspective on Bilateral Stimulation and Healing
PRESENTED BY Dr. Kellie Kirksey
& DR. JAMIE MARICH
Join Dr. Kellie and Dr. Jamie IN-PERSON for the first time for this cycle of this EMDRIA-approved advanced topics course, offering participants a model for how therapists can better serve their BIPOC clients in trauma-focused care. The four healing arts of drumming, dancing, storytelling, and silence are the foundational practices in indigenous approaches to healing.
6 CE credits hours available
Available in-person only
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! Submissions will be accepted upto December 13, 2021.
In-Person Registration Closed
Retreat Package Options (April 29 - May 1, 2022)
For those attending the retreat in-person, meals are included from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. If you are adding the extra night Thursday breakfast and lunch are also included. We ask you to disclose any special dietary requests or accessibility accommodations requests in the registration form.
Due to ever-changing COVID protocols the lodging situation may change. We will keep you posted on any changes via email. At the moment shared rooms are permitted, but this might change closer to the retreat.
Preliminary Retreat Agenda
Dancing Mindfulness Facilitator and Friends 2022
|Thursday, April 28||Early Arrival for Those Who|
Purchased an Extra Night
|5:30pm-9:30pm||Begel Hall West|
|Friday, April 29||Breakfast (for Thursday overnight guests)||8:15am-9:00am|
|Pre-Retreat Workshops (Optional)||9:00am-4:30pm||Begel Hall West|
|In-Person Retreat Arrivals||4:00pm-7:00pm||Begel Hall West|
|Opening Orientation & Dance with Dr. Jamie Marich||7:30pm-9:30pm||Mother Madeline|
|Saturday, April 30||Morning Yoga with Kalindi||7:30am-8:30am||Mother Madeline|
|Morning Sessions 1|
The Yoga of Writing: How to Connect the River and the Ocean- In-Person Attendees (Dr. Jamie Marich)
No One Cares: Letting Go of Insecurity by Not Giving a Fuck- Online Attendees (Beck Bright-Samarzia)
|9:00am-10:15am||Begel Hall West
|Morning Sessions 2:|
No One Cares: Letting Go of Insecurity by Not Giving a Fuck- In-Person Attendees (Beck Bright-Samarzia)
The Yoga of Writing: How to Connect the River and the Ocean- Online Attendees (Dr. Jamie Marich)
|10:30am-11:45am||Begel Hall West|
|Wellness Services Available TBA (Extra Fee Applies)||1:00pm-7:00pm||Begel Hall West|
|Featured Afternoon Session with Irene Rodriguez: Finding Your Creativity by Embracing the Mystery of Self-Expression & Intuitive Painting (Online & In-Person)||1:30pm-4:00pm||Mother Madeline
|Yoga Nidra with Garrett La Valley|
(Online & In-Person)
|Evening Program with Spiral Rhythms Ensemble (In-Person) or Free Time||7:30-9:00pm||Mother Madeline|
|Sunday, May 1||Dance Chapel with Alicia Hand Main Hall||7:30am-8:30am||Mother Madeline|
|Morning Session: Chanting with TBA||9:30am-10:00am||Mother Madeline|
|Share Your Practice: Closing Program Led by Dr. Jamie Marich & Participating Facilitators||10:00am-12:00pm||Mother Madeline|