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A DELICATE BALANCE
TARA ANDREA & MABOUD SWIERKOSZ & FRIENDS
A Hummingbird Dance and Wazifa Retreat
March 30-April 2, 2023
Hummingbird Music Camp, Jemez Springs, NM
“Your hand opens and closes, and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contraction and expansion,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.”
Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks
We are part of a delicate balance designed by the inherent wisdom of Creation. We need only to look at our own body to discover the balance needed to maintain our health. Countless biological and neurochemical factors come into play.The world around us seems to constantly shift and change; our planet earth calls us to live in a more sustainable balance. With so much going on, we may feel more or less out of balance, maybe sometimes even out of control. On this retreat, through the gift of the wazaif, we will contemplate and sense into the flow of energy, which may bring balance and restore equanimity in our own being and in our lives.
We will consider questions such as: What does balance mean to us? Where do we see balance in nature?
How do we feel when we experience harmonious balance with others?How do we realize that we are out of balance? In what ways can we be led to have our sense of inner and outer balance restored?
With the collaboration of our musician friends,and Tara Andrea and Maboud, we will journey together by way of wazifa dances, guided and silent meditation, and group sharing.
RETREAT TIMES: Starts on Thursday 3/30 with dinner at 6:00 pm, and concludes with Sunday lunch 4/2. Might some of you want to arrive a day or two early to help with set up? Bring your own food, pay lodging.
MEALS & LODGING : ONLY VEGETARIAN FOOD WILL BE SERVED. Thanks in advance to all participants for being part of daily Seva/Karma Yoga. Bring your favorite snacks and teas to share.
Rooms next to Dance Hall: There are 20 rooms available, 2 beds per room, 5 beds per housing unit. Shared bathrooms in hall. Bring your own bedding. Please consider sharing a room, if at all possible, since the weather for tent camping is unpredictable at that time of year. However, we understand your need or preference for a single room so we will not charge extra for a single room. This might limit the size of our retreat this year, so please register early.
Cabins/“Luxury Rooms”: There are four rooms available, with private baths about a 10 min walk from the Dances hall, at the main campus of Hummingbird Music Camp
Camping: Beautiful camping, some close to the river, is available for tents and RVs. Bring your own camping gear. Campers share bathrooms with dancers who are in rooms. The weather and temperature will be unpredictable at that time of year.
RETREAT FEE: Please register by March 1. Fee/Basic Cost covers only expenses, such as food and lodging for participants and some staff, and insurance. All participants are invited to make financial contributions to honor the dedication of the retreat leaders for preparation, behind the scenes work and leading of the retreat. We suggest a range of $33-$101 per day/person. You are encouraged to feel into the value and inspiration that you receive from the retreat and what fits within your means, which may be higher or lower than what is suggested.
Use Paypal: email@example.com or write checks to Dances of Universal Peace Santa Fe.
Mail registration form to Dances of Universal Peace 2367 Ruta Corta, Santa Fe, NM 87507.
Please sign up as soon as you can. After March 1 add $50 to Registration Fee. Full refunds will be given to people who are sick or experience cold/flu symptoms. Others: please offer a voluntary cancellation contribution if you change your plans. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-501-1500.
Thank you for helping us make this a fragrance free event!
PLEASE ONLY COME IF YOU ARE HEALTHY!
If you have any kind of cold or flu-like symptoms, or if you have been around sick people, please refrain from joining us. We ask this for the protection of all who gather. Thank you for your understanding and compassion. The group of dancers and musicians will be a mix of vaccinated and unvaccinated people; masks are optional. Until further notice, Covid 19 testing is voluntary.
A Delicate Balance Registration Form – For snail mail, print and fill in. For email, copy and paste this form.
Name:__________________________________Address_______________________________________ Phone _____________________
Shared Room $350___ Cabin $380___ Camping $275___ Commuter $230___ After 3/1, add $50___ Extra Night: Shared Room $40, Cabin $50, Camping $15
1 night____ 2 nights ____
Retreat Leader’s Honorarium: ________________________ (choose your own amount)
Willing to share room: Yes___ No___ Optional Bedding Rental $10: Yes or No
TOTAL PAYMENT MADE: ________________ Food Options: Gluten Free____ Dairy Free____
ANY SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES:_____________________________________________________
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