Dancing on our Graves

November
1
Judy Cashmore

Dancing on our Graves

Dancing on our Graves

Event Type: Other

Start: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 6:00pm

End: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 12:00pm

Location

Sayulita, Mexico

Cost

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  • $1770 USD - Double (2 people per cabaña)
  • $1560 USD - Triple (3 people per cabaña)

$1390 USD - Dorm (up to 8 people per cabaña)

  • Rates are person, and include:
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  • 7 night accommodations
  • 3 vegetarian meals daily
  • 2+ Daily sessions of Nia, free-form dance, meditation, reflection, experiential exercises, ceremony/ritual

Temazcal Ceremony

Rates do not include: 

  • Airfare to Puerto Vallarta
  • Transport from/to the airport
  • 2 meals we will have in town 

Notes About This Event

Part bohemian barefoot holiday, part deep dive, part irreverent celebration, this week is a gentle yet head-on look at what death means to you and, with that, what it means for you to be truly alive.  You will explore your feelings around, ideas about, and experience with death until now, and maybe even welcome death back into your awareness as a rightful, organic place in your life cycle.  Running beneath it all is the intention for you to hold death  - this inevitable “end of things” - in your warm, curious gaze just steadily enough to feel into the preciousness of that which eventually “ends”.  To free up some of that life force that you’ve been using to keep death at bay and out of your awareness, and to pour it back into living life with fresh immediacy, sharp awareness and wild gratitude.  To experience your own impermanence lovingly mirroring back to you the delicious mystery and awe of your being in a body for this short while – a body that is just waiting to be fully breathed, sweated and shouted in a brief blast of technicolor.  And, at the end of the week, to return back home with death quietly in your pocket, like a friendly talisman reminding you what matters most.

You’ll arrive to a scene already set for us, on the first day of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  Mexico’s heat, rhythm, and sensual landscape will right away invite you to dial down, soften in and open up; her people will show you that death is a welcome presence in daily life and how they celebrate her with heart and humor.  Your days will include Nia, freeform dance, meditation, ceremony, play, reflection, silence and other spontaneous happenings – in group sessions at least twice a day, as well as woven throughout our entire time together.  We will participate in temazcal, an ancient pre-Hispanic sweat lodge ceremony used for cleansing, purification and initiation.  And, to meet your craving for a restorative vacation, you will still have plenty of time to rest, swim, wander around town, take advantage of the spa services on the property, do any of the myriad activities available, or do nothing. (Playing at nearby Playa de los Muertos - Beach of the Dead - is a must!). The taste of our time together will curious and colourful, heartfelt and light-hearted. We will, without a doubt, leave with a deeper reverence for, and playfulness with, the gift that we get to open each day that we awaken. 

“The endings of life give life’s meanings a chance to show.” – Stephen Jenkinson

For a more info and images: http://imgur.com/S1qBf2s