Embodied Power and Play: Reclaiming the Feminine
Acharya Holly Gayley, Geo Logerreta, Kriste Peoples and Hannah Kinderlehrer
June 6–11, 2019
Tuition 50/100/200 + 5 Nights
Join our inclusive circle to nourish your being and unleash your strength, voice, and creativity. The space that we as women occupy in society is shifting. Our contributions to all aspects of life are shaping the future, yet we face ongoing challenges as individuals and as a collective. Co-creating a safe and collaborative environment in this retreat, we will use movement and stillness to explore the wisdom and power of the feminine. Together we can rediscover how to play, take risks, open our hearts, and embody our truths.
Facilitated by a diverse team of women, this program includes meditation, dance, dialogue, community building, nature activities, contemplative movement, and more. Open to women of all colors, body types, abilities, and generations. All intersex, non-binary, and female-identified people are warmly welcome.
Acharya Holly Gayley is Associate Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on Buddhist literature in contemporary Tibet with special attention to gender and ethics. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet(Columbia University Press, 2016) and co-editor of A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rimé Masters of Tibet (Wisdom Publications, 2017). As a senior teacher (acharya) in the Shambhala tradition, Holly regularly leads meditation workshops and retreats. https://hollygayley.org/
Geo is a Mexican musician and dancer who has trained in England, India and Indonesia. She is a Shambhala practitioner, Meditation Instructor, Shambhala Arts Teacher, and has held administrative roles at the Shambhala center in Tepoztlan. Geo plays guitar and jarana, and is also a singer. Her main dance forms are from South India and she practices and teaches free non-stylized movement from the Amerta Movement.
Kriste Peoples is a Denver-based writer, producer, women’s trail running coach, and outdoorist. Her work in the field of equity and inclusion in nature combines speaking and facilitating transformational experiences for others. As founder of Black Women’s Alliance of Denver she extends her passion for connecting underrepresented communities to new, empowering narratives of wellness.
Hannah has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism for over a decade and committed to social and political activism for 20 years. She holds degrees and certifications from Naropa University, the Peacemaker Institute, and the Hakomi Psychotherapy Institute. Hannah teaches embodied meditation, dance and is a Hakomi coach. She’s a mama to a break-dancing boy and is joyfully married to a composer.
Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.