Photo credit: Suzie Killick

Galaxies, Breath and Bone

Dance | Move | Rest | Write | Rite

Dawn Morgan with Mari Winkleman

The intention for this retreat is for us to leave feeling rested and inspired, ready to dance our way into 2019. There will be space to dance the 5 Rhythms each morning, there will be opportunities to practice nourishing somatic movement and more dancing in the afternoons and evenings. There will be times when we pause and drop into deep recuperative rest.

We will take time to write and dream and building installations (shrines) reflecting our connection to life and what is to come as well as what we are leaving behind on a personal and collective level as we move forward into the new year.

This is a space to feel what we are feeling about our own lives and that of the planet, and in the midst of it all to feed our love for life, through dance, good company, good food and the opportunity to drop out of the day to day and into a space of retreat.

Dance - free and stylized movement explored to music through the practice of the 5 Rhythms to free the dancer within. Here we find rhythm and repetition, we express and release through and into the embodied self, finding renewal, inspiration and the stillness within.

Move beneath and beyond our movement patterns and habits, is the bodies biology pulsing with life and awareness, moving with this deep body sense we can rest and move with our mysterious and unknowable growing edge.

Rest recuperative rest settles the nervous system and makes space for deep healing in all body systems. Resting in movement, in stillness and in company allow a quality of relaxation that invites deep ease. Taking a pause is a practice for life, space to integrate and digest our busy life.

Write with diary and pen we let the hand dance across the page in search of the track-ways of the souls dreaming, the hearts unraveling and the minds musing, we are offered a knowing and a mirror of ourselves.

Rite a simple space for mystery to unfold, a point where we acknowledge or call for change, where we invite in a quality of the sacred, acknowledging the spiritual rather than the religious and catch a reflection, a timeless moment, of the souls journey.


  • Thursday 27th December - 7.30pm-930pm
  • Friday 28th December - 10am-5pm (food 6pm-7pm) & 8pm-10pm
  • Saturday 29th December - 10am-5pm (food 6pm-7pm) & 8pm-10pm
  • Sunday 30th December - 10am-4pm

Non Residential.

Bring awareness to the bigger picture, the detail & the presence of life.
Gather in the gentle warmth of a community of movers at this transformative time.


Bring lunch to share for Friday.
Saturday and Sunday lunch and evening meals provided.
Provided food made by Becky, delicious, nourshing, healthy, vegan.
Lunches will be soup & bread.
Evening meals will be mild curry, rice & baked potatoes with tasty fillings.


Lansdown Hall, Stroud, GL5 1BB


If you are coming from out of town we may be able to link you up with people in the local community for a place to stay, please be prepared to pay them something for this. Otherwise there are local hotels, a travel lodge, and Air B&B.


270 (Early bird by 10th Dec 230) - includes food.


You need to do 2 things: Pay and Register


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