Spirit of the Dancing Heart Intensive

Rosie Perks

Location: Totnes, Devon
Venue: Studio 30, Dartington Hall, Park Rd, Dartington Hall, Totnes, TQ9 6EF
Cost: £360 if booked with deposit by 1st Aug, £410 thereafter (includes 1 meal/day)

Dates & Times: 19 Sep 2018 to 23 Sep 2018  15:00 - 16:00

A movement medicine journey of vibrancy & courage through the chambers of the heart


  • How can we welcome, with curiosity the full spectrum of our hearts?

  • How do we move with what is true in our hearts and still keep on going?

  • How can we deepen our understanding of the medicine of fear, conflict and grief
    so that we can authentically surrender, welcome our joy and gratitude and live life with grace and compassion?

Big questions call for deep and careful work. We will draw upon the map of the Movement Medicine Chambers of the Heart to navigate this rich and sometimes rocky terrain. Giving particular attention to grief and conflict as gateways to more understanding of our humanity, harnessing their vital life energy so they become our trusted allies.

We will invite the Wise Elder, the Dancing Warrior and the Fool to support us to accept our condition as it is, have a cheeky chuckle as we do, relax into our next steps and take them with courage and authenticity.

Movement Medicine weaves together the exhilaration of free dance with the depth of movement meditation and the spirit of shamanic practice. We will use the tools available in this to deepen our understanding of conflict and grief as a resource for life.

On this 5 day journey there will be ample time to explore the intersection and deep connection between grief and conflict, to reflect, digest, integrate and build a community of enquiry. A community in which we can support each other to find the wholeness that lives in the relationship between these often neglected landscapes.

Self reflection, community support, inclusivity and of course the magic of the dance will be our companions on this journey.

You can download the flier here

Schedule: 3pm Wednesday 19th September – 4pm Sunday 23rd September 2018
19th September 3 – 9pm (with supper break), all other days we will generally work from 10am – 6pm with a break for lunch, we will finish at 4pm on Sunday 23rd.

Cost: £360 if booked with £120 deposit (non-returnable) by 1st August 2018, £410 thereafter, includes a meal each day.
A vegetarian meal each day is included in the workshop price, supper on the first day and a lunch all other days. Vegan and gluten free options available, please let Clare know of any dietry requirements.

Camping from £12/night individual, £19.50/night 2 people/one pitch, for information and booking visit dartington.org/visit/camp

Simple ex-student single room with bed and breakfast:
£35/night, for information and booking contact Christina.Barnaby@dartingtonhall.com (please reference Spirit of the Dancing Heart)

More expensive boutique hotel style rooms at the hall, for information and booking visit dartington.org/visit/stay

To book:
Contact Clare:
+44 7593 452882