Make Your 2011 Summer Movement Monastery Plans Now!



~Warmest greetings to all ~

Summer Movement Monastery 2011 excitement is in the air!  Here is some important, time-sensitive information about registration and room availability.
Confirming your registration (aka, paid-in-full) by April 1st will afford you the most cost-effective rate being offered this year. The accommodations at the Synergia Ranch are thoroughly charming and I know all of you will be delighted with them. The following rates are for the full retreat only and are available until April 2 (includes extra overnight stay):

  • Primo Private Room (w. own bathroom)                     $2440.00
  • Private Room (private room w. shared bathroom)  $2065.00
  • Shared Room (shared room, shared bathroom)        $1915.00

There are limited rooms available at the Shared Room rate.

Step 1: If you are looking for the most cost-effective rate, you will need to register for a Shared Room soon.  Rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the double rooms have been assigned, your only option will be a Private Room, at the increased, Private Room rate. Those with intention to camp/tent, understand that you must technically reserve a room at the double room rate.
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Step 2: Once you are officially registered, the next step is to contact Liz Abbene, our Retreat Manager, ( or 612-578-4784) and let her know if you have a roommate request.

Step 3: Solidify your travel plans and contact Liz with that information.  She will track everyone’s travel arrangements and contract with the shuttle service to secure the lowest possible rates between the airport and Synergia Ranch.  When we get closer to our retreat date, Liz will contact everyone again with the final shuttle schedule and any other last minute SMM 2011 information.

We look forward to sharing time with you on the Dancemeditation™  path at Synergia Ranch in beautiful New Mexico.

Peace & pleasure!

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Below are additional sample Options. We can accommodate any amount of time you’d like to attend during the first week. Please let us know and we’ll set up that option):

One Week (7 days)*
Primo Room $1,365  *   Private Room  $1,190   *  Shared Room  $1,120

Three Days*
Primo Room  $585   *   Private Room $510   *   Shared Room $480

Two Days*
Primo Room $390  *  Private Room $340  *  Shared Room  $320

Single Day (includes full workshop day & one meal, no housing)  $120

* (These fees do not include extra overnight stay.)

Summer Movement Monastery gives time to deepen your practices with a community of like-minded people. Breathe, stretch, move, rest, dance, bellydance, chant and whirl without words, with beautiful music, with your eyes open or closed. Enjoy innovative approaches to movement, music, body-work techniques as well as magical impromtu performances. You’ll experience the deep relaxation, abundant creativity, improved immune function, healing and inner peace you’ve been looking for. You’ll take home renewed vigor and inspiration. No previous movement or dance experience is required. Welcome!

Dancemeditation™ cultivates undivided attention, seamless concentration, breath awareness, continuous flow of movement, and compassionate witness of self and others. We’ll open our awareness through breath, music, and slow movement; then let the body move as it wishes, using inward-focused movement to cultivate receptivity, creativity, presence, and healing. Resting with attention to breath allows the quiet inner state and body awareness to linger during the return to normal consciousness. Its non-competitive orientation affirms each person’s beauty, harmony, and magnificence.

The benefits of Dancemeditation™ include:

  • self-sustaining vitality
  • refined, embodied awareness
  • a quiet mind
  • an awakened heart

Dunya Dianne McPherson, acclaimed authority and meditative leader, is the originator of Spiritual Bellydance, and founder and Principal Teacher of the healing movement system, Dancemeditation™, a path of breath and intuition. A Juilliard graduate, Sufi Master, and NEA Choreography Fellow, Dunya’s teaching credits include Princeton University, Swarthmore College, New York University, Hunter College , Barnard College, New York Open Center and others. Dunya has her MA in writing and is the author of Skin of Glass: Finding Spirit in the Flesh, a memoir about dance as a spiritual path.

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