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Henry David Thoreau
RETREATS, WORKSHOPS
AND PLAY-SHOPS
Goddess Retreat
Photos of past retreats
 

 

 

2018 retreats and workshops

PeaceFest

September 20 - 23 2018

Feature EarthDance Global – a celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace, September 21st with the dance held globally on Saturday 9/23. [ www.earthdance.org ]

Mission – to hold a Peace festival , and be peaceful in comm-unity with each other and our world. Vision – to increase the peaceful , heart centered, nature of all humans present.

Nature, dance, hugs, yoga, massage, play, sweats, food, NVC, healers, watsu, hoopers, kid craft’s.

Feature EarthDance Global – a celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace, September 21st with the dance held globally on Saturday 9/23. [ www.earthdance.org ]
Mission – to hold a Peace festival, and be peaceful in comm-unity with each other and our world.
Vision – to increase the peaceful, heart centered, nature of all humans present.

Nature, dance, hugs, yoga, massage, play, sweats, food, NVC, healers, watsu, hoopers, kid craft’s.

THURSDAY
12 – 4pm - Early Arrivals – as in organisers, DJ’s, performers, merchants, support
4pm - General arrival time
4 – 6pm - tent set up, swim, hike, social meet up’s
6pm - potluck dinner at main kitchen option if full …… camper kitchen in Bus Village
6.45pm – camp announcements at main kitchen
7 till late – campfire drumming, singing, hooping, live music

FRIDAY
7 – 8.30am – Yoga at the deck
8 – 9am - Breakfast
8.50 - announcements at main kitchen
10am – camper check-in continues and WS rules review for arrivals
11am -
12noon – Lunch [self-catered]
1pm – swim, hike, prep, shop & share [in merchant area] or attend the circus playshop
4pm – chill music and play toys on the Yoga deck
6pm - dinner
7pm Riley Rainbow Family circus – yoga deck or ceremonial circle
9pm - sauna, fire pit, live music, drumming circle at the fire pit

SATURDAY

7 – 8.30am – Yoga at the deck
8 – 9am - Breakfast
8.50 - announcements at main kitchen
10am - camper check-in continues and WS rules review
11am – men’s/women’s Peace discussion break-outs [what’s in your heart?]
12noon – lunch [self-catered]
1pm - swim, hike, prep, shop & share [in merchant area] or attend the circus playshop
2.30pm - Yoga on the deck
3.30pm - pre-dance,
4pm - The Dance begins [with the global prayer for peace at 5pm synchronized with the planet]-----DJPD - 2 hour set
6pm – dinner buffet – at the deck [with chill music with a peace vib]
7pm – music jam heats up…… DJ Louis IV and DJ Soulfeggio
- Hoop and fire poi in the ceremonial circle -safe zone
11pm – DJ music ends……..sauna, fire pit, live music, drumming circle at the fire pit

SUNDAY

7 – 8.30am – yoga at the deck
8 – 10am – breakfast
10 – 12 – swim, hike, shop & share, Dances of Universal Peace in the church hall or ceremonial area.
Noon – lunch and Hugs
2pm - pack, more hugs and depart

Kid craft schedule
Friday and Saturday am – make Heart Posters to post everywhere
Also peace doves/cranes, peace necklaces,
Sunday - Hug me notes/stickers?

Adult Festival gift request …$60/3 day option, $50/ 2 day option, $30/ 1 day [ plus food ] plus optional WS lodging.
More information and schedule PDF

 
 

ACRO YOGA WORKSHOP!
September 28-30 2018 
Friday Evening, Through Sunday Afternoon

Acro Yoga Tucson

The AcroYoga Retreat is an opportunity to play and reconnect with fellow acro yogis, and to enjoy the remote, quite, peaceful surroundings of the Windspirit community.

It is a time to find joy and courage in your body, mind, and spirit. The retreat will include lots of acro yoga instruction, acro yoga jams, acro yoga exhibitions/performances, yoga, slack lining and plenty of free time to enjoy the facility and surrounding area.

All levels are welcome, no partner required.

  • Acro yoga, yoga, slack lining – classes, jams and exhibitions (included)
  • Great vegetarian food (included)
  • On site sleeping accommodations (included)
  • Sauna, hot tub, pool (included)
  • Student to Teacher  ratio – 4 to 1

Includes:

  1. 4 Acro Yoga Workshops
  2. 6 Healthy Meals (Ask about dietary accommodations)
  3. Communal Indoor Sleeping Accommodations*
  4. Limited Private Indoor Accommodations
  5. Slack lining, hiking, sauna, campfires, mountain biking and just hanging out opportunities in the surrounding beautiful mountains
  6. … and be prepared for a mean game of Janga!
For more information and registration click link to 

 

RETREAT with Joanna Carichner 

   
Ground in breath. 
Rejoice in dance. 
Connect with nature and tribe.
Rediscover your core.

 
JourneyDance Journey of the Heart Retreat
Yoga/Journey Dancing, October 19-21, 2018
 
Please go to http://www.retreatswithjoanna.com/ for up to date information
 
Our collective presence creates a sacred container for transformation.
 
Joanna's JourneyDance Retreats are about building community through connecting with our hearts, and heart to heart. We support one another, as we are, not as we “wish to be” in a spirit of playful joy and shared release. These retreats offer a vibrant and sacred space for healing. Providing a safe container for release, Joanna and her team support participants in a playful and nurturing way. 

JourneyDance is a therapeutic, healing movement form comprised of simple guided movement, full expression and your moving body. It's not about learning steps, but a natural healing form that aids in recovering, uncovering and discovering.

Through free flowing organic movement, ceremonial community building and luscious yoga sessions, these retreats inspire people to feel connected with self, others and the Grand Mother Earth. We get to experience our oneness and interdependence.

full emersion weekend including:

energizing morning-flow yoga session 
luscious Evening RESTORATIVE yoga session
transformational JourneyDances
fresh, delicious well water 
swimming pool
community building games 
trees, trees, trees 
delicious food
sauna
time and space for hiking or lounging

wildlife
amazing star gazing

Sample Schedule (May change due to weather)

Friday 
Arrive time up until 5pm 
6:15-7:15pm - Dinner
7:30‐8:30pm - Opening Ceremony (Deck)
8:30pm - Sauna/Fire

Saturday
6:30-7:30am - coffee, tea, fruit (kitchen)
7:30-8:30am - yoga
8:30am - Breakfast
10:30‐12pm free-time (hike, journal, swim, etc…)
noon lunch
1:00 pm Group Activity (deck)
2:30 pm JourneyDance (deck)
3:30 pm break 
4‐5 pm Group Activity (deck)
5-5:45 pm free-time 
6 pm Dinner
7:30‐8:30 pm Restorative Yoga (deck)
8:40 pm Sauna

​Sunday
6:30-7:30am - Coffee, tea, fruit
7:00-7:30am - optional meditation (deck)
7:30-8:20 breakfast
8:30 personal practice (deck)
9:00-11:00 JourneyDance (deck) 
noon Group Photos 
12:15 lunch

for more information and to register
520-272-8171
Arrive by 5pm Friday
Stay until 1pm Sunday
Please plan to stay the whole time

Our collective presence creates a sacred
container for transformation.

Instructors:  Joanna Carichner

Through free flowing organic movement, ceremonial community building and luscious yoga sessions, this weekend retreat inspires and encourages reconnection with self, others and Mother Earth.

Join us in the sun's rays amidst desert wildflowers, fruit trees and majestic saguaros.  Dine on scrumptious vegetarian cuisine.  Nurture your body and soul with yoga and dance.  Relax and detox in the sauna.  Warm your heart by the roaring campfire.  Experience Wind Spirit Community.  Experience Joanna.  Experience you. 

First come First Served (Bus, RV, Deck Tent) Contact Don at Wind Spirit Community to reserve an inside space: info @ windspiritcommunity.org.

 
 
WindSpirit Tribe Gathering
October, 26-28, 2018

Come join us for a weekend of relaxation and renewal in nature! The WindSpirit Tribe Gathering is a reunion of friends (including those we have not met yet) celebrating the renewal of community and the year with revelry, relaxation, and enchantment.

It will take place on October 26 through 28, close to Samhain, the time of renewal, when the trees shed their leaves and we can shed those things that no longer serve us. It’s an open-hearted celebration of the connections that make us stronger, a full-body immersion in nature, and a spectacle everyone participates in. We will celebrate with dance, ceremony, and workshops. Activities will include dance, yoga, performances, tours, ceremony, saunas, and a closing performance by Celia Farran.

This event is pay-what-you-want. We want everyone who can to attend, and ask those who have the means to give generously (all contributions go to WindSpirit to maintain our space and help support our volunteers). Tickets on sale here are simply to hold a sleeping space. Contributions can be made in person before, during, or after the event.

We ask all attendees to participate in any way they can--both in scheduled activities, and following the "No Spectators" Burning Man ethos.

Friday, October 26
3:00 PM
Arrival/Tent Setup
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

6:30 PM
Dinner: Bring-your-own or purchase from RAWStaurant

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Opening Ceremony/Fire Circle

9:00 PM
Dance on Yoga Deck/Sauna/Pool/Fire Circle

Saturday, October 27
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga on the Deck

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tour of WindSpirit with Earth--let us show you all our upcoming projects and see the whole land from Coyote Peak!

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Mask-Making Workshop

1:30 PM
Lunch: bring-your-own or purchase from our vendors
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ecstatic Dance
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Nature Walk--Explore Desert Healing Plants with Lumara Rose Hammond
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunset Dance

6:30 PM
Dinner: bring-your-own or pay-what-you-want from RAWstarant

7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
Haunted Hike to the Hermitage

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Renewal Ceremony (Ceremony Circle)/Kids' Spooky Story Time (Fire Pit)

10:00 PM
Masquerade Ball with DJ PermieDon

Sunday, October 28
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Performance by Celia Farran

 
 

indoor accommodations are on a first come basis

Accommodations

weekend

We have very limited indoor
accommodations available.
Contact us for questions and availability
info@windspiritcommunity.org
Deck cabin $35
Bus converted $25
Dome $35
RV $25

Photos of past retreats

 
Dances of Universal Peace
April  TBA 2019   Thursday evening through Sunday noon!*

 

7th ANNUAL SOUTHWEST REGIONAL DANCE CAMP
IN THE BEAUTY OF RURAL ARIZONA

Almost like the hub of a wheel, Arizona's lovely, earthy Wind Spirit Community is situated near the geographic center of many of our SW DUP communities: Phoenix, Tucson, Snowflake, Prescott, Cottonwood, Silver City - and not too far from Northern New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah - south of Globe, among beautiful mountains and near the Gila River. The spirit of love permeates the land and the beings who live here.

Vegetarian meals included – Delicious spring water on tap - Tent, RV, car camping; indoor options available - Heated and solar showers - Hiking and archaeology - Sauna and swimming pool - Beautiful indoor and outdoor Dance spaces!

The Dances of Universal Peace have been invited to this 16-acre intentional community. With decades of history, it has been lovingly cultivated and has become an ideal location for the DUP.

Please accept the invitation to bring the Love, Harmony and Beauty of the Dances of Universal Peace to Wind Spirit and this much loved Dance retreat in the SW Region! Your presence will help make this Wind Spirit Dance Camp a radiant and blessed event.
For more information and registration

Pay via PayPal or send a check. Information on the registration page.

 
 
 
 

General Information for Retreats

 

Please bring a towel for the shower and another if you want to use the  pool and or sauna. Bring a tent, sleeping bags and flashlights for camping. We will provide 6 vegetarian meals -- starting with a dinner on Friday, Saturday breakfast/lunch/dinner and breakfast/lunch again on Sunday. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know 2 weeks in advance. If you arrive early or stay later, you are welcome to cook additional meals in our community kitchen or join our community meals if happening.
 
Refund Policy for all retreats unless noted:
Full refund minus $20 processing fee
Look around our website. It will answer most of your questions, or you can email info@windspiritcommuity.org
 
Wind Spirit Community
4514 E Dripping Springs
Winkelman, AZ 85192
Don or Sara 520-201-1075

Directions to Wind Spirit Community

indoor accommodations are on a first come basis

Accommodations

weekend

We have very limited indoor
accommodations available.
Contact us for questions and availability
info@windspiritcommunity.org
Deck cabin $35
Bus converted $25
Dome $35
RV $25
 

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Up coming retreats
 Retreats
Contact us via email if you would like to be notified about future retreats. info@windspiritcommunity.org
 

Here is some feedback from previous retreats: Also see photo's below from past retreats

Thank you again for your hospitality
Wind Spirit -Thank you so much for hosting us! Everyone at Wind Spirit was so giving, caring, and supportive. We so much appreciate that! The food was excellent! I do not even know how to express all my gratitude for the opportunity to host our little retreat in your beautiful paradise.
Yulia  Goddess Retreat 2018

Dearest All,
I had such a fantastic time and want MORE retreats! As many as possible! I'm being greedy now, but it would be a wonderful thing to do for myself regularly, and to be so close and feel so far away is a real treat! The land and people, energy, and food at Windspirit are beyond fabulous and Joanna sure seems meant to do retreats! in her element! Again! I've never taken a class from her oddly enough, and was amazed by her teaching style and presence. So, Windspirit, Joanna, yogis, you have my love and support for energetic expansion in all subjects!
Dr Cindy - Cynthia Gerszewski, DC  ..and then I realized that there is no way to happiness, happiness IS the way.


I want to thank everyone for the amazing retreat. I WANT MORE!! The experience over the weekend was profoundly rejuvenating, inspiring, and joyful. The love, generosity and kindness of all of you truly touched my heart and spirit!
Thank you Wind Spirit community for sharing your gorgeous light filled land and for amazing food, laughter, and love!
Again, Thank you all for an amazing weekend!
Much Love and Namaste!  Alden

Photos of past retreats

 

 
 

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