BIPOC Summer Solstice Retreat

A weekend of conscious dance, rest, and connection for all self-identified People of Color
With Valerie Chafograck and guest teachers

Friday, June 19th – Sunday, June 21st

At River’s Bend Retreat Center in Philo, CA
The Navarro River runs through the Anderson Valley and then curves at River’s Bend to create a still point for contemplation, ecological understanding and deep connection between land and people.

Participants are invited to explore alone and together, through free form movement and facilitated inquiries, eclectic music, stillness, and silence. The lens of Soul MotionTM practice and complimentary modalities will develop a pathway to freedom for self and collective expression.

We take time to build a container that invites us to learn somatic tools, expand the capacity within us to embody the truth of our ancestors, and reframe our future, infused with the wisdom of our bodies and souls in motion.

Let the richness of our histories, with all its brilliance and suffering, inform our dance and abilities to grow new seeds of resilience and weave a fabric of new possibilities.

As people of color, we rarely get a chance to rest together, breathe together, move together, or dream together.

We will co-create a safe space where we pay attention, pray and play, and practice cultivating a judgment-free environment with the idea that “it’s not about how it looks. It’s about how it feels.”