July 31 - August 5, 2016

The Koryak people of Siberia recognize that we are surrounded by many teachers: the shaman, the hunter, and the tundra itself. In Dance of the Tides, we honour this full and balanced circle of learning. Our journey together embraces mindfulness through a deep reciprocal communication with nature, combined with joyous body movement. We explore transcendence by dancing to nature’s rhythms – into the ecstasy of FLOW.

Together we build trust and tribal space, meditate, explore the intertidal zone, and create our dance. Alone you find your private sacred space to honour with sand paintings, photography or other forms of art. Together we learn ancient wisdoms to integrate our chakra system with our physical well-being.Gradually, form, shape, space and energy will coalesce into FLOW. Evenings are punctuated with shared readings, art and discussion. Your experience invites deep listening to the spirit of inner and outer wilderness, and it can transform your connection with nature, love and life. Your heart opens to joy as your body dances with the natural world.

This dance suitable for all ages and abilities. Here are two podcasts that describe the workshop that Jody and Jon will be sharing at Hollyhock this summer:

Exploring Deep Wilderness, Episode #16: “Mind, Body, Tundra”, from Spaghetti on the Wall

The Tundra, The Hunter, and The Shaman with Jon Turk, from Life Out Loud with Judie Moon

Jody Weber is a professor of theatre and dance, award-winning choreographer and the artistic director of Weber Dance in Boston. She is also a shamanic practitioner, dance historian and author. weberdance.com

Jon Turk is an award-winning global explorer, environmental advocate and author of 28 books, including The Raven’s Gift: A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness, and Crocodiles and Ice: A Journey into Deep Wild (2016). jonturk.net

“You are an amazing and gifted storyteller who helps audiences understand magic, through our fascinating experiences that lie outside of our linear models.”

~ past participant

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Jon Turk

Jody Weber

TUITION: $565 CDN / 5 nights (meals and accommodation extra)