B L O O M
...an exploration of how expression manifests...
a C O R E M O T I O N creative camping retreat with Daria Faïn
Chi Kung & Five Elements Theory
in a mountain forest near Beacon, NY
August 14-18, 2019
Come and join Daria in the mountains high above the Hudson River this August !
Summer is the blooming season, when nature’s extroverted expression manifests in the world. It’s a good time to gather together in a mountain forest to observe at once both the natural world and our own internal natures, in order to arrive at a deeper understanding of our own possibilities for external creative manifestation.
We will focus our practice in the heart, where the Shen, our spirit or soul, lives. Although we can access the Shen at any time, in this retreat we will observe and learn from nature’s summer examples how the season’s manifestations reflect on our own opening. Through the heart, the empress/emperor of all organs, and the blood, the flow of life within us, we connect to the Shen within, and to society. The tongue, responsible for taste and speech, enables a sense of discernment that shows the way to reflection, thought, and knowing how.
This knowing how is the sense of agency that comes from a profound visceral understanding of self in relation to the physical and spiritual world. It is the fire energy that gives birth to performance or creative activity. During our four days together, we will invite this fluid self as we deepen our connection to inner awareness, each other, and the natural world around us. This intensive experience will heighten the flow of life within us and create a foundation for our personal manifestation in the world.
PLEASE JOIN US! We invite anyone who is interested in exploring embodiment in nature with other kindred spirits. This practice can be done by adults of all ages and abilities, and will be enriching to advanced Chi Kung practitioners and dancers, as well as those without experience in either of these disciplines.
• C O R E M O T I O N founder and director
• Chi Kung instructor and practitioner for 35 years
• dancer/performer • choreographer • theater director
• somatic researcher • PROSODIC BODY cofounder
Chefs ATHENA KOKORONIS of DPA and LARISSA SHELDON
will guide us in making delicious nutritious summer food to feed our qi and well-being.
INTEGRATE, a Chinese Medical Practice and Herbal Dispensary in Beacon, NY