Drum & Dance in So.CA
- You are invited to attend a Rhythm Journey Village Retreat
Thursday July 18th, Noon - Sunday July 21st, 5:00pm
This four day Rhythm Journey Village experience is our 5th annual offering
to gather people from all walks of life, to celebrate, co-create, transcend
and heal through rhythmical expression. Join us in the sacred circle...
The Retreat Intention:
Together we will weave a soul nurturing program, filled with magic, fun,
friendship and creative expression. Spontaneously co-creating music and
dance together as a synchronized group is an ancient celebration of the
creative Spirit of Life. It's inspiring, healing and good for the
soul...Connection to Spirit, self and others provides a profound sense of
self realization, empowerment, community and a deeper understanding of the
relationship dynamics that define the web of our lives. Learn healing arts
techniques, explore music making and movement.
The Rhythm Journey Village Activities:
Djembe & Djun Djun Drumming:
Paulo Mattioli facilitates drum classes where participants will learn
rhythms, refine drumming skills, vocabulary and technique. All levels can
participate and drums are provided. Paulo will facilitate Rhythm Journey
Drum Circles, for joyful expression, emotional release, self empowerment,
connection and celebration of our collective village spirit.
Dumbek & Frame Drumming:
Avi Sills offers basic techniques and rhythms on the Doumbek. Participants
will also have the opportunity to play for the dancers. Avi is a tremendous
percussionist and performing artist with a great passion for sharing his
Rhythm Journey Movement Experience:
Ninaya invites you to move from a feeling inside, from your essence, in a
supported and non-judgemental space. Following the Dance Alive method, yoga
and elemental movement, she inspires your inner dancer to come play.
Dance Orientale and Zills:
Tahya is a devoted performer and teacher, inviting you to journey toward
self renewal, joy and sensous vitality. Awaken inner creativity while
exploring sacred and secular music and dance of the Middle and Far East.
Ming utilizes movement as a spiritual practice and healing art. At our
Rhyhtm Village she will offer you to join her in Tinikling, a traditional
Philippine bamboo stick group dance, as well as help cook fabulous food for
Watsu(water shiatsu) & WaterDance:
Explore cutting edge healing arts modalities done in the comfort of warm
water. The class experience will give you the fundamental basics of these
very popular and blissful massage modalities. (Private sessions are
Ellen Hauer is the creator of Hypno-Yoga, a creative discipline combining
hypnosis, guided imagery, music, breath and the ancient practice of Yoga, to
restore the memory of vibrant health, happiness and relaxation.
Hatha , Aqua & Partner Yoga:
Ninaya facilitates different styles of Yoga and wellness paths to invigorate
the body, calm the mind and generate more life force. She welcomes you to
stretch your Spirit and inspires the mind and body to dance in harmony!
Special Reggae, Soca and Carribean Steel Band Concert and many more magical
The Rhythm Journey Village:
Is the Sacred Space for what we will hold and co-create. The "Rhythm Ranch"
is located in southern California, just south of Corona at the base of the
Santa Anna Mountains and 10,000 acres of National Forest. Located just one
hour away from LA or San Diego and 20 minutes from Ontario airport. (shuttle
service is available)
Find your camping space inside the center or outside in the gardens. Feast
on organic food, enjoy hiking in beautiful natural surroundings, soaking in
the Watsu Pool, relaxing in the sun, sauna and mediation gardens.
Registration and accommodations:
The Rhythm Journey Village Retreat is limited to 20 persons for maximum
personal attention and to deepen the personal connection to the creative
process and eachother.
Register ASAP to get the discount. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required
to hold your space.
Total cost is:
- $495/person. Includes: Program, Delicious Healthy Meals & Group
Accommodation (*Outdoor camping is optional and wonderful, bring a pad and
- $295/person. Includes: Program, Food & No Accommodations ( for locals or
those who prefer hotel).
* Private accommodations at the nearby Country Inn Hotel 800-448-8810 (Ask
for Vanessa and mention Mattioli /Rhythm Ranch for special discount room
Toll Free: (800) SEE-DRUM (800-733-3786)
Dance, Yoga, Hiking & Sleeping Gear, Bathing Suit, Towels, Journal &
favorite Instrument (or borrow ours).
*** Please Inform us if you have any special dietary needs, or other
pertinent details or questions.
In Rhythm & Wellness, Welcome!
Ninaya & Paulo Mattioli
P.S. Please pass this invitation on to others who you think might enjoy this
event. If you would like to be removed from our e-mail invitations list, let
us know ASAP. Or if you'd prefer to only hear about specific programs,
please clairify and we will make adjustments to your interests. Namaste'
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