with Amara Pagano
November 21-24, 2013
"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides, and gravity, we shall begin to harness the energies of Love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, humanity will... have discovered Fire."
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
As revolutionary as fire was for the evolution of our species, we now stand ready for another major transformation as we discover the Fire of Love. A fire that is moving us deeper into our hearts and is awakening us to the presence of love. Life is asking us to awaken, awaken to the truth of who we are, awaken to our responsibility as human beings, awaken to our heart-mind. When we embody our heart-mind we bring ourselves into unity and create the possibility for our world to be in unity.
"Fire of Love" is a pathway to embody our heart-mind, awakening through movement into unity and into love, inside ourselves and collectively in our world.
In the first layer of this work we open the body to experience our emotions, allowing them to move fluidly through our body. We also learn to embrace our fears and not let them stop us from opening our hearts.
In the second layer of this work we go deeper into opening our hearts. We explore our relationship with our parents and ancestors and seek to clear the path of love in these primary relationships. As we do this, we discover the ways we have unconsciously closed our hearts to protect ourselves and the mechanisms of numbing that we have adopted. This allows us to unravel the deeper layers that keep us from experiencing the fullness of love.
"Awakening is an awakening of the human heart."
Tuition Only: $299 Early Bird Special before Nov 7, then $329 (includes lunches)
Residential Retreat with Single Occupancy Rooms: Workshop tuition plus your own single occupancy guestroom (twin bed) for three (Thurs/Fri/Sat) nights which includes delicious healthy gluten and dairy free meals, linens, bedding, and other Madrona movement classes. Residential space has unlimited access to a full kitchen - it is an awesome way to deepen your experience.
Total On-Campus Package: $599 Early Bird Special register before Nov 7, then $629 (tax not included).
Workshop begins at 7:00 pm on 11/21 and ends at 5:00 pm on 11/24
"Fire of Love" ~ provides 10 Heartbeat hours towards 5Rhythms Certification
Open to the Public Dances with Amara
- Thursday Night, November 21st
7:00-9:00 p.m., Sliding Scale: $18-25
- Sunday Morning, November 24th
10:30-12:30 a.m., Master Class, $18-25
Beginners, Believers and Beholders - ALL Welcome - Open Enrollment Workshop
"Fire of Love" Schedule
(subject to change):
- Thursday, November 21st
7:00-9:00 pm OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DANCE with Amara
- Friday, November 22nd
Morning program to be determined
2:00-5:00 – WORKSHOP
7:30-10:00 – WORKSHOP – Evening Session
- Saturday, November 23rd
1:00-2:00 Lunch – ALL Participants (included with tuition)
- Sunday, November 24th
10:30-12:30 OPEN TO PUBLIC DANCE SESSION – Amara
1:00-2:00 Lunch – for ALL workshop participants
TBD Aft Start – 5:00 WORKSHOP END
Accommodations, Transportation & Meals
Madrona MindBody Institute (Residential Option) is a moving arts sanctuary located in Port Townsend, Washington, an easy drive from Seattle. Our learning campus is unmatched with it’s exemplary movement space—the floor and space are entirely delicious. Group meals are provided (see schedule) with local cuisine provided by Bon Appétit Catering (food for a sustainable future). Housing offers stunning vistas of two mountain ranges and full horizons of pristine beaches. Nestled inside the "City of Dreams" 434 acre park.
For more housing information, please visit Accommodations & Provisions.
Airporter SHUTTLE: To catch the Olympic Shuttle - plan to arrive to SeaTac (SEA - Seattle/Tacoma) airport no later than 12 noon. Shuttle leaves at 12:50 and arrives in Port Townsend at 3:50 pm.
For more information on Port Townsend and transportation, please visit Transportation & Directions.
Meals are a great time to socialize with the other movers in your workshop. Our meals are gluten and dairy free, created by our on-campus caterer, Bon Appétit. Bon Appetit proudly sources much of its food from local and organic farms. Our meals are abundant with fresh vegetables and greens, meat is local grassfed beef or pasture raised chicken. You choose whether you want to restrict your diet to vegan, vegetarian, vegetarian plus fish, or omnivore. Every meal is catered so we need to know ahead of time what your preferences are.
Questions? Email Info@MadronaMindBody.com or call 360-344-4475
Amara teaches movement as spiritual practice. She uses her extensive training and knowledge of 5Rhythms combined with a lifetime of spiritual studies. She has touched thousands of students worldwide with her teaching.
She first worked with Gabrielle Roth in 1991 and has been a full time student and teacher of this work since. She was certified to teach 5Rhythms Waves in 2001 and 5Rhythms Heartbeat in 2010.
She believes in the power of movement to transform suffering to joy and to awaken us to to live our fullest potential. Amara’s gift is that she embodies so deeply what she teaches that students receive what they need in her presence. She is a soul watcher and a shaman, gently but firmly guiding people in their souls journey.
She is considered an artistic and masterful teacher of 5Rhythms Dance, traveling the world sharing her workshops and intensives. She is the original co-founder of Waves Studio in Olympia WA and now is the Director of the 5Rhythms Conscious.