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  • Madrona MindBody Institute 262 Alexanders Loop Port Townsend, WA, 98368 United States (map)

A 6-day Immersion | Practicum
with Vinn Arjuna Marti ~ Assisted by Aletia A. Alvarez

Soul Motion™ is a practice where we cultivate our capacity for listening to the deep wisdom of the body and the silent whisperings of the soul.

We spiral with curiosity at the crossroads of our past and our possibilities. When body meets soul, movement meets moment… a dissolution into spirit. This is the dance of the soul~in~motion.

This immersion, for the seasoned Soul Motion veterans and to those just beginning the Soul Motion path, is a dive into the architecture that supports the Soul Motion ministry with emphasis on pause presence, orbit orientation and echo inspiration. Vinn Arjuna Marti will be teaching to invite, inspire, incite and ignite the deep dance within each of us.

Inquiries, structures, and points of view will be offered to facilitate this step-by step journey across the four landscapes of Soul Motion: dance intimate (solo), dance communion (duet), dance community (ensemble) and dance infinite (ritual space). we will investigate relationships between energy, motion, and space, moving to an eclectic mix of music from classical to experimental, including sacred chant, rap, jazz, contemporary electronica, and the great sound of silence.

Come take with us a rare behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Soul Motion.

This immersion is open to ALL. It is a base requirement (pre-requisite) for the Soul Motion Leadership Program.

"Visionaries simply imagine what does not yet exist. We glimpse into a possible future. Soul Motion™ provides a vehicle for gazing toward each moment as movement. Our practice is unrehearsed and unknown, while being approachable and accessible." —Vinn Arjuna Martí 

Beginners, Believers and Beholders - ALL Welcome - Open Enrollment Workshop

Cost: Tuition: $631 + Lunches: $64 = $695

See below for on campus housing options.


  • Non-residential dancers arrive for registration ready to dance at 6:00pm Workshop starts at 6:30pm
  • Residential dancers arrive between 4:30pm and 6pm
  • Workshop ends on Monday at Noon

The Daily Schedule for the workshop is likely to change but here is a general idea of what you might expect. 

  • Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm
  • Thursday-Sunday 10am-1pm and then 2:30-4:30pm with an optional offering earlier in the morning.
  • Monday 9:30-Noon


Accomodation options for 5 nights in a shared house with a kitchen (sharing with other workshop dancers):

  • Queen bed in own room:  no longer available
  • Twin bed in shared room: $75/night = $375
  • Rollaway bed: $55/night = $275
  • Sleeping Bag Option: no longer available

*There is a 13% bed tax added to these prices

**These rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.

You will have the opportunity to cook and eat your breakfast and dinner together in your house with your fellow dancers.  Lunches will be at The Commons across from Madrona MindBody and are included in the tuition cost. (Dinner and breakfast are not included in price.)

Housing for this workshop will be in Historic Fort Worden’s Non-Commissioned Officers’ Housing.

NCO housing at Fort Worden

The homes on NCO row were originally built for non-commissioned officers and their families prior to WWI. They are fully furnished, with a fully equipped kitchen, and linen service.

NCO row houses are just behind Madrona MindBody and very quick easy access to our dancing space.

There is also camping available within Fort Worden.  There is one campground against the woods behind Madrona about a 3 minute walk to us.  Contact Fort Worden for camping. (The Upper Campground is behind Madrona and is more wooded than the picture shows)

Madrona MindBody Institute 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. Four delicious and healthy (wheat and dairy free) group lunches are provided Thursday - Sunday. or 360-344-4475

For more information on Port Townsend and transportation, please visit Transportation & Directions.


Earlier Event: August 30
Later Event: October 17