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Fri, Dec 17



Ecstatic Dance Winter Solstice Retreat

An extended weekend of movement, connection, and expression in the beauty of the redwoods on the California coast.

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Ecstatic Dance Winter Solstice Retreat
Ecstatic Dance Winter Solstice Retreat

Time & Location

Dec 17, 2021, 12:00 PM PST – Dec 20, 2021, 4:00 PM PST

Pescadero, 201 Eden W Rd, Pescadero, CA 94060, USA

About the event

Join us for an extended weekend of connection, expression, reflection, and movement where the Redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean. We will get cozy as we enter the winter season together and honor/celebrate the longest nights of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This will be a deep container blending a variety of offerings from our DJs and Facilitators (see listings below). We will be both indoors and outdoors using our JBLPRX full sound system indoors plus  silent disco offerings outdoors.

Picture yourself dancing in the main lodge, taking a long solo or group hike, sitting beside the campfire quietly contemplating the new year ahead, soaking leisurely in the hot tub after a transformative workshop, or sharing a satisfying conversation over a delicious meal prepared by our cooks. There will also be a day of "silence in motion" from sunset on Saturday to sunset on Sunday. All dances, classes and activities are held without speech or talking during this 24-hour period and participants are asked to do the same in all their interactions.

This retreat includes all meals! Organic, vegetarian meals (vegan/gf options) are provided with love and care to nourish and delight you. Plus there are both outdoor spaces to pitch a tent or car/van camp as well as indoor sleeping spaces in a large yurt and several lodge rooms with bunk beds. All available first come, first served. And yes there are hot showers!

NOTE: Four full and/or partial scholarships are available to those who identify as BIPOC and would not otherwise attend the retreat without it. This is part of my commitment to increase racial/ethnic diversity and inclusivity. To apply, email HERE.

​>>>> All meals are vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options. Other dietary needs cannot be accommodated unfortunately.

>>>> Sleeping accommodations are indoors or out...your choice. If indoors, then dorm style in the communal sleeping yurt and lodge rooms that are a combination of beds, bunk beds and futons. Bedding is provided. All first come, first served. Alternatively, you may tent camp outdoors (bring your own) or Car/van camping is also fine plus there is room for a few small RVs or trailers.

>>>> This retreat is for humans only ages 18 and up.

>>>> See the refund/cancellation policy HERE.

>>>> More info on Venture Retreat Center HERE


All are welcome and asked to practice care and respect...for yourself, each other, and Earth. Set your intention to be present and committed to the experience.  No partial tickets or day passes available. Come for as much or as little of the retreat as you like but everyone pays full price. You are of course free to choose how you spend your time balancing rest with participation, group time with solo time!

Please be aware that everyone attending is taking 100% responsibility for their own health and safety. Everyone is empowered to be at choice and as such masks, vax, and tests are NOT required in any way. Much of the retreat will happen outdoors, but there will be indoor dancing and classes...especially if it's raining. Being fully at choice, you can decide what you are willing to participate in (and what you are not) at any time during the retreat. If you are ready and willing to join us under these conditions, I heartily welcome you. If not, I completely respect your choice and hope to connect with you in other ways that feel good for us both.


  • TIER ONE (before 11/20)

    This "Early Bird" ticket price is only available before November 20th and includes all meals, lodging, dances, classes/workshops, performances, and activities.

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  • Tier Two

    Includes all meals, lodging, dances, classes/workshops, performances, and activities.

    Sale ended



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