Ataraxía is a very good word for the practice of living: ongoing, stable contentedness. Uncontrived… spontaneous… It is the embodiment of ‘enough’.
A movement retreat is a retreat from unreality and from the churning mind, a return to simplicity. It is dancing life in a simple, spontaneous way from moment to moment. We will practice returning to Ataraxía, to ‘enough’, with the aim of making it a stable part of our everyday lives.
This breath is enough. This footstep is enough. Feeling this or feeling that, both are enough. It is enough to move as you are moved. It is enough to follow the situation, animated by inspiration.
Not knowing is also enough. If you know where to return, come practice moving from that uncontrived center. If you don’t know where to return, come study how to find and trust it. That is enough to go on: your bold unrestraint, your dive into the new moment.
Workshop: $690 CAD (accommodation & flights are extra)
Accommodation (8 days/7 nights – incl. breakfast and lunch):
Single room: €525 EUR
Double room: €385 EUR
Triple room: €350 EUR
Register and pay with Alana: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: www.okreblue.com (Location Map)
Taeji has been trained and certified by Gabrielle Roth to teach her 5Rhythms® work, an ecstatic and healing movement practice. He has been leading ecstatic dance events and teaching movement work since 1991.
Taeji has studied movement leadership with Vinn Marti, and has apprenticed in brushwork with Kazuaki Tanahashi in Berkeley, California. His brush-dance works can be found in the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s permanent collection, among others.
A former director of the Ontario Zen Center, with experience teaching meditation to groups and individuals, Taeji has practiced with Zen Masters Seung Sahn and Dae Kwang, and Dzogchen Master Rangrig Rinpoche.
Taeji has performed as a ritual-performance artist, dancer, and musician; and he is a published photographer and poet. Taeji is the founder of the Wind Over Grass practice of movement meditation, and has taught in many communities throughout North America and Asia.