Dwell In Possibilities Offers Autumnal Retreat for Women
It’s Friday afternoon, and women begin to arrive from all around the world. We settle into our cozy rooms, relax from our respective journeys, and take in the gorgeous autumn scenery. Anticipation and curiosity are in the air. If this sounds like the kind of gathering you’d be interested in, plan to attend Dwell In Possibilities, the fourth annual Retreat for Women, October 23–25, at beautiful Lifebridge Sanctuary in Rosendale, New York, near the Shawangunk Ridge, offering a breathtaking backdrop provided by Mother Nature. The retreat features delicious organic and locally grown food, thoughtfully prepared by an on-site chef.
The weekend is hosted by Teresa D’Angelo, Nia 1st Degree Black Belt and registered polarity therapy practitioner and the owner of Live Love Move, LLC, and Lori Lynn Meader, an integrative psychotherapist and the founder of Nia New Jersey. They describe Dwell In Possibilities as a wildly creative, sacred playground for inner discovery. This year’s theme focuses on the power of our thoughts, feelings, sensations and beliefs and involves exploring our inner voices to understand how they can “steer our ship” (for better or worse). We will learn to work with these influences to live life more consciously and fully.
A major component of the retreat involves expression through movement. “We need not consider ourselves ‘dancers’ to benefit from moving with ease and spontaneity. Moving freely allows greater (and faster!) access to emotion than any talking experience (though both are important),” says Meader. “Women sharing in a safe environment, combined with conscious movement, promotes healing in deep and meaningful ways.”
“The intention in creating this retreat four years ago was to expand the work Lori Lynn and I were doing together,” says Teresa D’Angelo. “Through conscious movement, we guided women to another level of awareness about themselves, and they experienced change. People asked us to offer more, and ‘Dwell In Possibilities’ was born!”
The weekend retreat offers women the opportunity to get away from it all, to slow down and be with what is . . . and that’s when the magic begins. Hearts open, conversations unfold, dreams and wishes emerge, and women tap into courage they didn’t know they had. They experience rejuvenation through transformational energetic bodywork, meditation, music, sacred dance, emotion-in-motion, creative arts, and lots of sweat and laughter!