MID-WINTER DANCE WORKSHOP: The Sacred Dance Into Divine Love (2019)

Fri, January 18 2019, 3:00 PM - Mon, January 21 2019, 10:00 AM [PST]

31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo, CA, 93563, United States

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Fri, January 18 2019, 3:00 PM - Mon, January 21 2019, 10:00 AM [PST]

If the event is listed as sold out please call us at 661-944-2178 for real time availability and waiting list. Office hours are from 8:30am- 5:00pm (closed for mass & lunch *11:45a.m- 1:30pm) Check in time starts at 3:00p.m. Check out time is at 10:00a.m. (exceptions may apply).


MID-WINTER DANCE WORKSHOP: The Sacred Dance Into Divine Love

Friday, January 18-Monday, January 21, 2019


Come experience and embrace anew a truth of the ages: sacred dance as a universal language of humankind. Through the work of the weekend we will dance to connect heart, mind, body, and spirit to the divine; to envision a world community committed to living life in compassion, creativity, and in service to the greater good. We will offer our work this year also in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the International Sacred Dance Guild and its commitment to these values and visions. 

Dancers, musicians, artists, liturgists, and poets of faith are called together this weekend to transform the Divine Love within humankind into work reflective of our care for and commitment to one another. The days are full of scripture, dance, prayer, and fellowship. Participants will have the opportunity to offer the work of their days in a worshipful setting. Bring comfortable clothes to explore nature and to move with ease.


John West is an oblate of Valyermo and the founder of the Valyermo Dancers. A gifted dancer, choreographer, liturgist, and writer, he has been conducting workshops at St. Andrew's and Holy Spirit Retreat Center, as well as at international and national collegiate and university levels. His professional associations include serving on the board of the Sacred Dance Guild and as a member of the prestigious North American Academy of Liturgy.

Saint Andrew's Abbey Retreat House