Letting what is Shine
– a living heartistry re:treat
October 11-15, 2023
in Charente, France
“Each breath is a little death that can set us free” – Mark Nepo
In the hills of the French countryside we will gather in a movement sanctuary in the medieval Villa in Charente.
With scenic views over the vastness of Nature surrounded by fields and groves of walnut tree Nature meets us in her late summer harvesting time.
We get to nourish the roots of what we planted this year and let the fruits of life be lusciously digested. We have the opportunity to unlock what has become fixed by adding movement moments to that which have bound us to the past. We will practice using the pause to illuminate what has lurked in the shadows, 360° awareness to widen what may have become narrow and take inspiration from each other to echo what has remained silent or forbidden.
Through movement, silence, written word, and ritual our creativity birthed through our dance and stories becomes a conscious Art of living.
Our untethered voice wildly living within becomes the seed we plant in our deep body as we landing with letters on the page or in the storyline written through the body.
By giving embodied permission we surrender open to all that is available for us on the canvas of life, the big room of our everyday.
We will move daily as well as having resting time for our inwardness. We have days at the local farmer’s markets in the neighbor villages and together we get to luxuriate in freshly picked delicious food.
The appetite for our heartistry braking free of its frame might get awakened as we fall in love with every moving moment – Letting what is Shine.
Held in the arms of community as a small intimate group you return home with rituals to form and inform our everyday practice.
Please bring an open heart and a soft belly.
No previous experience is necessary, only your curiosity and desire to move and be moved.
We will be moving daily and have plenty of time for resting. Marveling in the views over the French hills or time at the swimming pool.
We arranged cars for us to visit French traditional local markets.
A simple breakfast will be ready for us “prepare your own egg style”
Lunch and dinners we make together as a way of extending our heartistry beyond the dance floor shared.
750 EUR – when paid in full before September 15th, 2023.
The price includes:
• Pick up from the train station in Angoulême
• Five days and four nights accommodation at the Villa.
• All self made home-cooked meals.
• Visits to amazing Markets in nearby villages.
Airfare + Train ride is not included.
How to get there:
Nearest village train station is Angoulême
Catch a direct fast train from Aéroport Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport to Angoulême
Visit: https://www.thetrainline.com to book your tickets
Please contact us for any questions or further information.
We have 12 spaces available for this experience.
A 250 EUR non-refundable deposit is required.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for any questions or further information.
Camilla Steen Larsen: email@example.com / m: +45 20 94 94 70
To reserve your spot please click image below or transfer via bank:
BIC (SWIFT) : DABADKKK IBAN: DK6730003115411608
Letting what is Shine is lead by:
Camilla Steen Larsen lives conscious dance as a lifestyle and a way to be closer to ourselves.
She believes that every single one of us are unique and necessary. Dance was her preferred language since she was three years of age. Moving presence, mindful living, embodied leadership and conscious relating are some of what she brings to the dance floor as well as in the every day.
Her heart strongly beats for the power of leaning into the arms of community to learn from one another. Camilla is a writer in body and on paper, a passionpreneur, a force of nature and along with several trainings of various movement modalities Soul Motion® Teacher, Nia® Black Belt, Lifestyle & Wellbeing Educator she has an education in medical Qi Gong, the Biyun method, a Chinese healing method with 5000 years old roots.
Camilla brings more than 30 years experience in teaching and leading movement and was the first to invite people to join Nia and Soul Motion classes in Denmark 16 years back. Her gift of living in open curiosity to the deep body, the conscious stream of wild writing and her intimate relationship with her music keeps her teachings alive, rich and real.
After owning a beautiful dance space in Copenhagen for 11 years she continues to bring her teachings to floors, performance schools, trainings in Denmark and on international dance floors across the globe – online, in person and 1:1 for women, men and couples to explore the journey into the depths of our wild, the joys of our unique being, the exquisite pleasure and pain of being alive in the body.
During the pandemic she birthed Embodied Permission as a way to open, allow, receive and let life be lived through the body in its entirety – we cross the threshold and enter the limitless.
This and more is what you will experience on the movement floor surrounded by the hills of Charente.