The residential Aldermarsh workshop, “TOGETHER – Encounter Fundamentals”  will be June 20 – 23, 2019.

We were together. I forget the rest.”   — Walt Whitman


This will be our 22nd residential Aldermarsh workshop. Come and dance amidst the beauty and peace of these 16 acres on Whidbey Island, WA.

June 20 -23, 2019, we will explore “Together”.  During four days of dancing, eating and living together, we will enter the rich territory of togetherness. Together has so many meanings:  jointly, closely, as one, with each other. This is the path of understanding, love, communion and very deeply, of resilience.

Our intentions in “TOGETHER” will be to:

  • learn and explore Encounter Fundamentals, while being supported by the Open Floor movement practice.
  • open up the concept of bodhicitta: ”our innate ability to go beyond bias, beyond prejudice and fixed opinions and open our hearts.”   Pema Chodron
  • work with intention and strong focus and then move into dissolve.
  • free ourselves from believing that our happiness is contingent  on anything other than our own awareness.
  • explore resilience and what it means for our lives and our own personal expansion.

A comment from a 2017 Aldermarsh dancer:

“The Aldermarsh workshop was a perfect mix of containment and exploration, allowing me to touch a deep, yet light, way of being. There was a lot of laughter, and at the same time, Christine was able to guide the group into profound awareness. As a teacher and a person, Christine knows how to navigate this journey to connection, resilience and peace.”

–M. Rimoldi


DATE: June 20-23, 2019

TIME: 10:00am on Thursday to 3pm on Sunday.

TUITION: The Early Bird tuition is $895, if paid in full by May 1, 2019. After May 1, 2019, the tuition is $935. This tuition is ALL-INCLUSIVE and includes the 4 day workshop,  3 locally-sourced meals/day and 3 nights of lodging.

For more information, contact Christine at



Bookings are closed for this event.

Cancellation more then 60 days receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee. Cancellation before 30 days receive a 50% registration refund. 2 weeks prior to workshop, no refund

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