* If within 2 days of making your online reservation you do not receive an electronic receipt from "St. Andrew's Abbey Retreats", please notify us by contacting the Retreat Office.
* If the event is listed as sold out please call us for real time availability and waiting list.
St. Andrew's Abbey Retreat Office
661 944 2178
* Office hours are from 8:30am-5:00pm (closed for mass and lunch 11:45am-1:30pm)
* Check in time starts at 3:00pm. Check out time is 10:00am (exceptions may apply)
MID-WINTER DANCE WORKSHOP: Moving to Bridge the Gap
Friday, January 17-Monday, January 20, 2020
Through the art of sacred dance, participants will imitate and celebrate the movements of heroes and saints who bridge the gap between the joyful and the joyless; between the hopeful and the hopeless; between the unburdened and the overburdened. Come and move with us!
Dancers, musicians, artists, liturgists, and poets of faith are called together this weekend to embrace in faith and love the concerns of one another; to become each others voices and agents when circumstances have become so overwhelming and to lend our prayerful movements and voices in supplication for help and comfort. The days are full of dance, prayer, scripture, 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 St. Andrew's Abbey and founder of 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.