NEW: DUP Retreat
Ralph & DUP
Ralph & Vitalija
in Hebden Bridge
Swan Bank Barns Retreat Centre:
Withens Clough Reservoir
Cragg Vale stream
Dances of Universal Peace Retreat with Vitalija & Ralph
Fri 24 - Sun 26 April Cragg Vale / Hebden Bridge
Due to heavy snow a water leak in the roof has caused some damage in the new walls. Rapairing and drying out may not be finished by the end of April.
We will re-schedule this w/e.
Please register your interest with Ralph: rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com
Retreat Programme: We will retreat from Friday evening, beginning with supper, until Sunday afternoon.
Apart from Dances of Universal Peace we'll offer meditation, rituals, chanting, &Taizé harmony singing, spiritual walks, Sufi practices, body orientated practices, sharing, praying, silence, cooking and feasting together.
There will be time to explore the beautiful outdoors.
Watch videos of Vitalija & Ralph singing & dancing: www.youtube.com/RainbowDanceUK
The new "Swan Bank Barns Retreat Centre" is a freshly and fully refurbished stone building, 4KM south of Hebden Bridge in a south facing rural quiet side valley of the picturesque and hilly beautiful Cragg Vale, a jewel of Yorkshire. The traditional farm buildings have now been refurbished with ecologic and natural material (like hemp as wall insulation, oiled wooden floor, solar panels etc.).
The Swan Bank Barns Retreat Centre is surrounded by a permaculture farm, moorland, beechwoods, Withens Clough reservoir and sheep pasture. The 6m x 6m dance hall has amazing resonating acoustics, promising a powerful experience. The dining space in the kitchen seats up to 16 people. Bedrooms for 2, 3 and 6 people + camping (details at end).
Vitalija & Ralph are experienced dance leaders. Feedback from dancers:
"After just a few short moments, my mind dropped into my heart where I found a beautiful meditative peace in the simple yet deep chants, dances and songs. I was made very welcome and the atmosphere was relaxed and supportive."
“Vitalija’s teaching creates a gently supportive safe environment allowing penetration of the deepest and most subtle aspects of The Dances of Universal Peace. Her leadership enabled me to have the most profound experience of the Dances and the joy remains!”
"You and your wife are wonderful people. I have never met anybody as unselfish and as caring as the two of you."
Read more feedback from dancers with Vitalija & Ralph
Please bring: vegetarian food to share for cooking together, slippers to use in the building, sturdy outdoor shoes and a torch. No WiFi in the farm.
Cost: £90.- (includes programme, bed for 2 nights and drinks). Early bird discount: £80,- if payed by Friday 6th March. Please ask for concessions.
Booking: to secure your place, please send a cheque deposit over £20 (or full amount) to Ralph Nimmann, 15 Mason Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AW, and let us know where you'd be happy to sleep.
Only 14 places available.
Contact: Ralph, 01422 647157 - mobile: +44 7909 488272 - rainbowralph[AT]gmail.com
Venue: Swan Bank Barns Retreat Centre, Swan Bank Farmhouse, Swine Market Lane, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, HX7 5TB (the venue is owned by Radha, tel: 01422 882249 - mobile: 07837 478884) - Map with arrow on streetmap.co.uk
the Cart Shed has two twin bed ensuite rooms each with mezzanine for a possible extra mattress.
A third Cart Shed room could take 3 foam mattresses.
The barn dormitory has 3 bunk beds.
Also available: 2 single tents (bring sleeping bags).
[See the architect's project for the farm conversion: www.architectonicdesign.co.uk/news/swan-bank-farm and www.architectonicdesign.co.uk/projects/swan-bank-retreat-centr]
Transport: Next rail station is Mytholmroyd - more connections from Hebden Bridge station. 9 car park spaces are available. Detailed instructions will be sent to you after booking.
Why not join Vitalija & Ralph each Spring and Autumn at our
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