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Gravedancers

the dance of life

online retreat

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF RESISTANCE, YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

May 22 - May 24, 2020

life is change

Mysterious, unpredictable, always in motion.

Sometimes shrinking away is easier, less scary, more comfortable. Sometimes participating fully means we’re vulnerable for rejection, pain, or disapproval.

Life is also a gift.

None of us knows when we will take our last breath.

And there are things that MATTER to you that are worth saying YES to, no matter how difficult things get.

 

So what's the 'thing' between you and what matters to you? What's between you and living the life that's calling you?

 

In this online weekend retreat, you'll learn what truly matters to you.

You'll illuminate the obstacles in your life that are keeping you from fully living it.

You'll learn tools to keep you light on your feet and light in your heart when things get difficult.

& together we'll celebrate life with gratitude and movement.

 

All from your living room!

"You can do it like it's a great weight on you, or you can do it like it's part of the dance" - ram dass

the experience

Times are changing, and the online world is becoming an amazing and accessible place to connect with like-minded individuals - without travel expenses! If you're worried about "figuring out" this retreat, know that you'll be guided every step of the way. I'm here to answer any questions you have!

 

The group will connect through ZOOM for each session. Each session will be recorded, so if you miss the LIVE session you can catch the replay when it's convenient for you. The optional Yoga classes are pre-recorded and yours for life <3

Intro Session: Designing your Life - Your "Dance Floor"

Session 1: Death Meditation for Discovering what Matters

Session 2: Illuminating Resistance

The DANCE: Celebrating Life

Session 3: Taking Action 

Tentative Schedule:

Friday March 20th:

7:00pm-9:00pm EST - Intro Session

Saturday March 21st:

7:00am-8:30EST - optional yoga class

9:00am-12:00pm EST - First Session

Break

2:00pm-5:00pm EST - Second Session

Break

7:00pm-8:30pm EST - The DANCE - guests are welcome!

Sunday March 22nd:

7:00am-8:30 EST - optional yoga class

9:00am-12:00pm EST - Final Session

"And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh" - Friedrich Nietzsche

Rsvp for the dance of life online retreat 

may 22-may 24, 2020

$187 One Time Investment

Invoice will be sent upon receipt of RSVP

Payments accepted through Venmo & PayPal

refund policy

If something comes up and you can't attend the retreat weekend, a full refund will be issued if you reach out 12hrs before the Intro Session begins. Contact me directly at budinock@gmail.com to cancel your order.

A refund cannot be issued after the program begins.

about alyssa

I thought I was graduating, but the journey was just beginning. 

The day after I graduated yoga teacher training in June 2017, my grandmother died. Five months later, November 2017 my grandfather died. One month later, December 2017, my mom died. Eight months later, August 2018, my uncle died. Ten days later, my dog died. Grief has been an invaluable "graduate school" for me to learn what it means to LIVE yoga. Living with so much loss all at once has totally changed the meaning of the idiom, "Dancing on his grave" for me. Dancing is [a] movement. It's a rebellion to be in relationship with life, death & fear, rather than constantly running, avoiding, or being a wallflower. Dance, yoga, & death meditation have been my catalysts for growth, healing, and a greater freedom in life after loss. Their deaths were my re-birth. Grief is my classroom. My yoga mat is my laboratory. And the dance floor is where my life happens. My mission is to share these life-affirming practices with with as many people as I can.

With love,

Alyssa

testimonials on Alyssa's work

“Attending the workshop was pivotal for me in my healing process following the unexpected death of my mother. I felt seen. I felt heard. I felt a part of something bigger than myself, and this last bit has become my grace as I live during this season. We are all connected to each other and will grieve at some point in our lives. I appreciate how Alyssa welcomes loss, death and grief as a normal and expected part of living a human life. This aspect allows for connection with one another, as well as a closer, brave step into ourselves, versus the all consuming desire to isolate while enduring loss. Thank you for this workshop and this community!”

— A.P.

“Alyssa holds space in a way that is entirely unique. She has an incredible ability to help people connect to themselves, the depth of their experience, and each other. She leaves space for each individual's process and the complicated emotions that arise from grief, while at the same time making it clear that we are not alone. I am so grateful to have access to Alyssa's teaching. If you are hemming and hawing about whether to work with her, do yourself a favor and just do it - your future self will thank you.”

— A.F.