Eat, Pray, Love, Sing, Dance, Play, While Serving Local People In
A Developing Country
Laugh, Cry, Touch, Swim, Dive & Snorkel In Bali
"You are a musical instrument; keep yourself tuned through breathing, sounding, touching, singing, dancing, playing & praying." - Ellen Watson
Moving Ventures School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by Ellen Watson. Your contributions are tax deductible.
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Greetings & Blessings to you from Bali,
This island paradise and her people have come through the challenges of 2002-2007, and are eager to welcome you. Airfares remain affordable. The seas abound with life; reefs delighting those who don mask & snorkel. Waves seduce surfers, enzyme rich papayas ripen for your morning repast. Ritual, ceremony, art & culture, education and service await you. The Balinese welcome visitors graciously.
"Learning to lay one's hands on another with heart and skill is one of the great gifts of the world. That's part of my mission, passing this on."
Sponsor An Balinese Student - Help Indonesians Help Themselves.
Education is one of the greatest gifts you can offer another person. Click here to donate money toward the education of an Indonesian man or woman in one of our somatic arts programs.780.00 pays the out of pocket expenses MV incurs for a student in the Esalen Massage Training, for either 2009 or 2010. 280.00 pays the out of pocket expenses MV incurs for a student in the Anatomy Training. Our leaders donate their time to educate these eager students. Certification leads them to well paying jobs, frequently multiplying their annual income by 20 times. We are calling for donations for a 17 year-old mother, whose husband will care for her child while she participates in the 5 weeks of training. 950.00 will pay her training expenses, translation of her certification packet and certification fees.
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Annual Esalen Moving Meditation Retreat May 31-June 5 Come, Revel with me at Esalen, The Mother Temple. Ecstatic Dance, Native American Shamanism, Essential Touch & The Esalen Baths. In this annual retreat, we celebrate The Essence of Esalen: reverence for the natural world, alchemy in the hot springs & herbal baths, embodiment of practices developed on this land. We will dance, play, touch & pray. To register: www.esalen.org. For course information: firstname.lastname@example.org This is the only movement program I will offer at Esalen during 2009, Please join me for ceremony, ritual & celebration, for silence & sound, poetry & prayer, Come Dance, come revel with me at The Mother Temple.
"For maintaining vital health, have a scented bath and an aromatic massage daily." - Hippocrates, Father of Western Medicine
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
When you join me and MV's stellar faculty for one of our Healing Arts programs you begin developing the habit of excellence. Whether on the dance floor, in the yoga room, chanting & singing, or on the bodywork table, we practice embodied presence. Our practices, from the first morning to the last, support developing new habits that will beckon you to return to them throughout your life. Each program is carefully designed to inspire you to live your life to your fullest potential, whether joining us for professional training, continuing education, or personal development.
Beginning September 20, and continuing through November 7, 2009, MovingVentures invites you to join us for one of our 7 weeks of somatic arts programs at Mimpi-Menjangan, Bali: www.mimpi.com/mimpi-menjangan-resort.html Located within the Bali Barak National Park, Mimpi is dedicated offering a tranquil retreat atmosphere for those interested in living in harmony with nature, both on the land and in the sea.
Another way to help support MovingVentures School is to purchase one of our Chakra Banners (very popular at Esalen).
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As I write, our sprung-floored Wantilan is being constructed, from sustainable materials, our natural foods chef extraordinaire, Liam McDermott, is creating delicious and nutritious cuisine using local ingredients. The hot springs soaking pools provide the perfect home for our programs offering Watsu & WaterDance, Continuum Movement, Aqua Cranial, and for those who enjoy the healing that comes from soaking in hot mineral springs. Our programs are designed for both those seeking professional development and those on retreat. You'll have ample time to hike, bike, snorkel, dive, visit temples, and abide in the glory of this natural paradise on Bali, The Island of The Gods.
We are now ready to take your reservation for any or a series of our retreats. Prices begin at US$1,590.00 per person, for shared accommodation. For those wanting to participate in more than one program, our business manager will work with you in finding a mutually workable financial arrangement. For partial work exchange positions, apply directly to the leaders of each program. For those with a professional somatic arts practice, we are accepting applications for you to offer private sessions while you are participating in a program. Apply to email@example.com
"Physician, Heal thyself." St. Luke, The Physician
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