The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Active Hope – Healing Our Planet and Ourselves – Dancing the Spiral

Active Hope – Healing Our Planet and Ourselves – Dancing the Spiral 

Amina and Arif & Carol and Paula 

WHERE: Woodman Hill Retreat Center 107 Keets Road, Deerfield MA
WHEN: Friday March 31 to Sunday April 2, 2017

Join us on a deep journey as we blend Dances of Universal Peace with the Spiral of the Work That Reconnects. We will speak and dance our gratitude for the gift of being alive, honor our pain for the world, explore our deep creativity and celebrate our oneness with the living Earth. We will go forth renewed and ready to participate, ever more joyfully and effectively, in the healing of our world.

All are welcome. 
Learn about the Dances of Universal Peace: 
Learn about the Work that Reconnects:

Leaders: Dance Leaders Arif Leininger and Amina Silk; Work That Reconnects facilitators Carol Harley and Paula Hendrick. Beautiful nourishing food, for awakening our body temple, will be lovingly prepared by Amina.

Cost for accommodations and food: $165 for the weekend. Friday dinner will be potluck. Event ends after lunch on Sunday. We will send out a welcome letter with more details as the weekend approaches.

We work on a love offering basis – experimenting with the gifting economy. So if you are moved in the Heart and would like to support us in continuing this work your dana will be gratefully received and appreciated. See a 12 minute gifting economy video at

Space is limited – A $50 minimum deposit or payment in full will hold your space.
Make out your check to Arif Leininger and send to Paula Hendrick, 15 Parker St., Rochdale, MA 01542. (When you send a check, please also email to let them know.)

Contact if questions: (978) 502-0247 Paula Hendrick

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