RHYTHM IS THE CURE
Healing Dance and Percussion Workshop
from Southern Italy & Hula from Hawaii!
JANUARY 27 to FEBRUARY 3rd 2022
in a new peaceful setting, in Oahu:
WINDWARD Quaker RETREAT CENTER :
Drumming classes will be held on the beach every morning!
NEW THIS YEAR: SPECIAL FEATURE HULA CLASSES with
Auntie Nettie Armitage Lapilio on the tradition of PELE Hawaiin Goddess of the Earth
She is a fully recognized Kumu Hula and Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner. She has been teaching Hula, Hawaiian Language and Music for 48 years. She is a practitioner of Ho’oponopono, a Traditional Hawaiian practice for healing both family and professional relationships. She is a highly sought-after professional musician and educator in Hawaiian circles.
Also featuring special guest Father Phil Harmon, founder of Kahumana Farm, a theologian who specializes in the Divine Feminine and the Black Madonna and will hold classes in the evening in the Black Madonna Chapel of the Steiner center.
Special prices at : $750 for the workshops, plus accommodations and food see below:
A 25% deposit is required ASAP to hold the room at the retreat center
Double $360 including cleaning fees
deposit required 25%
Special food fresh organic catering provided by Davina $40 per day for 3 meals
Payment can be may be made by VENMO ZELLE
or with everbutton links available soon
Join us for a week you will always remember.
I have been going to Hawaii for 25 years, and fell in love with the islands, the people the magic of natural beauty.
For the past 6 years I have held my retreats at the beautiful Kahumana Organic Farm, founded by Father Phil Harmon, who specializes in the Divine Feminine and Black Madonna and holds special lectures.
Unfortunately, I could not teach there during the year 2021 due to COVID 19. I just came back from there and had a wonderful time and found new location to hold my retreat:
The Windward Retreat Center in Oahu, https://www.windwardretreat.org/
Very close to the beach, (300 meters) and surrounded by magical land and mountains in Oahu.
Rhythm is the Cure is a 5-day intensive healing workshop featuring Southern Italian ritual dances used as music and dance therapy for centuries throughout the Mediterranean.
This new workshop will blend the South Italian musical tradition of the Black Madonna and the Divine Feminine with sacred Hawaiian Hula dance for the Goddess Pele taught by Hula Master Auntie Nettie.
I firmly believe that we all need to heal from the hardship of lat year and I know that we can recharge and rejuvenate embraced by the healing arms of the Black Madonna and the Goddess Pele in the volcanic lands of Hawaii and the Goddess of the Sea.
Hoping to see you in Hawaii in January!
DURING THE RHYTHM IS THE CURE WORKSHOP Participants will learn:
The unique style of tambourine playing and the ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella, used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula.
Alessandra will also teach sacred chants of the Black Madonna from Southern Italy and other parts of the world. Drumming classes will be done on the beach every morning!
Objectives of the workshop are:
--To learn the history of this powerful tambourine style, originally done mainly by women, which dates back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, now worshiped as the Black Madonna and to come to understand the healing and stress-relieving effect of these rhythms and dances.
--To bring women back in touch with their lost drumming tradition.
--To make the participants feel part of community-healing ritual
TAMMORRIATA – A powerful rhythm set to an African beat played in 4/4 time in honor of the black Madonna, originally ancient rites for the Earth Goddess Cybele. It accompanies a sensual dance from Naples danced with castanets to the rhythm of the large drum, called Tammorra.
RITMO E DANZA DI SAN ROCCO (SPINNING DANCE) –
This dance, originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages. It was danced during the time of the plague to help people release the overpowering fear of death. Due to the trance-inducing movements and incessant spinning, many people enter ecstatic states during this dance, similar to the Whirling Dervish ceremonies.
THE PIZZICA TARANTATA –
The wild 6/8 rhythm of the Pizzica, played on medium size tambourines and accompanied by dance and song, was performed as an exorcism ritual that produced a trance-like state beneficial for healing many mental-health disorders and imbalances. As part of a re-enactment of this healing ritual, participants will play a circle and learn the ceremony : a dance where they’ll create “spider-like” movements on the ground, releasing stress and blockages of energy.
Alessandra ends the sessions using the ocean drum, creating the sound of waves in a final relaxation invoking the healing power of the water with chants to the Goddess of the Sea, the Sun and the Black Madonna.
Participants are encouraged to wear white and red, and women to wear skirts.
Father Phil’s Course Description:
An orientation to the teachings and practices of the Western Esoteric traditions, the Mystics, and the Saints, presented by Archpriest Philip, on the Black Madonna as the Earth-Mother in a Feminine Divine Trinity, with the Holy Sophia, her Celestial-Daughter, and with the Sacred Soul (Holy Spirit) and our Angelic Companions as the Being who unites the Earth and the Heavens.
ABOUT THE LOCATION: Windward Retreat Center
The center is a place Friends and family from around the world can come together to learn, experience, and grow, in an environment of awe-inspiring beauty and tranquility. The Windward Retreat Center was designed for educators and non-profit groups looking for a special space to hold retreats, workshops, and meetings.
The main meeting room is ideal for yoga, Qigong, or other open spaced events. It also can be configured for conference, classroom, or lounging.
SIGHT & SOUNDS: Integrated sound and video systems were designed to bring multimedia presentations alive.
High speed internet and wi-fi keep guests connected.
ACCOMMODATIONSAll overnight guests will be treated to wonderful nights sleep. All beds are the finest quality hotel beds that are triple sheeted for a five-star nights sleep.
The Windward Retreat Center is a nonprofit organized in a manner consistent with the traditions, testimonies, faith and practice of the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers).
PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 15 !
The workshop fee is 750
Registration fee $150
(due by October 15) (Non Refundable)
Remaining Workshop Tuition $600
(due November 30)
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY
Workshop is limited to 12 students****