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RHYTHM IS THE CURE Healing Dance and Percussion Workshop from Southern Italy & Hula from Hawaii!

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JANUARY 27 to FEBRUARY 3rd 2022 in a new peaceful setting, in Oahu: WINDWARD Quaker RETREAT CENTER : www.windwardretreat.org

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 0r with everbutton links available soon

Join us for a week you will always remember. Register today! 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) Click here to register https://www.everbutton.com/pay/4005 Remaining Workshop Tuition $600 (due November 30) Click here to pay remainder of tuition https://www.everbutton.com/pay/4006

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY Workshop is limited to 12 students****

Any questions? Contact us at ABelloni@aol.com

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Rhythm is the Cure Workshop

"RHYTHM IS THE CURE" 
HEALING DRUMMING AND DANCE RETREAT 
 SICILY, ITALY 
 
AUGUST 17 to the 24th, 2021
Learn more HERE 
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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 :

www.windwardretreat.org


 

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.

Register today!

Dear Friends:

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!


Aloha,

Alessandra Belloni 

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 & SOUNDSIntegrated 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)
Click here to register https://www.everbutton.com/pay/4005
Remaining Workshop Tuition $600 
(due  November 30)
Click here to pay remainder of tuition https://www.everbutton.com/pay/4006
 
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY
Workshop is limited to 12 students****

 Any questions? Contact us at ABelloni@aol.com