For the 4th time in Israel, Akhaldans International 4th-Way school is offering yet another Gurdjieff Sacred Dance Intensive in Israel. This is a profound experiences designed as a 5-day residential retreat - creating a space and unique opportunity for you to explore your innermost landscape in new and empowering ways while immersed in the beautiful supporting nature of the Galilee Mountains - one of the most peaceful and beautiful regions of the country.

Who is this for?

Suitable for persons who wish to explore deeper into themselves, through the alchemy of movement, music & dance. Through a series of experiential processes… active, dynamic, filled with music, rhythm, dance, light, sound, conversation & dialogue, meditation & silence, we take you into an intensive encounter with your own self... Inviting you to re discover & connect with the inner landscapes of your bodymind, heal old wounds, release the past, & live with freedom & intensity.

Watch this short interview with Akash about the retreat and the work.
Subtitles are available in ENG / PT / SPN / HEB - click "subtitle" button to see them and then "settings" to choose your language.

About the Dances

Highly original, charismatic and mystical, these dances are designed, to balance the different sources of energy within us. Creating a harmony between the body, the mind and the emotions. The results are a unique inner centering, a new sense of inner rhythm, a relaxed alertness, a natural silence and grace… leading to a higher level of consciousness & presence. Each movement has its own music & the beautiful, haunting melodies & rhythms enhance the process. The movements are placed within the context of a larger philosophical ideology… the Fourth Way… which is the way of the Sufi…

Read more about the dances and the work...

 

About the teacher: Carol Squire

Carol is a Sufi Dervish, Fourth Way teacher, Transactional Analysis (TA) facilitator, Sound healer, Reiki master, Leader, Woman, Mother and a student just like all of us.

She is also the co-founder of the international Akhaldans 4th way school which she founded with Akash Dharmaraj in India. Together, they have co-created a unique style of transmission of the Fourth Way work using the movements as a vehicle for Awakening and Transformation. Carol is also the head of all of the school's activities in its North America branch and activities in Africa..

Akash describes Carol as a loving, compassionate human who cares deeply about the Work and does this work of transmission only because she loves it. 

She has been leading groups all over the world for the past 40 years and integrating Sufi practices and TA into her work with high profile leadership executives,  non-profit organizations, personal groups and individuals, and whoever is willing to learn. She has taught the Gurdjieff Sacred Dances  in India (including in the Osho Commune in Pune), in Africa and in North America where she is based most of the time (When she isn't traveling ;-)
 

Carol's message to you  

"My mission is to transform individuals, teams and organizations by taking them out of their automatic comfort zones so that they can begin to: 
Reinvent, Reintegrate, Reconnect, Simplify and Move toward Sense and Respond, the new paradigm in human consciousness and organizations, and away from the prevailing paradigm of Predict and Control.

I resolve to never refer to myself as a trouble-shooter or problem solver. I do not want to spend my time and energy reinforcing trouble and problems.  

Instead, I see potential. I see strengths. I enhance, strengthen, invite and facilitate potential to grow - to become tangible strengths. I facilitate the process of turning potential into compassionate power. 

Why?

So that there is a constant output of value, spirit, and animation;
So that each individual fulfills more of their unique potential and purpose;
So that each part of the organism contributes to the good working of the whole; So that the organism fulfills more of its unique potential and purpose in the larger universal environment.

My vision is:

A world where awareness, intimacy and spontaneity are available to everyone, everywhere.
A world where everyone is connected to themselves, others and purpose in healthy ways.
A world where I operate from love and an open, playful heart."

Practicalities

DATES - September 25-29, 2018 (5 days & 4 nights)

Start: Tuesday, September 25th at 9:30am
End: Saturday, September 29th at 18:00
 

LANGUAGE

The primary language of the retreat will be movement, supported with silence. Theory and explanations will be given in English to add context and framework.
For those parts, full translation will be possible to Hebrew along the entire retreat.
 

Retreat Price

  • Quick deciders (still available) - first 10 spots: 2,370 ILS (approx €570)
    Participants of past retreats with Carol or Akash receive an additional discount!
  • Early Bird - next 10 spots: 2,790 ILS (approx €660)
    Participants of past retreats with Carol or Akash receive an additional discount in this price tier as well.
  • Regular price - for all: 3,120 ILS (approx €740)

Retreat price includes:
All retreat days, activities and materials.
3 vegan-vegetarian meals a day (starting with lunch on the 1st day and finishing with lunch of the last day).
Drinking water.

Retreat price does NOT include:
Accommodation - see options below in the accommodation section.
Extra nights - these might be available 1 day before/after the retreat for an additional cost.
Transfer to and from the venue (we help with taxi share and car pool).
Breakfast on arrival day, dinner on the last day.

PAYMENT

To secure your place&price please fill in your details and pay a deposit of 500 ILS (approx €120)
The remaining balance will be collected in cash (€, U$D or ILS) on the first day of the retreat.

Cancellation Policy: 
In case of cancellation before August 31st the deposit will be refunded minus 25% service charge.
After August 31st the deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellation after September 19th, for any reason, will be liable to 50% of the full retreat price including all extras.

 

Accommodation options & prices

This retreat is fully residential. We will be immersed in the middle of nature and in our process of awakening.  There are a few accommodation options:

  • Shared room (shared between 2): 230 ILS per night (approx €55)
  • Private room accommodation: 460 ILS per night (approx €110)
  • Shared hall (Mattress on floor Dervish style): 130 ILS per night (approx €32)
  • Your own tent: 60 ILS per night (approx €15)

Note: Hall & Room accommodation are limited. The earlier you secure your space, the better. Once you register you will receive an email confirming your registration and accommodation choice depending on availability.

THE VENUE

Kibbutz Tuval, Israel (map) in the Galilee mountains is one of the most beautiful and quiet places in Israel.
Immersed in nature our process will be supported by a contemplative serene setting.

Venue website (HEB)


More info & questions

For more info, questions, assistance with planning your trip and arrival in Israel, applying for tourist visa, etc. please don't hesitate to ask… 
contact us via email here (Boaz) or by phone:
International only on WhatsApp +972-54-224-7707 (Boaz)
Local & WhatsApp: +972-54-4875985 (Hava)


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