Sunshine House is part of the NGO Metta-morphosis.

Dances for the Divine Mother with Miriam Peretz

16th - 22nd July 2018

A women’s retreat for embodied healing through Sacred Dance, Yoga, and Devotional song.


In this retreat we will dive deep into the soul trait of compassion (Rahma/Rehem- womb) connecting to the divine mother, eternal source of compassion.  Through our dance, song and chant we will explore how we can embody the divine mother and the soul trait of compassion.  We will open our womb, heart and full being to deep healing through the movement journeys, ocean currents, sisterhood and songs for the mother.  Each day will journey through morning yoga practices, ritual infused dance, vocal and percussive sessions, immersion in the ocean and guided improvisation.  The retreat will culminate in a site-specific prayer-formance of song and dance in the temple of Delphi.  It will be a deeply layered ritual that will include all of our collective sacred movement practices, prayers, songs and intentions for calling compassion into our lives and into the world.


Nava Dance

Nava Dance is a fully integrated dance practice developed by Miriam Peretz. Nava Dance is rooted in intentional movement and ritual to awaken the highest potential of self individually and communally. The dance practices are inspired by the movement of circles, spirals and cycles that we find within the physical, energetic, and universal body. Classes integrate intensive dance experience, sequences focused on healthy alignment and spinal fluidity, focused breath work, improvisation and choreography. Nava Dance draws deep inspiration from Silk Road (Central Asian) themes and aesthetics, as well as from the devotional practice of whirling. Each class is a journey through the physical, spiritual and emotional realms of being, and a call to open one’s hearts to others and to the universe. The dance sanctuary is a place to move, sweat, sway, breath, love, pray and embrace personal empowerment as well as a deep sense of humility.

Miriam sees dance as a uniquely powerful means of expressing deep emotion and spiritual yearning, and the perfect embodiment of prayer. Miriam’s passion thrives in cultivating community and sisterhood through dance, in utilizing dance ritual to mark life transitions, and in creating nurturing, safe environments for sacred movement practice and transformational experiences.

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Our schedule:

July 16th
6:30-7:30- Dinner
7:30-9:30- Opening rituals

July 17th-21st Daily Schedule
7:30-8:30- Yoga
8:30-10:00- Breakfast
10:00-1:00- Dance
1:00-2:00- Lunch
2:00-6:00- Siesta & Beach!!!
6:00-7:30-Singing (& drumming & dancing!!!)
7:30-8:30- Dinner
8:30-10:00 or later…- Improvisation time (live music, singing, poetry, whirling, and any creative practices)
*Note- some nights will have more focused and led rituals, and other nights will be more improvisationally based!

July 22nd
8:00-9:00- Breakfast
9:00-2:00- Closing Ritual/Offering at the temple of Delphi
2:30-3:30- Lunch & goodbyes


 The  facilitators

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Miriam Peretz is an internationally celebrated dance instructor and performer.  Over the past twenty years, her signature dance style has spread across continents through her international dance collective Nava, and through the intensive trainings she offers worldwide.  Miriam weaves spiritual and devotional elements into every dance session drawing upon her background as a dervish and as a child of mystics. Her classes are infused with group rituals that help participants find the deeper meaning and significance of the movements and dances she teaches.  Regarded as a weekly ritual by her students, Miriam’s teaching offers a journey through the terrain of the body, heart, mind and spirit. You can catch her vibe here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFB0j_GhG2g&t=54s


In the heart of one's voice - Method Kunda-Voix


Marie Trezanini is singer and songwriter inspired by a diverse range of ethnicities and teachers. Over the last 10 years, Marie has taught her unique method: « At the heart of one's voice » Kunda-Voix; a powerful technique through which she shares a number of tools to develop one's vocal potential and presence in the body. The workshops are conducted in a non-judgemental environment, open to all women, experienced or novice vocalists. Kunda-Voix incorporates vocal technique with well being tools from kundalini yoga, pranayama, Qi gong, Egypto-essenien healing, lithotherapy, chakra balancing supported by mindfulness, and the guidance of the 4 elements: earth, air, fire and water. The elements nurture a deep connection to the inner sacred space; the womb, where emotions and stories take refuge. Marie brings her experience, her sensitivity and her intuition to guide women into the heart of their inner sacred feminine fire.


Shirin Anjuna- Soul Light Yoga
Shirin Anjuna is a soul yoga and meditation teacher, as well as an energetic and spiritual healer. Her holistic healing work supports women to heal and to reconnect with their inner source, intuition, creativity and higher consciousness. She is focused on light healing, womb healing, transformation and initiation with divine love. Shirin’s yoga sessions guide women to open the channels for awakening spiritual strength and receiving healing energy for the womb and the heart.

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*Discounts are available for Nava Collective dancers & students, and dancers attending multiple summer offerings.  (Special discount for dancers joining the immersion in Turkey.)

*Note- Spaces are limited, and pre-registration highly encouraged to reserve space.