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Horizon 5Rhythms Dance Movement Retreat Spring 2024

HORIZON: dance yourself wide open to the dreams and desires longing to come through.

March 21 - 24, 2024
5Rhythms is a guided dance practice that powerfully catalyzes our body’s wild intelligence in a freely expressed movement meditation that can activate deep healing, unlock creative potential and awaken new possibilities. 

The Non-linear Movement Method is a somatic practice that identifies and unwinds patterns of contraction, and through gentle movements relieves tension and soothes the nervous system.
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Dancing at the top of a mountain with a 360° view allows you to broaden your lens, see a little further & envision what’s calling to you. As you step into the dreamtime you'll travel into your imagination. Through the alchemy of your dance & movement you'll embody & enchant your desires so that they can become real. 


"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions," said Albert Einstein, who knew a little something about the profound significance of imagination in our lives and what a powerful creator it is.


Your imagination allows you to envision possibilities that do not yet exist and serves as a blueprint for creating your future. When you engage your imagination, you are essentially previewing the potential outcomes and experiences that may come to fruition. And when you DANCE them and feel it deep inside your body, the magic becomes real as you shake out what's in your way and make space for what wants to come in. This is the predictable miracle every time we put the 5Rhythms map in motion. And it's especially potent in a workshop container where we have multiple days to experience the power of this practice with a group of curious and brave-hearted movers. 


This is the wayfinding map of emergence which is essentially: see, feel, do, become. Unlike the kind of map that you study and follow, this is a map you learn to sense and feel, to gently lean into what is desiring illumination. 


The crucial element in learning about this map is the container for seeing & feeling which we often don’t allow ourselves to experience for so many reasons. Maybe you're unsure about enchantment or don’t know how to access the magic that happens when you engage your body in transformative ways. Maybe it feels scary to feel or even to move because you don’t know what will happen next. I promise you, once you engage your body's wisdom & begin embodying your desires, anything is possible. 


In this residential workshop, when you're outside of your daily patterns and in the dreamtime, you can illuminate what your soul path wants you to know. We will listen to the guidance that comes from our bodies and the nature-based intelligence around us. Together we’ll discover what enchantment looks, feels and moves like as the circle we create together weaves its own kind of magic. 


You will be guided by the wisdom of the 5Rhythms map, non-linear movement, nature inquiry and visioning.


This retreat is for you if: 

  • You find yourself too busy with your daily responsibilities to tune in to your desires or dreams

  • You’re curious about what it means to enter the “dreamtime” and would like to have an experience of it 

  • You're ready to emerge or initiate something new in your life and need a catalyst to do it

  • You’re drawn to dance and movement but sometimes feel inhibited about your expression or ability to move on the outside the way you feel on the inside

  • You’ve been dancing all your life and now you’d like to tap into that feeling of transcendence that happens now and then on a more consistent basis

  • You haven’t given yourself time or space to explore movement in a way that feels safe, creative and maybe even mystical

  • You want to be with a group of warm-hearted brave humans who are also curious about movement and possibility


Join Julie Stuart, a Human Design Manifestor & exquisitely skilled practitioner of the art of emergence as we envision our desires and enchant them into being.


We’ll be dancing at the top of a mountain in the southern Appalachians, the world’s oldest mountains, on ancestral Cherokee land and weaving our explorations with the land and the sentient beings who live there.


This workshop is for people who are new to 5Rhythms or who have danced the practice for decades. We welcome people of all cultures, colors, creeds, all genders and sexualities, all sizes, abilities and life stages. You don’t need to feel strong or energetic to join us. If you're breathing, you've got all you need. Chairs available for seated dance.


Here's what a few of our participants said about the workshop last year:

"I just came back from a 4-day 5Rhythms retreat and man do I feel lighter and brighter! I highly recommend Julie full stop. She is a master teacher - she not only exudes the teachings and energy of 5Rhythms, but also interweaves many other transformational modalities - I learned so much as a facilitator being around her." ~ Nathan 


"My experience in Julie’s Horizon workshop was so deeply healing and helped me to feel so connected!  Julie so exquisitely guided us weaving in different modalities with the 5Rhythms, which helped me to deepen my experience and held the container with such authenticity.  I emerged lighter and felt more aligned with my authentic self." ~ Serena 


"I came totally open, without expectations. I wanted to 'shake up,' to 'jolt' my body out of old familiar patterns. I so greatly want to feel comfortable in my own skin (and have not felt comfortable for as long as I can remember). I felt no concern or fear coming into such an unknown practice/process. I intuitively knew and trusted what was forthcoming. As for after, words are inadequate and diminishing. I continue to be in an altered and liminal space. Sensing kinship to a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. Needing stillness in the warmth and light of the sunlight before gently taking flight. Thank you Julie for being the vessel through which so very many gifts and offerings flow." ~ Nance


We welcome your contribution to a scholarship fund so that we can offer this workshop to folks who are under-resourced, you can send funds to Julie which will be passed along directly. Venmo: julie-stuart-12 and paypal:


I can't wait to welcome you on the mountain. Please send me any questions or concerns you may have. 

with so much love, 



5Rhythms is a guided dance practice that powerfully catalyzes our body’s wild intelligence in a freely expressed movement meditation that can activate deep healing, unlock creative potential and awaken new possibilities. 


The Non-linear Movement Method is a somatic practice that identifies and unwinds patterns of contraction, and through gentle movements relieves tension and soothes the nervous system.


Waves - A Gabrielle Roth 5Rhythms® Waves workshop is the foundation of the entire body of 5Rhythms work in which we expand our class work with a deepened physical expression and knowledge of the essential 5Rhythms and their polarities.


About Julie Stuart: Julie has over two decades of experience as a wayfinder & facilitator of emergence who works with organizations and individuals to navigate complex change, imagine new ways of being and create strategies forward from collective wisdom using deep dialogue, large-scale visual mapping and embodiment practices. She designs and guides transformative workshops which explore the intersection of sensuality, intuition, art and movement. She is a certified teacher of the 5Rhythms created by Gabrielle Roth and of the Non-linear Movement method created by Michaela Boehm. Julie spends as much time as she can in her painting studio, on dance floors, and sailboats because the ocean is her lifelong soulmate.


Program: March 21 - 24, 2024

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2024

Registration: Opening November 2, 2023

Check-in Thursday at 4:00PM

Program ends with lunch on Sunday


Program Fees - Required

$385 + tax per participant 

$285 + tax per 5RTA (pre-approval required)

$235 + tax per crew member (pre-approval required)

Packages - lodging and meals

4 day / 3 night Adult Double occupancy             $375.00 + Tax​

4 day / 3 night Adult Single occupancy 

(limited availability)                                                    $555.00 + Tax 

Commuter Rates

$90/day per person for 3 meals and access from 7am to 10pm - no lodging

Group Program Fee + tax will be added to all charges

In our registration system you'll find:

"Church Retreats" |  "MountainCamp" | "Other Retreats" | "Youth CONs"


Select "Other Retreats", then select your "2024 5Rhythms Dance Movement" package. 

See you on

The Mountain

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