Dance Into Joy
August 2017

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Dance Into Joy

A Wild Life Sanctuary™ Dance Jam

August 04, 2017 – August 06, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Jovinna Chan, Jurian Hughes
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SM17-3502-134Jovinna Chan, Jurian Hughes,

Sacred dance is one of the most ancient transformative rituals. From the whirling dervish, to the waltz, to the rave, it is a practice of joy, cleansing, and clarity—guided by wisdom that transcends the thinking brain.

Follow your body and breath, and dance into joy this weekend as you explore ecstatic movement and deep stillness. Drawing on the strength of both of these practices, you learn to:

  • Feel fully present in your body
  • Cleanse from your core to your pores
  • Free and refresh your mind
  • Trust your body’s innate wisdom to heal and guide you

Through an alchemical combination of movement, relaxation, meditation, and journaling, you re-energize your relationship to self, work, and dharma. Let yourself sweat, let go of limitations, and discover a deep sense of renewal in a sacred community of celebrants.

No dance experience is required.

Continuing Education
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
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Jovinna Chan and Jurian Hughes are also teaching Dance, Voice, Yoga & Play.

Things to Bring:

Please bring comfortable clothes for movement, including layers you can easily put on and take off. If weather permits we may go outside briefly.

Please also bring sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, sunglasses, comfortable shoes and a journal/notebook and pen.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500, is cofounder of Shakti Initiation™ and A Wild Life Sanctuary™. Formerly an assistant dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga and a 200- and 500-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher trainer, Chan is currently a Pranotthan Yoga School 200-hour teacher trainer and is also certified in Let Your Yoga Dance, Soul Motion™, and more.

Jurian Hughes, E-RYT 500, MFA, cofounder of A Wild Life Sanctuary™, is a longtime faculty member at Kripalu, a yoga teacher trainer, Let Your Yoga Dance® trainer, voice coach, and theater performer. Known for her passionate, playful, and inspiring teaching style, Jurian leads workshops and trainings that cultivate self-esteem, freedom, and joy. She is the creator of the CD and DVD Deep and Delicious Yoga.