Beach Dance

A Time to Unpack Your Heart

 

Meet me where the sunlight ends
Meet me where the truth never bends
Bring all that you're scared to defend

And lay it down when you walk through my door
Throw all of it out on the floor
Your sorrow, your beauty, your war
I want it all, I want it all

Bring your secrets, bring your scars
Bring your glory, all you are
Bring your daylight, bring your dark
Share your silence
And unpack your heart

Show me something the rest never seen
Give me all that you hope to receive
Your deepest regret dies with me

The days when you stumble and fall
The days when you grind to a crawl
The treasure that hides behind your walls
I want it all, yeah I want it all

Bring your secrets, bring your scars
Bring your glory, all you are
Bring your daylight, bring your dark
Share your silence
And unpack your heart
Then unpack your heart

Oh, I'm on your side
So shed your shadow
And watch it rise

Oh, I'm on your side
So shed your shadow
And watch it rise
Into your darkness
I'll shine a light

Bring your secrets, bring your scars
Bring your glory, all you are
Bring your daylight, bring your dark
Share your silence

Bring your honor, bring your shame
All your madness, I will tame
Won't you lay down, down your guard
Share your silence
And unpack your heart

I love this song. I love the tune, but I especially love the lyrics. They're an invitation to being vulnerable and real. To opening your heart in a deep and beautiful way to another. To becoming free of all the things you might fear.  This is my invitation to you. An opening for you to walk through. A time for you and me to become more free together. 

There is still time and still room for you to be a part of the next Uninhibited Retreat happening March 24-28th.  Registration will close ten days from now on March 1.

Come unpack your heart with me on Maui and... 

Show me something the rest never seen. 

 

An Uninhibited Question & Answer

What can your friends count on you for? 

I just returned from a sweet weekend of dance, delicious meals, dramatic weather and deep connection with some of my favorite people on the planet.  I would do pretty much anything for any one of these six friends of mine in the photo above.  

I would dance in the pouring down rain with them. 

I would buy them a meal, a bottle of wine, a plane ticket  and especially something special that they would want, but might not buy for themselves.

I would hold their gaze and not look away when they needed someone to see them. 

I would hold their hands in mine, hug them  hard and not let go until they do. 

I would tell them the truth even if it's hard to hear. 

I would be there for them when they asked, when they least expected it and when they needed someone or something, but didn't know who or how to ask.   

My friends can count on me to be fiercely loyal, relentlessly upbeat, ridiculously silly and real.

What is it that you give to your friends without a second thought?  What are the qualities of being others can rely on you for?  And if you had you  as a friend, could you count on you? 

You can count on being asked questions during this retreat that  will make your mind think, your heart feel and your spirit relax. When you take time out to delve into how you live your life and what's most important, thinking, feeling, relaxing  (and dancing!) is bound to happen.

Seven more weeks until the next retreat begins. Four more weeks to decide if you'll be a part of it. Registration closes October 1.  

The Countdown Begins!

Tomorrow, July 1, is when registration opens for the next Uninhibited Retreat which is happening October 22-26.

While the event is still three and a half months away, you know how quickly time flies and October will be here sooner than you think. Starting to look for reasonably-priced airline tickets now is much better than three months down the calendar road when registration  closes October 1.

 Perhaps what you don't know (and need) in order to make a decision whether this retreat would be the ideal experience for you  is to get a sneak peak of what I'm going to call...

~The 13 Delicious Details of the Uninhibited Retreats ~ 

 

This is not a huge conference with name tags.  It's cozy and intimate and you'll know everyone's name before you even arrive. There are just 13 people. Sometimes less, but definitely no more than that.

Each day of the retreat is a full one. From 8am to 8pm, we go all out for 12 hours. And just in case  that gave you pause, we take breaks during the day. Naps are highly encouraged.

You will laugh at least 11 times during the retreat (it will probably be more) and there's a good chance you might cry this many times as well. Aching bellies and snotty noses go well together.

You will hear (and dance to) a minimum of 10 songs you've never heard before. And you'll get all the playlists of the music we dance and listen to during the retreat! 

You will be delighted by the 9 or so items in your island goody bag. 

It will take only 8 minutes for you to fall asleep each night. (See Juicy Detail #12)

You will learn and/or be surprised by at least  7 things about yourself. This is a promise and a fact.

Your accommodations are not included in the retreat fee, however I have room in my house for up to 6 people and can offer you significantly reduced rates compared to other places you'll find nearby.  Early registration helps secure those more affordable rates at chez moi. 

Considering you need to arrive on island at least the day before the retreat begins (Wednesday) and you need to stay until it ends (Monday at noon)...attending Uninhibited requires a minimum 5 night stay on the island of Maui. No arm-twisting required, right?   

You will learn at least 4 Hawaiian words. Aloha is lovely, but you already knew that one so it doesn't count.

We eat 3 scrumptious (primarily vegetarian) meals a day and chocolate for dessert is a given.

You can pay the $799  retreat fee in 2 payments. $300 when you register. $499 on October 1.  

You can trust this 1 retreat to offer you an experience you'll never forget. 

I invite you to join me in October for the next Uninhibited Retreat.   

Bring on the deliciousness!

 

 

The Great GiveAway

I'm not giving away a fresh coconut, but I am giving away something that's just as good, if not better. 

I'm not giving away a fresh coconut, but I am giving away something that's just as good, if not better. 

Sixteen days ago, I launched a Kickstarter campaign for my creative baby and gift to the world, Beach Dance. You can find out more about the campaign here and why we're raising funds. The reason I'm sharing the news of the campaign here is...

I am giving away (gifting) one of the 12 spots in the next Uninhibited Retreat in October.

 

Here's how you have a chance to "win" that spot...  

With two weeks left to go in the campaign, I'm pleased to say that we're already 60% funded towards our goal.  I'm feeling confident we'll raise the other 40% and I want to provide an extra incentive for people to make a pledge before the campaign ends on July 20 at 11pm Hawaii time.

Anyone who makes a contribution to the campaign between now (July 6 and July 20) and the last day of the campaign, will be entered into a drawing to "win" a spot in the next retreat. Accommodations and airfare are not included, but the retreat fee of $799 is on me. 

So if you're thinking you'd like to attend the next Uninhibited Retreat and you want a chance to possibly be a part of the twelve for free, head on over to Beach Dance's Kickstarter campaign page and make a contribution.

If the campaign is successfully funded, the drawing for the retreat spot will be on Monday, July 21.  I so hope I'll be able to give away a spot in the retreat to one of you!