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Sacred Dance Journey to Peru

July 19 @ 8:00 am July 25 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

The next Sacred Dance Journey is to the Sacred Valley in Peru with our host for the week the beautiful, nature inspired Munay Sonqo Retreat Centre with a heart-felt mission to create a nurturing environment for healing, learning, regeneration, and expansion and near the beautiful town of Calca, Peru. This is a sanctuary for the soul – a place where the external and internal realms merge seamlessly, located in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees, nourished by a magnificent waterfall – a place to connect to the incredible depth and beauty of what nature offers. The Sacred Valley of Peru is a majestic spot in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as “Apus” — “luminous beings” who are said to intercede on behalf of people. At Munay Sunqo, the journey is not just a physical exploration but a spiritual pilgrimage, an odyssey to the core of one’s being, guided by the whispers of Munay (love) and Sonqo (heart). It’s an invitation to discover, embrace, and honor the sacred temple within, in harmony with the profound energies of this extraordinary place. This sacred space is adorned with a stunning crystal at its center, radiating unique vibrational frequencies that uplift the energy of both the surroundings and those who find there way here.

Our facilitators for this week long sacred dance experience Marylee Hardenbergh and Vannia Ibarguen will take us on a journey exploring with mind, body and soul

Marylee Hardenberghas taught Sacred Anatomy, Space Harmony, and site specific performance at the Sacred Dance Guild’s Sacred Dance Journey to Bali (2022) and at the 65 Anniversary Mini Festival at Connecticut College with performance at Jacob’s Pillow (2023). She is honored to serve as co-vice president on the board of the Sacred Dance Guild, along with Tricia Lee, with whom she taught in Bali. She recently returned from teaching community-based, site-specific dance in Korea and Australia. Hardenbergh was the original artistic director of Global Water Dances; she is a board-certified Dance/Movement Therapist and is the Director of Global Site Performance. She loves visiting sacred sites around the world.

Vannia Ibarguen is a Peruvian facilitator, performer, choreographer, dance instructor, and Artistic Director of VIDA – Vannia Ibarguen Dance Arts. Her research is focused on the interaction between dance and technology, and also the relationship between classical, contemporary and folk dance styles. She was a gymnast in her youth, then worked as a professional ballet dancer for more than 10 years, and then she decided to earn her MFA in Dance at the University of Maryland. Vannia has received awards for her choreography in the United States, Peru, Argentina, Cuba, and Colombia. She is also the Artistic Director of Global Water Dances, a biennial event where more than 100 cities around the world create outdoor dances to create awareness about water issues in the local and global community. Vannia is also faculty at the Cerritos College’s Dance Department, Board member of the California Dance Education Association and Professional Fellow at the Arts Council for Long Beach, California

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