Friday, May 13, 2016

Villa Maria Retreat Early Registration Extended!

Peace and blessings, beloved Dancers!

Our last Villa Maria retreat in Frontenac, MN is about a month away!  This mixed blessing is an opportunity for us to express our gratitude for the blessings of dancing at the Villa decades ago as well as gather new dancers to sing and pray the many names of God in circle. 

We are extending the registration deadline out to Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  The lodging and meal reservation process is separate from registering to dance if you are planning to commute.  We ask you to make your Villa reservations at your earliest convenience.  Details below: 
  • Lodging and Meals Reservations:  Please contact Mary at or 651-345-4582 to make reservations for lodging and on-site meals.  Rates are listed on this post
  • Dance registration:  New Online Registration Form to help us know you are coming, especially for commuters!  Dance fees can be paid in cash or check at the door.  Paying by credit is also possible.  Please contact for more details.  Dance scholarships are also available from The Oneness Project. 
In addition to letting commuters know you are coming, the online registration form is collecting who would like to lead dances, be a support musician, or provide zikr, universal worship, a gratitude ceremony, or offer something else to the gathered group. 

We look forward to "Eat, Dance, and Pray Together" as Samuel L. Lewis would say! 

Here's a few pictures by Photo Dean Johnson from last summer's retreat to entice you. 

Dancers, Friday evening, August 2015 in Villa Maria's Ursuline Hall
Universal Worship altar
A group pilgrimage to the Woodhaven Lodge where retreatants literally ate, danced, and prayed together in the same room.

Inside Woodhaven Lodge.  In the 1990's retreatants would eat a meal, then move tables and benches out of the way, sweep, then dance, to replace all the tables and benches for the next meal.  Also note the Children's art piece on the far wall of the Lodge. 

The dearly beloved dancers gathered on Saturday, August 2015
Our last group circle, August 2015

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