BEAUTY THAT TRANSFORMS - COLORADO:
A Transformational Yoga, Dance, And Flow Arts Retreat
TEAM INSTRUCTORS & FACILITATORS: Dr. Jinju Dasalla, Tracy Knowles, Una Viggiani, and Nova Dasalla
SPECIAL GUEST LUMINARIES TBA
ABOUT THE RETREAT
AWAKEN & CELEBRATE YOUR INNER FIRE on this 3-day, Soul Flow journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation through yoga, dance, and the flow arts.*
Discover and re-ignite your inner creative Fire, also known as Shakti, that resides in the heart. When it’s alive, the divine feminine creative power is free to manifest the heart’s deepest desires. We will allow this unique dance to be the teacher of our true nature, honoring the natural cycles and rhythms that are universal to all Life. In essence, this retreat is a spiritual and somatic wisdom course bridging the scientific “how” with the human “why”, a blend of theory and movement, dialing into the most essential elements of the human healing experience.
Harmonize your mind, body, and soul with revolutionary, neurological re-patterning and restoring practices that have transformed countless lives toward expanded new ways of moving, thinking, and being. Whether you’re new to poi or the hula-hoop or have practiced for years, this retreat is designed for you to experience these modalities as transformational tools and ideal for anyone interested in incorporating the flow arts into their personal or professional practice. Join Dr. Jinju Dasalla and Soul Flow Luminaries as they share the art and science that grounds the therapeutic benefits of these playful practices.
Whether you are ready to break free from limiting beliefs, seeking clarity, going through a major life transition, or feeling inspired to learn a new dance in sweet community, this intimate - yet playful! - journey is a portal to let your soul flow! Come celebrate the fire within as you discover new realms of creative expression and beauty that transforms.
In addition, you’ll earn credit hours and a certificate of completion that can be applied to the Soul Flow Arts (SFAI) Teacher Training and Coach Certification Program.
Imagine spending a long weekend in colorful, southern Colorado and relaxing at the world famous Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa near the San Juan mountains. Wake up with a flowing yoga practice and nourish your body with 3 catered, vegetarian meals a day. Then, whenever you wish, soak in any one of the 23 pools (available to you 24 hours/day) containing the healing waters of the famous Pagosa Springs, home of the world’s deepest, geothermal hot spring or sunbathe next to the San Juan River.
Hoops and poi will be provided and available for purchase.
*THIS RAPIDLY EMERGING FIELD REFERRED TO AS “THE FLOW ARTS” IS, AT ITS DEEPEST CORE, A FORM OF YOGA, A PATH OF INQUIRY. AS A TRANSFORMATIVE AND HEALING SOMATIC PRACTICE, A RISING NUMBER OF STUDIES HAVE REVEALED THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS, POWERFULLY RESTORING AND RETRAINING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. IT’S NOT ONLY AN ART TO UNIFY, BRIDGE, AND HARMONIZE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF ONESELF, BUT ALSO TO WEAVE TOGETHER MANY DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES INTO A SINGULAR-THREADED, CREATIVE EXPRESSION. THESE DISCIPLINES CAN INCLUDE MEDITATION, DANCE, YOGA, SIMPLE PLAY, AND PERFORMANCE; IN ADDITION, IT INCLUDES MOVING WITH AN OBJECT SUCH AS POI, STAFF, OR THE HULA-HOOP. THIS MOVEMENT ART REQUIRES LEARNING TO MOVE GRACEFULLY IN RELATIONSHIP TO ONESELF, OTHERS, AND THE NATURAL CYCLES AND RHYTHMS UNIVERSAL TO LIFE.
RETREAT GOALS & HIGHLIGHTS
- To explore and grow inside of an evidence- and experience- based curriculum weaving the neuroscience of transformation, flow psychology, yoga, somatics, dance, and play!
- Begin to master the fundamentals of dancing with poi and the hula hoop.
- Release tensions, trauma, and old holding patterns in the body leaving you feeling lighter, stronger, and healthier through this unique somatic movement practice.
- Get a taste of the art and practice of ontological soul coaching for ourselves and others
- Benefit from an expanded transformational and healing "toolbox" full of practices and exercises that will support you in cultivating balance, grace and flow.
- Re-harmonize the masculine with the feminine, mind with body, right with left, science with soul, and knowledge with wisdom.
- Enjoy a deeper knowing of your innate and vast beauty, brilliance, and wisdom.
- Learn strategies to develop your intuition, self-trust, and clarity on your life path.
- Engage action-based breakthroughs toward living a life filled with purpose, passion & possibility
- Be fully supported in awakening your inner fire and living your biggest dreams while having a blast!
- EXPRESSION Night & Special Closing Circle
This retreat has a limited number of spots, so be sure to register early! All participants must be ages 18 and up. While this program may be healing and therapeutic in nature, it should not be mistaken for therapy.
All levels are welcome, however, this is not an advanced technical flow retreat. We will cover basic to intermediate tricks & moves with a focus on integrating movement, dance, and yoga. Please be open to having a beginner’s mind! You’re welcome to request privates to deepen your technique.
- 3 nights accommodations at Pagosa Springs Resort
- 3 catered, vegetarian meals a day
- Daily Guided Yoga and/or Dance Practice
- Daily Hoop Flow Module
- Daily Poi Flow Module
- Daily Wisdom Circle and Guided Exercises
- Special Evening Events including Community Dance, Open Flow Jams, and Expression Night
- 24-Hour access to 23 mineral soaking pools
- Plush spa robes & upgraded pool towels for use after soaking
- Optional Private Personal Coaching Sessions (with Jinju)
- Optional Private Business & Confidence Coaching Sessions (with Nova)
- Optional Private Healing Massage Sessions (with Tracy)
- Optional Private Poi or Hoop sessions (with Jinju & Tracy)
Please keep in mind that all classes, workshops, and activities are OPTIONAL*. This is your journey, your time, your retreat. Please feel free to bow out of any sessions to go soak in the pools or enjoy a massage. (This schedule is subject to shift and flow based on the needs of the group.)
Detailed schedule coming soon.
Thursday 7/7 - Arrive by 4pm for Opening Circle and Welcome Dinner
Friday 7/8 and Saturday 7/9
- AM Yoga
- Wisdom Circle
- Special Evening Event
Sunday 7/10 - Depart by 11 am after breakfast and Closing Circle
*Full participation in all classes and workshops (with the exception of evening activities) is required for those participants wishing to receive full credit toward certification.
Here are the reflections of a few attendees of the 2015 retreat in Hawai'i and the impact it had on their lives:
A more detailed reflection of retreat participant and breast cancer survivor, Lesley Jacobs, who shares a powerful healing experience of trauma release during a poi dance session during the Beauty that Transforms program in Hawai'i. Amazing how healing can be so simple!
RETREAT PRICING (per person, shared room)
- Classic - 2 Double beds (sharing a room w/3 others and a bed w/one other) = $850*
- Classic - 2 Double beds (sharing a room w/only 1 other and your own bed) = $995
- Classic - 1 King bed (for couples or 2 friends who don't mind sharing a bed) = $995
- Deluxe - 2 Queen beds (sharing a room w/only 1 other and your own bed) = $1075
- Deluxe - 1 King bed (a nicer room for couples or 2 friends who don't mind sharing a bed) = $1050
- Eco Luxe, Junior Suite - 2 Queen beds (sharing a room w/only 1 other and your own bed) = $1195
Room descriptions are below.
(Interested in your own room? Please contact Bella Retreats ASAP for details as rooms are limited.)
* A double bed isn't ideal for 2 people, but it's the most cost-effective option for those on a budget. A room of 4 sharing 2 queens doesn't offer much value (a savings of approx. $50/day) - it make may more sense to pay a little more to share a room with only 1 person AND have your own bed.
*** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! SIGN UP BY FEB 22ND TO RECEIVE $100 OFF! ***
ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATIONS
The Springs Resort hotel has three lodging buildings, all just steps from the hot springs pools, offering 79 rooms in: Classic, Deluxe, and EcoLuxe room or suite accommodations. A geothermal heating system, derived from the naturally hot "Mother Spring", which heats all our resort buildings and also provides hot water to the resort for additional operations. All hotel rooms are smoke-free.
Classic Rooms - Choose between 2 Doubles or 1 King Bed
Standard rooms are located in the original Spring Inn Motel building. All Standard rooms are on one level and are the closest accommodations to the Bath House and soaking pools.
Relax in a room with two double beds or 1 king, full bath, coffee maker and free Wi-Fi. Parking is available in spaces right in front of your room.
Deluxe Rooms - Choose between 2 Queens or 1 King Bed
The spacious Deluxe rooms feature two queen beds, or one king bed, kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, toaster, flatware and dishes. Our deluxe rooms are available on first or second floors.
EcoLuxe Suites - 2 Queen Beds
The one bedroom Junior Luxury Suite features two queen beds and flat screen TV. The living area comes with a queen sofa sleeper, a flat screen TV and a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker. They suites are housed in a 29-room, luxury green-built building designed and constructed and certified to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards. This is the first LEED-built hotel in Colorado and one of only 22 in the nation.
You can see what the rooms like here.
about the facilitators
Jinju embraces the power of dance, flow arts, and yoga as portals for somatic healing and personal transformation. As a professional life coach, performer, facilitator, and instructor with a doctorate in neuroscience, Jinju offers truly unique perspectives, pioneering new paradigms for personal growth and transformational learning that harmonize science, art, and soul.
Jinju co-founded Soul Flow Arts Institute (SFAI) with her husband, Nova Dasalla, as a platform for training and educating health professionals, individuals, and organizations on the neurological and psycho-spiritual benefits of embodied play. As the visionary leader of transformational Soul Flow Retreats, trainings, and author of upcoming book, Beauty that Transforms, her vision is of a world that remembers how simple and sweet healing can be. She holds emotional attunement as the foundation of all flow practices and believes, to love is to flow. Her classes, workshops and coaching journeys consistently call forth elements of play, possibility, and purpose to ultimately awaken one's inner fire and innate wisdom.
Jinju received her Ph.D in Neuroscience from Penn State College of Medicine & 200RYT from the Hawaii Yoga Institute.
Nova, co-founder of Soul Flow Arts, is USA's #1 ranked acrobatic paragliding pilot who is also known for being the first American to pull off a trick called the Infinite Tumble. He is probably even more known for his film, Infinite Stumbling, that tells the story of his life-altering accident in 2009 when one of his routine maneuvers went dramatically wrong, smashing him into a mountain.
Not only did he manage to learn how to walk again but he also was given the gift of embracing life, love, and gratitude on a profound level. This short film has been shown in multiple film festivals around the world and Nova has been featured in national magazines including Origin, Cross Country, the television series, Xterra Adventures, and the inspirational, adventure sports film, The Red Helmet. Nova still flies and is an extraordinary, living example of what it takes to face fears, engage flow, and always aspire beyond the norm.
An illustrious & gentle force, Tracy is a creator of magical & healing experiences. She is a massage artist, body worker, dancer, yogi, hula hooper, lover of movement arts, writer, emotion evoker and inspirer. She radiates and mirrors pure joy, light & love to all beings.
Tracy has recently stepped into the role of yogi facilitator with great enthusiasm! She believes that her role in sharing any healing is that those who need and will be most impacted through her as a healing conduit will appear in synchronicity.
She draws upon a wealth of information from both personal life and professional experience in the healing arts realm. She continues to serve in her private massage practice, Synchronicity Massage, and her blog Talk Story.
Una Viggiani is an artist, yogini, world traveler, and inspired instigator. She earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters degree in Education at the University of Denver, but ultimately learned the most traveling the world on a solo journey that lasted two years and took her to 22 countries. She discovered yoga as a way to balance the demands of teaching, but it soon became much more than that.
Yoga became a way of life for Una and making the shift from art teacher to yoga teacher came naturally.
Now, she combines her love of art, yoga and travel by teaching workshops and organizing her new company, Bella Retreats, allowing
the physical, creative and spiritual realms to merge into one.
ABOUT THE RETREAT CENTER
The Springs Resort & Spa is located on the banks of the San Juan River in downtown Pagosa Springs. Offering 23 naturally hot therapeutic mineral pools and a mineral water lap pool fed by the World's Deepest Geothermal Hot Spring.
The “Great Pagosah Spring” which feeds mineral water to our 23 soaking pools, won the Guinness World Record title of The World’s Deepest Geothermal Hot Spring, on August 20, 2011. The Mother Spring measured at an astounding 1,002 feet deep! However, no one really knows just how deep the hot spring is. Every time the spring has been measured, the plumb line ran out before reaching the bottom.
24-Hour access to our 23 mineral soaking pools
Plush spa robes & upgraded pool towels for use after soaking
After your 11:00 am check-out, you may continue to enjoy soaking privileges until 6:oo pm
Lockers and showers are also available in the public Bath House for hotel guests if needed
A 24-hour beverage bar offering coffee, juice, and herbal teas
FREE Wi-Fi on property
Air-conditioning & heating
TV with DirecTV
ABOUT THE FOOD
We will be catering fresh, healthy, organic, vegetarian fare for you this weekend, starting with a hearty dinner on Thursday night and ending with breakfast on Sunday morning.
We are very pleased to have Mia Rosignana from Sprouted Nutrition catering the retreat. Mia will cook us seasonal vegetarian fare with gluten free and vegan options, which will nurture our bodies. Most groceries are purchased from the health food store, farmers market or directly from the farmer so that they come to you fresh, organic and local!
Mia Rosingana started Sprouted Nutrition to offer nutritional guidance and delicious healthy meals to expectant and new mothers. Mia is a Boulder-based Nutrition Consultant and Personal Chef with an educational and professional background in holistic nutrition, whole foods cooking and prenatal health. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and is Certified as a Nutrition Consultant through Bauman College, a holistic nutrition and culinary arts school in Boulder and San Francisco. She possesses a well-rounded nutrition background, including personalized counseling, diet analysis, meal planning, healthy catering and educational workshops. Her passion for wholesome home-cooked food and healthy mamas and their families, has lead her to guide others to use food as a source of health and vitality.
TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION INFO
Transportation is not included in the retreat. Please make your own way to Pagosa Springs, which is approximately 5 hours away from Denver.
We can help coordinate carpools if needed.
165 Hot Springs Blvd.
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147