Bettina Rothe : 604-767-3798

Joanne Winstanley:  250-380-1902


Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM PDT
Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Stowel Lake Farm 
190 Reynolds Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Y2

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The Teachers:

Joanne Winstanley









Since 2001 Joanne Winstanley has held a steady space for the growth and evolution of a robust 5Rhythms community in Victoria, BC, and shared her love of this practice with thousands of students throughout the region. A natural catalyst, she uses evocative music, clear intention, good humour – and her spidey-senses – to consistently create a field where energy moves and healing happens.  As a teacher, student, producer, and collaborator, Joanne holds a deep respect for both the transformational nature of the 5Rhythms practice, and for the unique discovery process of each participant.


Bettina Rothe is a licensed 5Rhythms® dance teacher and has studied healing movement arts, psychology, meditation, and shamanic practices. She has been teaching movement and meditation classes internationally since 1998 including retreats at Hollyhock. Bettina's teaching style is inviting, inspiring and supportive. In her work she balances spiritual elements with practicality, humour and a deep knowledge of human behaviour.

A 5Rhythms®  retreat with Bettina Rothe and Joanne Winstanley
August 30 - September 2, 2018 at  Stowel Lake Farm
Salt Spring Island, BC

A threshold is a place of potential; a delineation between one set of conditions and another. A place to gather resources. A cusp or an edge we may not have approached, or crossed over, until now.

As we move through time, we may find that each moment or new season requires something different from us. Even in times of relative stability, the world is poised to offer surprises. As citizens of a changing world, we may find ourselves being called to ‘step up,’ change course, learn new skills and perspectives, or take creative action that we haven’t taken before.

In this year’s retreat we’ll engage with the 5Rhythms® movement practice, ritual, and meditation to investigate this place of potential. We’ll explore where we may be ready to step beyond our own edges and we’ll practice moving, with purpose and presence, from awareness into action.

Supported by the land, guided by the 5Rhythms maps (Waves and Heartbeat) and accompanied by a committed group of dancers, we’ll gather and embody the resources we need to step into the fall.

The 5Rhythms®  are an exhilarating and liberating approach to the exploration of improvised movement that is authentic, inspired and catalytic. It is a workout for body and soul, a moving meditation, a spiritual practice designed to release the dancer that lives in every body, regardless of age, experience or condition.

We invite you to join us for this exploration and time to rejuvenate.

Previous 5Rhythms® experience is recommended, but not required.
If you are collecting hours for the 5Rhythms® teacher path, this retreat counts for
1 day of Heartbeat and 2.5 days of Waves practice.

Stowel Lake FarmStowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island, BC
 is a retreat centre, an organic farm and a community of families living together.

What we offer:
- 3 nights of accommodation of your choice
- 9 locally grown organic meals that are infused with love. Vegetables grown on the farm are used whenever possible. The meals are vegetarian with the exception of a salmon dinner on Friday evening.
- Daily 5Rhythms® movement sessions
- Morning meditation
- Special evening event
- Farm tour and talk
- Time to enjoy the land and the lake
- Optional body work (extra cost)


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Private accommodation: $965/ $920 before July 31, 2018
Shared accommodation: $830/ $785 before July 31, 2018
Camping: $710/ $665 before July 31, 2018
Commuter: $630/ $585 before July 31, 2018

Save $5 on your registration and e-transfer!
Register with the "cheque option" and send your e-transfer to password: retreat

Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations will incur a $50 administration fee. 

Cancellations after August 15th will receive a 50% refund. 
Because this is a residential workshop with individualized meal and accommodation planning, 
no refunds can be issued for cancellations after August 28th.

The workshop starts with dinner on Thursday evening. 
Please arrive between 3:00 - 5:00 PM to check into your room. 
The workshop completes on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 PM.
We advise to get reservations for your ferry travel.

If you would like to spend an extra night or bring your partner/ children,
please contact  Joanne for details.

"This retreat deeply nourished me on many levels.
Food for the soul...  I can't wait to do it again!"
-- Previous Retreat Participant