Open Floor Dance Retreat: November 2017

with Jo Cobbett, 28-30 November 2017

Reclamation: A Deep Dive Into Your Dancing Body

This workshop is a dive into our inner landscape with movement, exercises, and presence. It is about discovering the transformational power of movement through embodiment; the presence inside of vitality.

I invite you into a collaboration and integration through movement. This is an embodied exploration of our Relational Hungers:
– the calling for Solitude, time for and with ourselves: the sanctuary of self
– the potency of Connection with others, intimacy, and union in partnership
– Belonging within community, the sense of inclusion and power of a tribe
– communion with Spirit, the infinite resource of being.

Engaging collaboratively we will explore each of these terrains; mapping our personal path to fulfillment with dance, moving exercises, and writing in a safe space to receive and be received in our glory and vulnerability. Unraveling the knots to our full engagement within each ‘hunger’ into an empowering Reclamation, where we can expand our capacity to be more fully present in our lives and all our relationships. Open to any experience level. Join us for this compelling and life enhancing experience.

Open Floor is a mindful inquiry; a place for creative focus and loving attention through movement. It is inclusive and creating transparency, integration, and collaboration. Please join Jo Cobbett she shares her passion for this practice with you.

Format of  retreat:

The language of instruction will be English. There will be 5 sessions in total: 1 session on the first evening, and 2 sessions per day for the next two days. The duration of each session is three hours.

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About Jo Cobbett

Jo has been teaching movement in Los Angeles and around the world since 1995. Trained in a variety of movement modalities including 5Rhythms, Soul Motion and Open Floor. This is her second offering at New Life. Jo now shares Open Floor Movement, a synthesis of years of collective wisdom in an inclusive embodied mindfulness dancing practice that deeply resonates with all her sensibilities. Read more at

Retreat Information

The retreat will begin on the evening of Tuesday, November 28. It will end by 18.30 on Thursday, November 30.

Please arrive and check-in from 13:00 to 15:30 on Tuesday, November 28. You will receive a tour and orientation and dinner will be served at 18.30 before the retreat starts.

Places are limited so please sign up immediately so that we can reserve a room for you. For more information, please contact us at

Please DO NOT send your retreat fee prior to registering with us at the above email address. Kindly send an email first to check room availability.

Please note that New Life is a non-profit organisation. The fee covers only the costs of holding the retreat, including food, electricity, and accommodation. Being a young foundation, we need a lot of support, so additional donations are very welcome! Please help us spread the word and bring some friends.

We are a vegetarian community. Simple, healthy meals will be served, consisting of breakfast with fruit, eggs, cereal, bread, and yogurt, and Thai-style meals for lunch and dinner. We cannot cater to special diets, but do let us know if have any food allergies.

All rooms come with ensuite bathroom, warm water shower, ceiling fan, sheets, and towels. The number of places available is limited so please register quickly.

Retreat fee:

5000 baht per person, ensuite fan single room.

The retreat fee covers 2 nights’ accommodation on November 28 & 29 and all meals and workshop sessions.

NB: An added cost of 950 baht per person per night applies if you wish to stay at the foundation the night after the retreat ends. Please check space availability with us at time of registration. The retreat fee must be paid in full, in advance. Please notify us of payment details and send a copy of the transfer receipt so that we can complete your registration. 

Want to stay for longer? Enquire about our guest, resident or volunteer programs!

Location: New Life Foundation

No. 49 Moo 1, Don Sila, Wiang Chai, Chiang Rai, Thailand

The retreat fee does not include transportation to and from the retreat location. There are a number of low-cost carriers within Thailand and the Asia region if you would like to fly to Chiang Rai. Buses are also a good option. Taxis and tuk-tuks that will take you straight to the foundation can be hired at the airport or bus station.

Things to bring:

  • loose, comfortable clothing
  • refillable water bottle and/or cup or mug
  • mosquito repellent
  • torch
  • umbrella
  • light jumper or jacket
  • your own toiletries

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