Winter Dance Festival – November 2017

If you’re looking to explore the power of dance for yourself, New Life is the place to be this November. Join us in an investigation of your inner world through movement over seven days of mind-body creativity, self-acceptance, and compassion.

Dance has an important place in our community here at New Life. We hold regular evening dance parties dj-ed by our own residents, volunteers, or life coaches, and organise retreats and workshops led by skilled facilitators.

We see dance as a form of meditation; a way of getting in touch with the here and now through observation of the music and how our body responds to it.

We set the intention to let our body move without judgment. For many people, it can be the first time they allow themselves to dance without inhibition and without the ‘aid’ of substances.

In between dance workshops, participate in our daily yoga and meditation sessions, relax in our pool and steam bath, enjoy nourishing vegetarian meals, and immerse yourself in daily life in a mindful practice community.

Festival schedule:

24-25 November: Biodanza workshop and DANCEmandala evening with Katy Bullen from Chiang Mai

26 November: Journey Dance workshop with Evgeny, steam bath, optional excursion.

27 November:  Mindfulness practice, working meditation.

28-30 November: Intensive 3-day Open Floor Dance Retreat with Jo Cobbett from Los Angeles


Join us especially for the festival or make it part of your volunteer, guest, or resident stay at New Life.


1) Full festival – Biodanza, DANCEmandala, and Open Floor Dance Retreat:

9,400 THB for a 7 night stay

Check-in: 23 November, 09.30-15.30 only

Check-out: 30 November after retreat finish (around 18.30)

2) Volunteers, residents, and guests of the foundation*:

Residents join all festival sessions free of charge.

Guests or volunteers pay the standard nightly rate for their program (e.g. 600 THB/night for volunteers, 950 THB/night for guests), plus:

– 2500 THB for the Open Floor Dance Retreat

– The DANCEmandala session is free of charge for all community members

* Volunteers, guests, and residents must commit to our usual minimum stay policies in order to qualify for reduced rates

3) Open Floor Dance Retreat only:

Full retreat price of 5000 THB for a 2 night stay

Check-in: 28 November, 09.30-15.30 only

Check-out: 30 November after retreat finish (around 18.30)

Contact us for enquiries or registration. We look forward to welcoming you to our festival!

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