The Nature Of Poetry: Exploring The Beautyway - 2012
Since 1999, my good friend John Fox, has been leading an annual retreat in the most sacred place of the Navajo Nation, Canyon De Chelly. During this week long retreat, we will weave together sessions of writing and sharing, walking and contemplation.
We will visit sacred sites such as Talking Rock & Spider Rock, White House Ruins and the Ye'ibicheii Trail. We will have the chance to appreciate Diné and Anasazi art, from ancient rock painting and petroglyphs to present day artists working with silver and wool.
This workshop is a rare opportunity for non-Native people to be welcomed for a long period of time into this sacred place. We will stay with Diné (Navajo) who honor the four elements and directions on a daily basis. The wisdom stories of the Diné originate in and around the stunning beauty of Canyon de Chelly. Our hosts, Jon and Lupita, will share these stories and their way of life during the day and around the campfire in the evening.
The retreat experience is a cooperative camping adventure in simplicity. I guarantee your meals will be fantastic! The light of dawn and dusk, the hum of the wind, will heal, inspire and guide us. This adventure is appropriate for both beginning and more advanced camper and writer!
Date: May 24 – May 31, 2012
Retreat Fee: $1250
Deposit Required: $350
For More Information & to Register: Please contact Birch Dwyer at (503) 421-3100 or email@example.com.
This fee does not include travel to and from the Canyon, the first evening spent in Chinle and a few optional choices. Please register by May 12. Registration limited to 12 participants.
For more information about John’s work and the Canyon experience: www.poeticmedicine.com