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Nia in Nature - River Retreat

Nia in Nature - River Retreat

Ken Gilbert

Nia in Nature - River Retreat

Nia in Nature - River Retreat

Event Type: Other

Start: Friday, August 17, 2012 at 6:00pm

End: Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 1:00pm


1294 Scott Road, Lotus, CA, US


Event Fee (includes pre-event Master Classes taught by Ken Gilbert on Thursday and Friday - locations to be announced, all sessions, welcoming dinner on Friday, catered dinner and wine tasting on Saturday, plus two nights river camping):

$325 (register by July 20, 2012)

$395 (register after July 20, 2012)

Additional Fees:

Tent, pad, sleeping bag rental: $30

River House: $250 / two nights (for single or couple; includes queen bed, shared kitchen, Wi-Fi and hot tub)

Local Lodging: $89-289 / night

Registration Form: (to be sent to Erin Davidson, Host of the Event) go to:


$100 will hold your space (balance due August 6, 2012) or pay in full with visa or MasterCard, check or money order.

Call Erin at 530.391.3669 or send payment to - made out to: Erin Davidson Nia Productions, POBox 371, Coloma, CA 95613

Notes About This Event

Activate and expand your awareness of sensation with Nia! Explore and experience the power and freedom of conscious choice when you choose Pleasure and JOY!

Join us at a private and intimate location alongside the scenic American River. Dance in the meadow, swim in the river and dine under the canopy of a glorious tree.

• Be inspired and seduced by the sacred sound in this natural setting
• Be stimulated by the rhythm and pulse of your body’s sensations
• Tap into your innate somatic awareness, that empowers you to live a healthy, joyful, meaningful, authentic life.

6 – 8:30 pm Community Circle: Orientation and Dinner
Co-creating and setting the focus of the retreat and your personal intention

8–9:30 am Morning Meditation and Nia Class
“Relaxing into Your Relationship with Sensation: FAMSS – Flexibility, Agility, Mobility, Stability and Strength”

10 am–12 pm Dancing Through Life
Guided Nia FreeDance and the Nia 52 Moves

5 – 7:00 pm Music and Movement into the Magic of NOW
Creating katas and choreography to live drumming

7:30 pm  Living Your Life as Art: Sight, Smell, Taste and Touch
The tastes of Bitter, Sour, Salty, Savory, Sweet with wine pairing: a catered dinner.

8–9:30 am Morning Meditation and Nia Class
“Being in Relationship with Sensation: Sense | Perceive | Share”

10–11:30 am Experiencing, Discovering, Exploring
FloorPlay and Movement Forms

12:00 pm  Closing Ceremony
“Completing the Experience” – Self | Community | Sensation Science at Home

LOTUS RIVER RETREAT nestles in the Sierra Nevada foothills overlooking the vibrant American River, in the heart of California's Gold Country. The Retreat is located 45 miles east of Sacramento.


• Event limited to 25 participants
• No host lunches available nearby or bring your own in your own storage containers
• Massage therapist by appointment
• Wi-Fi on site

For a copy of the Color Brochure (cover shown below) go to:

For the Registration Form (to be sent to Erin Davidson, Host of the Event) go to:

This event will be registered through a third party service. A new page will open to sign in or register.