Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
August 17 - 24, 2019
The story of evolution is our story, our inheritance, our destiny. Out of the mysterious and intelligent fabric of existence, sentient life takes form in the sea. A single cell metamorphosizes over eons into a myriad of possibilities — fish, whale, dinosaur, eagle, human. Our origins are elemental; our beginnings are our present and future.
Held on the island of Ocracoke, one of the most remote islands in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, we are surrounded and supported by the elements of earth, sea and sky. In this extraordinary natural setting, through the ancient body wisdom-gifts of movement, sound, breath and beholding, we will reenact our primordial unfolding from the sea to land.
For four mornings, we rise before dawn and gather on the beach to participate in an experiential inquiry and creative exploration of discovery. Through ritual, we engage with the greater mystery, with the vastness and powers of our elemental nature. We plumb the depths of self that live beyond words and ignite the soul fire of being alive. Against the ocean’s expansive backdrop, we open to our essential nature and true origins.