Join an aerialist & arborist team for a unique outdoor workshop to discover the freedom & joys of climbing trees with rope & harness and dancing where gravity feels suspended. This is an experiential workshop intended to offer curious movers - aerialist, climber, researcher, dancer, arborist, acrobat, explorer - an opportunity to ascend into a world of physical and personal discovery. We’ll teach you all the ropes you need to know, including physical and creative techniques while giving you space to explore at your own pace. Defy gravity and find your inner strength.
Location: Weare, NH at Renaissance Acres
A typical day will include practical and creative programming: grounded meditation, tree anatomy, rigging instruction, equipment sampling, creative sharing, stretching & physical training, and personal discovery time.
Experience a variety of harnesses, rigging options and climbing tools.
Learn about installing points for supported exploration on climbing lines that is safe for the tree and safe for you.
Be in the woods with an eye to place, an awareness of history and considerations of our future.
Participants will learn the practical side of tree climbing including gear and physical techniques, as well as the spiritual side of considering our relationship with the natural world, challenging our selves to make changes, and deepen connections to the humans with whom we share this path with.
This Tree Dancing Retreat includes Tree dancing activities, plus on site camping outdoors (bring your own tent) and indoors (bring your own bedding). Shared meals are provided collectively by participants for each other.
October 4-6: Tree Dancing Retreat
Dates: October 4 - 6, 2024
Schedule: Friday, arrival at 12 pm through Sunday, departure at 4 pm
Location: Renaissance Acres Tree Care, Weare, NH (USA)
Travel: The nearest airport is Manchester, NH. Airport pick up can be arranged for flights arriving before 11 am Friday, and departing after 6 pm on Sunday, or morning of Monday.