A Report on the First Wellbeing and Vajra Dance Retreat at Dzamling Gar
by Urara Taoka, Vajra Dance Instructor and Coordinator of the Wellbeing Project
We just finished the first Wellbeing and Vajra Dance retreat. This retreat was a test run. The Vajra Dance course, which usually takes 3 days, was extended to 5 days with more time for practice, so that even beginners could master the steps, and those who could already dance a little deepened their knowledge of the dance.
In addition to the course, there was Ku Nye massage and a breathing session in the beautiful garden of Dzamling Gar with Yantra Yoga instructor Nataly Nitsche.
A lot of dancing will make you hungry! So Vicky and Manu’s healthy and hearty meals were the lifeline of the retreat. During the lunch break, the participants recharged themselves with the sun and sea energy on the beach and seemed to be very satisfied with the fulfilling and relaxing time they spent.
It was the first time for us to operate this type of retreat, so it was a bit of trial and error, but everyone’s shining faces and the improvement in dancing made me feel deep joy and very satisfied. I would like to thank Anna Apraksina, the other Vajra Dance instructor, the participants, the Gakyil, all those who helped and especially to our Master. I am so grateful to all of them.