Matangi: Movement in the Mountains: A Day Retreat for Women

Matangi: Movement in the Mountains: A Day Retreat for Women


Please join us on this ceremonial retreat in nature! An opportunity for us, as women, to connect and join in enlivening Movement Meditation and Ecstatic Dance practice to release stagnant energy, move through disconnection in our bodies and unleash our wild selves. We will be journeying amongst a private forest with the sounds of a glacier fed creek ringing through our cells, whilst overlooking the Ocean’s waters of Howe Sound. To balance our Movement sessions, we will find stillness with a Living Tea Ceremony led by Monika Mar-Lee. There will be Space to just breathe in the mountain air, explore the forest and connect. Our time together will conclude with a sunset vegetarian dinner.

Sunday, October 14th

1:00PM to Sunset (approximately 6:30PM)

Located in Britannia Beach along the Sea to Sky highway in between Vancouver and Squamish. It is a 45 min drive north of Vancouver, BC

Early Bird: $75 (includes tea and dinner)

After October 10th : $85

There will be 2 work-trade options available (full or partial) for those that would love to join, but currently do not have the extra funds.

Please contact Dallas at with any questions regarding the event and to enquire about work-trade possibilities.


About the facilitators:


Dallas Eresman

is a Movement Artist, Yogini and Meditation Faciliator. Dallas has been drawn to dance since a very young age. A rural upbringing with limited formal training opportunities created the perfect experimental environment for expressive and improvisational dance, also known as Ecstatic Dance. In the past decade, Dallas has gone on to study a number of forms from Butoh, Flamenco to Kundalini Dance and Odissi, Indian Classical Dance. Dallas has a passion for sharing this art of movement through live performance, theatre and short film. A highlight of her artistic career was dancing in the Fringe Festival’s Siddhartha. Her dance form of choice now is that which is spontaneous and unites the body and breath.

Dallas is a 500 hour Certified Yoga Therapist in 3H0 Kundalini Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. She also runs a handmade naturally-dyed clothing company out in Britannia Beach, BC, where she currently lives.

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Monika Mar-Lee

Monika’s connection to tea has been steeped for generations upon generations through her ancestral lineage. Born in Taipei and raised in a traditional Chinese family, she grew up with tea culture as the norm. But it wasn’t until she sat in a living tea ceremony that the Spirit of Tea spoke to her on a soul level. Since then, she has nurtured a daily tea practice as a form of meditation and was able to study the art of tea under the tutelage of two philosophically opposing tea masters in Taiwan. Monika is honored to share and serve living tea as a way for us to connect deeper with ourselves, with each other, and ultimately, with the Universe.