Myth & Metaphor: An Expressive Dance and Art Retreat

Athens-Aegina 180 10, Greece

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Maggie Silverman
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Aug 31 - Sep 8, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12
Myth & Metaphor: An Expressive Dance and Art Retreat
Athens-Aegina 180 10, Greece

Maggie Silverman
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Aug 31 - Sep 8, 2022
Group size: 6 - 12

About this trip

From mind and body wellness to love and language, the ancient Greeks had forward-thinking practices that we can still learn from today. What is your myth? What are your muses? Join us on a curated, all inclusive Greek odyssey to create personal and collective dances, uncover and discover ways of expression as you rediscover your purpose, story, and inspiration. 


Our intimate journey will begin where so much began - in Athens, the cradle of civilization. Join a welcome dinner under the illuminated ruins. Feel the palpable energy of past and present at our first session beneath the Acropolis, the great temple of Athena for which the city was named. We’ll continue with a ferry ride to the stunning, off-the-beaten-path island of Aegina to engage true self-discovery and renewed inspiration. A short drive to ancient temples and glistening beaches, you’ll unwind and transform under the Aegean sun with hand-made Mediterranean meals in a 19th century chateau oozing with character. Take a step back in time, and into yourself, as you gaze upon wooden fishing boats, ancient stones and the slower way of life on Aegina. Tap into creativity and abundance at the Temple of Aphaia, mother-goddess of fertility and agriculture. Awaken your senses in the warm aquamarine water of the Saronic Gulf surrounding Aegina. Transform myths into dances under the starry night sky. 


Two daily Somatic Movement and Expressive Arts experiences. Ample free time to journal, be in silence, connect with nature, explore the city, laugh and play.


This is your invitation to rest, reset, and revitalize on the shores of Greece - a magical place which ignites the work of Maggie into something truly unparalleled. 





Somatic Movement and Expressive Arts

"Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature, we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves that have been long buried and forgotten." ~ Anna Halprin

 We will  practice the simplicity of awareness and awaken the vibrant energy of being alive and joyful. A daily practice of somatic movement and expressive arts. Through movement, art, writing, storytelling, witnessing, silence, improvisational drama techniques and sharing, this workshop will offer participants a chance to investigate and explore the meaning of  “home” in all its dimensions. An invitation to step away from the noise of the world and fly with full breath. To awaken the senses in a shared environment, to unravel our bindings and follow movement forward. To reopen the heart, expand and connect with what really matters. To build community, a sense of belonging and connection to the surroundings. 

To rest, reset, rejuvenate, dance and play. 

Accommodations

In Athens we will stay in a unique luxury boutique hotel located in the Plaka, just below The Acropolis with stunning views of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum from the rooftop restaurant and bar.


In Aegina, we will rest within the historical  19th Century Chateau, family owned and run by two Greek artist sisters. The house is elegant, rustic and a step back in time to a *simpler way of living.

 The "Oikia," house in greek, is at the root of such words  as "ecosystem", "ecology". 

To learn how to live in harmony in our common house,  planet Earth.

To learn how to live in harmony in our own intimate house, our self.


* Aegina: Secure wifi for all guests, mosquito netting and fans,  communal kitchen & lounge, private decks and gardens, No AC or TV, 5 communal bathrooms 






What’s included

  • Accommodation
    2 Nights Luxury hotel in Athens/6 Nights at 19th century chateau in Aegina
  • Workshop
    Athens: Meditation, Introduction to Three Levels of Awareness, Journal Practice. Aegina: Morning Somatic Movement & Expressive Arts Practice/ Evening Community Practice
  • Curated Tour in Athens
    Unique Tour of God/Goddess Athenian Sites
  • Delicious Greek Cuisine
    3 delicious meals in Athens, All meals in Aegina
  • Connect to the Earth
    Environment Workshop with Clay: Special Guest Artist, Sunset excursion to the mountain top
  • Excursion Temple Aphaia
    Entrance fee & guided tour, meditation and dance with mother-goddess of fertility and agriculture
  • Special Surprise Awaits
  • Transportation
    Athens: A driver will await you when you arrive in Athens and take you to the hotel, all transfers to ferry, ferry to Aegina. Aegina: all transport during group activities
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation
    during individual free time
  • Souvenirs & Incidentals
  • Medical Insurance
  • Rental of bikes, scooter
  • Extra activities
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food
    During personal free time

Available Packages

Athens & Aegina:8 night Shared Occupancy
Available until June 1, 2022only 3 left

Per Person Pricing

Athens; 2 night stay in luxury boutique hotel 

Aegina: 6 nights, 2 single beds, mosquito nets,  shared bath



$3,095
Deposit: $300
Athens & Aegina:8 night Single Occupancy
Available until June 1, 2022Sold Out

Per Person Pricing

Athens; 2 nights private room in luxury hotel 

Aegina: 6 nights private room, one single bed, mosquito net, shared bath


$3,795
Deposit: $300
Aegina: 6 Night Shared Occupancy
only 1 left

Per person pricing

Aegina: 6 nights double room, two single beds, mosquito nets, shared bath


*Includes all Aegina retreat activities, food and transport to and from workshop activities

*Does not include transport to Aegina or to and from Aegina port to Retreat Center

$2,695
Deposit: $300
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Itinerary

Arrive in Athens
Welcome Dinner

Your Organizer


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Maggie Silverman
Maggie Silverman(she,her) RSME/RSDE, CMT, Tamalpa Practitioner, has taught and practiced somatic movement and expressive arts for over thirty years. She is the founder of, The Talking Body, working with groups and individuals through somatic movement, expressive arts therapy and improvisational drama techniques. Her workshops and classes have been taught on zoom, at universities and organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Maggie is a performer, visual artist, director and producer.