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Mid –Winter Dance Workshop: Dancing the Hope in Front of Me

January 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - January 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It’s the rhythm of your life.Jacques d’Amboise

No matter how long the cold, bleak days of winter may continue, winter always turns to spring. This is the law the universe and the law of life. As long as we hold on to hope, spring is sure to come. Dausaku Ikeda

Come to the Abbey for this mid-winter workshop to pulse, breathe and rhythmically move one another into the hope in front of us, into the sacred encounter with the dream God calls us to be. Dancers, musicians, artists, liturgists and poets of faith are called together this weekend to translate hope into art and prayer reflective of God’s creative presence in all of humankind.


Presenter: John West, Obl.OSB

John West is an oblate of Valyermo and the founder of the Valyermo Dancers. A gifted dancer, choreographer, liturgist and writer, he has been conducting workshops at St. Andrew’s Abbey and Holy Spirit Retreat Center, as well as at international and national collegiate and university levels. His professional associations include serving on the board of the Sacred Dance Guild and as a member of the prestigious North American Academy of Liturgy.


January 14, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
January 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm


Saint Andrew’s Abbey
31001 N. Valyermo Road
Valyermo, CA 93563 United States

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find

knock and the door will open to you.

Matthew 7:7