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Led by Peter Fodera and Stephanie Diamond
April 17 - 19, 2020

Arrival 3pm Friday

Departure 2pm Sunday 


Located at the Dharmakaya Center For Wellbeing in Cragsmoor, New York


$405 early bird

$450 after 2/15/20

$350 for commuters 

Fee includes 2 nights of lodging, organic farm to table vegetarian meals and art supplies

How can our dance inspire art?  How can art inspire our dance? 


Using the 5Rhythms map, we will open our creative channel and step into the practice inviting artistry and guidance. We will explore artmaking through movement and embodiment. We will experiment with materials on the dance floor as well as in an art studio. We will use this process to inform us in creating both on the dance floor and in the art studio. We will end the weekend in ritual. The art studio will be open for 24 hrs, from the beginning of the workshop until its end.

Register for the 5Rhythms Movement and Art Lab


About Peter & Stephanie 

Peter Fodera completed the 5Rhythms teacher training with Gabrielle Roth in ‘04 and Heartbeat training in ‘10.  He is a NY 5Rhythms teacher and founding member of the 5Rhythms Reach Out. He taught fine arts, was an art conservator for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and for 35 years was the chief conservator at Fodera Fine Art Conservation, Ltd. 

Stephanie Diamond began dancing 5Rhythms in ‘06 and completed her teacher training in ‘18. As an artist, she has exhibited in galleries and museums such as: MoMA, Queens Museum and Mass MoCA.

Her Listings Project helps thousands find homes in 70 countries and across the US.

Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing

In a natural spiritual setting, the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing provides a wide range of practices drawn from ancient wisdom, for all levels of interest, in order to cultivate physical and emotional wellbeing in the greatest number of people.


Although it is just 90 miles north of New York City, the Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing is a world away. Located outside the hamlet of Cragsmoor, New York it is within a mile of the hiking trails and scenic overlooks of both Sam’s Point and Bear Cliff—and the skies are amazing, year around.

Plan your visit

Dance Hall

With its soaring ceilings, this beautiful open space will be the center point of our weekend, where we will dance and create together.


The library is a warm, inviting spot. With shelves full of books on spirituality, a fireplace, WiFi and comfortable chairs, it is a perfect spot for guests to relax between sessions or for program leaders to host smaller groups or breakout sessions.

Dining Room

A defining communal space on campus, the dining room is both where meals are

taken and where people gather to chat over a cup of coffee or tea between



Freshly prepared gourmet meals from our vegetarian, farm-to-table kitchen are

included in your package. Daily menus feature seasonal cuisine highlighting locally sourced, primarily organic ingredients with vegan, gluten-free and other options.

Residence Halls

Our two residence halls offer a simple, peaceful environment that supports the retreat experience. Each of our carefully-appointed rooms have comfortable double beds and may be shared by couples in committed relationships. To maintain an atmosphere of calm, the rooms do not have the distractions of televisions, telephones or internet access.


19 Private Rooms

These airy rooms each have a double bed, desk with lamp, meditation table, zafu and zabuton and plenty of space for meditation. Private baths are shared among 2-3 rooms.


5 Junior Rooms

In addition to the amenities of a private room, these large rooms have en suite baths, terraces or balconies, and refrigerators.

Plan your visit

Outdoor Spaces

We have many spaces where guests gather outdoors—or go to find themselves

alone: around the fire pit (just outside the library), on the dining patio, on the private terraces and balconies, outside Milarepa Hall and overlooking the broad expanse of field in front of the Reception Hall.

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