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I am standing before the portal. My body beaded with sweat. Hair stuck to the side of my face. My eyes are closed but I am alive to the potency of the moment – my soul is longing for change and it is here – at this threshold. My sisters and brothers stand by my side, witnesses to this moment – this pivotal moment when I make the choice to change my life. The door is open, but where does it go? How far will it take me? How deeply will I surrender?

My feet press into the ground, the earth rises up through me, I open my eyes and I begin to move…


The  Workshop

Portals is an opportunity to stand on your own two feet, look at your life, and create the change that you want to see. You will be witnessed. You will be heard. You will be held. This is your opportunity to move though the gateway of your own becoming and awaken to the authentic living expression of your soul’s purpose.

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Friday night Community Dinner and Dance at SevenOaks Retreat Center

1-2pm ~ Arrive at SevenOaks, check-in, enjoy the grounds

5:30 ~ Dinner

7:00 ~ 5Rhythms Dance Open Community Night

10:00 ~ Drive home, or stay at SevenOaks


$55 dinner and dance, $110 dinner, dance & stay at SevenOaks Friday night ~ Contact Ann to register:  Ann@Ann-Kite.com


Retreat Includes

Unlike most 5Rhythms workshops, PORTALS is a residential retreat where we'll spend three days in nature at Sevenoaks Retreat Center.

  • Three days of 5Rhythms dancing in community at Sevenoaks Retreat Center
  • Friday + Saturday nights accommodation in Sevenoaks guest houses

  • All meals and snacks (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) - fresh, seasonal food made with organically-grown produce from Sevenoaks gardens

  • Saturday night sacred fire ceremony + bonfire circle

  • Free time to explore Sevenoaks grounds, including the forest meditation center, 5 miles of hiking trails, river tubing, and relaxing on hammocks

*Workshop counts towards 5Rhythms teacher training hours


New to 5Rhythms?

5Rhythms is a seamless blend of dance, meditation, self-discovery, and community.

This workshop will utilize the life-changing movement-meditation practice of 5Rhythms to find that “pivotal moment” of personal transformation.  No dance experience is necessary -- no steps to learn -- only your willingness to listen to the wisdom of your own body, and let your own movement emerge.  We will learn to quiet the self-chatter in our minds that holds us down. We will allow our bodies to explore authentic movement from our soul. Our unlocked movement will open the heart to pathways to self-transformation.

The work is simple, but opening the heart is not easy.  That is why we will practice with the help of a 5Rhythms Certified Teacher, the encouragement of a supportive group, and the safety of a retreat center devoted to healing and awakening.

Come dance and transform with us.  Restore yourself in the pastoral setting of Sevenoaks Retreat Center.  Nourish yourself with the delicious and healthy food made with love on the premises. Make new friends.


The Teacher


Ann Kite fell into free form dance at a 5Rhythms workshop in Asheville, North Carolina in November, 2008.  She awoke to the dance in her body and a yearning for movement expression. 

Ann started dancing alone in her home and found her own body wanting dance community.  In August 2009 she started Conscious Dance C’ville, meeting once per week.  Since then she’s added 2 other classes.  Ann has been trained and is a 5Rhythms Teacher, and has studied in the SoulMotion Leadership Program.  She is passionate about life, about love of self and other, and about honoring the gifts that come through each one of us.  She works to welcome these gifts to flow through freely ~ the dance floor being a place of refuge, transformation, and release.





SevenOaks Retreat Center
403 Pathwork Way
Madison, VA 22727


Sevenoaks is a spiritual education and retreat center dedicated to providing a safe, beautiful and tranquil haven for individuals seeking to awaken to a deeper experience of body, mind, heart and spirit. It is a place to connect profoundly with the natural world and with other like-minded people who are committed to authenticity, exploration, transformation and self-revelation.  You can learn more about Sevenoaks at their website, https://www.sevenoaksretreat.org/.  Sevenoaks is located at 403 Pathwork Way, Madison, VA 22727.



Workshop Schedule


July 7th



Registration + Settle In


Explore Grounds





July 8th






1 pm

Break for Lunch






Dance + Fire Ceremony

July 9Th







Break for Lunch

2PM - 4pm

Explore the Grounds




During this workshop, you'll stay in the houses at SevenOaks Retreat Center. More information about the accommodations can be found on their website




Refunds will be given, minus a $50 service fee, until 7 days before the workshop begins.  Email Ann to request a refund: ann@ann-kite.com