Gurdjieff Movements Weekend Retreats

Sacred Dances Weekend Retreats on Whidbey Island, WA, USA

Couched in idyllic Penn Cove, against the Northern Cascade mountain range, Whidbey Akhaldans School‘s weekend retreats feature a blend of experiences designed to facilitate deeper connection to ourselves, to others, and to nature. Together, we participate in morning sittings; Gurdjieff Movements and Exercises to develop capacities of awareness and attention; discussion, sharing, and exploration of the Fourth Way themes. We intentionally collaborate with one another during this time, including preparing and sharing meals together, working in Nature together, sharing, and reflecting on our experiences together.

We intentionally collaborate with one another during this time, reflecting on our experiences together


Friday evening for dinner (4:00 PM Pacific Time check-in) through Sunday after lunch (2:00 PM Pacific Time departure)
On-Site: Whidbey Akhaldans Fourth Way School, Coupeville, Washington

You can see a schedule of our 2022 Weekend Retreats, here.


These Dances–based on the sciences of movement and neurology–are intense vehicles for inner transformation

We have set the below costs to cover actual costs incurred. This School is a non-profit venture. The cost of our Weekend Retreats is variable, and depends on the  accommodations you prefer. The cost includes 6 meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch), and 2 nights’ lodging (Friday and Saturday) for all students except for Daytime students.

Daytime participants (no lodging): $80
Visiting participants, Private Bedroom: $180
Visiting participants, Communal Lodging (mat-sleeping in shared space): $110

*Participants arriving at the Seattle-Tacoma airport who are not renting a car should plan for an additional $90 round-trip shuttle fee that will take you from the airport directly to downtown Coupeville, where School staff will pick you up.*

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