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Resilience through Joy

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Learning the Effortless Dance of Joy and Stillness

A One-day Retreat Facilitated by Ari Honarvar

Please join us in a one-day workshop where we’ll explore joy as a sustainable fuel for flourishing in hard times and stillness as a portal into our intuitive inner guidance. This work is urgently needed as we face individual & collective grief, heartbreak, and trauma. How will we meet ongoing challenges? What nourishments will we tap into and what strengths will we call upon so we don’t fall into despair and become helpless bystanders?

We look forward to a day of vitality and healing through the five senses, movement, drawing, guided meditation, and stabilizing our nervous systems through joy and stillness.

About Resilience through Joy

This is a trauma-informed program to explore simple pleasures through the portals of the five senses, imagination, memory, drawing, and movement with music. This type of meditative exploration helps us become more resourced so we can access deeper wells of creativity and problem-solving. Participants have the opportunity to devise a customized action plan to integrate the learnings and incorporate simple daily strategies to cultivate resilience, bolster the immune system, and improve quality of life. Upon completing the workshop, individuals often report experiences of well-being, feeling at home in their bodies, and having an increased capacity to attend to challenges. Teams report a greater sense of camaraderie and ease in collaboration.

Ari is the founder of Rumi with a View, dedicated to building bridges between the arts, social justice, and well-being. She dances with refugees and facilitates Resilience through Joy workshops on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She is the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Girl Called Rumi and the bestselling oracle deck, Rumi’s Gift.


Registration is now open. We will serve a vegetarian lunch of soup, salad and bread. Please send a payment of $110 either through Venmo or by regular mail. Please provide your email address for important details either in the Venmo comment or a note to ari@rumiwithaview.com

If you choose Venmo, you will have to set up an account if you don’t already have one. Venmo is free if you use a bank account, debit card, or Venmo cash balance. You do pay a fee of 3% for using a credit card.

Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/Ari-Honarvar

*There are scholarships available for those experiencing financial difficulty.


January 27
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Austin Texas
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