Ambrosia Daylong Retreat
Ecstatic Dance, Sound Healing + Mindful Movement
​with Loriel Starr + others

Join us for this in-person retreat to start the new year!

Saturday, January 14th from 8:30am – 5pm

in Mountain View, California

Start the New Year off with a daylong retreat!

Utilizing the ancient technologies of ecstatic dance, sound healing and Sundo in a transformative trilogy, we drop into a clear, relaxed and completely present state. In this state, we reconnect with the deepest parts of ourselves and realign to our path. It’s a deeply transformative experience that will leave you feeling both invigorated and peaceful. More importantly, the state you enter will help guide your life forward in a potent and supportive way.
The Daylong Experience
We start the day with Sundo, a Korean form of Taoist Yoga, to cultivate our energy. From there, we practice embodiment techniques and then utilize ecstatic dance to move and circulate the energy through our bodies in a way that’s unique to our own needs. Finally, we relax and receive as we go on an expertly guided shamanic sound healing journey to heal all the places we’ve opened in our inner selves.

We break for lunch where we get the chance to support one another in our collective expansion, and then we dance and receive sound healing in the afternoon.
Saturday Schedule
8:30-9:00 Arrival and check-in
9:00-10:00 SunDo with Greg Vorst
10:15-10:45 Alixir Embodiment Process with Donna Carroll
10:45-11:45 Ecstatic Dance with Maya Light
12:00-1:00 Sound Healing with Loriel Starr
1:00-2:30 pm Lunch
2:30-3:00 Alixir Embodiment Process with Donna Carroll
3:00-4:00 Ecstatic Dance with Maya Light
4:00-5:00 Sound Healing with Loriel Starr
Our Sponsor
Sponsored by Embodied Recovery, fostering a vibrant, dynamic, and creative community free of addiction, growing in emotional sobriety, recovering and celebrating our spirit.
These master teachers, DJs, and musicians guide the way.

Maya Light
Maya Light loves to dive into the depths of connection and expression through the unique and captivating conversation that is awakened on the dance floor. She plays as a director of the human experience, offering countless pathways and possibilities of movement through the range of diverse music she shares. Drawn to deliciously wompy, heart-bass world beats, she encourages a rich exploration with a dynamically nourishing and inspiring journey of sound. Arrive, re-discover your curiosity, and allow the music to deeply touch and move you. Let what is flowing through your body and soul be fully expressed.

Donna Carroll
Donna Carroll is founder and CEO of ALIXIR DANCE, which is a cross between a yoga class, a rave and a church service. ALIXIR DANCE recently changed its name from Ecstatic Dance International, which she founded in 2008. Donna has a B.A. in Fashion Design from Kent State University and spent seven years working for Target, Talbots, Lane Bryant and May Company. She’s also a certified Kundalini Yoga and AcroYoga teacher. She has designed and produced thousands of dance events across the USA, Mexico, Central America and Europe. She has also produced conscious concerts for stars including Porangui and Ayla Nereo. Donna’s events have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, SF Chronicle, The NY Times and Common Ground Magazine.

Loriel Starr
Loriel Starr is fascinated by the healing and transformative power of sound. She has performed in and produced sound bath events for over 10 years, including “The Sound Mandala Experience,” which featured an extraordinary ensemble of 8 gongs, over 40 singing bowls and many of the SF Bay Area’s premier sound healing musicians. She is a graduate of The California Institute of Integral Studies’ “Sound, Voice and Music in the Healing Arts” and was a performing member of The Sound Healing Symphony at Grace Cathedral. In addition, Loriel’s work in the healing arts includes being a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, a Certified Holotropic Breathwork facilitator and a Level III Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher.

Greg Vorst
Greg Vorst is the CEO and co-founder of Embodied Recovery, a treatment center in Los Gatos supporting individuals to transform the suffering of addiction and mental health challenges into soul growth and embodied living. He and co-founder Michael Nolan are creators of the Empowered Living series—12 core teachings that facilitate psychological maturation and spiritual fulfillment. As a therapist, Greg supports clients to discover and undo the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence so their inner light can be set free. His work with psyche is complimented by Sundo; a Korean Taoist form of embodied breathwork, yoga, and meditation. In teaching Sundo, Greg assists clients in regulating their nervous system and developing greater capacity to be present to their feelings. With steady practice, people can recover from trauma and develop a profound sense of wellbeing.