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Point of Infinity
The New Age Center's 
38-acre Catskill Healing & Retreat Center

P.O. Box 33 - 101 Red Star Rd.  ~  Greenfield Park, NY   (845) 647-8834
 info@awarenesscenters.com

www.NewAgePointofInfinity.com

   Programs 2011-2012   

NOTE: Anyone interested in leading a retreat or bringing your own group please contact Ken (845) 358-6448.

Click here for directions to POINT OF INFINITY Catskill Retreat Center

A BRIEF HISTORY OF RETREATS AT THE POINT

Over the years, the following Retreats were held:

  1. Guatamalan Mayan Shamans lead a Sacred Fire Ceremony Retreat

  2. Native American Indian Sweatlodge Retreats (with Willie Black Cat and others)

  3. Crystal Bowl Healing retreats

  4. Yoga, Tai Chi retreats

  5. Awareness/Meditation Retreats

  6. 3 Non-Violent Communication Retreats (with Thom Bond)

  7. Druid Stone Circle Retreats

  8. Full Moon Retreats

  9. Healing Schools rented out the Point for their programs, such as
    Ramtha Retreats
    Martha Piesco School Retreats

  10. Cleansing/Fasting/Healing Retreats

  11. Psychic retreats

  12. Personal or Couple Retreats

  13. Birthday Retreats

  14. Vision Quest Retreats

  15. Dome Construction Retreat

  16. Labyrinth/Sacred Geometry Retreat

  17. Gestalt Perspective Retreats

  18. Dreamwork Retreats

  19. Female Spirituality Retreats with Dina

 

Birnur's Mystical & Enchanted Belly Dance Retreat

May 18-21, 2012, Fri-Mon

Point of Infinity Healing & Retreat Center Conscious Community, only two hours drive from New York City.
An intimate retreat (limited to 8 participants!) for intensive personal dance work; and exploring spiritual, sensual, and mystical sides of Belly Dance.
Open to Beginners to Advance Dancers. Participation limited to create a more personalized experience in the peaceful atmosphere and the enchanted, mystical natural surroundings.

• 15 hours classes & workshops with Birnur Siren
• Evening presentations and discussions
• Outside meditation classes, Awareness Circles and Nature experiences facilitated by Ken Pollinger
• Lodging in the midst of Nature
• Delicious vegetarian meals
• Many trails throughout the 38 acres with various naturalistic environments

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MAY 18TH
1:00-2:30 PM – Lunch
2:30-4:00 PM – Orientation and exploring the surroundings
4:00-5:00 PM – Belly Dance Technique Class
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Class: All about Transitions
6:00-7:00 PM – Free time
7:00 – 8:00 PM – Dinner
8:00 – 9:00 PM – Meditation followed by Presentation on the Spiritual, Mystical and Sensual History on Belly Dance, and group discussion

SATURDAY, MAY 19TH
8:00-9:00AM – Breakfast
9:30-10:30AM – Outside Meditation
11:00-1:00PM – Workshop: Combos & Layerings
1:00-2:00 PM– Lunch
2:00-3:30 PM – Free time
3:45-5:00 PM – Bring out Sensuality in your dance
5:00 –7:00 PM - a new Turkish Drum Solo Choreography
7:00-8:00 – Dinner
8:00 – Awareness Circle followed by Fun Time!

SUNDAY, MAY 20TH
8:00-9:00AM – Breakfast
9:30-10:30AM – Outside Meditation
10:30-NOON – Workshop: The Mysterious Secrets & Sensuality of Veils in Belly Dance (bring your own veil or veils will be provided)
NOON-1:00PM – All About Shimmies
1:00-2:00PM – Lunch
2:00-3:30 PM – Free time
3:45-5:00 PM – Workshop: Rhythms and Counts
5:00 –7:00 PM - A fun Romani (Turkish Gypsy) choreography
7:00-8:00 – Dinner
8:00 – Awareness Circle followed by Fun Time!

MONDAY, MAY 21ST
8:00-9:00AM – Breakfast
9:30-10:30AM – Outside Meditation
10:30-NOON – Workshop: Zill Patterns
NOON-1:00PM – Zills and drumming jam
1:00-2:30PM – Lunch & departure

LOCATION:
The Point of Infinity, located on a magical 38-acre wooded parcel in the astonishingly beautiful Catskill Mountains near Ellenville, NY, has a peaceful atmosphere and an enchanted, mystical natural mountaintop plateau. And we will make it even more magical!
For more info and pictures visit:
http://www.awarenesscenters.com/poi-gallery/

PRICE:
$350 includes all dance classes, meditation classes, awareness circles, lodging, and meals.
Join us to celebrate nature and community!

DIRECTIONS
For detailed directions, go to: http://www.awarenesscenters.com/point_of_infinity_directions.htm

REGISTRATION & Info
PAYPAL to Birnurdance@yahoo.com
For more info call: 646.373.0337; or email: Birnurdance@yahoo.com
Website: www.Birnurdance.com

 

Build Community / Share Knowledge & Love - Summer 2012
At The Point of Infinity
A Spiritual Retreat Center in the Catskills

Never ask Spirit to do for you what it can only do through you. — Thomas Troward

Weekend Retreats:
The intention of the weekend retreats at the Point of Infinity is to build community; share your knowledge, enthusiasm, and love; and participate in creating a supportive, fulfilling, and fun-loving retreat for everyone.

Schedule:
Friday Night: Free Dinner, Evening Gathering and Fun
Saturday: Meditation, Morning Module, Afternoon Module, Evening Gathering and Fun
Sunday: Meditation, Morning Module, Afternoon Trip, Evening Gathering and Fun
Monday: Meditation, Morning Module

Check-in anytime after Friday, 2pm / Check-out by Monday, 2pm

Cost:
Lodging: $45.00 for the weekend
Accommodations: shared rooms, cabins, dormitory-style sleeping, and camping tents
Includes free pick-up from Ellenville Bus Station

Food:
a) Bring your own, and cook your own (but eat dinner together)
b) Meal Plan: $20/day, includes simple breakfast, simple lunch, full dinner meal
(and this may include some organic vegetables from our Dome Greenhouse).

Bring Your Knowledge:
There will be three program modules. These modules will be formed and taught by the retreat participants and will cover a variety of subjects. (This is the “sharing knowledge” part of the weekend). Past modules included chi kung, polarity, voice training, dreamwork, etc.

Bring Your Spirit
The theme of every weekend is “building community.” Part of the intention of the weekend is to welcome and support each other and to come with a spirit of love. (This does not mean you have to do anything special, or smile all the time, but just be open to the positive energy of others and willing to share your own positive and uplifting energy).

Bring Your Fun
Part of building community and being alive is to have fun. For fun we have three badminton courts, hiking in nature, swimming in a nearby stream and waterfall—but please bring your own fun, including games you like to play or fun activities you like to share.

2012 Summer Schedule:
June 24 | July 11 | July 25 | August 6 | August 20 | September 14

More Information:
Contact: Ken Pollinger
Tel: 845-358-6448
Email: zenpollinger@gmail.com

 

Point of Infinity's Healing/Fasting/Cleasing Retreat
Dates TBD

Tentative Schedule:

Thursday: suggested watermellon all-day fast--eat all you want but nothing else, plus drink water.

See The Miracle of Fasting, by Paul and Patricia Bragg.

Friday: suggested WATER fast all-day TILL arrival at the Point, between 3-6 p.m.

Together, we will prepare the Veggie BROTH for our food for the weekend
(Ken buys necessary ingredients: see Paavo Airola, How to Keep Slim, Healthy, and Young
with Juice Fasting)

Saturday and Sunday: our "food" intake is just the broth, hot or cold, as much as you want, plus water.

Probable/Possible EXPERIENCES:

--Polarity Healing Circle (see Your Healing Hands, by Richard Gordon)

--Zen of Deep Relaxation/Incubation session: (see In the Dark Places of Wisdom, by Peter Kingsley)

--Daskalos Healing Circles (see The Magus of Strovolos: The Extraordinary World of a Spiritual
Healer, by Kyriacos Markides)

--Self-Healing Techniques: (see Healing Yourself with Foot Reflexology, by Mildred Carter and Tammy Weber)

--Qigong exercise: as taught by Jonathan Star

--Chanting with The Song of Hu: led by Phil

--Self-Massage Healing: (see The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman)

--Meditation: in the Zen mode: (see The Void: Inner Spaciousness and Ego Structure, by A.H.Almaas)

--Dreamwork Healing: as led by Ken, a la Gestalt Perspective

--MORE SILENCE


NOTE:

The rate will be $35/nite but no need for bringing food, preparation or cleaning up. No manual labor expected.
We may need some heat and the two outdoor bathhouses will most likely be closed for the winter. The fireplace
will add to our intimate gathering.

One possible way of overcoming the lack of needed showers, AND ESPECIALLY TO HELP US
IN OUR DETOXIFICATION/CLEANSING PROCESS, would be to spend some
time --2 HOURS-- at Honor's Haven (10 minutes away), with their steam rooms, saunas, jacizzis, indoor pool,
and SHOWERS!! (Only $15 for a day pass).

For folks with financial constraints, they could come up VERY early Sat a.m. and pay for only one night.

DEPARTURE: about 1-4 pm., after some advice about coming off a fast, or possibly continuing it.

Hope this helps you decide.

As Peter Kingsley states on page 109 of his new book, A Story Waiting to Pierce: Mongolia, Tibet
and The Destiny of the Western World: "In shamanic traditions, neither eating nor drinking is not only
a normal by-product of ecstatic states but also a standard way of accessing them."

 

Awareness Retreats

A weekend retreat starting 10:30 am on Saturday to 4 pm. on Sunday. A great chance to experience Awareness Circles and NATURE experiences. Facilitated by Ken Pollinger. The more people coming, the cheaper the costs--so please talk it up! For information, click here: Awareness Circles, Awareness Retreat, A Very Personal Letter

Dates: TO BE PUBLISHED



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