Tue 11/07/2023 - Sun 16/07/2023


Deepening the spiritual and ecological self: using practices of Authentic and Creative Movement in the studio and in nature

The Ten Icons of the Buffalo is a series of pictorial images accompanied by philosophy created in the Zen Buddhist tradition to orient and indicate a developmental path to the creative and spiritual self.  The buffalo, a sacred animal in different Asian cultures and within traditional texts, is often seen as a vehicle of knowledge and understanding associated with personal and spiritual growth.

Elements of Authentic Movement,  Creative Movement, meditation, dance, visual art and creative writing are the practices that will indicatea path towards what is known as“ Awakening”.   We awaken to an ordinary consciousness every day.  The sense of awakening here is opening to a more spacious inner attitude and inner listening  one’s own life, in relationship to others and to nature.

What are the awakening pathways for change or transformation that this journey can offer?

Meditations, writings and visual art will be integrated with stillness, movement  and dance practices. The power of nature, sound and music, as well as silence, will help us on our way through the icons to a more profound depth of knowing.

During the 4 and a half day retreat we will work within the order of the Icons: from the first: Searching for the Buffalo to the tenth: Entering the Marketplace.

We will  experience and discover movement and meditations which will bring us to deepen awareness of our natural self.

The retreat begins July 11 at 3.00 p.m and ends July 16 at 2.00 p.m.

The Retreat is for whom?

It is not necessary that people interested in this work have had much movement experience.  What is asked for is that a path of self – knowledge has begun through spiritual /movement traditions or personal therapy.   The participant comes with a beginner’s mind, curiosity and respect for oneself and others, courage to confront moments of “not knowing”.  The course is developed and conceived for one’s own personal  growth.  The teachings can be  applied in different professional areas such as the helping professions(mental/ physical), education, rehabilitation, physical health therapists.

Marcia Plevin, American DMT-BC-DMT,  member and supervisor of APID, psychologist,  teacher and supervisor  DMT training Art Therapy Italiana,   Program director Chinese Inspirees Creative Movement program, member of the DMT faculty,  Beijng,   Co-founder of the Association Movimento Creativo method Garcia-Plevin.  A member of a Vipassana Buddhist sangha for many years.  Author of numerous articles in specialised journals of dance movement therapy and Authentic Movement.  A member of the Faculty, Discipline of Authentic Movement, Circles of Four

For those interested who have not worked with M. Plevin before a zoom or skype interview is requested.   Please call or write for the interview.

Contact Info and registration:    tel.  0039 3477143878

Cost of Retreat – 420 euro  –  Regular Registration

Early Bird Registration with deposit of 70 euro to Kushi-Ling

the cost of Retreat  becomes 400 euro ( on or before 31 March)

A deposit of 70 euro is requested as well, after the 31 of May.

Members of ADTA, APID, EADMT and participants who have attended Plevin retreats  5% less from  Early Bird or Regular Registration.

Module for registration :

To register fill in the form and mail to   Monetary bank tansfer of 70 euro  is made out to  : Associazione Movimento Creativo

IBAN: IT51J0306905066100000002419 – BIC/SWIFT : BCITITMM

For information and registration contact Marcia Plevin.


Last deadline for registration :  July 30,2023

Course fees:

Offerta libera (+ 25 € Euros annual membership fee for non-members)

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If not indicated differently our courses begin on the evening of the first day and end after dinner of the last day.

We ask you to kindly register before the date indicated in the program.

Please send an email or call us to register; your registration will be accepted as soon as we have received the bank transfer of the course fee.

If you have to cancel your registration at a later point in time we will keep 15 € service charge.
If your cancellation arrives only 3 days before the beginning of the course we will have to keep the whole course fee.


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