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Beyond Words: 7 Days in Mexico with Kim and Jami Sieber


  • Haramara Retreat Sayulita, Nayarit México (map)
Mystics, poets and shamans have always known that in the rhythms and sounds of the soul’s language, the mind bursts open and all levels of being come into alignment.
— Kim Rosen

For over 25 years now, Kim has gathered circles of kindred hearts in some of the most beautiful and fierce landscapes on the planet. In this retreat she is joined by musical alchemist, Jami Sieber. Magic is created by Jami’s cello in oceanic resonance with the poems, songs and silence emerging from the circle and the chant of wind, rock, and the cries of the dove.

Poems, prayers, and song speak the mystery, the silence, the ineffable joys and sorrows of the inner life. Immersion in these words, sounds and silence causes shifts in your biochemistry, feelings, thoughts and consciousness that align you with your deepest self.

In this retreat we invite the magic that unfurls as poetry intertwines with music. In addition there are sessions of breathwork, sounding, self-inquiry and movement. We enter silence together and alone. The retreat culminates in a “Mysterium”: a exploration beyond ordinary words that spans poetry and music, night and day, sound and silence, waking and sleeping, aloneness and communion…

I feel I’ve shifted to a deeper, more ‘me’ place, and the shift feels permanent. I let the poems and music transport me into the grief I’ve never been able to allow before. I carry the poems I learned in my heart and even more, the freedom I’ve discovered by letting them be my teachers.

Haramara is an intimate seaside retreat, hand-built in harmony with the sensual tropical jungle surrounding it. Luxurious cabanas overlook breathtaking views of the sea. There is ample free time to mingle with the life that surrounds us. The retreat culminates in a “Mysterium’: a time out of time that spans night and day, sound and silence, waking and sleeping, aloneness and communion.

At this pivotal moment in history, there is a paradoxical urgency to slowing down, focusing on what matters most, looking into each other’s eyes and speaking the truth. Please join us as we call on the ancient power of poetry and music to awaken and heal ourselves and the world around us.

The workshop costs are as follows: 

Workshop Fee: $3150 for shared occupancy (spacious double or triple); $3850 for single occupancy [SOLD OUT] — All expenses included except travel. Rooms are limited, register early!!

Special $100 discount if payment is received in full by November 17, 2018.

To Register: Space is extremely limited. A $500 deposit will hold your place. Full payment is required by January 17, 2019 (or November 17, 2018 for $100 discount). Please make your check payable to Kim Rosen and mail to Kim at 100 Toyon Drive, Fairfax, CA 94930. We will reserve spaces in the order in which we receive payments. If you’d like to pay by PayPal, please email Kim at kim@kimrosen.net.

Timing: Please note that arrival at the workshop location is any time between 4:30 and 6 on April 27, and departure is at 11 am May 4.

Cancellation: If you cancel before November 17, your payment will be refunded, minus a $150 administrative fee. If you cancel after November 17, we will try to fill your space from the waiting list. If that is possible your payment will be refunded, minus $150 administrative fee. If it is not possible, you will be responsible for the full payment.

Beyond Words was truly consciousness changing–We were deeply held in the beauty, aliveness and love of the circle, using rhythm, music, breath, movement, silence and potent layers of poetry. A deep sense of community grew–we shared our deepest heart with each other, and little that was superficial. I was transported into a more creative, non-linear, self-revelatory, unconscious, connected experience of writing, hearing and responding to poetry that has continued since I returned home.