Your Host for the Retreat - Michelle Locke
Wu Tao Creator
Natural Health Therapist
It would be my absolute joy and pleasure to serve you over this weekend! You see, I believe one hundred percent in the healing power of dance and music especially Wu Tao!
As a former dancer, I know how important it is to have a space to express oneself and feel beautiful! Over the years, I have studied many healing therapies and I continually come back to power of dance to heal both the body and mind. I dance Wu Tao for myself and have done since I created it fifteen years ago. I believe it has helped me to deal with life's many challenges AND kept me physically fit and emotionally healthy.
I invite you to join me for this powerful healing retreat. I promise to hold your hand all the way and provide you with a supportive and gentle space to come back into balance"
Previous Retreat Participants Say......
Mary Ann Williams New Zealand
“Thank you Michelle for a soul connecting workshop of music and dance. It has helped a great deal to connect/integrate with the beginning of my learning with the initial online lessons and DVD. The music touches my body and soul. There is one comment about one track that interacts with my senses. It does not create harmony for me. At times the female vocalist for the fire dance it seems like there is a blockage of her voice a the throat. Apart from this the music is sublime, many thanks! The retreat venue for the retreat was excellent and the food just delicious. Your gentleness, good explanation of the movements and philosophy created a great learning environment. Your passion and sincere belief in the journey of Wu Tao is an inspiration and the underlying philosophy is aligned with my journey with spirit and energy. I look forward to joining you for future retreats and workshops!”
Sheonaigh Rennie Sydney NSW
I came to the NSW Winter Retreat because I was going through a particularly stressful time with respect to my career. I needed to replenish and restore my energy and my heart had been hurting due to the latest workforce drama, so I really needed to begin a healing process. Michelle is a deeply connected facilitator who guided me through the Wu Tao process into an energetic space of openness and love. She is gentle, kind, wise and a paster of loosening stuck energy. At the end of the retreat I felt connected, calm and a lot more positive and resonant about the next chapter in my life. “It’s time to have my life my way!”
Dear Michelle, thank you for welcoming me into the Wu Tao family! I really had no idea what I would experience at the retreat, but was more than happy with how it all turned out. I’ve never felt that I could dance. I’m usually so stiff being an ex-sportswoman, but after the wonderful meditation, stretches, relaxing chats with new friends and your kindness, I found that dancing came very naturally to me! Thank you for that. Thank you also for being so patient with me and the loving way you taught the dances. Very refreshing! Also, thank you for sharing your philosophies and experiences in relation to my small difficulties – it really meant a lot to me. I loved the dancing, the music (please pass that onto your partner), the people and the massage, but sad to realise there is no Wu Tao class close to where live. I hope we can reconnect somewhere soon. Much love to you!
Narelle Sydney NSW
I absolutely loved it Michelle! I’m so appreciative that I connected with Wu Tao in the first instance and particularly thrilled that I was able to come to this retreat! Wu Tao for me is a very centering experience. The dances get rid of all the dross and superficialities that clutter up my daily life. I feel Wu Tao honours the person I truly am! It’s gentle, forgiving and inspiring all at once. At the end of a class all things are possible again. I’ve really appreciated it this weekend as I was struggling with my some issues. The fire consumed so much of my anger and fear and I am going home feeling more like the Self I enjoy! Thanks again Michelle.
Anne Marie Perth WA
As I said Wu Tao has been life changing and for me. I can safely say that I am a calmer, more patient person than I have ever been. I don’t get rattled by stuff any more and often feel I have nothing to throw in the fire during the fire dance!
I arrived this weekend feeling quite fragile and this retreat was perfect for rebalancing myself. I am feeling more connected and open to the loving healing energy of spirit. Your presence in my life is a treasured gift, joyful and wonderful! Thank you so much!
Sofia Perth WA
thank you for organising this wonderful retreat especially to suit my schedule. You are a wonderful teacher and when I got to the retreat I was so excited to be with such a wonderfully inclusive community. I was not disappointed. The retreat provided everything. Good food, good company, movement, silence, meditation, laughter and relaxation. I especially loved the way you broke down the dances and refined each section I’ve been doing Wu Tao now for over two years and I continue learning and deepening into new understandings of this multifaceted dance. There’s always more to learn and experience with Wu Tao. thank you Michelle with love
What You'll Gain From Attending this Retreat....
Peace....A deep feeling of calm inner peace...Blissful!
Peace of mind is a difficult thing to come by in our busy world, but you will find that Wu Tao will take you to peace quite quickly. Not only that but you can take this away with you!
Reduced Symptoms of Anxiety and Stress
The retreat will bring you home to your Self. This Self knows without question, that there is truly nothing to worry about in the present moment. You want this right?
A Renewed Sense of Clarity and Purpose
This retreat will help you clear out the emotional and mental dross from your system. All of a sudden you will remember what’s important to you. Your purpose and direction in life is much easier to understand when you are in a clear head space.
A Vibrant Energised Painfree Physical Body
The dances free up Qi or Life Force energy in the body. When Qi is flowing and no longer stagnant or blocked, you have more energy. Your body will feel more flexible, stronger and I am sure you will appreciate having less physical pain.
A Wonderful Supportive Community of New Friends
Wu Tao attracts gorgeous people. You will most likely find that people you meet here will become fast friends and long-term dance buddies.
Register before the 1st January 2017 and receive these exclusive early-bird BONUSES!
Dancing the Elements Beginners Digital Package
This package contains the digital DVD so you can learn and practice the 5 Element dances , all the beautiful music f and the Dancing the Elements ebook. Everything you need to continue your home practice.
(Valued At $47)
Self Shiatsu Massage Guide
This helpful eguide will show you how to give yourself a relaxing Shiatsu massage. You can do this massage anywhere. Use it at home, in the office or any place you need a 10 minute energy pick-up. Share with your family and friends!
(Valued At $47)
The Five Element Health Eating Guide
This ebook will introduce you to the benefits of following the seasons and elements for diet. Lots of nutritious yummy recipes that keep your energy flowing freely through the body and improve your digestive health
(Valued At $47)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does it Cost to Attend the Retreat?
A. Your investment to attend the complete retreat is $700. This includes all the Wu Tao workshops, delicious meals throughout your stay, and comfortable twin share accommodation with ensuite bathroom.
Q. Where is the Montfort Retreat Centre?
A. The Montfort Retreat Centre is in Boys Town. The address is 622 Upper Bukit Timah Road Singapore. It's easy to access via car or public transport.
Q. I haven’t done Wu Tao before, can I join these workshops?
A. Absolutely YES! If you haven’t done Wu Tao before, this retreat will be a wonderful introduction to Wu Tao which we hope will turn into a life long passion for you. It will teach you the 5 core dances and introduce the Tao and Surrender dances. It will also give you a supportive space to explore your inner world and discover what you need to restore your health and well-being. You will learn how to maintain peace and balance into your life through processes taught in the retreat.
Q. I’ve been doing Wu Tao for some time. Will this retreat be too basic for me?
A. Absolutely NO. This retreat will give you the opportunity to refine your dance practice and deepen into the philosophy of Wu Tao while giving yourself some well-earned time-out to refocus and energise.
Q. I have some physical issues and I’m not sure if I can do all the movements. Will that be a problem?
A. No. Wu Tao is very gentle and all the dance movements are easily adaptable to suit your needs. Just make sure you let Michelle know so she can help you with any modification you require.
Q. I am feeling really off track and stressed in my life, will this retreat be any use to me?
A. If you are looking for a way to get back on track and reduce the stress in your life, this retreat will definitely help. If you continue your dance practice at home your stress levels should decrease even more over time.
Q. What do I Need to Bring to the Retreat?
A. You will need comfortable clothes to dance in, a notebook, coloured pencils or crayons, and your beautiful self.