A Letter from Neva and Raff

Posted by on Jun 19, 2022 in Blog | No Comments
A Letter from Neva and Raff

Dear Art Monastery Community,

After 10 years, we are moving on from the Art Monastery to launch our own land-based arts collective, WildHeart: Center for Performance and Embodiment Practice, in Wallkill NY. 

It has been a wild and transformative decade! We are deeply grateful for the myriad experiences of connecting with beautiful artists, deepening into shared spiritual practices, and cultivating community all over the world. From when we first joined Art Monastery Italia in 2012, to taking up the torch of Art Monastery Co-Directors in 2014, from touring shows and teaching Art Monasticism across Europe through 2016, to deepening into communal living in Vermont right up till 2022, these experiences have shaped who we are now, as we step into this next phase of our lives at WildHeart. The Art Monastery will always hold a special place in our hearts, and we are cheering on the next chapter in Hawai’i!

Please join us in the New York Hudson Valley! WildHeart is a land-based culturehub that incubates new performances, cultivates deep community and hosts transformational events. We’d love to stay in touch and host you there.

Deep bows, flowing creativity, and summer solstice blessings to each of you.

With gratitude,

Neva and Raff

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