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Exuberant Animal events in Leavenworth, WA are conducted at the home of sensei Frank Forencich and a neighboring retreat home. This gives our event a personal, even intimate atmosphere. You’ll be welcomed into my home dojo and treated like a guest. Please treat my home and my neighbor's home with respect.
The hospitality will be good, but simple. You’ll eat well and have opportunity for down time. Sleeping and hygiene arrangements are also simple. This is not a hotel; you may have to adapt.
The lion’s share of our action will be with movement classes, presentations, meditation and social breaks. You'll be invited to participate in basic chores such as keeping the dojo orderly, helping with food and keeping our dog Mojo where he is supposed to be! These chores are easy, but essential to the process.
All Exuberant Animal events are conducted under “Dojo Rules,” adapted from the martial arts. That is, no late arrivals or early departures are permitted. You'll be thoroughly engaged for the entire training. The use of electronic devices is restricted to a few select break periods; you’ll have time for some brief check-ins, but nothing more.
Most importantly, you are expected to train with everyone in the group equally. You are expected to adapt to all ability levels, from beginners to advanced.
The training is conducted with a balance of gravity and levity. That is, we address the very serious issues of the day and are sincere in our training, but we also know how to laugh and play. In fact, the more disciplined we are about the fundamentals, the more fun we can have in the process.