Beyond Words: Poetry and Music as a Portal to Awakening

March 12 - 19, 2022

“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 30 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.


Packages include:

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. There is ample free time to mingle with the life that surrounds us. 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…


All expenses included except travel. Rooms are limited, register early!!

  • $4250 for single occupancy
  • $3450 for shared occupancy
  • $2995 for dorm occupancy

Transport to and from Puerto Vallarta Airport is provided by Haramara at an additional cost, which depends on the number of riders.

To Register: Space is extremely limited. A $500 deposit will hold your place. Full payment is required by December 12, 2022. Please make your check payable to Kim Rosen and mail to Kim at 225 Laurel 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

If you have not worked with Kim before: Please arrange a 30 minute one-to-one zoom or phone meeting with Kim so that she can tell you more about the retreat and learn more about you. She can be reached at

Timing: Please note that arrival at the workshop location is any time between 4:30 and 6 on March 12, and departure is at 11 am March 19.

Cancellation: If you cancel before December 12, your payment will be refunded, minus a $150 administrative fee. If you cancel after December 12, 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.

Please Note: if the retreat is canceled due to governmentally imposed travel restrictions, all fees will be refunded.

Accessibility: Potential participants should know that the cabanas are built into a steep hill (thus the breathtaking views). There is a 10 minute walk uphill on groomed but at times uneven paths and many stairs between the cabanas and the group spaces. While there are one or two cabanas a shorter distance from the dining and workshop areas, even these require an uphill walk and some stair climbing.

Pricing Specials:

Early Bard Special: $50 off for registrations prior to September 1

Type of Retreat: Creative, Pilates

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Kim Rosen
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 4152509786
Online Registration:

About the Instructors:

Kim Rosen, M.F.A.,  has awakened listeners around the world to the power of poetry to heal and transform individuals and communities. She is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. Combining her devotion to poetry, her background  in psychotherapy and spirituality and her gifts as a creator of ceremony and transformational vessels, she offers events in retreat centers, conferences, universities, professional trainings, churches, corporations, and hospices throughout the world. She has delivered poems in a spectrum of settings from the crypt of Chartres Cathedral to the New Orleans Superdome after Hurricane Katrina to a Maasai Safe House in Kenya.  In 2010 she founded the Safe House Education (S.H.E.) Fund to give Maasai girls who have fled Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Childhood Marriage an opportunity to go to college and transform the oppression of women in their families, their tribe and the world. In 2012, she founded the Poetry Depths Mystery School and Soul School, multi-dimensional immersions in self revelation through the portals of beauty, poetry, silence, music, movement and radical authenticity in a community of shared intention.  Co-creator of four CDs of spoken poetry and music, Rosen has been on the faculty of the Omega Institute, Kripalu, Rowe Conference Center, Wisdom University, Sonoma State College and the International Pathwork Foundation. Kim earned a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has been published in O Magazine, The Sun Magazine, Spirituality and Health Magazine, The Huffington Post,, and The Texas Review among others, and she was a recipient of the 2001 Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize for Poetry. She has been a guest on Oprah RadioNew Dimensions Radio, TEDx Maui and CNN Radio Network, and other media.

Electric cellist and vocalist Jami Sieber reaches inside the soul with compositions that are contemporary, timeless, lush, and powerfully evocative. Her style of performance has been recognized internationally. An innovative musician, Jami’s music moves beyond the surface, seeking and re-seeking her truth by creating musical bridges and connections, committed to doing what moves her and inspiring listeners with her honesty, musical prowess, and humanity. Her life-long commitment to the environment, social justice, and the healing arts is at the heart of her music, reflecting a deep dedication to the arts as a medium to express the interconnectedness of all beings.