Teaching Faculty

Cynthia Winton-Henry

Cynthia Winton-Henry is a dancing elder and collaborator who is dedicated to fostering freedom. She has served as the cofounder of InterPlay, an active, creative approach to unlocking the wisdom of the body, and as a seminary faculty, ordained pastor, community artist, activist, and author. She currently hosts online Hidden Monastery Dance Chapels and courses that support creative and mystic health using The Art of Ensoulment: A Playbook on How to Create From Body and Soul. As a white woman, she recognizes that repressing the dancing body and soul in white Protestant and academic culture corresponds to the oppression and sometimes the extermination of the dancing life of First Nations people, enslaved peoples, and the Divine Feminine. She is part of the movement to Change the Race Dance. Join her on Substack at The Dancing Center, read her story in Chasing the Dance of Life, A Faith Journey, explore your own moving prayer in Dance: A Sacred Art: The Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice, and reawaken the powerful gift of play in Move: What the Body Wants.

  • July 29 - August 1
    • Movement
    • Personal Growth


      Holden Village is a community where your questions are valued and encouraged. Most programs led by visiting teaching faculty occur during the summer months. However, Holden also invites faculty to teach sessions for special events and retreats throughout the rest of the year.
      Check out a list of the 2024 Summer Faculty.