Your Highest and Best Expression of Yourself Through the Arts


About Soulwerk Sanctuary


Roger Sams

Here in Soulwerk Sanctuary, we utilize three primary processes to support each of us in birthing the next best version of ourselves into the world.

Artistry through the Media of Orff Schulwerk

Music, movement, poetry, storytelling, and visual arts all support us in our growth. The arts are a powerfully effective vehicle for expanding our capacities to be in healthy, loving relationships with ourselves, others, and all of life.

Body-Based Spiritual Practice

Deeply paying attention to the body and the breath are core practices here in Soulwerk Sanctuary. Transformational Movement is a body-based movement meditation form that Roger has created through thirty years of movement as spiritual practice. Roger frequently collaborates with other body-based space holders utilizing processes that grow out of yoga, meditation, and various performing and fine arts traditions.

Gestalt-Based Self Awareness

Roger is trained and certified in holding space through Gestalt-based ways of being from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Gestalt thinking and processes support us in growing our self-awareness, creating a ground of non-judgement for courageous vulnerability and life-changing breakthroughs by playing sacred witness to our individual lives and the life of the collective.

 Online Ecstatic Dance Circles
 Online Ecstatic Dance Circles

The forms and structures that support our work in Soulwerk Sanctuary are:

Sacred Circles

Long-term, online (through Zoom), committed groups that meet regularly, building a transformational container that expands across time and space to support individual and collective evolution. Most sacred circles require a year-long commitment. New circles will be forming in January. All circles take the month of July off.

Events, Retreats, Training

Online and in-person events, retreats, and training seminars are available on a regular basis. We are available to travel to your city to hold events for you in your community. Roger’s Tending to Teacher workshop is perfect for local Orff Chapters and Transformational Movement Weekends can be produced in your region. Please reach out for more information regarding bringing this work to your area in person.


You have unlimited access to Roger’s blogs/vlogs where he writes and creates videos with the intention of lifting you up and supporting you with a model for living a transformational life.

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People are saying

Roger is a phenomenal space holder who has helped us find compassion for ourselves and our bodies through Transformational Movement.
– Heather and Shawn

There’s nothing else like Soulwerk Sanctuary for feeding your soul through dance and the arts, with kind and generous people from around the world.
– Bena

Roger has created a beautiful space in Soulwerk Sanctuary, where I let my body and spirit dance to exquisite music, and grow and expand, with loving witness from like-minded people. Attending circle regularly anchors my Being in the space of LOVE, and not fear. Roger’s gift is inviting one’s soul to a higher vibration where peace and healing reside – truly a sanctuary.
– Ann