Shakti Dance Retreat… the Sacred Sensual Dance of the Divine Feminine
20th – 24th January 2014
relax your mind awaken body and soul
Shakti Dance, as taught by Mishaal, draws from the mystical roots of belly dance, and sacred temple dance. With awareness of our breath, and inner focus, we use a language of sacred geometry, tracing circles, spirals, serpentine waves, infinity loops, and shimmies throughout our body, awakening and cultivating Shakti flow.
This week will be dedicated to exploring, and honoring the divine feminine essence within, through sacred sensual dance, as we work with archetypes, goddesses, and nature. On our last night we will make a special dance offering for The Sanctuary community.
The rich natural setting of The Sanctuary, will support us as we dance in nature, connect with the earth, air, fire, water, and spirit, and awaken and remembering our primal essence, and honor the divine within.
Dance is our inner journey, our prayer, our medicine, our meditation, and offering. Shakti is the divine feminine creative force within us all.
This retreat is open to all women, no experience necessary, only a desire to dance. Dancers of all levels are welcome!
What to wear?
Comfortable colorful clothes you feel beautiful in for dancing, can be as simple as a bikini top and sarong, or a tanktop and flowing ‘indian’ skirt. Nothing tight around your waist, can be a as casual or elaborate as you wish.
What to bring?
A pen and notebook, a Veil if you have one, and any other goddess accessories you may have. Please bring something small for our alter, anything that calls to your spirit – it will stay on the alter throughout our time together, and you can take it home with you when we part. Forgot to bring something? no problem, maybe you can find a beautiful shell or rock, or twig…
Each morning we will explore related themes through dance, later in the day we will hold Goddess Circles, and Dance Temple, where we go on an inner journey through our dance, and also share our deep dance with each other, and we will prepare our dance offerings for our last night prayer-formance.
Day 1 – essential basics, cultivating Shakti
Day 2- elements, earth, air, water, fire, spirit
Day 3- goddesses and archetypes
Day 4 – earth priestess, coming into our power
Day 5 – offerings, prayer-formance
Mishaal (USA) – Dancing around the world for over 25 years, and teaching for 15 years, known for her soulful expression and graceful movement, her free spirited style is inspired by her extensive world travel, holistic living, and her life long taste for the deep and mystical. Mishaal is devoted to bringing the healing energy of divine feminine wisdom, beauty, and love out to our world through a holistic approach to dance. She is the founder of Devadasi Dance Studio in Tokyo, Japan, and is a certified mystical dance, and yoga instructor. She currently lives in Ubud, Bali where she leads Earth Priestess, Shakti Dance, and Sacred Earth Belly Dance retreats, and continues to teach and share her offerings worldwide, spreading the love. www.mishaal.com
Cost and Booking Information
Full workshop price – 10,000 Thai baht
Sign up by 20th December to receive our early discount price – 8,500 Thai baht
We will request a deposit of 20 British Pounds (around 1,000 Thai baht) to reserve your space on this workshop in advance. If including an accommodation booking, the total deposit will be 50 British Pounds (around 2,500 Thai Baht)
For further information or to reserve your place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation is not included within the price of this workshop. If you have not already booked accommodation, please visit our accommodation page to check the options.
For participants of this workshop, we can also reserve limited spaces in our Zorba Dormitory (330 baht per night) and Zorba Private rooms (660 baht per night) for the week of the workshop only – 18/19th to 25th/26th January.