Bali Retreat.

Lasya Attar

Annual Indian Fusion Dance Retreat

in BALI!

December 1-7, 2019

Join us for our annual Indian Fusion Dance Retreat with renowned international performer and beloved teacher, Colleena Shakti.  Presented by: Caravanserai Retreats

*Don’t wait to register, last year’s retreat SOLD OUT!

INQUIRIES:    caravanserai.retreats@gmail.com


LASYA – a Sanskrit word meaning feminine graceful movement.  According to puranic lore, graceful flowing movements were created by Goddess Parvati.

ATTAR – a concentrated essence, usually in reference to perfume, derived from a labor-intensive distillation process.

Just as in the distillation process of fine perfume oils, a dancer must find purification through concentrated efforts in the training process, distilling both her intentions and technique. The most delectable and subtle of scents are had through intricate and time-consuming processes. Come take some time for yourself to completely immerse in the rich world of dance which Colleena has created through bridging Indian dance and related arts philosophy, with contemporary techniques of Belly Dance and beyond!


In Indian performance art theory, the goal of all art is to produce a delectable atmosphere, an air or essence that can be savored by the audience known as Rasa. With the theory of Rasa being the starting point of all Indian art, it only seems fitting that the analogy of making attar (the most refined essential oil) be the parallel to the process of “making a dancer”.

In this retreat only, we offer dancers reflective time to ask themselves what kind of dancer do they want to be, and begin the journey to reach your goals.   The curriculum will focus on THE PROCESS. Not only how dances are made, but more importantly, how *the dancer* is made.

This year’s retreat will be held in a private villa to encourage an intimate environment & a nurturing atmosphere. We will enjoy each others company, share delicious food, luxuriate in lush surroundings, and all this only steps away from the beach!

 


 

“The combination of learning with Colleena Shakti in such a beautiful and spiritually rich place as Bali is truly priceless. Colleena is not only an amazing devotional dancer and teacher, she is a wealth of knowledge that is deep and well rounded. Between Theory classes and tthe few times I got to have tea and small amounts of dialog here and there during the week, I feel so much more aware of Indian art and dance than I expected. Coupling this with the Balinese Hindu traditions around us, it created a sense of spirituality moving thru dance.

That week was by far one of the best of my life, I met amazing women from all over the planet that I will have lifelong friendships with. Thank you so much Allison!” ~ past participant


THE SYLLABUS

Colleena’s own elegant version of Indian Fusion Belly Dance is unmistakable, embellished with Indian aesthetics and delicate motifs from her years of dedicated research, study and practice while living in India.

Our Days Will Include

  • Yoga – Relax your body and mind with a daily restorative yoga (Vinyasa, Pranayam and Meditation practice)
  • Strength and precision training to grow & refine your dance technique (through Pilates, classical Indian dance and martial arts exercises)
  • Belly Dance drills and stylistic phrases – strong movements & fluid transitions
  • Classical Indian Dance techniques – Opulent embellishments, mudras and motifs
  • Stylistic development – Choreographic concepts & deeper meanings of movements
  • A full fusion choreography and dance phrases in several traditional styles
  • Theory classes with focus on Rasa and Bhava: concepts from the definitive Sanskrit text on dance, the Natya Shastra and other Indian aesthetic texts.
  • Sunset walks on the beach!
  • Culminating with a beautiful performance event

ITINERARY:

Sunday 1st December:  check in from 2pm

7pm: our first dinner together!

welcome and orientation. 

Monday 2nd December: dance!

Tuesday 3rd December: dance!

Wednesday 4th December: dance AND – Balinese dance class!

Thursday 5th December: dance!

Friday 6th December: dance and performance event!

Saturday 7th December: check out and farewell.

 

Approximate Daily schedule (subject to change)

8am – 9am: Yoga

9am – 10am: Breakfast

10am – 12pm: Dance

12.30pm: Lunch

3.30pm – 5.30pm: Dance & Theory lecture class

7pm: Dinner

 


YOUR INVESTMENT:

Full package includes

6 nights single or shared accommodation

3 delicious vegetarian meals per day 

25+ hours of dedicated, professional tuition

unlimited water

wifi

tropical pool lounging 

Balinese Dance class with Master teacher Evie Hatch of Mekar Bhuana

Performance opportunity at our final event!

 

DOUBLE SHARED ROOM

SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL JUNE 15TH – $1550

EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL AUGUST 30TH – $1650

REGULAR PRICE AFTER AUGUST 30TH – $1800

 

SINGLE ROOM

SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL JUNE 15TH – $2395

EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL AUGUST 30TH – $2545

REGULAR PRICE AFTER AUGUST 30TH – $2695

 

10% discount* for returning Bali retreat students! We love you, come back!

(*valid for early bird & regular, NOT super early bird*)

 

Tuition only includes

25+ hours of dedicated, professional tuition

3 delicious vegetarian meals per day

unlimited water 

all tropical pool lounging

Balinese Dance class with Master teacher Evie Hatch of Mekar Bhuana

Performance opportunity at our final event!

 

SUPER EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL JUNE 15TH $1260

EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL AUGUST 30TH $1360

REGULAR PRICE AFTER AUGUST 30TH $1500 

 

10% discount* for returning Bali retreat students! We love you, come back!

(*valid for early bird & regular, NOT super early bird*)

 

***not included***

your flight or travel insurance

tourist visa ($25)

airport pick up (available on request for $40 one way)

extra food/drink/snacks outside of planned meals


LOCATION:

This year we are moving up!  To one of UBUD’S most famous retreat centers…

SOULSHINE BALI!

https://www.soulshinebali.com


CONTACT & REGISTRATION:

REGISTER HERE

Hosted by: Caravanserai Retreats

Contact:  Allison Mulroy

Email: caravanserai.retreats@gmail.com

FB Event Page: *CLICK HERE*

 


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