Bali Retreat.



Lasya Attar

Indian Fusion Dance Retreat in BALI!

12th – 18th November, 2017


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!





LASYA – a Sanskrit word meaning feminine graceful movement.

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 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 Vedic text on dance, the Natya Shastra and other Indian aesthetic texts.
  • Sunset walks on the beach!
  • Culminating with a beautiful performance event



Sunday 12th November:  check in from 2pm

   4pm: welcome and orientation

   7pm: our first dinner together!

Monday 13th November: dance!

Tuesday 14th November: dance!

Wednesday 15th November: dance AND – Balinese dance class!

Thursday 16th November: dance!

Friday 17th November: dance and performance event!

Saturday 18th November: check out and farewell.



Daily Schedule (subject to change)

9am – 10am: yoga

10am – 12pm: dance

12.30pm: lunch

3.30pm – 5.30pm: dance & theory

7pm: dinner


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The full package includes:

6 nights accommodation double share in our own Million Dollar Villa!
3 delicious meals per day prepared by our in house chef
25+ hours of dedicated, professional tuition
unlimited water
communal kitchen with tea and coffee facilities
all tropical pool lounging and general lounging use of the villa
Balinese Dance class with Master teacher Evie Hatch of Mekar Bhuana
Performance opportunity at our final event!


**10% discount for returning Bali retreat students!


**Special discounts for groups and Troupes!

10% discount for groups of 3 or 4

20% discount for groups of 6 or more!!



**Register here!**


Hosted by: Caravanserai Retreats

Contact:  Allison Mulroy



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