Shakti Summer School – Greece.


Colleena Shakti invites you home! 

Shakti Summer School 


Professional Dance & Yoga Training

at Villa Shakti Crete

June 28 – Aug 12, 2020

Applications Now Open!

Shakti Summer School is a professional dance training program designed for the serious dance student who wants to reach new depths in their dance through focused study and hard work in a supportive environment. We keep the group size small to ensure lots of personal attention and our peaceful home environment offers an opportunity for students to connect with each other.

Our Programs


June 28-July 25, 2020

This Odissi Classical Indian Dance training program is ideal for the dancer who wants to work hard, refine details, develop both physical and inner strength and delve in to a culturally rich artistic tradition that allows us to live the path of Yoga and Dance as a means to realize our highest potential.

More Info on Odissi Trainings 

® RETREAT with Philippa Moirai

July 28 – August 1, 2020

Immerse yourself in a wonderfully rich experience of American Tribal Style® belly dance with Philippa Moirai this Summer. Diving into a selection of dynamic movements from the FatChanceBellyDance® fast and slow repertoire, Philippa will guide you through 4 full days of ATS® focusing on strong technique and smooth transitions, individually and within groups. Working with requests from those attending, classical and modern movements will be covered, with plenty of dance time. 

More Info on ATS Retreat

Colleena Shakti Presents


An Accredited Dance Training Program

RASA   रस 

A union of Indian & Middle Eastern Inspired Movements

August 4-11, 2020

Indian Fusion Formation is a structured dance training program designed to progressively impart the techniques, training methods and theories behind this beautiful dance form – Indian Fusion Dance as developed by Colleena Shakti.

More Info on Indian Fusion Formation 


A Home for Boutique Retreats

Villa Shakti & Saraswati Studios is a beautiful sanctuary on the Greek island of Crete.  Villa Shakti is a home of art and yoga.  After spending nearly 2 decades training in classical dance in India, Colleena Shakti and her partner Matthew had the vision to create a beautiful home and movement studio in the vibrant Mediterranean nature.

The villa is pleasantly located on the ‘sunset side’ of Crete.  The lush rolling hills from the Topolia Gorge down to the sea, are fertile and abundant.  Fruits and vegetables swell on the trees and vines amidst the waving olive trees that fill the land.  The sea and sunshine rejuvenate and inspire artistic reflection and healthy living.  Villa Shakti is just 3 km from the spectacular hiking trails of the Topolia Gorge, a 10 minute drive to beloved local beaches and central to all the famous ones (Elafonissi, Phalasarna and Balos).

Sample Schedule

Application period closes: May 15, 2020. Late applications considered, but not guaranteed.


We look forward to welcoming you to Villa Shakti Crete for SSS 2020! 

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