NEW DATES**
Sacred Earth Belly Dance retreat, SPAIN, 14 - 20th April 2018

With Hannah Mi Anis

A 5 day retreat in Spain presents Hannah Mi Anis’ signature blend of Sacred Earth Belly Dance interwoven with the structure and strength of many generations of Tribal belly dance.

We play with the seamless journey from the bold and powerful to a caressing yin like flow allowing the different and valid aspects of the female principle to emerge. Calling on philosophies and aesthetics in Indian Classical and Middle Eastern dance Hannah introduces relevant terms and concepts to bring clarity to our choice of movements and our intention in dance.

There will be strong focus on musicality and its resonance inside our bodies, harnessing the messages rooted within some of the most beloved rhythms in the Belly dance repertoire.

Expect a cascade of sensation, a conjuring of worlds, full bloodied dance sequences interweaving the full spectrum of the elements of fire, water, earth, air and ether; a gaze at the energy embedded in the raw DNA of each movement.
DAILY GUIDE

*Yoni Shakti Yoga.

*Morning dreaming. A flow of dance, nourishing yin and open us for the day.

*Technique and strength class. Movements from hatha yoga and Tribal belly dance to encourage knowledge, awareness and ability of our bodies.

*Main body of learning:
All dance will be accompanied by a succession of hypnotic, and soul fueled rhythms and music designed to lead you into the intoxication of the dance and the moment.
This year's retreat is danced under a New Moon. We will be focusing on dreaming, creating and nourishing the inner aspect of the dance and learning how to authentically project it to our audience. Belly dance has so many different traditions and we will journeying through specific styles that nurture this inner aspect such as the zar and the taksim. Tools and ideas are offered on how to find your own voice, how to enjoy it internally and how to grow into the unique performer sharing your message with others around you.

*Divine play, creativity and dancing as a pack. We explore images, archetypes and improvisation, individually and in groups.

*Star dancing. Closing the day with theory class, stories, circle discussion and a little night dancing in the flow.

What you bring:
A retreat is done within a beautiful space with a small tribe. It is this that makes it special. We aim to create an environment of profound relaxation for this is the deep seat of where creativity is initiated. Retreats by nature are interactive, much like a sacred circle. Each dancer comes to the retreat with unique and valuable qualities. There will be space for you to spend time alone, with others and bring your skills to the group.xxx

BOOKING : Online booking is now open at El Abrazo De Shakti

Place
The retreat will be hosted at The Dome, a sound healing centre located in Alcalali, just 1 hour and a 10 minutes drive from Alicante airport and 1,5 hour from Valencia airport. 

The Dome in Alcalali is a family run place. The accommodation is shared and not luxurious but the house is cosy and has a beautiful energy to it.

Situated in the heart of a valley, you can enjoy the peace and view of the beautiful mountains while relaxing by the pool or among almond trees.

Michele Averad, co-founder of The Global Sound Healing Association will join us for one hour and guide us through a Sound Journey.


Core details and Booking
 

Getting there

We recommend landing in Alicante airport, the shuttle bus from there is 56 Euros return (http://www.beniconnect.com/bookings/) If you are a group more than 6, let me know and we will arrange a private shuttle bus for around 46 Euros each person return.
Accommodation
At the Dome there is a finca with 2 bedrooms, dining room, kitchen and lounge area. In the garden there are two more wooden cabins with 2 bunk beds and another two connected rooms. All bathrooms are shared and the bedrooms sleep 2 or 4 people.
 
Food
During the retreat the cook will buy, prepare and make the food with much thought and love.
The vegetables and fruit are locally sourced from Eco farmers and most ingredients are from “fair trade”.
The venue will host a minimum of 6 students and maximum of 16.

BOOKING
Bookings now open!   This event is hosted by El Abrazo De Shakti. Secure your place at:  https://elabrazodeshakti.blogspot.co.uk/p/clases.html
Sacred Earth Belly dance retreat with Hannah Mi Anis 2017
Spain. April 2017. Hosted by Elabrazodeshakti.

In this first retreat with Hannah Mi Anis we dived deep into the 4 elements. Each day held both an element ( earth, fire, water, air, ether) / a
combination of elements and a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn).
We played with nature embracing the sensory aspects of each element and
how to channel its flow through the body and into the sphere around us.
We explored the cycles that exist in nature and within us, how we may
honour and respect them and how they affect the dance that is released.
Each season, each element having a different taste, a different bhav, a
different response in our body and different aesthetic in our dance.