Sacred Earth Belly Dance Retreats with Hannah Mi Anis.

Hosted by Elabrazodeshakti.

Next retreat : Dance Of The Wild Woman
16-21st July 2019

Sacred Earth Belly Dance retreat, SPAIN, 16-21st July 2019 : Dance of The Wild Woman

With Hannah Mi Anis and Guest teacherJade from Yoga Wellness.

Set amongst the mountains in the Sound Healing Dome in Alcalali, we gather for a 5 day retreat in Spain delving into the Wild Woman, the one who lives in her most wildish, raw and real self, rooting her body in earth and her heart in the divine. The one who invites the elemental forces to flow through her body in order to feel, connect and tell her own unique story. 

We'll be daily immersing ourselves in Hannah Mi Anis’ signature blend of Sacred Earth Belly Dance, interwoven with the structure and strength of many generations of Tribal belly dance, as well as practices of yoga, ritual, music, storytelling, sound healing and the simple and beautiful act of living amongst nature with your pack, your tribe, your satsang.

“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious... If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

This year's retreat is held at the Full moon and under a lunar Eclipse.  Diving deep into the root principles of Sacred Earth Belly dance we meet to journey through many textures ; the elements ( earth, fire, water, air, ether), the lunar cycles, the aspects of yin and yang, embracing their sensory aspects, their interplay and how to consciously channel their flow through the body and into the sphere around us.  We learn how to weave these energies naturally, holistically and intelligently into our own unique voice, to enrich our lives, our own artistic expression, and to nurture and deepen the message we wish to send out through our dance.

We’ll be looking at the many ever changing roles of the dancer as storyteller; gazing at the possibilities of what we can be and how dance can be a gift. Calling on the jewels embedded in Middle Eastern and Indian artistic traditions we look at what preciousness it is to live a life of dance and music, to grow with these tools at your side through your ever changing life journey as the Wild Woman that you are.

All levels are welcome. Emphasis is upon exploration, creation and moving with full-bodied intention and depth. All movements are presented from the root core each day and different levels of complexity are touched upon as we add intricacy, decoration and speed to add textures, not difficulty. Everyone is invited to take it at their own unique pace that nourishes them to the fullest.


On Sacred Earth belly Dance
All dance teaching follows the principles of Sacred Earth.  Sacred Earth belly dance originates with Mishaal, international Oriental dance artist as well as founder and creative director of Devadasi studio in Tokyo. Having spent many years traveling the world, visiting and searching for the heart and soul of many cultures in their music and in their dance, she created a deep sensual healing dance form based in the mystical roots of belly dance.

The dance takes the primordial sacred movements found in belly dance in their raw form, acknowledges each dancer's spirit, our innate knowledge, and the beautiful and essential connection between ourselves and Mother Earth. It is founded on strong musical sensibility, the dancer's expression, an acknowledgment of the seasons and cycles of our lives, as well as a deep sense of surrendering yourself to the moment and feeling the deep relaxation and joy that dance can bring your soul and your body.

Hannah Mi Anis was fortunate enough to spend her first three years in Mishaal's original group of students in Tokyo. She performed as a member of Samanyolu, her dance ensemble, and began teaching under her guidance. From 2010-2014 she held a yearly month long residency in the Devadasi studio in Tokyo, and in 2015 Hannah traveled to Bali to be Mishaal's guest teacher on her Sacred Mystical dance retreat amongst the rice fields of Ubud. Mishaal, now living in Bali and holding many retreats per year, remains an important guide for her in dance and life.

On returning to London Hannah Mi Anis, was inspired by and followed the ever growing Tribal belly dance movement. She followed a new pathway learning to weave the two styles together enjoying the juxtaposition of the energy and strength of the many generations of Tribal, with the elemental charge of Sacred Earth belly dance. 

'Let the beauty we love, be what we do'

For more in Mishaal and the Devadasi studio:

Daily guide Overview 2019

Each day the yoga, dance and ritual reflects an ELEMENT allowing full embodiment, expression and the ability to taste each energy present in the dance. 
We journey through the Elements to Re-Wild and connect up to our instinctive nature and our connection with the Earth we live in.
There will be a weaving in of knowledge of the Lunar Cycles, the seasonal cycles, musical theory, dance her-story, dancing alone and dancing as a pack to drench you in tools to deepen your own personal practice, and to extend your intention out into the world. There will also be time for unfolding through practices such as
journaling, occasional stories, circles of sharing, and talisman making.
All are welcome. Depth and intricacy to the dance will be added to deepen the level. We are focused on feeling and expression, intricacy and experience.

Day by day schedule:
Arrive Tuesday 16th : Full Moon Lunar Eclipse : All Elements

*Afternoon Gathering circle.

*Evening Opening Ritual calling on practices found in a cauldron of mystical traditions and Earth magic.

Wednesday 17th : Earth : Muladhara chakra: Root support

*Early Morning Yoga : A deliciously feminine approach to yoga enhancing our awareness of our inner woman's wisdom and elemental connections. We will nourish and build vital energy through Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and other ways that help us to connect with our inner divine light. Led by Jade from Yoga Wellness, Yoga & Meditation teacher, and Reiki therapist.

*Late morning : Dance : Core moves and strengthening class: Energizing our being and encouraging knowledge, awareness and ability in our bodies. We journey through the core movements and principles of Sacred Earth Belly dance in the style of Hannah Mi Anis, including core Tribal Belly dance foundations.

*Main Body of Dance: Exploration, sequences and divine play immersing ourselves in the embodiment of the Earth element. We move through intelligent improvisation, group improvisation, music theory, and dance sequences. 
All dance will be accompanied by a succession of hypnotic, and soul
fuelled rhythms and music designed to lead you into the intoxcation of
the dance and the movement.

*Late afternoon: Self-Love: A series of guided practices to help assimilate and solidify all that we are experiencing, and to nurture ourselves along the path.

*Evening time : Immersion and Earth magic : Earthing, Drum journey and Story telling.

Thursday 18th : Water : Swadisthana chakra :The Dwelling place of the self

*Early Morning : Yoga

*Late morning : Dance: Core moves and strengthening class.

*Main Body: Exploration, sequences and divine play immersing ourselves in the embodiment of the Water element in dance.

*Late afternoon: Self-Love: A series of guided practices to help assimilate and solidify all that we are experiencing, and to nurture ourselves along the path.

*Evening time : Immersion and Magic: flower bathing, night walks, and nidra

Friday 19th : Fire : Manipura chakra : The resplendent gem

*Early Morning: Yoga

*Late morning: Dance: Core moves and strengthening class.

*Main Body: Exploration, sequences and divine play immersing ourselves in the Fire element in dance.

*Self-Love: Sound Healing led by Michelle Avard

*Evening time : Immersion and Magic: Candlelit circle

Saturday 20th : Air: Anahata: To be unhurt/ unstruck

*Early Morning : Yoga

*Late morning : Dance: Core moves and Strengthening class

*Main Body: Exploration, sequences and divine play immersing ourselves in the Air element in dance.

*Late afternoon: Self-Love: Guided Breathwork by Suzy Perry

*Evening time: Immersion and Magic: Walking the Labyrinth

Sunday 21st

*Morning: Closing practice and circle ❤ ️

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

BOOKING : Online booking now open. Secure your place here.
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 ( 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.
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.
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.

Bookings now open!  This event is hosted by El Abrazo De Shakti.
Book your place here .
Sacred Earth Belly dance retreats with Hannah Mi Anis 2017 and 2018
Spain. April 2017 and April 2018. Hosted by Elabrazodeshakti.