Registration opens September 11 at 6:00 am EST
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Don't miss this unique tropical all-inclusive belly dance retreat, complete with:
Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair... ~Susan Polis Shutz
The Heart of Belly Dance Retreats focus on the joy of belly dance as a way to vibrant health, joyful community, and body awareness. They are held at eco-conscious retreat centers that offer healthy and nourishing food in a peaceful setting.
Spend your days practicing yoga, learning tribal belly dance technique and choreographies, read by the pool and sleep in, or get a variety of spa treatments - your choice!
Leave your cares at home and reconnect with your love for belly dance. Join us for a week of dance and yoga bliss.
Rachel Brice first fell in love with belly dance after watching the famous Hahbi'Ru at the Northern California Renaissance Faire in 1988 and began taking classes right away. In 1999, she decided to study full time, and relocated for the University program in Dance Ethnology at San Francisco State University. While in San Francisco, she studied with Carolena Nericcio, Suhaila Salimpour, and Jill Parker, and was a member of Ultra Gypsy Dance Theatre in 2001. Studying with different teachers helped her create a fusion form between their approaches, something now known as Tribal Fusion.
In 2002 she was discovered by rock mogul Miles Copeland and began touring internationally with his company, Bellydance Superstars. These tours sparked a belly dance revolution and, along with YouTube, made this new fusion form known around the globe.
Whenever possible, Rachel studies with her teachers, Gary Kraftsow, Carolena Nericcio and takes classes with colleagues.
Gandhi’s famous saying: “Be the change you want to see in the world” is our vision and mission towards the world today.
Desa Seni supports and strives for an eco-green, sustainable community. The resort was built with recycled, repurposed, or sustainable products from local sources, without altering the natural land structure or local waterways.
The resort has implemented measures to best minimize our carbon footprint. They have set aside 40% of their land to organic farming for the restaurant, to produce approximately 80% of the produce served daily.
Desa Seni is committed to giving back to the local community. Their fund-raising program, “Making Dreams Come True,” sponsors, supports, and teaches at local orphanages and provides a work-study program for older orphanage children come to Desa Seni to study and apprentice in different departments.
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Delicious, wholesome and nutritious cuisine is included! Your stay at Desa Seni includes three delicious consciously prepared meals each day. All meals are made with fresh ingredients from organic gardens to support local community and sustainable fishing. Enjoy our Indonesian awe-inspiring cuisine!
Desa Seni offers a variety of accommodations for varying tastes and budgets, from villages housing singles up to groups of four.
The rates below include all dance classes, lodging, shuttle transportation, and three meals per day.
Airfare, gratuity, excursions, bar and spa services are not included in the rates listed below.
If you register at the double or triple occupancy rate and are attending the retreat by yourself, you will be assigned a roommate.
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000/person by credit card will reserve your room and your spot in the workshops.
The remaining balance will be charged to your credit card 30 days after the deposit is received. All payment plans must be completed by July 15, 2015.
All rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Cancellation policy: If you decide to cancel your trip, we require written notification of your cancellation. In addition, the following cancellation fees apply:
Please book your flight to arrive on August 22, 2015 and depart on August 29, 2015. There will be no scheduled programming on these travel days.
Please fly into the Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS).
Shuttle Service to/from Desa Seni
Group shuttles between Ngurah Rai International Airport and Desa Seni are included in your registration.
Once you register for the retreat, we will send shuttle information and a form for you to book your shuttle transportation.