India Retreat 2019 Information

Morjim Goa, India Retreat
November 13- 21, 2019
Devarya Wellness: https://www.devaryawellness.com
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Optional add-on weekend in Mumbai
November 22-24, 2019
Payal’s Dance Academy: https://www.isadorasmuse.com/events/sadie-anasma-workshops
All retreaters will receive $50 off Full Pack and $25 off Half Pack

Retreat Level and Theme
The retreat level is set for high beginners and up. We will be delving deep into technique, themes and choreography. We are catering to students who are growth oriented and ready to push some boundaries within their dance practice. High beginners with a curiosity to explore, and drive to learn will do well in the environment, and even the most advanced dancers will be challenged with inspiring material. Students will be given the opportunity to perform what they learn in the retreat show. The finalized retreat schedule with topics will be announced closer to the retreat.

Devarya Wellness Resort Room Rates and details:
Devarya will be our sanctuary reserved for our retreat. It is a beautiful place known for its beaches. If you would like to be paired up with a roommate, please let us know and we can help assist you.

What is included in the room rates?
All rooms include the taxes and 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner).
You can eat lunch at Devarya from the a la carte menu.
There are also many places to eat around the resort, should you choose to have lunch outside.

Food: Our retreat meal plan will be vegetarian.
The resort can accommodate dietary requests and restrictions. You will have to arrange with them in advance. Retreaters will be responsible to pay for any extra meals that are not included in your room rate. We have a few excursion days that we will eat outside of the hotel.

Retreat check starts at 2:00pm, November 13, 2019. The retreat will officially begin on November 14 at 6:30pm for dinner with orientation to follow. You may check in anytime between the 13th at 2pm and the 14th before the dinner and orientation. 

Check out time is 10:30 am on the 21st.
If you would like to stay extra days outside of the retreat you may arrange that directly with Devarya. 

Getting to the Retreat Center: Devarya Wellness
The retreat officially starts on November 14 with the welcome orientation in the evening. However, we suggest arriving a day before on the 13 to settle in and have a free day to rest and relax on the beach.

You will fly into Goa, Dabolim Airport https://www.goanairport.com

We recommend planning your trip so that you arrive on the 13 of November but no later than the afternoon of November 14. It is a 1.5 hour drive to the Devarya Wellness retreat center, times may vary. You will fly out of Goa unless you join us for the Mumbai Bellydance Festival on November 22-24.

Tentative Retreat Schedule:

Wednesday Nov.13: Check in / Rest and settle in day

Thursday November 14: Free day to sight-see or beach/ Welcome dinner / Orientation / Candle Yoga

Friday Nov.15: Breakfast/ Morning Yoga / 3hrs workshops / Lunch/ 3hrs workshops/Dinner and mingle

Saturday Nov.16:  Breakfast/ 3hrs Workshops / Lunch / 3hrs Workshops / Dinner/ Candle Yoga

Sunday Nov. 17: Breakfast/ 3hrs Workshops / Lunch / Dinner/ Soloist show

Monday Nov. 18:  Breakfast/ Free day afternoon for sightseeing or beach / Dinner/ Free Night

Tuesday Nov.19: Breakfast/ 3hr workshop/ Lunch / 2hr workshop Payal / Dinner/ Free night

Wednesday Nov. 20: Breakfast/ Morning Yoga / 2 hr show rehearsal / Lunch / free time/ Dinner / Group Dance Show, Certificate Ceremony & Farewell Party!!

Thursday Nov. 21: Breakfast/ Depart Devarya for home or for Mumbai

November 22-24: Mumbai, India with Payal’s Dance Academy: https://www.isadorasmuse.com/events/sadie-anasma-workshops
We will have more workshops and performance opportunities for our retreaters.

Performance Opportunity: 

Each participant is invited to dance in one or both of the shows. Sunday is the show for anyone wishing to do a solo. As part of the retreat growth experience the teachers will offer some note cards with constructive comments on your performance if you would like that feedback. You can also choose to perform without the feedback.

Wednesday evening show will be an opportunity for retreaters to take part in performing the learned choreographies presented by each teacher at the retreat.

Cancelation Policy:

Due to the exclusive nature and investment to host a retreat, we cannot issue any refunds for cancelations. Please contact Devarya directly for information on their refund policy if you need to cancel after reserving your room.


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