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The Dance of Shakti Retreat


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THE INVITATION

We invite you … Divine Woman. Join your soul sisterhood as we gather in a week long ceremonial space that will activate your embodied sacred feminine & dissolve what is no longer serving you.

We will be sharing aspects of Tantra - Kundalini Yoga - Shakti Yoga - Dance - Sacred Sexuality - & - Ancient Temple Rituals, to help you to fully embody the Sacred Feminine Archetypes through a direct embodied experience of the traditional Tantric Goddesses (deities). Like all deities, they represent aspects of the divine mind & are not something external you give away power to, but rather activate within you. These qualities are already alive within you, we are simply creating the space to awaken & embody them.... to ultimately come to inner balance. Here we find the source of our authentic embodied power, self love & self expression.

 

After 7 days in paradise, journeying with your Sisterhood, you will….

 

+ Slow down & reconnect to your feminine feeling centre.

+ Activate your fire, radiance & authentic expression.

+ Embody your sacred sexuality, reclaiming your birth right to pleasure.

+ Heal any unresolved wounds around the feminine, mother & sisterhood.

+ Unwaveringly trust your feminine intuition & womb wisdom.

+ Have the courage to begin following your passions & living your life in alignment with your deepest soul desires.

+ Deepen your capacity to be authentic, set your boundaries & go after what you want & need.

+ Return to happiness & peace in every day living, through feeling balanced & integrated.

+ Awaken your creative potential & trust it ruthlessly.

+ Return to your state of Leela, Divine Play. Where the magic happens….

 

THE DANCE OF SHAKTI

 

Day 1. THE DANCE OF DURGA

The Warrior woman, is the woman on a mission, the revolutionary force that helps transform the ego, with our inner battles; as well as transform humanity with her quest to start a revolution for the good of humanity. She is the woman starting heart centered vocation, with radical vision, power & strategy to action. We journey with this energy & evoke Durga, the Goddess of protection & inner strength.

EARLY MORNING SESSION

We begin each day with Kundalini Yoga practice, to awaken our Shakti energy. Amrita Sophia Le Page, one of Bali’s most respected Kundalini Yoga teachers, will teach each class. Amrita will tailor the class around the specific element associated with each Goddess energy. For Durga Day, the class will be focused on the EARTH element, awakening the root chakra.

MORNING SESSION

We begin each morning session with a short discourse led by Nadine on the Tantric Goddess archetype of the day. Today we focus on Durga, the Amazonian Warrior Woman & Mother Goddess. Then we will offer our truths and experiences of how these energies show up for us in our daily lives & where we feel we may need more balance. We will then invoke this energy through Tantric Ritual of Mantra (sacred sound) & Yantra (sacred symbol). From here we enter into a state of no mind and awaken our creative centre as we explore embodying the Durga energy through an Ecstatic Dance Journey, through the Earth Element, think earthy animalistic tribal fusion bass dropping beats.

AFTERNOON SESSION

We will visit one of Bali’s most famous & pristine waterfalls, Les Waterfall. Here we will sit in circle & connect to the land. We will be guided through a womb initiation and healing as we lay on the earth & bathe in the sacred mothers waters to cleanse away what is no longer serving us.

EVENING

Tantric Purification Ritual to purify your being from unwanted energies. You will learn how to maintain an energetic circle of respect around yourself. Part of embodying the Warrior archetype and keeping her alive in us is having healthy boundaries. During this ritual you will claim your boundaries and your energetic sword.

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Day 2. THE DANCE OF LAKSHMI

The sensual lover woman, arouses a sense of abundance, embodied wisdom, open hearted, trust in life, she embodies the perfect balance of inner & outer beauty. We journey with this energy & evoke Lakshmi, the Goddess of Abundance & Beauty.

EARLY MORNING SESSION

Kundalini Yoga practice, to awaken our Shakti energy. Amrita tailors the class around the specific element associated with each Goddess energy. For Lakshmi Day, the class will be focused on the WATER element, awakening the sacral & heart chakras.

MORNING SESSION

A short discourse led by Nadine on the Tantric Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Abundance & Beauty. Then we will offer our truths and experiences of how these energies show up for us in our daily lives & where we feel we may need more balance. We will then invoke this energy through Tantric Ritual of Mantra (sacred sound) & Yantra (sacred symbol). From here we enter into a state of no mind and awaken our creative centre as we explore embodying the Lakshmi energy through an Ecstatic Dance Journey, through the Water Element. We will slow down, awaken our sensual serpent energy through slow and sexy beats. We will seduce ourselves through the room, slither on the ground, breathe through our wombs & awaken our erotic energy. We will also be guided through an erotic Tantric lap dance class.

AFTERNOON SESSION

We will spend the afternoon in a sharing circle by the beach; then find ourselves drunk on Lakshmi beauty and end up swimming, bathing and playing in the oceans beauty.

EVENING SESSION

Sensory Awakening Ritual into sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. You will enter a temple sacred space... Soft lighting, soothing temple music, lush pillows, candles, aromas, an alter dedicated to Lakshmi the goddess of beauty and abundance. We will drop in with a sacred cacao initiation and then through a combination of touch and sensory experiences you will have an opportunity to drop into your body and enjoy feelings of bliss, relaxation, openness and deliciousness! You will feel the delight of being in the here and now of your sensory awareness, relishing in the more subtle energetic pleasures that the body can bring. You will also enjoy the art of present conscious touch and the benefits of giving and receiving without shame or agenda. A sensual & playful erotic play party with your divine sisters.

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Day 3. THE DANCE OF KALI

The Wild woman, is the ruthless woman that knows what she wants & will not settle for anything less. She is empowered in her sexuality & body, she knows how to listen to & process her wild emotions. She is brutally authentic & fierce with passion, she knows her boundaries & knows her self worth. We journey with this energy & evoke Kali, the Goddess of Revolution & Transformation.

EARLY MORNING SESSION

Kundalini Yoga practice, to awaken our Shakti energy. Amrita tailors the class around the specific element associated with each Goddess energy. For Kali Day, the class will be focused on the FIRE element, awakening the solar plexus chakra.

MORNING SESSION

A short discourse led by Nadine on the Tantric Goddess Kali, the Goddess of Revolution and Transformation. Then we will offer our truths and experiences of how these energies show up for us in our daily lives & where we feel we may need more balance. We will then invoke this energy through Tantric Ritual of Mantra (sacred sound) & Yantra (sacred symbol). From here we enter into a state of no mind and awaken our creative centre as we explore embodying the Kali energy through a dynamic Kali meditation, combining dance, breathe, and sound. This practice is based on the Osho Dynamic meditation, whereby we empty out the mind through emotional catharsis and from here enter the zero state, where Kali resides. The void of death and rebirth. We will explore our wildness, our fire, our raw primal sex energy through embodied dance to deep dark beats.

AFTERNOON SESSION

We will be guided through a BUTOH Dance with Guest Teacher Angelina La Miette. Butoh is a revolutionary dance that came out in the 1940's as a rebellion against the traditional forms of Japanese dance. It was originally to portray the tragedy of the Hiroshima war yet since then has morphed and fused with other dance styles to reveal all the facets of the human psyche. Butoh is the eternally unborn dance. Aligned with the core theme of KALI, it concerns itself with birth, life and death, and devotes itself to the metamorphosis of the human condition. The form originates from inner sensations and emotions. It is a dance of reduction, which doesn’t strive to compete. It is free of gain, yet anything life has to offer can find space within it. As in Zen philosophy, emptiness, waiting, and simply being are of greater significance. In Butoh, enquiries are made into human existence, into nature, into the soul, and into the universe. It is a way of submerging in the microcosm of the body through an unremitting slowness. The inner state may be referred to as trance, dream, ecstasy and deep attentiveness.  A deeply embodied Dance of Kali.

EVENING SESSION

Rebirth and Blood Ritual. Our Menstrual blood holds the shamanic power of death and rebirth. Menstrual blood holds the element of sexual fire, so in reverence to the Kali element we incorporate the element of fire in our ritual. Every month we bleed, we shed what no longer serves our sacred soul and what is deeply stored in our subconscious conditioned mind. Menstrual blood holds immense power as our creative seed potential, so this ritual we will give reverence to the sacred blood and the womb as our guiding feminine oracle. To restore any lost parts of our feminine psyche and offer this healing on behalf of the collective.

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Day 4. THE DANCE OF SARASWATI

The mystical woman, is the inner mystic in us all. The woman who can see beyond the illusions of the mundane world & truly believes, embodies & practices magic every day. She is deeply immersed & dedicated to her spiritual transformation & creative pursuits. We journey with this energy & evoke Saraswati, the Goddess of insight & intuition.

EARLY MORNING SESSION

Kundalini Yoga practice, to awaken our Shakti energy. Amrita tailors the class around the specific element associated with each Goddess energy. For Saraswati Day, the class will be focused on the AIR element, awakening the upper chakras (throat, third eye & crown).

MORNING SESSION

A short discourse led by Nadine on the Tantric Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess who flows with creative language, speech and sound. Then we will offer our truths and experiences of how these energies show up for us in our daily lives & where we feel we may need more balance. We will then invoke this energy through Tantric Ritual of Mantra (sacred sound) & Yantra (sacred symbol). From here we enter into a state of no mind and awaken our creative centre and open our throats as we explore embodying the Saraswati energy through Mantra (Singing Saraswatis Sacred Chants) and then move into Sacred Temple Dance - a devotional and sexy spiritual practice of dance within the framework of Indian temple dance united with tantric yoga and awareness of the heart.

AFTERNOON SESSION

We will visit a local sacred temple and remember our deepest truths as we sit at the temple steps in contemplation and devotion.

EVENING SESSION

Kirtan session with Amrita Sophia Le Page. Saraswati is the goddess of music and arts so we will gather in sacred space and sing in devotion a variety of simple mantras (sacred chants) that help us drop the mind, and remember our divinity.

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Day 5: INTEGRATION & EMBODIED PERFORMING ARTS RITUAL

MORNING SESSION

Tantra Yoga Session with Nadine Lee. An integrated, gentle & nurturing sequence to balance your mind body spirit, to come into full integration of the energies being activated over the week.

AFTERNOON SESSION

We will create an Integration Ritual and Transmission as a sisterhood; with all we have journeyed with over the week. This is a powerful ritual we will hold in the temple space, where each of us will give and receive the embodiment of each of the Feminine Archetypes and learn the sacred art of presence For it is when we empty the mind, and allow ourselves to be fluid with our energy bodies we create more fluidity, grace, and ease in our lives.

EVENING SESSION

Our final session will be an embodied performing arts ritual. We will gather in groups of four & prepare a performing arts piece for the group. A living art embodiment and transmission of the Shakti Goddess Archetypes. This is a chance to awaken the inner artist, performer and creator that is waiting to be unleashed.

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Day 6 – DANCE OF SHAKTI CLOSING CEREMONY

A co-created Celebration of our Awakened Shaktis!!! A Commitment ceremony to live in our ease, power, receptivity and joy.

 

NOURISH YOUR BODY WITH HIGH VIBRATION, ORGANIC, VEGETARIAN CUISINE.

The body is our mystic symbol, as a temple for the divine; and is to be celebrated and nourished with delicious, high vibration, organic and vegetarian foods. The Oceanside Resort has in house chefs who will prepare our breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, using local produce. Meals will range from a variety of fresh fruits, whole grains, fresh salads and international & local Balinese vegetarian dishes. For more information about the specific menu & to request dietary requirements, please contact us directly.

 

RETREAT IN TRANQUIL OCEANSIDE BALINESE VILLAS

The Dance of Shakti Retreat is situated in the magical & peaceful north shore of Bali. Your villas are located ocean front, or in the lush garden with only steps away from the ocean. Completely relax in your luxurious suite, each beautifully designed with layouts to maintain your privacy. The tropical gardens, architecture and ocean make it a surreal place to stay & immerse into your own retreat space. Find yourself at home and completely immersed in beauty, culture, and peace.

YOUR FACILITATOR

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Nadine Lee is a Tantra Yoga Teacher, Dancer & Embodiment Coach. Prior to this her background was in Women’s Fashion, Magazines & Advertising. Exploring these realms of unhealthy femininity, superficiality & emphasis on external beauty; only reinforced her then suffering of Eating Disorder & Depression. She spent just over 4 years in the corporate jungle, after she bravely answered the call of her heart towards holistic health & yoga. She began as a qualified Nutritionist specializing in womens eating disorders & body image; however found the missing link was always in Sexuality. From here she was introduced to the Temple Arts & Tantra. She later spent much time in India, studying & embodying Tantra, Yoga & Dance. For the past 8 years she has been devoted to transformation, and has apprenticed with Shamans, Tanrikas & Spiritual Teachers. Currently she is sharing more of the Feminine Tantric practices to women, including conscious menstruation, feminine embodiment & ritual. She is the creator of Shakti Yoga - a Feminine Archetypal Embodiment practices reviving ancient Tantric wisdom for the modern woman. Her passion for her women’s work lies in empowering women back to self love; honouring of the natural cycles of life, awakening their creativity, and breaking down sexual & societal conditioning of the mind. She believes when we bring consciousness to our innate feminine wisdom, the essence of Tantra begins to naturally awaken us to our power, a depth of understanding of our self beyond physical & our innate feminine wisdom.

 

BOOKING & REGISTRATION PROCESS.

Limited spaces to maintain intimacy. Intake of 16 women maximum.

To reserve your place at the Dance of Shakti Bali Retreat, please register by filling out the form below..

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Once your registration is submitted, we offer two payment options; either PayPal or Electronic Funds Transfer.

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We will proceed with the welcome information pack & further administrative arrangement, including full terms & conditions etc.

We look forward to having you join The Dance of Shakti Bali Retreat.

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