Mezdulene's Belly Dance Hawaiian Retreat
2019 dates TBA 8 Days-7 Night
*Classes with Master Teachers Mezdulene and Sidonia
*Feasting & Cozy Cottages
*Sacred Circle Talk Story *Sisterhood
*Over 25 Hours of Class & 4 Island Excursions!
3pm Check in
5pm Welcoming Circle
8-9pm Talk Story Circle
9-12pm Class w/Mezdulene “Dance Purpose, Passion and Power!”
1-3pm Class with Sidonia Musicality “Drums aren’t just for Hips!”
4 pm Luau
9-12pm Class w/Mezdulene “Dancing your Power”
1-4pm Class with Sidonia “Know Your Rhythms”
7-9pm Mezdulene’s Birthday Bash Hafla-Yes, it's my birthday and the Beatles even wrote a song about this one. LOL
9-12pm Class w/Mezdulene “Power Hands and Arms”
12pm Farmer’s Market Lunch on your own
7-8pm Art Journaling with Stephanie
8-9pm Talk Story-Professionalism
9-12pm Class w/Mezdulene “Power Music-Power Hips and Cute Choreography”
1-5pm Beach Time—Snorkeling and Dinner on your own
7:30-9pm Class with Sidonia “Persian Grace”
9-12pm Class w/Mezdulene “Power Veil-Single, Double & Wraps”
1-3pm Class with Guest Teacher TBA
3-5pm Free time
7-9pm Class with Sidonia “Dancing the Rhythms”
9-Visit Pele! Lunch and Dinner on our own
8am Breakfast and Good Byes
Schedule is subject to change. Space is limited so don't hesitate to sign up. No refunds will be given so it will be your responsibility to sell your spot if you can't attend, or it's possible that something else might be worked out.
Cost: *$1475 paid before April 1. *$1575 until September 1. *$1675 after September 1. Includes classes, excursions, lodging and 1-3 meals a day. Some meals aren't included as you can see on the schedule. Full retreat price includes 7 nights of lodging, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 4 dinners, 25 hours of classes & 4 island excursions. Cost does not include airfare or transportation to and from the airport.
Payment Plans available: 5 payments of $325 or 3 payments of $525. Conact Mezdulene to set this up.
Locals: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop prices without lodging.
Additional preparation and packing tips:
Re-usable water bottle.
Umbrella (The big island is wet year round.)
Mosquito repellant (May or may not be needed)
Ear plugs (Couqi frogs are very loud at night and sound like birds!) Here is a link if you want to listen. I love them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZUOiZG84c0
Bathing suit, beach towel and sunscreen.
Snorkel if you have one.
Pack for the tropics but bring a sweater because it might be a tad cool in November. I usually visit in November and have never needed one, but it’s best to be prepared. Bring a costume for the dance hafla and finger cymbals and veils for workshops.
Luau: We’ll experience a magical time feasting together under the stars. This is the best luau I have personally experienced in Hawaii!
Luau Highlights: · Hawaiian lei greeting welcome · Island arts & crafts presentations and hula lessons · Traditional imu ceremony where the kalua pua'a (roast pig) is removed from the earthen oven · Delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet dinner, including kalua pork, island chicken and soy-braised beef · Spectacular Polynesian show telling the story of the grand ocean voyage of the ancient Polynesians (lots of dancing!) · Breathtaking Samoan Siva Afi fire dance finale.
Snorkeling: Sunscreen is essential as we will be near the equator and sunburns are a common problem.
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park immerses you in Hawaiian culture. This 180-acre national historic park was once the home of royal grounds and a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers and is one of Hawaii's most sacred historic places.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two volcanoes including Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. The chance to witness the primal process of creation and destruction makes it one of the most popular visitor attractions in Hawaii and a sacred place.