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Schedule for the Goddess Retreat 2024

Are you ready to have the time of your life? Check out our amazing schedule for the Goddess Retreat 2024 and don't forget to book your spot today! The VIP pass offers the best value since it includes all the classes, comes with a competition/performance slot, a souvenir glass and champagne toast, as well as a ticket to the Shimmy and Shine Sunset Welcome Party on the beach. This year we also offer day passes. So, read on and pick the option that works best for you!

Friday, June 14

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Registration, Champagne Toast and Bazaar at the Retreat Ballroom

Register, receive your complimentary souvenir wine glass, and sip on champagne as our multiple vendors dazzle you with various glittery and colorful goodies at the Bazaar.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Shimmy Chic Fitness with Anais (Ballroom)

It's time to get this party started! Let's warm up, get our shimmies on, and get ready for the weekend of belly dance fun!

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Golden Era of Belly Dance Workshop with Elena - Choreography by Pierre Haddad (Ballroom)

Join Elena in the Ballroom for this elegant and flirty Golden Era choreography by Pierre Haddad. Pierre gave Elena explicit permission to teach this magnificent dance that she learned from him at Orlando Bellydance Convention and that will transport you to the long-gone, yet never forgotten era!

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Candle Tray Choreography - Basics of Balancing with Leah (Ballroom)

Leah enchanted and mesmerized us all at PorchFest last year with her incredibly graceful candle tray (Shamadan) choreography. If you have ever wanted to turn into an oriental princess who also happens to balance a candelabra on her head - here's your chance! If you have your own candle tray, don't forget to pack it, and if you don't - BYOB (bring your own book :) - a heavy one, if possible).

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shimmy & Shine Welcome Party and Sunset Goddess Photoshoot on the Beach. Don your best outfit since this is the photoshoot night!


Saturday, June 15

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Sassy Skirt Stylization with Liz (Ballroom)

Liz and Dana have been fascinating us for quite a while with their graceful skirt techniques - and this time Liz will teach us how. You do not want to miss this class! Don't forget to pack and wear :) a full circle skirt, if possible.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Essentials to Arabic Classical Music with Oriana (Ballroom)

Let's explore the foundations of the traditional Raqs style with Oriana and her sensual and powerful dance technique that will help make classical music less intimidating and easier to choreograph.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ArtSea Mermaid Painting Class with Mary Ann

Mary Ann has something special prepared for you this year, and if you think you can’t paint - your mind will be completely changed by the time you are done with this class! First 10 people to sign up are free, and then $35/person (you can register HERE).

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Restorative Yoga with Susanne and Meditation with Elena

Elena and Susanne have now been working together for over two years to bring you the perfect combination of restorative yoga and life-changing meditation. And this class will be no exception!

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Boudoir Photoshoot with Studio Pixel Pop

Yeah, you heard us right! Details are coming soon.

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Shimmy a la Playa

Hafla on the Beach and Competition. Our competition is a little different because it is judged anonymously by the audience (1st place winner receives annual tuition with Golden Isles Belly Dance; 2nd place winner receives a VIP ticket to the Goddess Retreat 2025; and 3rd place winner - a private boudoir or belly dance photoshoot session with Studio Pixel Pop).

You can register to compete/perform HERE.

Sunday, June 16

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Warrior Princess Sword Workshop with April (Beach)

Ground in the warm sand and flow with velvety breeze as we learn some powerful sword tricks and combos with April.

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Make a Wish And Let It Go with Susanne (Beach)

A little transformative ritual that we do every year ;) - to help us let go of what we don't need and open space to receive what we have been dreaming of.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Sex & Sin - Sexuality Workshop with Serena

Workshop with Serena Skinner, author of The Sex Goddess Diaries and owner of Lotus Health MedSpa and Wellness Center. Ask Serena all the questions you always wanted to but never dared to ask :) - and get some sun as we sip on fancy drinks while at it because this year we are doing this workshop at the swimming pool!

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