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Namaste! It's time to plan your Spring retreat 🌿🌸

African Drumming & Dance Festival
September 25 – October 1

 

If you loved our Inner Joy drumming session,
this might be just your vibe!!

This special one week program is jam-packed! You’ll be diving whole-heartedly into West African rhythm, drumming & dance with two of the most passionate West African Drum Masters. Plus, there will be morning yoga, evening meditations and nourishing vego food to keep you energised!

Happy retreaters at Happy Buddha
This retreat is a little different. It’s a choose your own adventure! ✨πŸͺ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ§‘
1) Choose to stay with us and for how many nights (or stay somewhere else)
2) Choose your drum and dance sessions and tuition packages
3) Choose to have meals with us, BYO or visit a local cafe

You can even choose to travel up to the mountains and participate in individual sessions.

Staying with us? Book here! πŸ‘‡

Staying elsewhere and wanting to book your sessions in? Book here πŸ‘‡

Learn from West African Drum Masters

Participate in our West African drum and dance classes and take your drumming to the next level!

Epizo and Sibo Bangoura were born in Guinea, West Africa and have a proud musical family lineage.

The brothers are good friends to Happy Buddha Retreats and we’re super excited for this opportunity to share their music & mastery with our fans, community and crew.
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There are a variety of tuition packages for this drum and dance program. You can even drive up for the day and participate in a couple of sessions, or stay local or with us and curate your own program.
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If you do want to stay with us and soak up the good vibes, we’re offering a subsidised accommodation package of just $80 per night, per person in twin-share rooms. We like to think of it as our way of giving back to the arts community and supporting amazing talent like Epizo and Sibo.

 

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Within rhythm lies the harmony of our souls.

A group of happy retreaters pose with facilitators and african drums

A choose your own adventure

Choose to stay with us and participate in the classes that pique your interest. Or, stay locally and come to a class or two. It’s totally up to you.

  • Stay with us and book your twin-share room for $80 per night, per person
  • Take part in complimentary yoga sessions to stretch & zen out
  • Get your groove on with various drum or dance classes & packages
  • Energise your body with nourishing meals for $20 per breakfast, lunch or dinner (you’ll be able to pay for these at retreat)
  • Stay elsewhere or join us for the day

Classes & Offerings

Sessions with a star* are complimentary from Happy Buddha Retreats.

If you’re staying with us please book below for your nightly accommodation, meals and sessions.
If you’re staying elsewhere or joining us for individual sessions, simply email us and we’ll get you all booked in.

DAY 1: Monday, 25th September

9:00am – Arrival to venue if you’re staying with us

9:30am – Drum Class

11:00am – Dance

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Dun Dun Class

3:00pm – Drum

4:30pm – Dance

6:00pm – Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm – Dinner

8:15pm – GuidedΒ  Meditation / Story Telling*

DAY 2: Tuesday 26th September

7:00am – 8:00am – Yoga*

9:00am – Break Your Fast

9:30am – Drum Class

11:00am – Dance

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Dun Dun Class

3:00pm – Drum

4:30pm – Dance

6:00pm – Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm – Dinner Delight

8:00pm – GuidedΒ  Meditation / Story Telling*

 

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DAY 3: Wednesday 27th September

7:00am – 8:00am – Yoga*

9:00am – Break Your Fast

9:30am – Drum Class

11:00am – Dance

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Dun Dun Class

3:00pm – Drum

4:30pm – Dance

6:00pm – Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm – Dinner Delight

8:00pm – GuidedΒ  Meditation / Story Telling*

DAY 4: Thursday 28th September

7:00am – 8:00am – Yoga*

9:00am – Break Your Fast

9:30am – Drum Class

11:00am – Dance

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Dun Dun Class

3:00pm – Drum

4:30pm – Dance

6:00pm – Kora Class

6:45pm – Dinner Delight

8:00pm – GuidedΒ  Meditation / Story Telling*

DAY 5: Friday 29th September

7:00am – 8:00am – Yoga*

9:00am – Break Your Fast

9:30am – Drum Class

11:00am – Dance

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Dun Dun Class

3:00pm – Drum

4:30pm – Dance

6:00pm – Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm – Dinner Delight

8:00pm – GuidedΒ  Meditation / Story Telling*

DAY 6: Saturday 30th September

7:00am – 8:00am – Yoga*

9:00am – Break Your Fast

9:30am – Drum Class

11:00am – Dance

12:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – Dun Dun Class

3:00pm – Drum

4:30pm – Dance

6:00pm – Open Yoga* or Kora Class

6:45pm – Dinner Delight

7:30pm – 8:3-pmΒ  – Performance by Epizo + Sibo

DAY 7: Sunday 1st October

7:00am – 8:00am – Yoga*

9:00am – Break Your Fast

9:30am – Drum Class

11:00am – Dance

1:00pm – Retreat Complete

Drum and Dance Options & Fees

INDIVIDUAL DRUM OR DANCE WORKSHOPS
1x workshop = $30
2x workshops = $50

NB. The 2x workshops for $50 is for the same day, and same modality

DUN DUN OR KORA WORKSHOPS
1x workshop = $40

7 DAY PACKAGES
Drum OR Dance ~ $300 ($23 per workshop)
Drum AND Dance ~$575 ($22 per workshop)

NB. The Drum OR Dance package means you’ll need to choose 1x modality for the 7 days, and is not interchangeable to the other modality. That is, if you choose and pay for drumming, this is your modality for the festival.

BYO drums please. We do have some available to borrow but it will be first in, first served. Whether you’re registering for individual sessions or staying with us, we will also have Kora and Dun Dun sessions available. Please email us for all the details.

Staying with us?

Fantastic! Here’s a little more about what to expect!

You’ll be staying twin-share, nestled in the surroundings of Happy Buddha Retreats located at Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, NSW. You’ll have access to our pool, chill out zen den and local hikes during your stay.

You can stay with us the entire week or just a couple of nights. It’s up to you! We’re subsidising twin-share accomodation for this event so you’ll only pay $80 per night, per person.

Yoga and meditation sessions are complimentary!

Meals are $20 per meal ~ payable to Happy Buddha. Feel free to also BYO your food or visit a local cafe.

 

Join us for our African Drum and Dance Festival
September 25 – October 1

Get your groove on with the Bangoura Brothers! ✨🧑

Staying with us? Book here! πŸ‘‡

Staying elsewhere and wanting to book your sessions in? Book here πŸ‘‡