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Yoga, Drum and Dance Weekend
10-12 May 2019

A festival for the senses!

Happy Buddha Retreats are thrilled to invite you to our special upcoming Yoga, African Drumming and Dance Weekend. This is a jam-packed 3-day program where you can dive whole-heartedly into rhythm and immerse yourself in the hypnotic power of dance, to free your mind and body of inhibitions and move both passionately and instinctively with the primal, earthy sounds of the djembe African drum.

Expect to be enlivened, excited, and electrified by rhythm and dance.

Embrace the rhythm of life

The weekend will commence with an inspiring non-linear movement workshop with Emily Cooper (Hands, Heart and Feet). Like a moving meditation, you’ll be gently guided but the dance and movement is not choreographed. You’ll awaken your energy centre and access innate wisdom within.

After a nourishing dinner we will settle in and officially open our weekend with an engaging storytelling session with John May (Hands Heart and Feet). John is a relaxed and humorous facilitator, expertly weaving discussion, music and movement into a storytelling session, making each story a rich and evocative journey that ignites the deep imagination of the soul.

Meet your African drum and dance specialist

During the next two days, African Drumming and Dance will be led by Mohamed Bangoura (aka BK), considered one of, if not the best djembe players and facilitators in Australia. He is even described in Guinea as the man with “Hands of Fire! Happy Buddha welcomes you to experience the healing power of traditional African drumming and dance over two hip-shaking, foot-stomping, smile-widening, laughter-inducing days and nights.

Smile, laugh, dance and sing!

Morning yoga and open dance offerings will also be sprinkled through out your weekend. Dance is true medicine for the soul. We can become so easily consumed with self-growth and development that we often neglect the most profound spiritual practice of all, to simply ‘be,’ to smile and laugh and dance and sing.

Our hope is that this retreat will remind you of the ecstatic bliss that is unlocked by intuitive movement, the deep sense of fulfilment we feel in true, loving connection with others, and the bright light of joy that beautiful music ignites in us.

Expect the usual, warm hospitality of the Happy Buddha family, amplified by the humour and kindness that Mohamed and Ian are known for, making your experience a welcoming and well-guided one, no matter your experience or confidence level.

A weekend not to be missed…

Accommodation is the wonderfully comfortable Happy Buddha Retreat Centre, in twin-share accommodation. You may also opt to have your very own room for an extra $249 (limited to just 4 rooms).

Included in the price of your retreat is a fully catered vegetarian menu, all activities, workshops and classes outlined on the program, plus your cosy twin accommodation for two nights.

Super Early Bird now on sale

 

BOOK NOW Twin-share with another retreater. (We’ll team you up with someone of the same sex.) $399 per person

 

BOOK NOW Private room all to yourself. $648 per person

 

Super Early Bird now on sale

 

Twin-share with another retreater. (We’ll team you up with someone of the same sex.) $399 per person

 

BOOK NOW

 

Private room all to yourself. $648 per person

 

BOOK NOW

 

3-day Program

Arrival Day

5:00 pm –Check-in and welcome with afternoon tea

5:45 pm – Non-Linear Movement

7:15 pm – Nourishing Dinner

8:30 pm – Opening with story-telling

Day 2

7:00 am – Dynamic Yoga

8:00 am – Open Dance

9:00 am – Break your fast

9:45 am – African Drumming and Dance

1:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – Body Percussion Workshop

3:00 pm – African Drumming

4:30 pm – African Dance

7:15pm – Dinner

8:30pm – Open Dance

Day 3

7:00am – Yoga

8:00 am – Open Dance

9:00 am – Breakfast

9:45 am – African Drumming and Dance

1:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – Drum and Dance Wrap-up

3:30 pm – Closing Circle

4:00 pm – Home time!

Super Early Bird now on sale

Twin-share with another retreater. (We’ll team you up with someone of the same sex.) $399 per person

BOOK NOW

Private room all to yourself. $648 per person

BOOK NOW

Super Early Bird now on sale

 

Twin-share with another retreater. (We’ll team you up with someone of the same sex.) $399 per person

 

BOOK NOW

 

Private room all to yourself. $648 per person

 

BOOK NOW

 

Happy Buddha Retreats is a relaxing and healing sanctuary only 1.5hrs drive out of Sydney and 10 minutes walk to Wentworth Falls train station in the Blue Mountains of NSW.

CONTACT INFO

50 Railway Parade, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782

Phone: +61 285406513

 

Are you ready to bring your ‘happy’ back?