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Dances of Joy with Simona Jovic

Retreat place

The retreat will take place in Salamandre, a beautiful farm and a place of celebrations and rejoicing, situated in the Boulc valley (Drôme, Southern France), in the heart of a preserved land of 30 hectares. 

We will be dancing in a 90m2 dance studio with natural lights. 

The meals will be served as an open buffet on a beautiful terrace that offers a relaxing view on fields and forest. They will consist of natural products grown on the farm  (starters, hot dishes, desserts).

To recharge their batteries, the participants will have free access to this huge private property made of fields and forest.

To have a good quality rest, we will be sleeping in a warm and comfortable cottage built of wood (rooms for 2, 3 and 4).

Women dance and body expression workshop

We exist in a" living body" and the seat of emotions that is constantly exposed to all sorts of everyday life and society demands. We accumulate, adapt and we don't always take time to cultivate our femininity and offer ourselves a moment of healing tenderness. The movement is a beautiful way to free and express ourselves. And to allow ourselves also, the time of a dance, to be fully feminine, tender and sensual, free and wild in an authentic and liberating movement.

The workshop will also be an inspiring journey to the heart of balkan, oriental and east-european music and dances as these will be the basis for our exploration.The tenderness of Greek tsiftetelli, the joy of Afghan dance, the healing energy of group dances from the Balkans, the finesse of Central Asia dances, the sensuality of oriental dances... And of course, spontaneous and intuitif mouvements specific to each. 

All levels workshop open to any woman who loves dancing and to any man who wants to explore his feminine energy 

Retreat schedule

Thursday - June 14th, 2018

3pm - 4pm : Arrival 
4pm - 5pm: Welcoming participants with tea, coffee, biscuits...
5pm - 8pm : Dance
8:30pm : Dinner
Evening : Herbal tea and discussions on the terrace 

Friday - June 15th, 2018 

8:30am - 9:30am : Breakfast on the terrace 
9:30am - 1:30pm : Dance (in the nature and the dance studio)
1:30pm - 5pm : Lunch + free time for rest and introspection
5pm - 7:30pm : Dance
8pm : Dinner
Relaxing evening with inspirational texts and card readings

Saturday - June 16th, 2018

8:30am - 9:30am : Breakfast on the terrace
9:30am - 1:30pm : Dance (in the nature and the dance studio)
1:30pm - 5pm : Lunch + free time for rest and introspection
5pm - 7:30pm : Dance
8pm : Dinner
Evening of singing, prayers and sacred silence around the fire

Sunday - June 17th, 2018

8am - 9am : Breakfast on the terrace
9am - 12pm : Dance
12:30pm : Lunch
2pm - 2:30pm : Departure


Accommodation in the house :

Bookings before May 1st, 2018 : 445 €
Bookings before May 15th, 2018 : 475 €
After May 16th, 2018 : 490 €

These prices include :

- 19h of workshop with Simona Jovic
-  Evenings  of songs and prayers by the fire, inspirational texts readings etc...
- Accommodation (rooms for 2, 3 and 4 people, shared bathrooms)
- All meals (3 meals + afternoon break)
- Taxi transfer from/to Die train station
(Fixed arrival and departure)

Not included in the price :

- Sheets and towels (possibility to rent the sheets, 5 € for the stay)

Camping accommodation : single price of 390 € including all mentioned above (workshop, food, evenings and transfers) but you bring your own tent to put in the garden. You will have access to showers and toilets. 

Limited to 15 participants ! 

Simona Jovic

Simona Jovic is an internationally renowned dancer and dance teacher. She has been teaching World dances to women all over the world for the past 15 years. Specialising in dances from the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Minor/Central Asia, she uses her rich knowledge and longue experience to create the Dances of Joy project that offers to women a different approach of dance. In Dances of Joy we explore authenticity, simplicity and joy in mouvement, we enjoy our sensuality and femininity and offer ourselves a healing moment of tenderness. 

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