Radiant Priestess Retreat Hawaii 2018
Radiant Priestess Retreat Hawaii 2018
WITH ARADIA SUNSERI
APRIL 25 - MAY 1st , 2018
ABOUT THE RETREAT
RITUAL MOVEMENT ARTS ~ RADIANT PRIESTESS RETREAT IN HAWAII 2018~
Aloha sisters ~ I invite you to join in this journey of Temple Fusion Belly Dance, Yoga and women's vitality practices.
This 7 day retreat is dedicated to cultivating & honoring the yin nourishment in your life. Together we will explore ancient practices as a collective in our temple space held on the sacred land of Pele. We gather in sisterhood to create and manifest our collective feminine awakening.
In this retreat we will focus on learning the language of temple belly dance comprised of sacred geometry, shapes & symbols. Learning mudras & mantras. We will learn practices for clearing & opening the energy channels so that that kundalini life force energy can full uninhibited through the entire body. We will explore different chakras and energy centers of our body through, breath, sound, and intentionality. . Exploring the vast realm of inner yoga’s with Isolations, drills, & layering.
There are only 13 places available to create an intimate container for your growth and healing.
Delicious fresh gourmet vegetarian meals a day to be catered for you while you engage in daily workshops focusing on meditation, yoga, temple fusion belly dance, drills, choreography & technique, and ritual theatre.
7 nights accommodation
All inclusive week-long retreat including shared triplet rooms.
The Ocean Vista "Our Temple" private dance studio with mirrors.
Private rooms are available by request
3 fresh gourmet meals a day
Daily meditations, yoga practice, sound healing
Temple & tribal fusion Bellydance origins & technique Drills, layering & combos
Ritual & Cultivating Personal Practice
Breathe work, Mala, Intention Setting
Practical magick & Moon cycle magick
Womb Wisdom & Intro to Jade Egg practices
Journal & reflection time
Excursion to Beach
Application for admission is required. Enrollment will be limited, so please apply early to reserve your place!
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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Aradia Sunseri is a Temple Fusion Belly Dance artist, Ritual Movement Arts Founder, instructor, and costume designer. She has over 15 years of experience in the movement arts and performance in theater, on film, and on stage. As an interdisciplinary artist, lifelong yogini, and dancer who continues to study diverse forms of dance, Aradia’s art is rooted in yoga, somatic dance therapy modalities, ritual performance & theatrical improvisation. She is a certified yoga instructor and dedicated student of sacred dance.
Since 2008 founder & instructor Aradia Sunseri performs & teaches women’s workshops and retreats internationally. Her constantly evolving style incorporates Temple fusion belly dance, Nepalese, Odissi, ballet, fire dance, and Butoh. Honoring the traditions and lineage work of sacred dance, she weaves the meditative aspects of ceremony & cultivation of personal practice. Aradia empowers the global sisterhood in awakening into the body’s natural wisdom & ecstasy of self-expression.
ABOUT RITUAL MOVEMENT ARTS
R.M.A is an innovative blend of Hatha Yoga, Temple Fusion Belly Dance & Ritual Theatre. Enter into the Mandala of sacred dance & explore the art of women’s vitality practices while focusing on dancing from the core. Open the body with yogic principles to deepen your connection to your dance. With presence fluidity and slinky theatrical moves. Explore intricate mudras and choreography while activating the creative soul seat of your personal transformative power. Tune in with your inner archetypal energy and the art of storytelling through the eyes, hips, & heart. These vitality practices offer connection to one's own essence and cultivate enjoyment of the body in motion while sharing in a community of sisterhood.
Quick Q & A For Radiant Priestess Retreat
Thank you for reaching out with your questions & expressing interest in joining this retreat!
If your question is not below..... Please feel free to reach out to me directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Do you need Previous Bellydance Experience?
A. No this retreat is designed to meet the needs of all levels of experience. I promise those more advanced dancers will be challenged as those who are just getting started will be fully supported. I have been teaching This formula of R.M.A since 2008 & find its a root base for so many practices.
Q. Is this retreat focused on a lot of yoga?
A. This was one of the cornerstones of creating Ritual Movement Arts combining the 3 elements of yoga with temple fusion Bellydance & ritual. There will be a balanced amount of time dedicated to meditation, some asana, lots of belly dance, herstory of sacred dance, personal magic, demystifying nondogmatic ritual….etc
Q. Are there payment plan options?
A. Yes You can choose to pay all at once or make tuition payments in 2 installments
** $500.00 deposit due by Feb 1st to secure early bird rate**
Then 1 more payment due in full March 1st. All payments can be made by Cc through the website or by Paypal.
(Please note that all payments are final & non-refundable. If you are not able to attend for any reason you may sell your place.)
Here is direct link to Registration & Tuition
Q. Do you offer Kama'Aina discounts?
A. Yes. For all local Hawaii sisters, we offer $200.00 off discount. Total $ 1,600
This is for full 7-day retreat. When joining our sacred circle you will be committing to staying at Kalani & sharing the whole immersive experience. Sorry, no day passes.
Q. Are men allowed?
A. No This is an all women’s retreat. No offense to the beloved masculine, but this retreat is focused on women’s mystery school & womb work. Also, all accommodations are shared Ohana’s (jungle cottages) The retreat center is co-ed but our temple & lodging is completely separate & private.
Q. Want to know more about shared Lodging?
A. The Hawaiian word "Ohana" means family home, this emphasizes that people are brought together to share, cooperate, remember & cherish one another.
These spacious Ohana’s are triplets. A few private rooms are available at a different rate based on availability.
Q. How often do you offer retreats?
A. Presently I offer this 7day Retreat once a year. A priestess pilgrimage to the sacred volcano to offer her our prayers, sweat & dedication.
This is the third annual Radiant Priestess Retreat. I travel teaching & performing internationally. Please join my mailing list for all upcoming events. Also feel free to write me a note if you are interested in hosting a Ritual Movement Arts workshops in your City.
Q. Why I return to host these Transformation retreats at Kalani?
A. Kalani is an non-profit organization dedicated to a right relationship with the land, creating a sustainable healing retreat center. This is not resort, given it has many resort like amenities. We have our own temple healing sanctuary, beautiful logging, delicious organic & locally sourced food. The vibe & staff are inspired island & international community in full support of one another living in harmony with one another & the land.
Q. What inspired me to create this Retreat?
This came to me in a vision. Women dancing on the rich black volcanic soil. Together bleeding & praying. The land itself seemed to call each of our names asking us to bring our magic to honor the goddess as a global sisterhood.
Many years ago, when I stepped onto this path, I had dreamed of the modern mystery school.
A breathing living temple dedicated to sacred feminine arts. All women returning to discover their birth rite of embodiment practices & sharing in true sisterhood.
I have met so many sisters's over the years expressing there soul's yearning for healing & unconditional love among women. To be heard & seen in our most authentic self is one of the most powerful things. This brings us back into the magic of the ancients drawing down the moon into a blossoming circle of union. We the visionaries & wild women shinning our light & reflecting our soul's song into collective remembrance. Dance has brought me home & it is through this dance as a spiritual practice I have devoted my heart to goddess wisdom.
This is my continued life's work going on 13 years. It's my honor to offer specialized R.M.A workshops & retreats focused on healing; issues of separation of sisterhood, reclaiming sacred sensuality, cultivating embodiment practices, re-establishing a healthy body image, recovering from abuse & the remembrance of the sacred phases of a woman’s life menstruation,(maiden) pregnancy, (mother)menopause.(crone)
This is a week-long retreat focusing on yin nourishment, sacred dance & women's vitality practices. A chance share within sisterhood, unplug & return to Pele's womb of transformation.
This retreat is designed to create an intimate sacred container of 15 women from all around the world, held in sisterhood to dance, play heal, explore & cultivate personal embodiment practices that ground & fill your heart full of Shakti!
~In Devotion ~Aradia Julia Sunseri
ABOUT THE RETREAT CENTER
For more than 30 years, Kalani has been a soulful place of refuge and renewal for international guests. Kalani is an educational nonprofit organization that celebrates Hawaii, nature, culture and wellness. Kalani is located on Hawaii Island, commonly known as the Big Island, and is bordered by tropical jungle and the Pacific Ocean.
Our experienced staff, assisted by resident volunteers, dedicate time, energy and care to our guests. We offer healthy vegetarian-friendly cuisine, comfortable accommodations for every budget, rejuvenating bodywork treatments, recreational facilities, and educational adventures.
Kalani's recipe for a transformative vacation:
Keep your spirit high
Awaken to new ways of living
Let yourself relax and rejuvenate
Attune with creative energy
Nurture your body and soul
Indulge in natural splendor
Kalani Honua means harmony of heaven and earth, and this is what we aspire to. We welcome all in the spirit of aloha and are guided by the Hawai'ian tradition of `ohana (extended family), respecting our diversity yet sharing in unity. We invite you to open your heart to the Big Island of Hawaii at Kalani Oceanside Retreat.
ABOUT THE FOOD
Nothing short of AMAZING! Three times a day, guests and staff are summoned by the call of the conch to dine on their open-air lanai (veranda). At this central gathering place, you can experience the daily rhythms of assembly and departure reminiscent of ancient village life. Kalani cuisine encompasses a variety of styles including Thai, Indian, and Italian. Their chefs have extensive training and a common interest in creating healthful and delicious meals. They celebrate the abundance of Hawai’i by serving local tropical fruits and vegetables and fresh-caught fish. Seafood is often served at dinner (chicken and beef are served occasionally), and vegetarians are well-cared for. All meals are vegan, gluten free and vegetarian-friendly.Most importantly, their chefs firmly believe that the care and love invested in the cuisine is transmitted to the diner, and everything is prepared with Aloha.
ABOUT THE TOWN / COUNTRY
Kalani is located on acres of tropical beauty on the southeast coast of Hawai'i Island, also known as "the Big Island". Our retreat is a 45 minute drive from the airport in Hilo, or a 2.5 hour drive from the airport in Kona. (Click here for directions.)
Hawai'i is less crowded and less commercial than other Hawaiian islands, and offers a variety of spectacular natural attractions. Kalani is located near Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, where fire goddess Pele expands the island daily. The dramatic lava cliffs of the Kalani coastal area provide for close-up views of turtles and dolphins, and seasonal whale watching. The cliff also provides a haven for sunbathing, meditation or yoga.
- Flights TO/FROM Hawaii
- Transportation TO/FROM Kalani Retreat Center
- Spa services - Spa Services ARE available directly from the Retreat Center including massage, watsu and more.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION INFO
FLY TO HILO (ITO). Fly direct to Hilo from the mainland or from other island airports such as Honolulu on Oahu, Kahului on Maui, Lihue on Kauai, or Kona, here on the west side of Hawaii, the Big Island. Several flights are offered daily with Hawaiian Airlines (1-800-367-5320) and go! Airlines (1-888-IFLYGO2). There is one direct flight from Los Angeles everyday on United Airlines (1-800-864-8331). There is also a direct flight from Denver on United Airlines.
Kalani is only a 45 minute drive from the Hilo airport. There is also very limited public transportation via the Hele-On county bus that leaves from downtown Hilo. This is a slow, but inexpensive option, that comes right to Kalani if you can coordinate schedules. For more info visit the Hele-On bus website.
Kalani Airport Shuttle
Kalani offers transportation (from Hilo only) for $65 one way, or $45 per person if more than one traveler. We try to combine whenever possible. A regular taxi costs about $90. Call or email us with your arrival and departure information as soon as you've purchased your airline ticket. Kalani is happy to reserve your pickup and dropoff to and from the Hilo Airport. Contact them here.
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
"Ritual Movement Arts are not something learned or taught but a place you are taken to. Aradia Sunseri welcomes you into a mythical journey, holding a sacred container in which women are free to explore their edges. Together as a group we create each moment as she navigates us towards new discoveries of movement, emotion, excitement and so much more allowing women to move through blocks creating opportunities for empowered authentic self-expression. She gracefully blends the intuitive, shamanic and technical aspects of multi-cultural dance traditions into all her offerings. The passion and dedication to her craft is undeniable and invites one to dedicate them to developing practices that work for each individual. I have first-hand experienced her unique medicine and would highly recommend classes with Aradia should the opportunity arise." ~ Luna Love
"General curiosity, and a long time desire to 'try belly dance' led me to Aradia + Ritual Movement Arts. After my first temple practice with her, I realized the magnitude of what I had discovered: a potent ingredient on my journey back to myself. I had been searching for ways to access my feminine power and deepen my connection with the goddess, but was unaware that I would find a path through dance (a form of expression that I often associated with clumsiness, anxiety and embarrassment). Her approachable style of teaching and endless wisdom have offered me the perfect place to get more comfortable in my body, feel more graceful and beautiful, and become more rooted in my spiritual practice. I'm grateful to have found such a beautiful piece to my puzzle." ~ Allison Kunath
"I deeply appreciate the way Aradia has invited me into the mystery of Ritual Movement Arts, bridging together the rooted essence of ancient rituals and vitality practices with modern day application, catalyzing the embodiment of my power and passion as a temple dancer and vessel of the Goddess through sacred movement. Aradia is devoted to her students understanding and implementing foundational choreography and skill, as well as allowing the spirit of the dance to take over. She gracefully opens the space up for women to join together in the power of sisterhood to honour and celebrate our connection with both heaven & earth, and each other. Her instruction is clear, encouraging and powerful. Being in her dynamic presence, I feel joyful, empowered and blessed!" ~Achintya Devi
"I saw Aradia dance several years ago only once and her movements were so unique I hoped that I would be lucky enough to attend her classes one day, and that she would continue to be offering them. Finally, we live in the same city and I have only taken two classes, but have already learned so much. I appreciate the way she makes belly dance as not just an art but also a spiritual practice. I look forward to continuing to learn from her at every opportunity." ~ Aurora Danai
"Aradia holds a very special talent for teaching and holding space for women to express their sensuousness without an ounce of shame. In fact while dancing with her I discovered innocence within the provocative undulations of this craft that revealed the sheer purity of our creative potential. I strongly encourage every woman to experience this profoundly empowering and workshop. If everyone could feel this freedom in our expression, we would certainly change our world one shimmy at a time and have so much fun while we're at it." ~ Juniper Garza
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