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Embodifest is a somatic ceremony full-spectrum immersion for those who are ready for a fearless and magical experience.

This retreat is an opportunity for us to play with each other and heal ourselves in one of the most beautiful and magnificent places on Earth.

The Big Island of Hawaii is the birthplace of Ecstatic dance and a sacred pilgrimage for dancers. Dive into black sand beaches, sing in natural hot pools, immerse yourself in a world created by lava in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and experience the catalyzing effects of the Ecstatic life with us.

We Love you. Welcome. And, Aloha!

--------- Dates ---------
July 20 - 27th
(Arrive no later than the 19th and depart no earlier than July 28th.)

***People often end up staying longer for continued community integration and island exploration! Please give yourself extra days to flow and breathe if you can.***

- Pricing: Early Bird $888 til June 15th. General Admission $999.
- Includes daily lunch and snacks. *Breakfast and dinner are not included.*
*Flight to HILO, accommodation, and car rental/transportation are not included.*

- Once you register, you will be added to an internal telegram group that will be our home base for communications.
- Sundari accommodations are limited so act fast.
- Please ask about the Kama’aina (locals discount.

Accommodation: https://www.canva.com/.../tTRl9xT4hdBKGj-vtjJyow/view...

- Registration:
1. Send payment to Gabriel Francisco through Venmo or PayPal
-Venmo: https://Venmo.com/gabriel-francisco-2
-(*If you choose PayPal, you must select “friends and family” or there will be a $25 fee*).
***No Refunds***
Tickets are fully transferable for any reason.
2. Email or message Gabriel Francisco to be added to our telegram dance group and learn about accommodation options at the retreat center and on the Big Island:
-Facebook: @superherohiphop
-Email: mdorsai@gmail.com)
Contact Gabriel with questions:
-IG: @gabrielfranciscoproductions
-Email: mdorsai@gmail.com

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*Exact Schedule TBA*
8am - 9am Meet n Greet/Sign-In
9am - 10:30am Opening Circle
10:30am - 11:00am Snacks/Logistics
11:15am - 1pm Dance is Life (Gabriel)
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch is Served
2:45pm - 4:30pm Experiments in Communal Play: The Improv Arts (Shannon)
*Free Time*
6:30pm - 9pm Ecstatic Sundari

9am - 10am Wake n' Shake Ecstatic
10am - 11am Opening Circle
11:15am - 1pm Contact Improvisation (Shannon)
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch is Served
2:45pm - 4:30pm Consent and Desires (Arielle)
6:30-8:30pm The Expression Session: Ecstatic dance for your voice (Gordon)

10am - 11am Opening Circle
11:15am - 1pm Acro Yoga (Lauren)
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch is Served
2:45pm - 4:30pm Hip Hop Party Dances, Technique, and History (Gabriel)
6pm - 7pm Sound Bath
7pm - 11pm Bee Dance

9am - 10:30am Kaimu Market
11:15am - 1pm Partner Stretch and Massage (Rose)
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch is Served
2:45pm - 4:30pm Workshop TBA
6pm - 10pm Open Floor for Contact Jam & Cuddles

Sunday (no lunch)
9am - 10:45am Song Circle & Cacao at Sundari
10:45am - 1pm Ecstatic Dance
~ Sunday Funday ~

9am - 10am Wake n' Shake Contact Jam
10am - 11am Opening Circle
11:15am - 1pm Contact Improvisation (Shannon)
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch is Served
2:45pm - 4:30pm Acro Yoga (Lauren)
~ Contact Improv Jam ~

9am - 10am Wake n' Shake Contact Jam
10am - 11am Opening Circle
11:15am - 1pm House Dance (Gabriel)
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch is Served
2:45pm - 4:45pm Workshop TBA
~ 6:30pm Song Circle at Natural Volcanic Hot Ponds ~
**Bring shoes and bathing suits.**

10am - 11am Opening Circle
11:15am - 1pm Dance is Love (Gabriel)
1:15pm - 2:15pm Lunch is Served
2:45pm - 4:30pm Taking the Lead and Closing Circle
6:30pm - 9pm Ecstatic Sundari

*********Class Descriptions*********

Dance is Life/Love - This class redefines dynamic zen. We will up-level our physical awareness and drop deep into our conscious movement. Forging a bridge between sound and body, music and motion, we will begin to see, hear and feel more than ever before.

Footwork/House Dance - House dance is born from a melting pot of different ethnic, cultural, and musical walks of life coming together on the dance floor and this bled into the way the dance style was created. This is a style heavily focused on footwork meaning a lot of influence is pulled from Afro, Latin, and jazz roots.

Experiments in Communal Play - This class is a vehicle for embodying presence and playfulness.
A safe place to revel in your inner child's creative genius!
An improvisational playground for collaborating in the community through movement, theater, and humor.
Participants will be guided through simple scores, and games that create connection, promote positivity, and develop awareness training.
Contact Improvisation - a martial art, awareness training, and an improvisational movement form that guides its participants to gain somatic intelligence and deep listening skills while having a ton of fun!
In its most basic form, CI is a partner dance form based on the physical principles of touch, momentum, shared weight, and following a shared point of contact to investigate and develop a truthful relationship with being present and attuned.

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