JtE In-Depth Saaidi Retreat with Sahra Saeeda
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Friday May 1st-Sunday May 3rd, 2015
Directions to the venue were sent out to all participants via email .You will not find it on a map which is why you need the directions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need them sent out again .Email me if you have any food allergies as the catering is set 10 days in advance
NEXT RETREAT WITH SAHRA
March 31st-April 3rd 2016 Details will be online after this month but you can still get in on the early bird price for this 3 night 4 day Certification program that goes in depth for Egyptian Folkloric dance $699.The first 12 to register have lodgings and some meals included this historic mystical inn. -the 2015 sold out in just a couple months HURRY !
Join us next Spring on an journey into the Sa'id. Exclusively offered in Philadelphia at a private retreat center on 11 secluded acres on the river !
This intensive retreat is the precursor to Sahra's book on Saadi dance. Sahra Saeeda has been researching Saadi dance in depth in Egypt since 1993 when she was a performer in Cairo. She has made regular trips to Egypt once or twice a year for her research ever since she moved to the United States. This June she will be traveling to the Sa'id gathering more information as in this in -depth Certification. She will be teaching dancers information that has never formally been taught outside the Sa'id. This will be the first in a series of JtE-In Depth Intensives into folkloric dances of Egypt.
Included:~20 hours of study with Sahra, dance, lecture, video, (full 20 hours required for certification)
~ Photo shoot in Saaidi Costume (or galebeya ) with horses or fields in background
~ Morning Meditation Stretch on the waters edge with Najia (optional)
~ Nature walk with Sahra & Najia (optional)
" upgrade for V.I.P rooms such as the French Room above for $15 per night "
~3 days /2 nights lodgings
~ Opening reception with mocktails & gourmet hors d'oeuvres
~ refreshments & snacks throughout
~ 2 healthy breakfasts
~ 2 veg gourmet lunches
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Friday May 1st
Check in 1-3pm with movement workshop starting at 3pm followed by lecture over a veg potluck dinner -possible bonfire at night for Q&A session. Remember to bring your vegetarian potluck for the lecture /video dinner . You can find ready made items at the local farmers market Weaver's Way
Saturday May 2nd
Arrive 10am for your lecture in the Great Room. Lunch will be catered but dinner will be out followed by more classes until late in the evening .
Sunday May 3rd
Sunday 's time will be posted on Saturday night (most likely 10 or 10:30 am ) according to how much material we get through .You will be finished by 4:30 pm for your flights but can stay for graduation ceremony and Saaidi costume photos until 6:30 pm if you wish to.
Opening Reception @ 3 pm Friday & Closing Ceremony Graduation 6pm Sunday
There are only 12 beds available ! Price is the same even if you are not staying so book early .
maximum limit at Certification is 15. Additional beds available off-site @ Najia Air B& B at no extra cost.
EARLY BIRD/$650 in full by Oct 1st
$675 in full by Dec 1st ($702.online)
$700 by in full Feb 1st (728.0 online)
$725 before April 1st ($754 online)
$100 non -refundable deposit to hold your space
$30 French Room upgrade( 2 nights)
additional nights $100 per night
$100 1 hour massage /$150 2 hour massage
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NOTE *those on payment plans are required to pay $100 per month full payment no later than April 1st
NO REFUNDS UNLESS EVENT IS CANCELLED.