Sacred Earth Belly Dance Retreat with Hannah Mi Anis in Spain (14th-20th of April 2018))

A 6 day retreat in Spain presents Hannah Mi Anis' signature blend of Sacred Earth Belly Dance interwoven with the structure and strength of many generations of Tribal belly dance.  

We play with the seamless journey from the bold and powerful to a caressing yin like flow allowing the different and valid aspects of the female principle to emerge. Calling on philosophies and aesthetics in Indian Classical and Middle Eastern dance Hannah introduces relevant terms and concepts to bring clarity to our choice of movements and our intention in dance.

There will be strong focus on musicality and its resonance inside our bodies, harnessing the messages rooted within some of the most beloved rhythms in the Belly dance repertoire.

Expect a cascade of sensation, a conjuring of worlds, full bloodied dance sequences interweaving the full spectrum of the elements of fire, water, earth, air and ether; a gaze at the energy embedded in the raw DNA of each movement.

The course involves at its core:
*foundational movement, alignment and practices to build good grounding.
*choreographic sequences.
* rhythm knowledge and awareness
* intelligent improvisation
*Yoni Shakti yoga practice
* theory and discussion
*creative play

Everyone welcome, a base knowledge of belly dance movement in any style is advised.

*Yoni Shakti Yoga.
*Morning dreaming. A flow of dance, nourishing yin and open us for the day.
*Technique and strength class. Movements from hatha yoga and Tribal belly dance to encourage knowledge, awareness and ability of our bodies.
*Main body of learning: Each day adopts both an element ( earth, fire, water, air, ether) / a combination of elements and a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn). We play with nature embracing the sensory aspects of each element and how to channel its flow through the body and into the sphere around us. We recognise the cycles that exist in nature and within us, how we may honour and respect them and how they affect the dance that is released. Each season, each element has a different taste, a different bhav, a different response in our body and different aesthetic in our dance. 
All dance will be accompanied by a succession of hypnotic, and soul fueled rhythms and music designed to lead you into the intoxication of the dance and the moment.
*Divine play, creativity and dancing as a pack. We explore images, archetypes and improvisation, individually and in groups.
*Star dancing. Closing the day with theory class, stories, circle discussion and a little night dancing in the flow.
What you bring:
A retreat is done within a beautiful space with a small tribe. It is this that makes it special. We aim to create an environment of profound relaxation for this is the deep seat of where creativity is initiated. Retreats by nature are interactive, much like a sacred circle. Each dancer comes to the retreat with unique and valuable qualities. There will be space for you to spend time alone, with others and bring your skills to the group. If you have anything specific that you would like to share with everyone, when you book your place, please let us know.


Hannah Mi Anis is a London based dancer and instructress. Her dance is rooted in the energy, technique and philosophy of Tribal Fusion and Sacred Earth belly dance; a dance with respect for nature and the elements, woman's innate knowledge, the language of archetypes and each individual's spiritual depth. 

For 16 years now she has followed the search for an authentic and wild life through the lens of music, dance and poetry of the body. Her travels took her to Japan, Bali, California and India, to Turkey, Morocco and Southern Europe; dancing on rooftops, brightly lit stages, underground nightclubs, castle walls, and amongst the rich and earthy energy of the great forest. The fabric of her dance is decorated with each experience. 

She has completed extensive theory and physical training in Middle Eastern Belly dance of many styles, Mystical Dance, Classical Indian Dance (Odissi), Middle Eastern Music Comprehension and Yoga. Her foremost teacher and guide is Mishaal of the Devadasi studio (Bali/Tokyo) founder of Sacred Earth Belly dance, and has completed further studies with Colleena Shakti of the Shakti school of dance in Rajhastan. She currently studies American Tribal style under Philippa Moirai, ballet, and Yoga in the school of Sivananda. In Autumn 2016 she became a qualified Well Woman Yoga Therapy practitioner under the guidance of Uma-Dinsmore-Tuli, author of Yoni Shakti.

She is co-founder and co-artistic director of the FireWater Collective, a co-operative of dancers working together, creating women’s' circles, visionary performances and hosting the space for advanced learning. Her dance ethic is centred on the belief that dance is a rite of passage and sacred rite is a holistic and natural part of life.

'The poet's business is exaltation and how to impart it' - Anais Nin


Sacred Earth belly dance originates with Mishaal, international Oriental dance artist as well as founder and creative director of Devadasi studio in Tokyo. Having spent many years traveling the world, visiting and searching for the heart and soul of many cultures in their music and in their dance, she created a deep sensual healing dance form based in the mystical roots of belly dance.
The dance takes the primordial sacred movements found in belly dance in their raw form, acknowledges each dancer's spirit, our innate knowledge, and the beautiful and essential connection between ourselves and Mother Earth. It is founded on strong musical sensibility, the dancer's expression, an acknowledgment of the seasons and cycles of our lives, as well as a deep sense of surrendering yourself to the moment and feeling the deep relaxation and joy that dance can bring your soul and your body.
Hannah Mi Anis was fortunate enough to spend her first three years in Mishaal's original group of students in Tokyo. She performed as a member of Samanyolu, her dance ensemble, and began teaching under her guidance. From 2010-2014 she held a yearly month long residency in the Devadasi studio in Tokyo, and in 2015 Hannah traveled to Bali to be Mishaal's guest teacher on her Sacred Mystical dance retreat amongst the rice fields of Ubud. Mishaal, now living in Bali and holding many retreats per year, remains an important guide for her in dance and life.
On returning to London Hannah Mi Anis, was inspired by and followed the ever growing Tribal belly dance movement. She followed a new pathway learning to weave the two styles together enjoying the juxtaposition of the energy and strength of the many generations of Tribal, with the elemental charge of Sacred Earth belly dance. 
'Let the beauty we love, be what we do'
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The retreat will be hosted at The Dome, a sound healing centre located in Alcalali, just 1 hour and a 10 minutes drive from Alicante airport and 1,5 hour from Valencia airport. 

The Dome in Alcalali is a family run place. The accommodation is shared and not luxurious but the house is cosy and has a beautiful energy to it.
Situated in the heart of a valley, you can enjoy the peace and view of the beautiful mountains while relaxing by the pool or among almond trees.

Michele Averad, co-founder of The Global Sound Healing Association will join us for one hour and guide us through a Sound Journey.

Getting there
We recommend landing in Alicante airport, the shuttle bus from there is 56 Euros return ( If you are a group more than 6, let me know and we will arrange a private shuttle bus for around 46 Euros each person return.

At the Dome there is a finca with 2 bedrooms, dining room, kitchen and lounge area. In the garden there are two more wooden cabins with 2 bunk beds and another two connected rooms. All bathrooms are shared and the bedrooms sleep 2 or 4 people. 


During the retreat the cook will buy, prepare and make the food with much thought and love.
The vegetables and fruit are locally sourced from Eco farmers and most ingredients are from “fair trade”.
The venue will host a minimum of 6 students and maximum of 16.

- Early bird fee until 14th February 2018 is 635 Euros, includes food (3 vegetarian meals), shared accommodation and tuition. It doesn't include flights and airport transfer.
- Regular fee (after the 14th February) is 685 Euros
Payment will be done through Paypal (click Buy Now link below)
Last possible date to reserve your place is the 10th of March. 

-No accommodation Fee: 515 Euros (Includes tuition and food)
-No accommodation and no food fee: 345 Euros (Includes tuition only)
(If you would like to reserve your spot without accommodation and/or without food, please let us know at
After the payment, please send an email confirming your place at
Any questions don't hesitate to contact me at


You can also book your place paying a 200 EUROS deposit. This will be only open until the 20th of February. This is non-refundable and the payment of the full amount should be done by the 1st of March.

After making your payment of 200 EUROS, please send an email to 
to confirm your deposit.


Here you have a visual example of the amazing food that will nourish us during the retreat!
The cook will buy the fresh ingredients and make the vegetarian meals with much thought and love.
The vegetables and fruit are locally sourced from local Eco farmers and most ingredients are from “fair trade”


At the Dome there is a finca with 2 bedrooms, dining room, kitchen and lounge area. In the garden there are two more wooden cabins with 2 bunk beds and another two connected rooms. All bathrooms are shared and the bedrooms sleep 2 or 4 people. The finca its pool and gardens have plenty of space for you to relax and enjoy the peace and beautiful views.



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