Internationally renowned singer, percussionist, teacher
Alessandra Belloni, Remo Artist,
proudly announces her third retreat in the magical land of HAWAII!
Rhythm is the Cure Retreat in HAWAII
Healing Dance and Percussion Workshop from Southern Italy with special Hawaiian guests!
February 1 to february 8 2020
in a beautiful and peaceful setting, retreat house of KAHUMANA Organic Farm, Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii
with special guests Father Phil Harmon, founder of Kahumana Farm, a theologian who specializes in the Divine Feminine and the Black Madonna, Carla Haynes, yoga instructor, frame drum artist, Jose Puerto and Hawaiian artists
For acomodations contact Jordon : email@example.com
Kahumana retreat houses offer a unique setting within the context of their diverse community in a truly restful environment of healing and wholeness. All of the rooms are secure and come with clean linen, towels & internet access. The swimming pool is available for those 18 years and older. Conveniently located on the Honolulu City Bus route.
Comfortably accommodates 12 people. All rooms have single beds and share 2 full baths. There are 11 rooms - 8 single beds, 3 double beds. A microwave & refrigerator provided for your convenience and the cafe offers a variety of Organic Foods & vegetables.
Kahumana Organic Farm & Cafe is open Tuesday
through Saturday for lunch from 11:30a - 2:30p and dinner from 6:30p - 8:00p.
Rhythm is the Cure is a 6-day intensive healing workshop featuring Southern Italian ritual dances used as music and dance therapy for centuries throughout the Mediterranean. Participants will learn the unique style of tambourine playing and the ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella, used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula.
This special retreat will also explore the natural beauties of the Island, tour of the organic farms, and will include the participation of
Father Phil Harmon, founder of Kahumana Farm, a theologian who specializes in the Divine Feminine and the Black Madonna and will hold classes in the evening in the Black Madonna Chapel of the Steiner center.
featuring guest artist : Auntie Nettie Armitage Lapilio
[She is a fully recognized Kumu Hula and Hawaiian Cultural Practitioner.
She has been teaching Hula, Hawaiian Language and Music for 48 years.
She is a practitioner of Ho'oponopono, a Traditional Hawaiian practice
for healing both family and professional relationships. She is a highly
sought-after professional musician and educator in Hawaiian circles.
Objectives of the workshop are:
--To introduce the participants to the rich rhythm and dance tradition of Southern Italy known as the tarantella,
--To learn the history of this powerful tambourine style, originally done mainly by women, which dates back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, now worshiped as the Black Madonna and to come to understand the healing and stress-relieving effect of these rhythms and dances.
--To bring women back in touch with their lost drumming tradition.
--To make the participants feel part of community-healing rituals
--To release blockages of emotional and sensual energies through the Pizzica dance of liberation, therefore expelling any feelings of depression and repression.
Students will learn the following ritual dances and rhythms:
A beautiful, sensual dance from Naples danced with castanets to the rhythm of the large drum, called Tammorra. The movements and rhythm are set to an African beat played in 4/4 time in honor of the black Madonna, originally ancient rites for the Earth Goddess Cybele.
THE PIZZICA TARANTATA -
The wild 6/8 rhythm of the Pizzica, played on medium size tambourines and accompanied by dance and song, was performed as an exorcism ritual that produced a trance-like state beneficial for healing many mental-health disorders and imbalances. As part of a re-enactment of this healing ritual, Alessandra will lead the participants in a circle dance where they'll create "spider-like" movements on the ground, releasing stress and blockages of sexual energy, as well as opening the heart and throat chakras.
RITMO E DANZA DI SAN ROCCO (SPINNING DANCE) -
This dance, originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages. It was danced during the time of the plague to help people release the overpowering fear of death. Due to the trance-inducing movements and incessant spinning, many people enter ecstatic states during this dance, similar to the Whirling Dervish ceremonies.
Alessandra ends the sessions using the ocean drum, creating the sound of waves in a final relaxation invoking the healing power of the water with chants to the Goddess of the Sea, the Sun and the Black Madonna.
Participants are encouraged to wear white and red, and women to wear skirts.
The Rhythm is the Cure Experience:
Rhythm is the Cure is a transformative week filled with intensive study, play, and joy. It's a time shared with new friends you'll cherish for years to come all while you are learning the thrilling powers of the Tarantellas of Southern Italy. You'll draw energy from the earth and sky of Hawaii, the sun, the beaches, and delighted by the culinary delights Kahumana organic farm and be inspired by the artistry and healing energy cultivated by Alessandra. And when you're not enjoying your lessons you might nibble on fresh food you just picked in the garden, nap on the sun-drenched beaches or take a dip in the refreshing swimming pool. The week ends with a final party under the stars in a spectacular organic farm in the mountains.
Sharing meals together is a special part of each day, The ingredients used include grains and legumes, fresh fish and free-range meats, and of course, seasonal vegetables-many grown organically right on the premises.
Join us for a week you'll always remember. Register today!
Join us for a week you'll always remember. Register today!
The fee for the workshop is $600 plus accommodations and 3 spectacular meals per day!
Registration fee $100 (due November 30) (Non Refundable) Click here to register https://www.everbutton.com/pay/4005
Double room $ 80 divided 2 ($ 40 per person)
- Single room $ 60 per person
*Meal plans are $50 per day They include 3 delicious meals each day. (drinks not included)
For accommodations contact firstname.lastname@example.org
total for double room $ 280 plus $ 350 food: $ 630
Workshop PAYMENT SCHEDULE
- Accommodation fee: 25% of total room charges due December 15 to Jordonl at Kahumana email@example.com
- *The fee does not include airfare or local transportation.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY
Workshop is limited to 12 students****
Any questions? Contact us at ABelloni@aol.com
Payment may be made by checks or money orders.
Checks and money orders must be made payable to Alessandra Belloni and should be sent to:
1111 River Road, G-33
Edgewater, NJ 07020