Earth, Sand & SEA

Dance residency with Miriam peretz

Shakti Summer School Greece

July 13 -19, 2021

Earth, Sand & Sea

An immersive dance exploration in the natural world, distilling down to our most raw elements, returning to our sacred flow.

6 nights. 5 full days.   Stay on or offsite.

registration Closed

 

The Program

Shakti School of Dance, as a part of our annual Summer School present a Dance Residency with Miriam Peretz

Over the six day immersion dancers will journey both deep into the heart of Miriam’s signature Nava Dance format, as well as receive tools in score work, improvisation and site specific installation.  Each day will welcome a theme and signature score which will be explored both through a contemporary lens as well as through traditional and ritual dance practices. Morning’s will consist of Miriam’s signature format, Nava Dance within the sanctuary dance space, and afternoon/evening sessions will be held outdoors in a new inspirational location each day. We will honor and connect more deeply to the earth and to our own bodies as well as offer space for healing and integration of the various cycles and passages happening in our lives. We will be inspired by the gorgeous surrounding nature and seaside, and connect with the natural rhythm of our movement and breath. Each day will culminate in a site-specific work in nature, co-created with the students and divine inspiration received.  

This Dance Residency has very limited spaces to offer dancers an intimate and meaningful learning experience.  Please do not wait to register!

Level: this workshop is geared for seasoned dancers wanting to push both their technique and creative flow

For questions regarding dance curriculum, please contact Miriam directly: info@miriamdance.

Questions regarding your stay at Villa Shakti or the registration process, please contact Shakti School of Dance at: shaktischoolofdance@gmail.com  

daily schedule

(Subject to change)

  • 9-10 am – Breakfast
  • 10:15 – 1:15 pm – Dance Session in Studio
  • 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 2:30 – 5:30  pm Beach time/Day trip
  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Site specific work
  • 8:30 pm – Dinner (2 Dinners out in Taverna not included)

AccommodationS & PRICES

(2 per room, shared bathroom, includes meals and transport)

The rooms at Villa Shakti includes bath towel set, Greek beach towel, bedding and blankets, table fan, WIFI, access to apartment kitchen, spacious living room and dining area, cable TV.  Places are limited.  The house is strictly vegetarian.

Includes:

  • 27 hours Training in 6 days
  • Double Share Room at Villa Shakti
  • 15 Healthy Vegetarian meals (dinners at local tavernas are not covered)
  • Transportation (All Day trips, Airport Pick up and Drop off shuttle)

Price in USD is $1085 (you will pay in check out, plus any taxes or fees)

*Village Apartments: These traditional restored apartments are a 10 minute walk from Villa Shakti on peaceful a country road. The apartments are in a rustic traditional village with a plentiful organic garden, traditional orthodox church, goats, a fresh spring fountain and many flowers!

(2 per room, shared bathroom, includes meals and transport)

The rooms at Village Apartments includes bath towel set, towel, bedding and blankets, table fan, WIFI, access to apartment kitchen, spacious living room and dining area, cable TV.  Places are limited.  The house is strictly vegetarian.

Includes:

  • 27 hours Training in 6 days
  • Double Share Room at Village Apartments
  • 15 Healthy Vegetarian meals per week (dinners at local tavernas are not covered)
  • Transportation (All Day trips, Airport Pick up and Drop off shuttle)

Price in USD is $1072 (you will pay in check out, plus any taxes or fees)

*Village Apartments are a 10-15 minute walk from Villa Shakti through the beautiful countryside.

(up to 4 per room, shared bathroom, includes meals and transport)

These traditional restored apartments are a 10 minute walk from Villa Shakti on peaceful a country road. The apartments are in a rustic traditional village with a plentiful organic garden, traditional orthodox church, goats, a fresh spring fountain and many flowers!

Includes:

  • 27 hours Training in 6 days
  • Dorm room at Village Apartments (10-15 minute walk from studio)
  • 15 Healthy Vegetarian meals (dinner at local tavernas are not covered)
  • Transportation (Day trips, Airport Pick up and Drop off shuttle)

Price in USD is $1055 (you will pay in check out, plus any taxes or fees)

*DAY TRIP Transportation included to/from Villa Shakti only.  This option is for those staying offsite, but do not want to drive for our daily nature trips.  Day trips will begin and end at Villa Shakti, please arrange your own transport to your chosen offsite accommodation and to arrive/depart Villa Shakti from Airport.

Includes lunch and Welcome Dinner only.

If you are looking for more privacy, you will find many other villas, Airbnb and rentals nearby our village of Aikirgiannis (Topolia).  We suggest you have a look at Airbnb or booking.com. We recommend looking in the Topolia area and no farther than Kissamos so travel time to classes are not an issue. You can use the FB event page to post if you are looking for others to share a villa with you. You will might need your own rental car for this option to get to/from your room. Greece is a very popular summer destination so book soon!

Includes:

  • 27 hours Training in 6 days
  • 6 Healthy Vegetarian meals per week (1 meal per day at Villa Shakti)
  • Transportation for Day Trips only
  • Daily Transport from your accomodation to Villa Shakti not included

Price in USD is $891 (you will pay in check out, plus any taxes or fees)

*Transportation NOT included to/from Villa Shakti only.  This option is for those staying offsite, and want to rent a car.  You will be responsible to drive yourself on our daily nature trips and to arrive/depart Villa Shakti from Airport.

Includes lunch and Welcome Dinner only.

If you are looking for more privacy, you will find many other villas, Airbnb and rentals nearby our village of Aikirgiannis (Topolia).  We suggest you have a look at Airbnb or booking.com. We recommend looking in the Topolia area and no farther than Kissamos so travel time to classes are not an issue. You can use the FB event page to post if you are looking for others to share a villa with you. You will might need your own rental car for this option to get to/from your room. Greece is a very popular summer destination so book soon!

Includes:

  • 27 hours Training in 6 days
  • 6 Healthy Vegetarian meals per week (1 meal per day at Villa Shakti)
  • No Transportation at all

Price in USD is $709 (you will pay in check out, plus any taxes or fees)

Food

Our in-house catering team are mainly local Greek women (and a passionate Italian) who love cooking!  We enjoy offering a healthy Vegetarian take on local Cretan recipes. Cretan and Greek cuisine is full of roasted vegetables, rices dishes, cucumber salads and of course, a decadent selection of homemade local cheeses! Occasionally we change up the menu by preparing mild Ayurvedic Indian food or Italian pasta, etc. All meals are served buffet style – all you can eat! Special dietary needs such as vegan, gluten free, and allergies can be catered to with prior notice.

*Our villa is strictly Vegetarian in celebration of life! Yet we can offer you local goat, sheep and cow cheese and a range of farm to table dairy products.

TYPICAL MENU:

Breakfast: Coffee/tea, fruit, toast and spreads, yogurt, granola, porridge, smoothie.

Lunch:  Main dish,  2 salads, bakery breads, spreads, vegetable side dishes, local olive oil/olives, ice teas infusions.

Dinner:  Main dish, salads, bakery breads, spreads, bean dish, vegetable side dishes, local olive oil / olives, and desert!

WEEKLY MEAL PLAN:

Tuesday  July 13 (Check IN Day) – Welcome dinner feast served at sunset on the veranda!

Wed, Fri, Sun – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Thurs, Sat -Breakfast, Lunch (*Dinner Out)

Monday July 19 (Check OUT Day) – Breakfast included

Transportation

Guests will want to arrive to the closest airport: Chania (CHQ).  Airport it is a 1 hour drive to the villa.  Heraklion is 3-4 hours drive. We will have an orientation dinner on the evening of July 13. 

Most visitors on Crete rent a car to enjoy exploring the wild nature and beaches. This is what we always recommend to guests since there are many secret beaches and isolated trails to discover on the Western side of the island within an hours drive.

The cost of transportation  is now included in your tuition. Villa Shakti is in a rural location, so please be aware buses are not an option and taxis will need to be booked in advance.

Scheduled Shuttle Transportation Includes:

(Times are fixed, no exceptions.)

ARRIVAL DAY JULY 13:

  • Chania Airport Pick up at 5pm
  • Chania Port Pick up at 6 pm

DEPARTURE DAY JULY 19:

  • Chania Port Drop off at 12 pm
  • Chania Airport Drop off at 1 pm 

TRANSPORT DURING MIRIAM’S DANCE RESIDENCY:

  • Daily nature trips: each day we will discover new beaches and landscapes

Please meet our driver at the scheduled times, the driver can not wait for late passengers.  If your flight arrives or departs at another time than the scheduled shuttle pick up/drop of times, you can easily get a local taxi to/from Airport to Chania Port to enjoy some time there and then meet at the scheduled time and location to catch your ride to Villa Shakti.

If you wish to have your own car, we recommend booking online. Prices are approximately €25-45 per day / per vehicle.  Non EU licensed drivers will need and International Driving License to drive in Greece.

REGISTRATION

Program fills up on a first come, first serve basis!

Please see cost breakdown in Accommodation & Prices section (above).

REGISTRATION closed

Official Cancelation Policy

The Shakti School of Dance /Shakti Summer School cancellation and refund policy is in place to guarantee the fair allocation of slots in the program to students who have been accepted and are ready to commit.

Your registration payment to SSD/SSS is not refundable, returnable or transferable to a future workshop or to another person. No exceptions. Even in the case of medical or family emergencies, etc.  Because there is an application and selection process, students can not ‘sell their spot’ in the program to another person.

Please register with full awareness of the agreement you are entering into. Payment (via Paypal), as well as this ‘Mandatory Waiver Form’ must be completed upon acceptance in the given time period to guarantee enrollment in the Intensive sessions.

Health/Safety: Student agrees to inform SSD/SSS Administration of any health conditions or important medications they are taking. Student assumes full responsibility for her/his safety and all risks of participating in this training and while enrolled at SSD/SSS. We hold no responsibility for any such illness or injury that a student sustains while enrolled in the program.

Students who cancel will not be eligible for refunds as per our official cancellation policy.  *By completing your payment, you have agreed to our refund terms and conditions already.

We look forward to welcoming you to Villa Shakti Crete!

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