EMAIL UPDATE #1 7/16/2019


Hi everyone! Here is your first retreat update! Please read everything through carefully, and let me know if you have any questions. The retreat is only a couple months away. Get ready to relax, refresh, and recharge your shimmy! There are so many delightful things in store for you! Please check the website for more information. Please make sure you have chosen your lodging and meal options. The Christine Center has gluten free, dairy free, and vegan options as well - just specify this when you pay for the meal fee.


When: September 6-9, 2019 - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Christine Center will be open for check-in starting at 4:00pm on Friday.

Where: The Christine Center is located at W8303 Mann Road, Willard, WI 54493.

Schedule: Friday evening we will have an opening circle with drumming, potluck, craft/trade circle, and welcome.

What to bring:

  1. a dish to pass for the potluck dinner on Friday night. Please no avocado, watermelon, blue cheese, or mango (severe allergies).

  2. any costumes to trade or crafts to sell at the belly dance trade circle.

  3. a drum or instrument (zils) and clothing for dancing outside around a campfire. You may wish to bring bug spray as well.

  4. 2 yoga mats to morning yoga.

  5. for Super Beth's fan workshop, Shuvani will provide your very own white silk “flutter” fans that will be given to you at check in. The price is included with your registration. These are the short flutter fans, not the long “fan veils.” To see examples, or to purchase another pair, go to www.silk-bamboo.com

Henna: The lovely Tiata will be offering henna starting at 4:00pm (check-in) on Friday and by appointment throughout the weekend. Henna is included in your registration fee.


REGISTRATION: In addition to registering for the weekend, there are 2 more steps you will need to complete if you have not done so already. Please make sure you have completed all three.

  1. Registration: The first step is registering (which you most likely have already done because you are getting this email!)

  2. Meals: Select if you would like meals provided by the Christine Center - this is something you will need to opt in for. It includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. You can indicate if you would like gluten free, dairy free, or vegan when you register. If you prefer to bring your own meals, there are classic/modern hermitages available with furnished kitchens.

  3. Lodging: Select your lodging option - chose from classic/modern and rustic hermitages - each unique and handcrafted, a guest house room for the most convenient access, or pitch a tent for a more adventurous experience!

Performance: Please let us know if you or your group would like to perform, and send your recorded music to Anna at shuvaniretreat@gmail.com. The performance will be at 8:00pm on Saturday night in the Meditation Hall at the Christine Center.


Find out more about the Christine Center here.


All the love,

Anna & Shuvani Tribal Dance