From: 19-01-2023 To: 21-01-2023
Place: Pnina Bamidbar , Tzofar AravaTime:
Thursday 13:00 till Saturday 17:00Price:
2300 Nis early bird until December 31st. Full price from January 1st- 2800 Nis.
We invite you to join us for a yoga, movement and dance retreat in the desert 🌵
This retreat is a collaboration between two friends who really like to move and share their love for movement 💁♀️🙋♂️
Together we decided to start a tradition of retreats where we’ll move through all the different worlds:Yoga, Movement (inspired by Ido Portal method) , “Creature” – Shahar’s movement language, Ecstatic dance, Thai yoga therapy, Contact and more.
The program is suitable for everyone who loves to move: yogis, movers, dancers. There’s no need for any dance background.
The level is suitable for both professional dancers and for movers with no dance background. We would really love to have participants that never danced and always wanted to. This is our true goal- to enable this mutual space✌️
- Yoga practice with Erica
- Creature technique with Shahar
- Contact and partnering with Erica & Shahar
- Arm balances workshop with Erica
- Repertoire (for everyone) with Shahar
- Thai yoga therapy with Erica
- Ecstatic dance with Zazu
- Cacao ceremony with Zazu
- Delicious vegetarian meals (made by a chef especially for us)
- Beautiful high standard accommodation based on 4-5 in a unit.
More info and registration by email
We’ll be happy to meet you☺️
My yoga journey started with Zipi Winner- B.K.S Iyengar closest student & certified teacher.
I was 11 years old.
After two years of practicing with Zipi I understood that yoga is an inseparable part of my life and I decided to go deeper.
I started my Vedanta studies & yoga practice at the Sivananda yoga center in Tel Aviv.
I was 13 years old.
I grew up in this center and after few years did my first Yoga Teacher Training program with the Sivananda yoga Vedanta school.
Along with my yoga studies I developed a professional career as an international ballet dancer (Madrid, Zurich, TLV).
I graduated from Bat Dor dance school, Rina Schenfeld dance theatre and The Jerusalem Academy of music and dance high school.
After graduating I started working in productions with Bat Dor dance company and the Israel Opera.
At the age of 21 I moved to Spain to have my diploma studies in the professional conservatory for ballet in Madrid. I worked there as a freelance dancer with various choreographers that I love.
Together with that I did my Pilates Teacher Training & specialized in Pilates for rehabilitation.
I also went through my second Yoga Teacher Training with Dharma Mitra (New York)
After coming back to Israel I graduated from the Tel Aviv university majoring in East Asian studies (B.A. and M.A.), Philosophy of science (M.A.) and Musicology (B.A.).
In between the degrees I continued dancing in different projects, mainly in Zurich- the SIWIC project, where I worked with Philippe Saire among others.
I was in the foundation team that started “Pure Studios” in TLV. I managed the team of teachers in the place and taught there until 2012.
After doing my third Yoga Teacher Training in 2014, focusing in Ashtanga yoga I started my travels to KPJAYI- the central institute for Ashtanga yoga, founded by the late Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India.
As for today I study and practice in SYC- The Ashtanga yoga center established by R. Sharath Jois in Mysore India, where I stay few months every year.
Together with dance and yoga I also practice movement inspired by Ido portal method. As part of this practice I added many new fields of movement to my daily practice, such as soft acrobatics, handstands, calisthenics, floor work and more.
In 2022 I founded the “Movement project” where I dance and create✌️
As for today I give yoga & movement retreats, workshops and Teacher trainings around the world.
I’ll be very happy to meet you 🙂
A choreographer and performer from Israel. Shahar Binyamini danced with
Batsheva Dance Company from 2006 to 2013.
Among others Shahar Binyamini created international works for:
MENSCH (2016) for the Ballet of Saarländisches Staatstheater (D),
LUNGS (2016) for UCLA (USA),
EMPTY3 (2017) for Ate9 (USA) and Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart (D), PARADISO (2018) for Frontier Danceland (SGP), VULNER (2018) for Norrdans (S), BALLROOM (2019) for
Festspielhaus St. Pölten (A), and I AM (2019) for Ballet du Rhin (F).
As an assistant for Ohad Naharin, Shahar Binyamini is working with dance companies around the world, including: Paris Opera Ballet (F), Ballet BC (CND), Nederlands Dans Theater (NL),
Compañía Nacional de Danza (E), Finish National Opera (FIN), Gothenburg Opera House (S), Hannover Ballet (D) and Bordeaux National Ballet (F).
Since 2013, together with professor Atan Gross from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Shahar Binyamini established a research group of dancers, scientists and choreographers called TNUDA which is based in Weizmann Institute and explores the connection between science and movement. In 2020, Shahar is the first artist ever invited by the Weizmann Institute of Science to participate in a unique artist residency program during which he created “EVOLVE” which premiered at the institute and toured around the world.
Shahar won the
Israeli Minister Of Culture Award for-The promising choreographer of the year 2021
What is “Creature” technique?
It is a physical practice developed by Shahar Binyamini and it is the foundation for his creative process.
At its core, the CREATURE is a set of physical rules that focus on the nuances of different qualities in our body, and the ways in which we can refine and strengthen them in order to improve stability, strengthen the skeleton and muscles, flex the body and improve our reaction time. The CREATURE connects us to our animal side, it sharpens our senses and teaches us how to use them in order to evolve constantly as a moving creature.
Zohar Bar Shalom
Ecstatic dance and Cacao ceremony:
Zazu is an artist, creator, holder of shamanic space and guides groups and ceremonies.
She will guide us through a journey that will start with the cacao ceremony.
The cacao helps us in opening our body, heart and spirit.
Together we’ll create a space where we can dream and enable true miracles.
With the support of the cacao spirit we will feel and understand the depth and power of an accurate heart pray.
When the cacao is within our body we will dive into a shamanic musical journey and meet the authentic message that resides deep within us. We will discover the wonder and magic that are available for us in each given moment.
13:00 Check in
15:00 Yoga practice – Erica
17:00 Creature technique- Shahar
20:00 Cacao ceremony and ecstatic dance – Zazu
9:00 Movement practice- Erica
12:00-14:00 Noon time break
14:00 Repertoire – Shahar
17:00 Thai yoga therapy- Erica
20:00 Dharma talk with Erica and Shahar
9:00 Creature technique- Shahar
12:00-14:00 Noon time break
14:00 Partnering, contact and arm balance with Erica and Shahar
16:00 Closing circle