Take an embodied journey into the Tantra of Temple Dance to alight the Goddess within


As the Sacred Feminine rises in our consciousness and hearts, we are remembering the ways of the Temple Priestess. The ancient art of Temple Dance is rebirthing as we reclaim the Sacred Feminine arts, igniting our Shakti. As Temple Dancers we are translators of the Divine, living the Goddess through the embodiment of Beauty, Grace, Power and Devotion.
Join Halo Seronko of Shakti Temple Arts and Mahadevi Ashram on a journey of dance from the ancient Temples of India, to modern fusion of sacred lineages, to the intuitive realms of the deep feminine.
Deepen into the mysteries of the Sacred Feminine and the role of the Temple Priestess through ceremony and embodiment practices.
Merge with the Divine through Devotional Discipline:

~Odissi Temple Dance

~Moon Yoga

Dance your way through the gateways of the Chakras with the archetypal and elemental guidance and embodiment of the 10 Tantric Wisdom Goddesses:

~Shakti Belly Dance

~Tantric Alchemy and Sadhana

Dive into the realm of the Deep Feminine, shine in the radiance of Feminine Fullness, and explore all of the faces that live in between:

~Tantric Dance Rituals

~Archetypal Embodiment

~Priestess Arts

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What you Receive


Tuition Icludes:

  • 3 Vegaliscious meals per day
  • Lodging
  • All activities at the Ashram
  • Class Handouts
  • Opening and closing ceremonies
  • Lecture of the Herstory of the Devadasi (Temple Dancer)
  • 10 Moon Yoga Classes
  • 9 Odissi Dance Classes
  • 6 Shakti Belly Dance Classes
  • 5 Tantric Dance Rituals
  • 1 Valentine’s Day Tantric Sadhana and Inner Alchemy Ritual
  • 1 Full Moon Celebration, Ritual and Hafla

Optional Activities:

  • Morning Meditation
  • Daily chanting
  • Cacao Ceremony and Kirtan
  • Yoni Waterfall Pilgrimage
  • Lake Atitlan Expeditions

Tuition Does Not Include:

  • Travel to and within Guatemala
  • Off site activities and shopping (such as lake and surrounding village expeditions)
  • Recommended Reading

Tuition and rEGISTRATION


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Schedule

(Subject to change as we near the event)


Day 1: Primal Goddess Bhairavi

8am Light Breakfast
9am Opening Ceremony
10am Moon Yoga Root Sequence
1pm Lunch and Rest
4pm Shakti Belly Dance: Emphasis on Earth
6pm Dinner
7pm Lecture: The Herstory of the Dancing Priestess (Devadasi)

Day 2: Great Mother Bhuvaneswari and Goddess of Love Kamala

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga Womb Sequence
10am Odissi Temple Dance
1pm Lunch and Rest
4pm Shakti Belly Dance: Emphasis on Water
6pm Dinner
7pm Tantric Dance Ritual

Day 3: Protectress Tara, Goddess of Compassionate Action

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga Power Sequence
10am Odissi Temple Dance
1pm Lunch and Rest
4pm Shakti Belly Dance: Emphasis on Fire
6pm Dinner
7pm Tantric Dance Ritual

Day 4: Creatrix Kali

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga Heart Sequence
10am Odissi Temple Dance
1pm Lunch and Rest
4pm Shakti Belly Dance: Emphasis on Air
6pm Dinner
7pm Tantric Dance Ritual

Day 5: Oracle Bagalamukhi

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga Throat Sequence
10am Odissi Temple Dance
1pm Lunch
2pm Optional: Silent hike to Yoni Cave/Waterfall or FREE TIME
6pm Dinner
7pm Optional: Meditation or FREE TIME

Day 6: Muse Matangi and the Full Moon!

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga Amrita Sequence
10am Odissi Temple Dance
1pm Lunch
FREE TIME
6pm Dinner
7pm Full Moon Ritual and Hafla (bring your Muse out to play!)

Day 7: Cacao Ceremony

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga
10am Odissi Temple Dance
12pm Lunch
1pm Cacao Ceremony and Kirtan
FREE TIME
6pm Dinner
FREE TIME

Day 8: Initiatrix Chhinnamasta and Crone Dhumavati

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga Third-Eye Sequence
10am Odissi Temple Dance
1pm Lunch and Rest
4pm Shakti Belly Dance: Emphasis on Lightning
6pm Dinner
7pm Tantric Dance Ritual

Day 9: Alchemical Queen Tripura Sundari

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga Soma Sequence
10am Odissi Temple Dance
1pm Lunch and Rest
4pm Shakti Belly Dance: Emphasis on Lunar Energy
6pm Dinner
FREE TIME

Day 10: Sacred Marriage Ardarnarisvara (Shiva and Shakti in One Body) Valentine's Day

8am Light Breakfast
9am Moon Yoga Solar/Lunar Sequence
10am Odissi Temple Dance
1pm Lunch
FREE TIME
6pm Dinner
7pm Tantric Maithuna Ritual: The Sacred Marriage Within
Closing Ceremony

Additional Notes

There will also be optional 7am Advaita Vedanta Meditation and Afternoon Daily Chanting associated with Mahadevi Ashram every day.
Free time in the schedule can be used to go on solo or group excursions to nature and village sites around the lake, however I highly recommend adding some extra days to your journey as the lake is truly magical!
Arrange lodging in San Marcos or nearby if staying past the time of the retreat, Antigua is also extremely charming and on the way to Guatemala City for departure.

About Halo Seronko


 

Halo Seronko is the founder of Shakti Temple Arts. She has been studying the feminine arts for a decade in the realms of Tantra, Taoism, womb health, 13 moon mysteries and sacred dance. She has been on the path of Temple dancer for 7 years studying both in India and the USA. In India she has studied Odissi dance intensively over the past 6 years with her esteemed guru. In the U.S. she has studied belly dance with many noteworthy teachers over the last 7 years and been a part of a burgeoning Temple fusion belly dance troupe out of Ashland Oregon called Dakini Rose Devadasi. She is passionate about empowering women through weaving these threads of feminine wisdom and embodiment arts into an experience of wholeness and sacredness.


Beauty from The 2016 Guatemala Temple Dance Retreat


"The 1-week Shakti Temple Dance Retreat with Shakti Temple Arts was an absolute yummy delight for my Heart! I've learned so much in this short time and embraced more deeply the Truth of the Embodied Goddess I am here to be. Halo's dedication and passion for the Sacred and the Path of the Temple Dancer, as well as the skill and care she holds space with, is truly inspiring and graceful. I am looking forward to experiencing more of her work, next time hopefully for longer. Thank you, sweet Devi, for all you've shared with us! Jai Ma!" ~Arpita Hackenberg, co-founder of Mahadevi Ashram, Tzununa, Guatemala

 


"I am still sipping in the sweet nectar of the retreat...allowing it to slowly integrate deep with in my being.  I feel a deep healing has been activated and is stillin the process of integrating at a deep core level with in me.  I personally felt a deep connection to the womb yoga and meditations...it felt sacred, nurturing and healing. I am also drawn to continue studies with the intuitive dance and mediation rituals that guide us women to connect and deeply experience the Sacred Feminine. When I saw the link for this retreat my immediate response was Yes! I am glad I had no hesitation and felt the call deep within me. Halo's presence and skills assisted everyone to reach their point of authentic affirmation and declaration!! It has been an honor to journey with her into various depths of the Sacred Feminine." ~Carmen Maria Jacaj, Yoga Instructor, Clearwater, Florida