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July 1, 2017 - July 8, 2017

Sol-Axé Music and Dance Retreat, in collaboration with Elika Aird and Mary McQueen

Event Details

Event Name: Sol-Axé Music and Dance Retreat, in collaboration with Elika Aird and Mary McQueen

Event Date: July 1, 2017 - July 8, 2017

Join Andreina Febres, Raffaella Falchi, Alfie Macias, Elika Aird, and Mary McQueen for one unforgettable week of yoga, Zumba, samba dance, salsa dance, and boot camp.

Retreat Features

Join Andreina Febres, Raffaella Falchi, Alfie Macias, Elika Aird, and Mary McQueen for one unforgettable week of yoga, Zumba, samba dance, salsa dance, and boot camp.

Included in the retreat:

– Room and board in luxury resort for seven nights

– Enjoy centering and grounding yoga flow with Elika in Bodhi's Yoga Shala

– Heat things up and have a sweaty good time doing Zumba with Andreina 

– Get your booty kicked in boot camp classes with Mary 

– Move your body to Brazilian samba dance and Cuban salsa dance with Raffaella

– All fitness levels and abilities welcomed 

–  Enjoy sunrise meditation practices

– 3 delicious, fresh, and healthy meals included per day 

– Relaxation, exploration, swimming, hiking, beach time, and more are in store!

Optional add-on's:

– Spa services, massage, Spanish lessons, surf lessons, zip-lining and more!

Teacher Bio

Andreina Febres: Born and raised in Venezuela, Andreina is very passionate about Latin music and dancing. In 2005, she added samba to her training and performed with Sambamora. She decided to become a Zumba instructor when she realized that she was actually having fun while exercising. She got certified in 2009 and now teaches in the Bay Area. Andreina is the co-founder of Dancing Saved My Life, raising funds to support women with cancer. If you want to get a feeling for her classes/moves, you could check some of the videos under the Dancing Saved My Life Youtube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUnGj2FCV4gPSzZesDWTXA You can contact Andreina via email: [email protected] or Instagram: afebres.dancingsavedmylife

Raffaella Falchi is the artistic director of Sambaxé Dance Company, founded in 2005. She is an educator, architect, dancer and choreographer and holds a Bachelors from UC Berkeley and a MARCH from California College of the Arts. She began studying Brazilian dance in 1996 and since then has studied extensively with dancers and choreographers in Rio de Janeiro & Bahia, Brazil. She has been teaching and performing Brazilian inspired movement & dance to both adults and youth in San Francisco for the last decade and has continued to share Brazilian culture through live music and dance. She has performed in several cultural performances and festivals including the Cuba Caribe Festival and Spirit of Brazil Productions. She was accepted into ODC’s Pilot 64 program in 2014 to present new works featuring live music. She is currently the director of programs at Youth Art Exchange, which offers free visual and performing arts classes to SF public high school students.

Alfie Macias is a multi-talented diaspora musical artist who is known as both a traditional percussionist and a as a world music deejay. He has studied and performed with noted percussionists. He is a percussion ensemble instructor and has taught with Loco Bloco, the San Francisco Arts Education Project and Project Avary, a summer arts camp for at-risk youth. He is currently both the traditional percussion and digital beat making instructor at Youth Art Exchange in collaboration with SFJAZZ. These performance based classes are a music and cultural exploration through the art of traditional and contemporary percussion. Alfie has been the musical director of both Loco Bloco & is the musical director of the dance company Sambaxé. He and his drumming students regularly collaborate with Sambaxé. Alfie is the founder of both Bateria Blocura & Bateria Força Feminina, a performance based womens’ percussion ensemble that plays for dance classes at ODC as well as many performances both nationally and internationally.

Mary McQueen is the owner of Baby Boot Camp in Oakland, CA.  She is an ACSM-certified personal trainer, and is certified in Group TRX Suspension Training. Mom to three young children, Mary is also a licensed provider in Core9 Birth Recovery and Diastasis Repair, specializing in postpartum fitness and core rehabilitation.  Mary's boot camp classes are physically challenging, yet modified for all fitness levels and abilities.  She strives to create community in her classes, and works hard to make boot camp fun, challenging, and modified for all fitness levels and abilities.  www.babybootcamp.com 

Elika Aird is a Certified Yoga Teacher/Birth Doula with with almost 20 years sharing her passion for health + wellness and working with people of every population. Starting as a personal trainer in Atlanta,  she now offers various styles of yoga and meditation to reduce stress, balancing mind and body throughout studios around the Bay Area, including Google, Salesforce and Stanford.  She is a Prana Vinyasa-trained instructor and specializes in Pre+Postnatal Yoga and offers Birth Education classes. Elika's classes infuse yoga, dance, pilates, and ancient wisdom to inspire and uplift, while helping women to stay juicy and vibrant throughout every stage of life. www.blissfulbodiesyoga.com