Zahra’s Ya Helwa Retreat Schedule 

(2022 example schedule, 2023 schedule coming soon)

 

THURSDAY,  AUGUST 25

ARRIVAL: 3:00 pm (please arrive by 5:30 pm at the latest)

CHECK-IN - At the Office, get your room assignment and Welcome Bag.

Everyone must sign a liability release for HSI and Zahra

Get settled in your room, check out the grounds, have a cup of tea in the farmhouse…

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner - All Meals in Dining Hall

Orientation with Victoria of Hope Springs (Towards end of dinner) 

7:30 - Chandara - Spirit Dance - Inspirational talk/free flow movement. All classes located in the Studio

8:30 - Rest & Restore Yoga with Andi (yoga mats, blocks, blankets, pillows available in the studio. Disinfectant cleaners also available)

GET SOME REST!

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

7:20 - 7:50 Sunrise Yoga with Andi 

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast 

9:30 - 11:30 Technique/Combo Collective with Zahra 

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch 

1:30 - 4:00 Classic Sharki With Simon 

Leisure time…take a walk, take a nap, sit in the hot tub, have a snack/cup of tea in the farmhouse living room, sit in a rocking chair on the porch, or sit and meditate in the Spirit House (round building), meditation seats available (No candles, or fire allowed).

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner 

GROUP PHOTOS IN T_SHIRTS AFTER DINNER

7:30 - Rest & Restore Yoga with Andi 

8:45 - CampFire - (weather permitting) grab a snack, cup of tea, hang out around the fire.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

7:20 - 7:50 Sunrise Yoga with Andi 

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast 

9:15 - 11:45 Dabke Pop with Simon 

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch 

1:15 - 3:15 Zahra - Tak Tak Dum, cute sassy, baladi combos with improv

3:20 - Performers Check in with Zahra for Show

Leisure Time/Show prep

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner

8:00 - SHOW 

*Rest & Restore Yoga - shortly after show, If there’s interest (shorter version)

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

SLEEP IN (or start organizing/packing)

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast 

9:15 Warm-up Yoga with Andi

9:30 - Dance with Zahra

10:30 - Simon, Cultural Lecture with video

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and Goodbyes

Departure after lunch 😩