Caravanserai Retreats presents for the very first time in Bali, the 40 hr Bellyqueen Teacher Training PLUS 30 hr Creative Lab with Kaeshi Chai from NYC!
Join us on the island of the Gods for a deep dive into dance education, technique, collaboration and creativity!
Relax in our beautiful eco-friendly resort nestled in the rice fields of Ubud, Bali, surrounded by tranquil greenery and a magnificent panorama. Nourish yourself with delicious vegetarian food, cool off in the swimming pool in the tropical sunshine, and detox in the herbal steam sauna. Gelato and vegan ice cream will also be on offer!
BELLYQUEEN TEACHER TRAINING
This 40-hr course is ideal for serious students, current and aspiring teachers. Participants who pass the written and practical exam and practice teach a minimum of 20 hrs outside of the training will be awarded a Bellyqueen Teacher Training certificate of completion, others will receive a certificate of attendance. Deepen your bellydance practice and understanding of teaching tools, anatomy, history, culture, music, business and more with this training.
“Kaeshi is a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has outstanding teaching skills and created a non-judgemental, laid-back environment for us to learn in. Kaeshi, you nailed it!!!” – Anna Libkhen
“Thank you again so much for putting this whole program together! It was a really valuable tool to get me moving and check in with all the different areas I can focus my efforts to develop. I was talking to one of my friends recently about how hard it is to get any sort of constructive feedback or “progress report” as an instructor. Such feedback generally will just come in the form of students not returning.. which we tend to want to avoid. So even though I’m definitely used to being in front of a group, having an actual critique of what I’m doing while I’m there is soooooo appreciated.” – Ashley Enright
Immerse yourself in the world of theatrical dance! Participants will perform in Kaeshi Chai’s new show “Red Ocean Blue Ocean” by learning existing choreographies as well as have opportunities to create by using Sprint Design methodology. Lecoq physical theatre, Dell’arte ensemble directing techniques and Laban tools will also be shared. Team building games will be taught so people can learn how to listen and collaborate more effectively. Most of the costumes and props will be provided. This will culminate in a show on the last night to the public! Open to dancers of all disciplines and levels.
“I thought it was deeply inspiring how Kaeshi brought us all together to create a large amount of work, that seemed impossible in the given amount of time. The process brought out our individual strengths and used them efficiently. I would do this again a million times over!” – Rhea Strong
“Kaeshi is one of the most finely tuned collaborative artists I’ve ever had the privilege of working with. The creative lab that she facilitated for my dance company produced an entire 1.5 hour theatrical stage production in 3 days. What came out of this creative process was a powerful story told through dance and more than I had envisioned.” – Myra Krien
“I came into this experience hoping to understand the process of effective creative collaboration. From the establishment of our goals, through the exploration of our failures, out to edge of what our imaginations could inspire the story to be, down into the foundation of why we were here doing this work, into the nest of the creative process and to the peak of completion, Kaeshi Chai lead us with clarity and compassion. What ever your creative goals I believe Kaeshi’s Creative Lab will get you there.” – Leila Rose Kelly
WHO IS KAESHI CHAI?
Kaeshi Chai is a dancer, designer and artist who co-founded the professional dance company and school, Bellyqueen, and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), a global community focused on empowerment and social change through dance and music. She organizes the annual PURE Conference focused on themes such as love, being a peaceful warrior and the 5 elements.
Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. In addition to her years on stages from Las Vegas and beyond, from 2007-2017 she curated the weekly NYC Djam Under Jebon event showcasing local and visiting dancers and musicians.
Kaeshi has toured her own theatrical dance shows, Journey Along the Silk Road and PURE Reflections: Beauty Reimagined around the US, Canada, Australia, Italy, Taiwan and Japan. Her mission is to explore the capability of dance to delight and emotionally connect us all. When she is not on the road, she teaches weekly classes at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. She has led 11 Bellyqueen Teacher Training courses.
http://bellyqueen.com | www.pureglobe.org | www.kaeshi.com
http://bellyqueen.com | www.pureglobe.org | www.kaeshi.com
2nd August: Check in from 2pm
5pm: Welcome and orientation
7pm: Our first dinner together!
3rd – 7th August: Bellyqueen Teacher Training
8th August: Free day
9th – 12th August: Creative Lab
12th August: Performance
13th August: Check out and farewell
JOIN BOTH EVENTS FOR LESS!
TEACHER TRAINING ONLY – EARLY BIRD BEFORE MAY 31ST
6 nights accommodation
40+ hrs of training
Teacher Training Manual
full use of facilities – pool, sauna – massages & spa treatments available but not included
TUITION + LUNCH & DINNER – $920
TUITION, SHARED ACCOMMODATION + ALL MEALS – $1220
TUITION, SINGLE ACCOMMODATION + ALL MEALS – $1450
CREATIVE LAB ONLY – EARLY BIRD BEFORE MAY 31ST
5 nights accommodation
30 hrs of training
Full use of facilities – Pool, sauna – massages & spa treatments available but not included
TUITION + LUNCH & DINNER – $680
TUITION, SHARED ACCOMMODATION + ALL MEALS – $920
TUITION, SINGLE ACCOMMODATION + ALL MEALS – $1120
COMPLETE PACKAGE – EARLY BIRD BEFORE MAY 31ST
11 nights accommodation
70+ hours of training
Full use of venue facilities – pool, sauna – massages & spa Treatments available but not included
1 day off in the middle
TUITION + LUNCH & DINNER – $1350
FULL PACKAGE SHARED ACCOMMODATION & ALL MEALS – $1900
FULL PACKAGE SINGLE ACCOMMODATION & ALL MEALS – $2350
Your flight & travel insurance
Tourist visa ($25)
Airport pick up (available on request for $30 one way)
Extra food/drink/snacks outside of planned meals