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Luna of Cairo


05/19/2018 12:00 AM - 05/20/2018 12:00 AM

Gainesville Retreat Center |

Event Details

Gainesville Florida Welcomes LUNA OF CAIRO in her first ever Florida retreat style workshop and fundraising event!!! Workshops and available lodging will be at Gainesville Retreat Center, a gorgeous 108-acre Wildlife Refuge! 

Luna is an international belly dance star who has performed in Egypt's top hotels and Nile cruises for the past nine years. She has an exceptionally exciting style of dance, and has been featured on Egyptian television channels such as El-Tet as a star dancer. Luna has also appeared in the music videos of some of Egypt's most popular singers, including Higazi Mitqal, Mahmoud El-Hosseiny, Simsim Shehab, Ragab El-Prince, and Ahmed Salah, and was a featured dancer in several movies. 

In addition to performing, Luna is in high demand to teach belly dance workshops around the world. She has taught all over the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, England, Poland, Japan, and Egypt, to name a few. She is also a regularly featured teacher at Raqia Hassan’s Ahlan wa Sahlan Festival.

Luna also holds a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University, where she studied radical Islamist movements in the Arab world. She is fluent in Egyptian Arabic, Spanish, and English, and holds a B.A. in journalism and political science. Luna keeps a blog about her experiences as a foreign belly dancer in Cairo. You can keep up with her and her crazy adventures at Kisses from Kairo* (www.kissesfromkairo.blogspot.com). You can also buy some beautiful costumes from her at www.kairokloset.com.

Since the Luna of Cairo Retreat coincides with our annual Shimmy Mob event, we are combining the Luna of Cairo Hafla with our annual Shimmy Mob Hafla this year for one really big, really awesome show. Locaton TBA

Oralia and Najmah will also donate some of the proceeds from the workshop weekend/show to our local domestic abuse charities as part of our shimmy mob fundraising efforts. More details on the show will be announced shortly. But, please be aware that the hafla spots are very limited and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis upon completion of payment.

Please folow the link to pay and register for the workshop via PayPal or check.


Lodging includes a range from modern to rustic 
Shared room=$35/person+5% tax a night
Single room $55+5% a night
**Limited rooms--First come, First serve**
For questions about room accommodations and to book a room please contact: Shana at GainesvilleRetreat@gmail.com or call at (352) 213-2221

This is a mom and pop retreat so do not expect the Marriot style amenities. Accomidations range from nice to rustic and the rooms will be filled in that order! If you want a less rustic room, book your room ASAP! 

There is a large communal living/dining room, kitchen, meditation room, pool, and many trails throughout the 108-acre retreat. And yes, bathrooms and showers! 
Friday/Saturday lodging available 

Non-Retreat lodging: details soon 

Breakfast and Lunch option available to all those attending however, you must pre-order your meal!!!
Lunch: $8 (order with Luna workshop sign-up) 
Breakfast: $6 (order with Shauna when booking room)

Sunday morning Yoga/Pilates class with Rona 9:30-10:30 ($5 Suggested Donation)

More workshops details coming soon:
Cost-$180 for entire retreat!!!!! (lodging is separate) 
Please help us choose workshop topics by voting in our poll on the event wall. 

Luna will also be available for a limited number of private lessons for anything you want to work on including, competition coaching, improvisational technique, choreography, etc. etc. Contact oralia.dance@gmail.com for details on cost and availability. 

******no refunds
******only 1 person/package


When & Where

Gainesville Retreat Center

From: May 19, 2018 12:00am

To: May 20, 2018 12:00am

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