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Camp Amala Registration

The Marissa Mission

Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM - Friday, July 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

Camp Amala Registration

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Registration for 5 Full Days Ended $100.00 $0.00

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This year's summer camp is chock full of classes in Improvisational Tribal Style Belly Dance and Yoga, workshops that include costume making and henna, safe and open discussion circles, sisterhood and friendship. Camp will end with performance for friends and family which will begin at 5pm on Friday, July 26th.

July 22nd thru 26th

During Camp Amala, we will learn the beautiful art of Improvisational Tribal Stype belly dance (ITS). We will use this fundamental style on a trip along the Roma (Gypsy) Trail guiding you through specific dance moves inspired by the culture and giving you history about each region as we go. The Romani (aka Roma, Rom, etc.) culture is musical and vibrant and we look forward to sharing a glance into its origins.

We are especially inspired to share this perspective with you as we have partnered with the first ever Festival Romani.

Visit to see examples of our style of ITS.

Each day of camp will begin with yogic practice to provide an opportunity to center mind and body in preparation for the rest of the day's movement and discussion activities. We'll guide you in movements that will have you stretching and twisting, so it's important to dress in comfortable clothes. We want you to be cozy and enjoy learning to tune into your body's signals and make physical and conscientious changes toward living and feeling your best. (Yoga mats are provided by the studio, but you may bring your own.)

Artful expression is developed during our daily workshops which include costuming, hand crafting journals to use during our discussion exercises, and percussion to name a few. We include in each day the chance to build sisterhood through sharing personal experiences and questions in a safe environment without judgment, as well as addressing pressing world issues, how they make each of us feel, and how to develop the toold to make a positive impact in one's life and the world around them.

This year's five day camp, already packed with belly dance, yoga and sisterhood, includes seven workshops! Below is a list of what we have in store for you:
~Monday~ Gardening and Journal Making with Taffney Nichols
~Tuesday~ Henna Mehndi with Wendy Rover
~Wednesday~ Percussion and Turkish Dance with Kristnh WorldShimmy Devi
If you have a drum or zills (finger cymbals) at home, please bring them with you for Kristnh's workshop. No purchase of these items is necessary.
~Thursday~ Costume Making with Jasmine Rain
~Friday~ Make-up with Shannon Hoyer (aka Ziggy)

It is important to be prepared each day to move and maybe make a little bit of a mess. So dress comfortably and bring a water bottle, get ready for lots of fun, and don't forget to bring your favorite writing implement for our daily journal exercises.

Have questions about Camp Amala Registration? Contact The Marissa Mission

When & Where

The Lotus Seed
6 Northeast Tillamook Street
Portland, OR 97212

Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM - Friday, July 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

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