December 4th - 11th, 2023

Feminine Dance, Beauty, and Self – Care

Lassanai is the Sinhala word for beautiful. The purpose of this retreat is to give you the tools and the space to bring balance and beauty back into your life through feminine embodiment practices. We are here to help you sparkle like the diamond you are. We are here to remind you that you are indestructible beauty, wisdom and worth.

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Instructor

Meet Hailey Linnea

Hailey views her dancing as an expression of feminine sensuality, a practice of self-love and a connection to the divine. Dance is a portal to access the inner world of creativity, and Hailey thoroughly enjoys facilitating this journey for her students.

Her background in anatomy and massage therapy combined with her heightened empathy are strengths she draws upon as a yoga and dance teacher. These tools give her the ability necessary for breaking down movement, giving individual feedback and supporting her students in moving through physical, mental and emotional blockages. Her favorite thing about being a teacher is seeing the increased confidence in her students and the transformative power this has in all aspects of their lives.

She has studied Bellydance for 12 years and has trained with the pioneers of Fusion bellydance. She has learned from Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Tiare Tashnick and Miriam Perez. She has also studied abroad in Turkey with Gigi Dilsah, Hale Sultan & Ozgen Ozgec. In addition to Bellydance, Hailey has studied Indian Temple Dance, Persian Dance, Latin Dance, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Heels, Burlesque and Jazz. A true lover of fusing dance styles Hailey draws inspiration from her training in sacred and social dances from around the world.

In her decade-long journey as a teacher Hailey has witnessed firsthand the tremendous healing power of yoga, dance and other embodiment practices. This inspired her to deepen her offerings by becoming a certified and trauma informed life coach. She specializes in helping women navigate breakups, dating, relating and feeling confident in their skin. She has also spent many years learning and practicing Tibetan Buddhism. She is currently based on the Big Island of Hawaii and travels internationally to teach and perform.

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Instructor

Meet Alex Stickler

Molly was first introduced to yoga and meditation in the womb. At the age of 19, she found the very master who taught her mother. When she rediscovered these ancient sciences, she became completely devoted to the path of yoga. From a young age she had always wanted to take dance classes, but her family encouraged sports instead. She was always athletic and although she eventually became much more interested in yoga and meditation, she forever maintained her love of fitness and dance.

She has studied and practiced multiple styles of yoga and meditation from masters around the world and has been teaching for the past 14 years. Up until recently, she lived on the Big Island of Hawai’i where she taught yoga at the island’s best resorts and studios, offered workshops, guided retreats, and conducted yoga teacher trainings. She has also learned many styles of dance and she created a yoga dance fitness fusion called Fiya Flow. She trained other teachers in this methodology, and Fiya Flow was referred to by her following as “the best class ever”.

Molly has also been studying and practicing Ayurveda for the past 7 years. She is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in providing Ayurvedic treatment therapies, health consultations, pulse diagnosis, herbalism and nutrition, and self – care. She sees “health as beauty” and helps others to realize that we are our most healthy and beautiful when we are in harmony with nature and in alignment with our truest self.

Molly has a well of deep knowledge, a warm and open heart, and the soul of a healer.

About the property

Sama Kosgoda – A Santani Retreat is an eco – luxury wellness center in Sri Lanka. Our property is a nature sanctuary at the farthest reach of the ancient and bountiful Sinharaja forest, boasting thousands of medicinal plants and trees, and brimming with wildlife. We are located on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. To our left is a serene Buddhist Temple on the cliffs, and to our right is a sea turtle hatchery and conservation center.

Sama is the experience of peace that comes through balance. Balance of the masculine and feminine, the spiritual and material, the work and play. We offer you an immersion into Alchemy; a merging of the worlds. This is a place where you can develop your skills for walking the tightrope of balancing work with the need for wellness.

This is a place you can come to reconnect to the earth and be healed by the ocean breeze. A place you can come to laugh, dance, and dive deep into the heart of consciousness. A place you can come to remember our ancient roots as human beings and receive support during this massive transition the collective consciousness is going through. A place you can celebrate your inner child and step into your future self.

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The purpose of this retreat is to give you the tools and the space to bring balance and beauty back into your life through feminine embodiment practices.