Enjoy the exquisite New England countryside and connect through both tango and yoga at this unique forest sanctuary.

 
 

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The Retreat

The Spanish word poderosa means powerful, in the feminine conjugation, and rosa, or the rose plant is used in herbal medicine to support self-love and compassion, as well as stimulate the vascular system for increased blood flow and sensual connection with the body.

The Poderosa Retreat is an opportunity to connect mind and body, nature and community, dancing and dreaming. You'll become a more calm and confident leader, replenish with a daily yoga practice designed for tango dancers, and re-energize your spirit with walks through the forest. We'll stretch and dance on a gleaming hardwood floor in our private studio. In the evenings, spend quiet time on the deck or relax in the hot tub under the stars.

It's my great pleasure to offer this weekend retreat to tango women in remembrance of our connection to nature and one another. We come together in order to gain clarity and inspiration for building our lives and communities in ways that are nurturing, uplifting, and creative.

"The women's tango retreat totally transformed my dance." - Madeleine Gersh

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Our Venue

Located on 20 acres of private woodlands and meadows in the foothills of Western Massachusetts, the elevation of Angels’ Rest offers breathtaking and far-reaching views of mountains to the East and South. The center was founded on the term "enlakesh," a Mayan word meaning, "I am you, or we are one in love and service." With its pristine natural environment, comfortable quarters, and personal care, Angels’ Rest creates a setting conducive to deep connecting and creative work, and we will have it all to ourselves!

We will dance and practice yoga in the great room (above), built with a gorgeous wood floor and huge windows overlooking the beautiful landscape. Bedrooms are comfortable and cozy. A personal chef prepares delicious healthy meals for us every day sourcing local  produce and dairy with attention to quality and sustainability. Relax in the deck pool and hot tub or take a walk on the forest trails.

 

Dates: Thurs-Sun, June 7-10, 2018

Fees: $595 when paid in full by April 1, $645 after. All rooms are shared, 2-4 beds per room. Includes three delicious meals per day.

Travel: Our venue is 3.5 hours from NYC, 2 hours from Boston, and 1 hour from the Hartford airport. If you are traveling by air, please plan to arrive mid-afternoon Thursday and depart late afternoon or early evening on Sunday to facilitate ride-sharing.

You: This retreat is designed for women experienced in following who would like to develop their leading skills. Limit 20.

Refunds: Due to the booking requirements of our venues, staff, and services, payments for retreats are non-refundable. We thank you for your understanding.

Your Guides

Sharna Fabiano, Los Angeles
Sharna has been involved with tango since 1997, studying with such tango legends as the Pugliese family, Nito & Elba Garcia, Juan Bruno, "Tete" Rusconi, "Chicho" Frumboli, Omar Vega, and Pablo Veron. She performed as a member of the all-woman dance company TangoMujer between 2003-2006, and has spent much of her professional career organizing classes for women only. As a teacher, Sharna has the rare ability to both articulate and demonstrate, with precision, the subtle details of tango movement and improvisation. Her approach is holistic and exploratory, informed by both the anatomy and the poetry of the body. She has an MFA in Dance and is a certified yoga instructor and empowerment coach.   sharnafabiano.com

Adriana Pinto, Boston
Adriana is a popular social dancer, organizer, and DJ based in Boston. She has DJed for milongas in Buenos Aires, Montreal, Amsterdam, Denver, Portland (ME), in western Massachusetts and throughout the Boston area. She also runs her own event, La Pichuca, and teaches locally and in the surrounding communities of New England. She also offersworkshops for female leaders and aspiring DJs.

 

Program (tentative)

Thursday
4-6pm: Arrival
6-7pm: Dinner
7-8pm: Opening Circle
8-9:30pm: Supervised Practice
9:30-10pm: Gentle Stretch

Friday
7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
8:30-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30am-11pm: Free Time
11-12:30pm: Tango Class 1
1-2pm: Lunch
2:30-4pm: Tango Class 2
4-6pm: Supervised Practice/Free Time
6-7pm: Dinner
7-8pm: Evening Circle
8-10pm: Practice Time/Optional Milonga outing to Brattleboro, VT*

Saturday
7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
8:30-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30am-11pm: Free Time
11-12:30pm: Tango Class 1
1-2pm: Lunch
2:30-4pm: Tango Class 2
4-6pm: Supervised Practice/Free Time
6-7pm: Dinner
7-8pm: Evening Circle
8-10pm: Practice Time

Sunday
7:30-8:30am: Morning Yoga
8:30-9:30am: Breakfast
10-12pm: Supervised Practice/Packing
12-1pm: Closing Circle
1-2pm: Lunch
2-3pm: Departure