Your browser (Internet Explorer 7 or lower) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser.


Ubud, Bali

Radiant Core Retreat

The Convergence of Pilates + AfroCaribe Dance with Anita Akhavan & Kimberly Miguel Mullen

July 4 – 11, 2015

SOULSHINE Hotel & Yoga Retreat Oasis

Ubud, Bali

You are invited to the sacred island of Bali for a 7-Day inspirational and replenishing Radiant Core Retreat, where the meeting of the mind, body, and spirit will radiate through the convergence of two movement practices: Pilates and Dance! Learning to use the body as a sacred playground for deepening our connection to ourselves. Offering you an experience that will deepen your understanding of your physical body and how to access your core, (the center of your being), alongside dance classes inspired by movement from Cuba and Brazil, accompanied by live drumming!

Our retreat location, Soulshine, was created by two friends, Michael Franti and Carla Swanson who’s shared love of Balinese culture inspired them to create a place where others could come and enjoy the magic of this beautiful island. “Our goal is to create a place of happiness where you can come relax, play, eat great food and just get back to being yourself.“ The exquisitely designed main building and grounds hosts a river, tropical gardens, and several ornate ponds with accommodations for up to 26 people.

Ubud, a town in central Bali, is regarded as the cultural center of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, with much of the town and nearby villages consisting of artists’ workshops and galleries. There are some remarkable architectural sights to be found, and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place.

Anita Akhavan, Internationally Certified Pilates Instructor:
A journey, going back to the core and a taking deeper look at how to create movement with intention and integrity. Movement within a Pilates practice will offer you the opportunity to rediscover your body’s fullest potential. By integrating the principles of alignment (breathing, cervical/head placement, rib cage placement, shoulder/scapula placement and pelvic placement) you’ll give yourself a new way to move through your day, with a bit more care. Exercises will access your deep core muscles and give you a rigorous workout. You will be offered the tools utilize maximum efficiency in a movement, while minimizing stress on the body. Where you come from leads the path to places you will go! Be amazing.

Kimberly Miguel Mullen, Dance Artist and Ethnologist:
Participants will learn AfroCuban and AfroBrazilian Folkloric Dance forms that originate from a complex religious system from various regions of Africa that have been appropriated and maintained as both ceremonial and artistic cultural expressions. Kimberly is skillful at making accessible these intellectual concepts relatable and beneficial to everybody by creating a context through which the execution of movement guides the exploration of the self and how we connect to others and the Universe at large. Participants will not only explore the unique relationship between the various dance steps and drum rhythms but will also learn the cultural, political, historical, and social content of the dances as well. All skill levels are welcome in this non-competitive dance classroom environment.

What’s Included:
• 7 nights eco-luxury hotel including all taxes (July 4th – July 11th)
• Daily breakfast (8 days)
• Three dinners (Welcome dinner, mid-week party, farewell dinner)
• Daily Pilates & AfroCaribe dance class in open air studio above tree line, overlooking rice fields
• One 1-hour massage
• Onsite kitchen staff offers 24-hour gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, free range food options as well as beverage service of coffee, tea, water, and fresh juices through the day
• Swimming pool open 24 hours
• Visa fees
• Airport transfers
• Access to scooter rentals

Not Included: International airfare. Please make your own arrangements to arrive on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

Retreat Cost:
Space and rooms are limited and will be offered on a first come/first served basis. Our retreat can accommodate 25 people.

** A $700 Non-Refundable Deposit will secure your space. Full payment due no later than June 1, 2015. Receipts provided upon request.

** $100 Early bird discount available until February 28, 2015**

Lotus House: All rooms have AC with shared facilities: 2 private toilets / 2 wash basins / 2 private showers.
Lotus House / Double Occupancy (2 single beds): $1800 per person
Lotus House / Single Occupancy (1 King Bed): $2200 per person

Terrace Villa: All rooms have AC and private bathroom
Terrace Villa, Firefly Room/ Double Occupancy (1 King Bed) $2800 per person
Terrace Villa, Garden Room / Double Occupancy (1 King Bed) $2800 per person

Contact: Please contact Anita and/or Kimberly at for reservation information and/or questions