Join master teachers, Ana Hyatt and Deb Arana, on retreat at the beautiful Mayacamas Ranch in near by Sonoma. Enjoy a full weekend of movement, Pole Dance, connection and inspiration. Together we will eat well, swim, relax and integrate in the peaceful surroundings of the ranch while sparking our inner fire and making space for deep transformation . This weekend will be a deep dive into Feminine, embodied power. You will leave with an enlivened relationship with your body and your own sensuality
Ana is a long time movement educator and classically trained dancer. She began her dance training at four years old as a student in her mother's local ballet school in Gunnison, Colorado. Since then, she has expanded and explored a wide array of movement modalities and trained with many esteemed dancers/choreographers, Pilates Masters, Pole dancers, Somatic movement educators and Aerialists!
Ana holds her B.A. in Woman's Studies from UCSC and followed a graduate program in transnational feminist theory at SFSU. She is Mat and Equipment certified by the Integrated Teacher Training program in San Francisco, California.
Ana spent seven years teaching, developing a student base and mentoring at the S Factor studio in San Francisco, the first S factor studio to open outside of its home of origin in Los Angeles. She also danced, created works and contributed choreography to her long time and beloved dance cohort, Cirque Noir (Alayna Stroud, Amanda (Bassolino) Hunt, and Deb Arana), a "Best of the Bay" aerial burlesque sensation that performed frequently in and around the Bay Area.
Ana continues to teach and perform when she is not too busy being a mom to her three-year-old son. She hikes the hills of West Marin and is perpetually grateful for the natural beauty that surrounds her home. She continues to take dance classes and expand into new dance territory- always reaching, and always returning to the studio to find center. She lives in Fairfax, California with her family.
Learn More about Ana HERE.
Deb began pole dancing with S Factor in 2003. She became a popular instructor in their San Francisco studio, as well as their teacher mentor.
She has been teaching pole dance and sensual movement at Steel Heart Dance in So. San Francisco since 2011.
She has been a certified fitness instructor for over 30 years, and is also a certified personal trainer, as well holding the Xpert pole dance instructor certification. She started dancing at 3 years old and hasn’t stopped since! She has danced professionally with numerous companies over her 30 plus years as a dancer. She is trained in classical ballet, jazz, modern, Afro contemporary. She holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, and is the reigning World Pillow fight champion!
Deb is one of the founding members of the high flying, and sexy aerial burlesque group Cirque Noir, which includes Ana Hyatt, Alayna Stroud and Amanda Hunt, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A performance group known as much for their highly skilled performances on the stationary dance poles as their abilities to thrill spectators as they soar and spin on other aerial apparatus as well. All the while pushing the boundaries of what is considered to be burlesque.
In her teaching, Deb has a way of bringing her knowledge and love of movement to her students with enthusiasm and care. She challenges her student’s individual needs, and can read her students with intuition gained with her experience as a teacher.
Along with learning to love their bodies without judgment, her students say they find the confidence to try new things in her class.
Learn More about Deb Here.
Final Balance: Due December 1st
Cancellation Policy: this retreat includes a $500 non-refundable deposit, which is required to hold your spot. If you cancel before December 1, 2017, we will refund your payment minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable after December 1, 2017. Alt Feminine must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat.