We look forward to dancing with you in 2024!

Emerald Sanctuary Belly Dance Retreat is an annual belly dance retreat in the high desert of Central Washington, usually held the last weekend of August (before Labor Day). Regional and local instructors offer an exciting range of workshops for the beginner to the seasoned dancer. The retreat is hosted and directed by Indigo, a well-known Washington State belly dancer.

We encourage all dance styles and levels to attend. Emerald Sanctuary has and always will be an accepting and safe place to explore your dance.
The workshops are set up so you get a well-rounded experience from a variety of instructors. Past instructors have included Adriene Rice, Alimah, Amy Sigil, Aubre Hill, Aziza, Carrie Konyha, Cassandra Fox, Dahlia Moon, Delilah, Elisa Gamal, Fatima, Habib, Hasani, Leila Farid, Magidah, Maria Morca, Nadira, Sharon Kihara, Silvia Salamanca, Tamalyn Dalal, Zephyr, our very own Indigo, and many others. Almost every year we have live music by House of Tarab and their guests for your hafla performance.
The retreat is a laid-back and relaxing experience amongst new and old friends. Between workshops there is plenty of free time to shop with our vendors, explore the rugged and beautiful landscape, cool off with a swim in one of several lakes, or take a nap on the lawn. We hope you join us this year and every year after.

COVID: We are so excited to gather in person again after missing the last two years due to quarantine. While Emerald Sanctuary will not be enforcing any restrictions beyond current local guidelines (resources and information for Grant County here), please know that masking and social distancing by choice is encouraged and supported. There are many sinks around the property for frequent hand washing. Please vaccinate if you are able, and consider taking a rapid test before heading to camp (bringing a spare home test or two to camp is also a great idea!). PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED - THANK YOU!

If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you! Contact us directly at emeraldsanctuaryretreat@gmail.com

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