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Welcome to an exceptional 5-day retreat in the captivating surroundings of Mount Shasta, California! This journey invites you to explore and connect with your inner beauty through a unique fusion of art and ancient practices. Set in a breathtaking and inspiring environment, this retreat is designed for your inner transformation, immersed in a wonderful energetic hub surrounded by nature.

Dedicated to the sacred and ancient Indian dance form, Bharatanatyam, with its 5,000-year-old history, this retreat holds profound spiritual and transformative value. We will also delve deep into the practice of yoga, empowering students with new techniques and knowledge, enhancing their proficiency in both disciplines. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, this retreat will enrich your path in the arts of dance and yoga. It offers a journey to your soul through movement, prayer, rhythm, and emotions, providing a space for transformation through unique tools and techniques on the planet.

In the practice of dance and yoga, we discover it's more than just movement—it's about surrender, offering, and reciting verses to the soul. Through devotion, breath, movement, and dance, we explore states of peace, harmony, union, and inner beauty. This practice elevates consciousness, deeply connecting us with our being and the universe, fostering a union of body, mind, and spirit, along with a psycho-spiritual awakening and transpersonal transformation.

Each day begins with Hatha Yoga, a fluid and traditional practice focused on conscious breathing and movement, followed by morning dance sessions in the studio. These sessions include comprehensive conditioning to build strength and endurance, along with training in traditional and new techniques to expand our Bharatanatyam vocabulary. Additionally, we will explore Pneuma Dance, inspired by Indian, Eastern, and other ancient dance traditions, aiming to experience unique internal states through movement. We will also engage in Pneuma Breathwork sessions, a revolutionary practice for expanding consciousness, deepening self-awareness, and enjoying its healing benefits.

Dance is not merely movement to music, and yoga is not merely asanas and stretches. Both are specialized tools and techniques that enable participants to connect with the most sacred parts of themselves. Join us on this retreat—a journey for the soul through the beauty of Art, Philosophy, and the Science of Yoga.

This retreat also focuses on the holistic well-being of participants. Well-being is not just physical health but a complete state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. During the retreat, we will engage in activities that promote a healthy balance and deep internal connection.

You will be guided by Shamti Ruiz, creator of Pneuma Dance. Shamti holds a Bachelor's degree in Dance Sciences from Universidad Europea de Madrid, Spain, and a Master's in Art Didactics. Certified and a facilitator of Transpersonal Psychology and Pneuma Breathwork, she has dedicated her life to dance and exploring its therapeutic potential, especially in classical Indian dances. Her expertise and knowledge will guide this beautiful retreat.


Activities at the Retreat:

  • Bharatanatyam (Classical Indian Dance)

  • Hatha Yoga

  • Meditation and Pranayama

  • Pneuma Breathwork

  • Mantras and Slokam (Recitation of sacred words and texts and interpretation in dance)

  • Exploration and Expression of Emotions (Rasas)

  • Pooja (Initiation Ceremony)

  • Philosophy & Mythology in Bharatanatyam Dance

  • Pneuma Dance (method of exploring unique movements)

  • Exploration and Rest

We will stay at a unique location on the planet, renowned as one of the most significant energy and spiritual points: Mount Shasta, California. Additionally, we will be at the Pneuma Retreat Center, nestled in a forest surrounded by nature, with a river globally recognized by Native American culture as healing and restorative—perfect for swimming and relaxation. Take this time for yourself, journeying through your body and emotions, experiencing a transformation towards harmony, happiness, and inner peace. During these days, enjoy organic and vegetarian meal options included in the retreat.

Experience a transformative retreat and reconnect with yourself through movement, internal listening, and a focus on integral well-being.


Daily Schedule






  • Registration (12 pm - 14pm)

  • Lunch (14:00pm)

  • Opening Pooja Ceremony  

  • Theoretical Introduction to Sacred Dance 

  • Restorative Yoga

  •  Journaling

  • Pooja Ceremony, Mantra Chanting, and Meditation

  • Exploration of Asanas and Emotions

  • Breakfast

  • Classical Indian Dance Classes in Bharatanatyam 

  • Tea Time

  • Exploration and expression of emotions in Dance

  • Lunch

  • Pneuma Breathwork (practice exclusive to revolutionary Pranayama)

  • Dinner

  • Journaling

  • Pooja Ceremony, Mantra Chanting, and Meditation

  • Hatha Yoga Practice

  • Breakfast

  • Philosophy behind Sacred Dance

  • Tea Time

  • Classical Indian Dance Classes in Bharatanatyam

  • Lunch

  • Exploration and use of Mudras

  • Pneuma Dance (Oriental and Indian classical devotional movements)

  • Dinner

  • Journaling

  • Pooja Ceremony, Mantra Chanting, and Meditation

  • Hatha Yoga Practice

  • Breakfast

  • Classical Indian Dance Classes in Bharatanatyam

  • Philosophy behind Sacred Dance 

  • Lunch

  • Pneuma Dance (Exploration of Oriental and Indian classical movements)

  • Dance repertoire group performance

  • Dinner

  • Mantra Chanting, and Meditation

  • Classical Indian Dance Classes in Bharatanatyam

  • Breakfast

  • Pooja Ceremony Clousing 



Shamti Ruiz, the creator of Pneuma Dance, holds a Bachelor's degree in Dance Science from the European University of Madrid, Spain, with a Master's in Art Didactics. She is a certified facilitator in Transpersonal Psychology and Pneuma Breathwork. Shamti's life has been dedicated to dance and exploring its therapeutic potential, particularly in classical Indian dances. Her extensive experience and knowledge have been cultivated through years of study and practice across the globe.


Accomodation Price

SHARED ROOM WITH 1 PERSON kitchen, river views

  • Accommodation for 4 Nights and 5 Days

  • Complete Program Retreat

  • All-Inclusive Meals for 5 Days

$1,500 per person

​​Reserve your spot with $200 American doras, and pay the remaining balance by card or cash at the retreat center.

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  • Accommodation for 4 Nights and 5 Days

  • Complete Program Retreat

  • All-Inclusive Meals for 5 Days

$1,800 per person

​​Reserve your spot with $200 American doras, and pay the remaining balance by card or cash at the retreat center.



  • Retreat Program Activities

  • Vegetarian meals included

  • Accommodation for 4 nights and 5 days






For More Information on Prices and What's Included and Excluded

Should you require more information about pricing or details on what is covered and not covered, please feel free to contact us. We are here to assist you in any way we can.

We invite you to be a part of this retreat, delving into the exploration of your inner beauty while immersing yourself in traditional Indian life that harmoniously combines yoga, sacred art, and age-old traditions, all within a transformative journey.

Experience this unparalleled adventure in Mounth Shasta!

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The best options for traveling Recommendation

(Please arrange transportation before your arrival)

Van Service from the four airports mentioned as well as Dunsmuir, Shasta, or Weed

Mt Shasta Taxi

Phone: (530) 859-3266

Jefferson’s Taxi

Phone: (530) 841-1111

Siskiyou Shuttle

Phone: (530) 678-3500

Taxi Service from Redding or Medford Airport, Dunsmuir, Shasta, and Weed

Taxi service from Medford Airport, Dunsmuir, Shasta, and Weed

Private Taxi

Phone: (541) 890-6029

Note: We recommend coordinating with other members traveling on the same date as you to carpool or get group rates.


Our Retreat Shala


Pneuma Retreat Center
4617 Stewart Springs Rd, Weed, CA 96094, United States


‭+44 (0) 7561 411141‬

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