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Booty & Soul Summer Retreat
A playful, joyous and nourishing summer retreat with dancing, activities and relaxation, set in gorgeous Kalymnos island in Greece. Reconnect with your inner joy and curiosity, create a community of like-minded people, and leave feeling more confident, happy and relaxed.
Jun 25, 12:00 PM – Jun 30, 12:00 PM
Kalimnos, Greece


What is this retreat all about?

The Booty & Soul Summer Retreat is a 5-nights summer dance camp for your adult self AND your inner child. In this camp, you will enjoy booty-focused dance classes every day, try your hand at some crafts, learn how to process emotions through your body, and meet awesome people who are into the same things as you are. 

What are the main things I should know?

  • DANCE WORKSOPS with Gal BePole 

  • DATES June 25 – June 30, 2023

  • PRICE €999 (workshops, activities, excursions, some meals and accommodation included)

  • PAYMENT PLANS pay how you like- in one payment and save handling fees, or with a deposit and up to 3 monthly instalments to be paid in full by June 25 2023

  • ACCOMMODATION is included in your package - stay in single or double studios overlooking the sea 

  • PARTNER PACKAGES available! Bring your friend, relative or spouse to join in the fun too!


Enjoy Dance classes, Activities, and Relaxation Time

So exciting! So what does it include?

  • 5 days of workshops and activities June 25 – June 30 2023 

  • 8 hours booty-focused dance training in the open air

  • Intention setting and emotional release workshops

  • Introduction to crafting

  • Welcome Dinner on first night 

  • Farewell Dinner on last night

  • Sunset drinks at the best cocktail bar on the Island 

  • Sailing in Paradise - half day trip around island and beaches 

  • Daily pool and beach time to chill

  • Accommodation in a single or double studio including en-suite shower/bathroom and a communal kitchen

What does it NOT include?

  • Travel - Flights, ferries, etc.

  • Travel insurance - highly suggested you book your own

  • Food - the package includes 2 dinners only. There are lots of restaurants, snack bars and a communal kitchen in the venue


Price per person: €999

Accommodation is in a double room (2 people in a room).

When you register, you'll have the option of specifying who you'd like to room with - a dancer in the retreat you know is coming, a partner coming with you​, or be paired up with a new friend!

Cool, what are the payment options?

  • Full payment - pay the full price of the retreat at once, using a credit card. We will incur all processing fees so you will save about €50 this way. The price you see is the price you pay.

  • Deposit and instalments - pay the €500 deposit on the website using your credit card, and the rest will be divided to up to 3 monthly instalments, to be paid in full before May 1, 2023. Please know that each instalment will incur a €15 charge on our side (for example, if the instalment is €300, you will have to transfer €315), and any conversion or wire transfer fees on your side. 

  • For Israelis - למשלמות בהעברה בנקאית / ביט

Can I bring a friend / relative / partner?

Yes! Bring them to join in the fun and participate in the social activities (dinners, drinks and sailing trip) and share a room with you. Just book them another Double Room Package and experience your dance camp with your partner.

What's the group size and level?

  • 15 participants at most (not including partners). I keep our retreat small as I want you to have a unique intimate experience hanging out with your retreat community , exploring Kalymnos and receiving personal attention in your classes.

  • The retreat is open to beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate dancers. The dance classes will offer a range of variations, beginners can focus on the fundamentals and more advanced dancers can fine-tune techniques and flow. 

  • The dance classes are a safe space for you to learn in, built in a gradual way so you will not be overwhelmed. You might be challenged, but I believe in helping you get out of your comfort zone by 30%, not by 300%. I'm here for you 💗


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When should I plan to arrive & how do I get there?

Plan to arrive June 25 around mid-day (12:00-16:00) and leave June 30 mid-day (12:00-16:00).

Ways to get to Kalymnos:

  • Fly from Athens to Kalymnos. Be aware that flights usually leave very early in the morning and can get canceled because of strong winds so it's a little risky. It can be a bummer to rush on the last day to get to the airport and miss the last activity.

  • Fly to Kos, an island that has an international airport, and take a ferry. They have multiple ferries a day, you'll get to enjoy a fun boat ride (I really love it) and you'll have more flexibility. You can also use this opportunity to spend a night or two in Kos before or after the retreat- Kos is a party island!

Find all transportation details here.

What's the schedule?

Please note this is a rough schedule, and there might be changes in terms of content, instructors, and time, as well as weather conditions affecting outside activities. Rest assured the start and end time of the retreat will remain the same, so you can plan your travel in peace :) Please know that all dance and movement workshops will be conducted in the early mornings or sunset, on a terrace overlooking the water (not in a studio).


Sunday June 25
12:00-16:00 Arrival & Check-In

17:00-19:00 Introduction activity, intention setting, gentle movement with Gal

19:30-21:00 Welcome dinner

Monday June 26

Morning: Pure Twerk Workshop with Gal

Afternoon: Sailing In Paradise, boat trip around the island 

Tuesday June 27

Morning: Dirty Dancing Workshop with Gal

Afternoon: Introduction to Doodling

Evening: Sunset Drinks at Micki's 

Wednesday June 28

Morning: Tension Release Exercise Workshop with Liesbet

Afternoon: Pool Party at Fatolitis

Evening: Dancehall Workshop with Gal


Thursday June 29

Morning: TBA with Tal Elbaz

Afternoon: Couple / Group Workshop with Gal

Evening: Goodbye dinner at Telendos


Friday June 30

Morning: Sensual Movement Workshop with Liesbet

Noon: Check Out & Departure!

What are the Terms & Conditions?

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully. They include cancellations, refunds, and everything else you need to know.

By booking a the Booty & Soul Summer Retreat with us you are deemed to have agreed to these Terms & Conditions (which constitutes the entire agreement between you and me including the below Terms and Conditions relating to cancellations) and your booking will be accepted by me on this basis.


Cancellations by you

  1. Bookings are not final until payment is received in full.

  2. Tickets are non-transferrable.

  3. Tickets are non-refundable under any condition, even if you can't come to 2023 retreat.

  4. Cancelations will not merit a refund at any point in time, including if you made partial payments (for example, paid only the deposit, paid deposit + 1-3 instalments, paid in full, etc).

  5. Refunds will be offered only in exceptional circumstances (immediate family member death or permanent incapacitating injury only). Illness (including getting covid)/ pregnancy/ non-incapacitating injuries / death of non-immediate family member (immediate = parent, sibling, child or spouse) or work commitments will not warrant a refund. I know it’s sensitive, but if you are asking for a refund in an exceptional circumstance, please provide the medical (or other) certificate for your exceptional reason to avoid any awkwardness for anyone or hard feelings.

  6. If you are unable to travel to the retreat due to government restrictions (for example, your local area is a declared a COVID-19 hotspot), you will not be penalised, and may use the full credit of your retreat booking for the next retreat (within 12 months). You will not be refunded in such a case.

  7. These T&C apply to partner packages and all ticket types of the retreat.

Cancellations by me

  1. While every effort is made to ensure that your retreat commences as planned, Gal BePole reserves the right to cancel or revise any class time, activity, meal or excursion as necessary. For example, switching activities because of weather conditions, rearranging the schedule, etc.

  2. Force Majeure or Acts of God (in other words, any event out of our control such as but not limited to, a natural disaster, catastrophe, political unrest or government restrictions that might render the running of a retreat impossible or impracticable): where the cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control, credits for the next available alternative retreat, or other reasonable alternative service, less unrecoverable costs, will be given.

  3. I am not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance or non-refundable flights. You will have the option of a credit for the value of the retreat to be used within 12 months without penalty, and in most cases every effort will be made to re-schedule a retreat at the very next practicable date.

Liability & Insurance

  1. Neither I, Gal Benron, nor the places where we will stay, are responsible in any way for your health and/or your personal belongings. You confirm that you are aware that Gal Benron, the retreat, the hotel, and any other place where we will be does not insure you or your luggage.

  2. Any physical activity during the retreat is your sole responsibility, and any injury, damage or other harm will not be grounds for a claim.

  3. Kalymanos is a wild island and as such, the steps, beaches and nature are untidy. Injuries and bruises may occur. By registering for the retreat, you confirm that you are aware of this and waive any grounds for a claim for this.

  4. You confirm that you know that it is your responsibility to book health insurance, foreign travel insurance, baggage insurance, corona cancellation insurance, and any other insurance that you deem appropriate.

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