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Welcome!

I’m glad you’re here. Please take a few minutes to look around. Thanks for reading and have a blessed day! ::     ::     :: Holistic Wellness for Women The healing power of dance brings people together to celebrate life, to align the body with its natural state of health, and to connect us to our own…… Continue reading Welcome!

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Minding the Seasons of Life in the Body

As a middle-aged woman, I feel both young and old at the same time. Sometimes my body is fluid and strong, and sometimes it’s cranky and in need of rest. Learning to respect my body and its (new) needs has been one of the most challenging (and fulfilling) transitions of my life. As I allow…… Continue reading Minding the Seasons of Life in the Body

Embodiment

The Purpose of Dropping the Mind Into the Body

In the scurry of daily life we often forget about the joys of being fully embodied. Small mental tasks take over. Physical actions that are routine to us seem to happen of their own accord, on automatic. We lose touch with being fully present with ourselves. But wait… what does this really mean, “embodied”? It’s…… Continue reading The Purpose of Dropping the Mind Into the Body

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The Beginning of a Tradition at Binghamton Belly Dance

My relationship to this home-grown project of teaching Belly Dance and Embodiment for Women has developed… well, Slowly. At first, it was an experiment and I wasn’t at all sure about it. I mean, I was on my own healing journey, my body felt completely broken down, and I could barely handle teaching a single class…… Continue reading The Beginning of a Tradition at Binghamton Belly Dance

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A New Beginning, A New Year, A New Class!

So yesterday I had a delightful class, with a lovely (and brave!) new student. It takes courage to take a dance class later in life. Trying something new can be challenging… or even daunting. Sometimes there is a lot of fear involved… regarding things like failure, ability to learn, and being in an unfamiliar environment.…… Continue reading A New Beginning, A New Year, A New Class!