Mindful Bellydance with Chakra focus
Join me at Dance Garden Mondays 8pm as we journey through the body moving mindfully. This is a great class for anyone wishing to belly dance from a deeper place within. In addition to drills and combinations, expect a bit of yoga and discussion about chakras, energy and healing. Focus will be on the connection of physical, emotional and spiritual bodies in relation to the dance. Truthful, intentional dance connects you with yourself and the oneness of all life, which deepens the experience and makes it a special offering. Together we raise the planetary consciousness!
There is no dress code, just be comfy. All levels welcome.
Class runs through November, drop ins welcome.
Dance Garden class prices & cards all apply. No Groupon please.
There will be a performance option/opportunity in December with two additional classes.
August ~ Free the Pelvis
We will work on pelvic specific movements within bellydance, as well as pelvic floor, low back and leg specific yoga asanas. The root and sacral chakras rule this work. If inspired wear your reds, golds and oranges! Music theme for August will be *JAMAICA*
September ~ Torso Tribute
We will focus on the torso and all that it holds. Movements and asanas for the shoulders, back, ribs, hips and organs. As the solar plexus and heart chakras awaken, you may be inspired to rock more yellows, greens and pinks.
October ~ Head, Hands & Feet ~ roads to the heart.
Nov/Dec ~ Put it all together. Performance recital prep
Follow DanceGardenLA &/or Heather Shoopman on FB for weekly
updates on what we’re working on and music themes.
More info? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.dancegardenla.com in Atwater Village, Los Angeles
*Monthly Sunday Savasana* with Reiki & Sound
*Balance * Heal * Rejuvenate*
Take time to recharge the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies during this gentle, healing class. We begin with breath and meditation. Using yin and restorative yoga we will softly guide the body into full relaxation in an extended, supported savasana or corpse pose. During rest you are bathed in aromatherapy, reiki and a sweet sound bath with crystal bowls, chimes & tuning forks. Balance the energy field and chakras in the deeply satisfying experience of complete surrender. Clear the way for your light to shine even brighter. Global healing starts here!
Please bring yoga mat, 2 to 4 yoga blankets, eye pillow (light eye covers will be provided) and a pillow or 2. There are a few yoga bolsters available.
Dance Garden LA on Sundays October 15, November 12 and December 10
$20 drop in OR current Dance Garden class card holders can reserve 2 SSS for 3 punches
MONTHLY MEDITATION with Reiki & Sound
Take time to recharge the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies with this gentle healing practice. We begin with breath & gentle movement followed by a guided meditation into stillness. You will receive aromatherapy, reiki, vibrational healing.
Going deeper you will be immersed in sound using crystal bowls, chimes and tuning forks. Global healing starts here!
| $25 |
Call to register – 626.796.2100 Indigo Alliance
*Seating will be provided but you are welcome to bring a yoga mat if you would prefer to lie down
SELF CARE SISTERHOOD
The sisterhood is for women to have a safe gathering space in the spirit of self -care and personal wellbeing!
I will lead various activities, discussions and meditations designed to encourage connecting with pure consciousness or true self.
The idea is to create community and provide inspiration for cultivating your own personal nurturing practice. There is a corresponding Facebook group where you can stay connected and find inspiration every day.
Please feel free to join us for tea and socializing at 5:30pm and we will begin at 6pm. This event will be held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Indigo Alliance in Pasadena.
Register for 3/$60 ($15 savings!!)
Call to register (626) 796 – 2100
stay tuned…..and see ShoopTV on Youtube for short, informative (mostly yoga) videos.
Prenatal Bellydance ~ private classes available
Pre and Post Natal Bellydance
Awaken your inner goddess and learn the language connected to the feminine consciousness!!
Prenatal bellydance is an excellent preparation for the delivery room and beyond.
In addition to creating a stronger connection with your baby, it will tone and strengthen all of the muscle groups needed for childbirth. You will gain body awareness thereby helping you develop trust for your body. You will learn specific movements for calming the baby or to help them change positions during pregnancy, as well as moves to help support, stimulate and expel during birth.
Bellydance also reduces pressure and tension in the body, so you can have a less painful birthing experience and an easier recovery.
Continuing a post delivery dance practice will help with the adjustments your body and mind are making. Beyond the physical advantages, bellydance also offers a terrific mental boost. It clears the mind, enhances your mood, energy level and self-image.
In class we will do light stretching, learn dance moves and their specific benefits,
discuss self massage and end with a grounding, loving meditation.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to explore bellydance, an ancient birth ritual created by women for women.
**As with any exercise program, you should always consult with your health care professional before beginning. Even if you are physically limited, you may be able to perform some moves lying down in practice and birth.
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