nothing ongoing at the moment……I’ll be taking a break from weekly classes in early 2017 to focus on yoga, touring and upping the game with Heavy Metal.
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*home base for HMT : www.dancegardenla.com in Atwater Village, Los Angeles
stay tuned…..and see ShoopTV on Youtube for short, informative 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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