Intro to Belly Dance Course . begins Sept 7
Entering Autumn Intro to Belly Dance with Sedona Soulfire
4 Wednesdays, 5:45-7pm
Sept 7 – Sept 28
$56 full course, $18 Drop In
enroll or drop in
open to all
Attune to the ancient rhythms of your body temple * Awaken your Sensuality * Invoke your Power, * Tap into your Creative Source * Follow your Flow * Soften into Receptivity * Embody your Feminine Strength and Beauty * Celebrate Yourself
For thousands of years women have experienced the healing and transformative powers of Belly Dance. Like so many art forms Belly Dance has its roots in reverential and ritual worship; particularly linked to Mother Goddess and the feminine creative principle. Its is an enchanting embodied language encoded with the ancient stories of birthing, life cycles, creativity, celebration, and divine energy.
Not only is it beautiful to behold and witness but it also works from the inside out healing, opening and enlivening both the physical and energetic bodies.
Belly Dance serves as a powerful consecration and celebration of the feminine vessel, it provides women with a safe and organic way to build supple strength and flexibility in both body and mind.
In this 4 week course we will learn many beautiful basic isolations and shapes found in the dance, all while holding focus on aligned posture and muscle control. The class will also cover other fundamental Belly Dance movements such as step patterns, shimmies, and hip-work.
This intro series will provide you with a solid technical foundation of Belly Dance movement and also connect you in with the sacred and ancient roots of this magnificent art.
These wonderful classes provide a vitalizing holistic workout and will offer you the chance to develop a creative outlet, embrace your sensuality, increase your embodied confidence and connect with other women in your community.
Meet Sedona: Ever since she was a young girl, dancing has been Sedona’s purest and most authentic expression. After spending her youth years immersed in classical western dance and theatrical performance arts study she turned her focus towards the Dances of the Silk Road. Deeply moved by the sacred history, rich cultural essence, and transformative power of Eastern Dance and Yoga lineages, she has spent the last 12 years in extensive training, travel and research. She has spent much of this time with a primary focus on the ancient woman’s art of Belly Dance, personally exploring its depth and power, while also working to preserve and elevate the form. She appears on numerous performance and instructional DVDS and is a teacher on the Global Online Belly Dance Studio – Datura Online.
She has also intensively studied Odissi Temple Dance and Vinyasa Krama Yoga at the Shakti School of Dance in Rajasthan, India, Charya Nritya Nepalese Temple Dance out of the Dance Mandal Temple in Portland Oregon and received her Yoga Teacher Training Certification through the Integral Yoga Institute.
In addition to teaching and performing dance and embodiment practices both nationally and internationally, she is also an ordained minister, ritualist, present day priestess and founder of Goddess Temple Portland
She has received initiatory priestess training with Marguerite Rigoglioso of the 7 Sisters Mystery School and Ariel Spilsbury of the 13 Moon Mystery School. When she is not abroad you will find her in Portland Oregon, where she produces conscious sacred art events, leads women’s wellness circles, teaches weekly dance classes and facilitates community ceremonial celebrations . She dedicates all her work towards the awakening of human consciousness and the realization of the Divinity within. She specially creates her community offerings to honor and celebrate the beauty, magic and connectedness of life itself.