Articles of Interest

Capax Universi

I have a poem I want to share with you: Capax Universi capable of the universe are your arms whenever they move with love. And I know it is true…

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Tricksters, Tarot, and Tuaregs

The trickster and wise fool Mulla Nusruddin of Sufi folklore is the beloved star of thousands of stories, often with  subtle moral lessons or teachings. In one such story Mulla…

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Origins of Music

Throughout history the mysteries of the universe and secrets of the human heart have been encoded in song, storytelling, music, and dance. While the earliest musical instrument know is dated…

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Reflections on Turkish Roman Dance

This summer I had the pleasure of teaching two workshops at the Austin Belly Dance Convention and performing in their Saturday evening show with live music by Badrawn. It was…

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New fall lecture course at College of Marin

I am DELIGHTED to be offering a lecture course on women, dance and spirituality through College of Marin’s Community Education program this fall. Students who attend my technique classes and…

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Eclipse of the Heart

Have you been agitated lately? Are energies and emotions you thought were a thing of the past stirring up again? Are you feeling a sense of uncertainty or perhaps frustration?…

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Smell the Roses

Have you stopped to admire and appreciate your accomplishments today? It’s so easy to get caught up in the never-ending to-do list of what’s next, focusing on what isn’t go…

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Scheherazade School Highlights 2017

With summer approaching I am thrilled to be finishing up various seasonal projects and grateful to have the time to go through photos and videos collected from the Scheherazade School’s…

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Dancing with the Stars

Ancient humans experienced the universe so different from the way we perceive it today.  For them, the entire manifest world was alive with Spirit. Through their dance and ritual, the…

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Birthday Gratitude and Reflections

Thank you mille fois for the generous food, drinks, roses, gifts, and -most of all- your warm  smiles at my birthday celebration March 4. Tom and I were delighted to…

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