“Shake your Shakti” Belly Dance Fitness

with Hannah Romanowsky

dance lessons, belly dance lessons

 

“Shake your Shakti” Belly Dance Fitness Class Schedule

Tuesdays 6pm-7pm (Jan-March. Check schedule for exact dates)

Women’s Fitness Center & Spa, 2088 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Fairfax, CA   /  (415) 485-1770

Fee: $20 drop-in, includes use of facilities (bring towel, check/cash only)

 

Wednesdays 10am-11am (ongoing, contact Hannah for questions) 

BodyVibe Studio, 999 Andersen Dr., Suite 170 San Rafael CA  

Studio is across the street from Rafael Lumber. Please note that some GPS apps (including Mapquest) will lead you astray. Please view map on BodyVibe website to confirm location.

Fee: $150 for 10 classes  (12-week expiration) or $18 drop-in (first class is $15)

 

Thursdays 9:40am-10:40am (Jan-March. Check schedule for exact dates)

Women’s Fitness Center & Spa, 2088 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Fairfax, CA   /  (415) 485-1770

Fee: $20 drop-in, includes use of facilities (bring towel, check/cash only)

 

Saturdays 9am-10am (Jan-March. Check schedule for exact dates)

Women’s Fitness Center & Spa, 2088 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Fairfax, CA   /  (415) 485-1770

Fee: $20 drop-in, includes use of facilities (bring towel, check/cash only)

 

Saturdays 11am – 12pm (ongoing)

Marin JCC, San Rafael CA

Fee: $30 for day membership (pay at the desk)

 

 

 

Description:

Want to get your vital, life-enhancing energies bubbling and flowing?  Love your body and celebrate your creative life force through spine-awakening undulations and shimmies.  No previous experience necessary.

In this weekly class you will:

– Breathe fluidity and flow into your body

– Magnify and revitalize your own innate grace and beauty

– Learn beautiful and inspiring dance routines in celebration of the Feminine

– Learn about dance and culture from the Middle East, North Africa,  and Central Asia

– Relish in the soulful melodies and rhythms of the Middle East and beyond

– Develop strong technique in belly dance

Come enjoy an upbeat and energetic belly dance class, learning core-strengthening movements to support a healthy, supple spine and improve posture and flexibility while enjoying the energizing music of North Africa and the Middle East.

The class begins with a warm-up series followed by low-impact dance technique emphasizing beautiful belly dance movements and an evolving repertoire of fun and feminine choreographed routines.

Participants leave class feeling inspired and uplifted. Coin hip scarves and other regalia will be provided for enhanced enjoyment. Traditional and folkloric dances from the Middle East will be introduced.

*all genders interested in exploring feminine embodiment are warmly welcomed!

 

What is ShaktiAs the life force and manifestation of All That Is, shakti, originally a Sanskrit word that has become part of the English lexicon, is activated feminine energy. In her deity form, she is consort and feminine counterpart of Shiva, who represents consciousness and awareness. You may encounter Shakti on the meditation pillow, or in the swaying of trees, or in the warm face of a dear friend. She activates all things in the manifest world – including your dance class!

“Shake your Shakti” Belly Dance Fitness invites you to shimmy, shake and undulate, releasing stress and building strength and fluidity. There are many health benefits to belly dance technique. The movements are both beautiful and require strength, in the most feminine of ways. Come explore the way a woman moves. This is a dance technique class inviting you to love your body and challenge it in new and exciting ways.

Hannah Romanowsky, M.A., Spirit Dance Mentor, Instructor, Professional Performing Artist, and Founder of Scheherazade School, has been researching, embodying, and teaching women’s dances from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia and beyond for over two decades. She is passionately devoted to celebrating the beauty, joy, and healing benefits of world music and dance.

 

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Practicing moves at Shake your Shakti Wed Belly Dance Class at BodyVibe Studio
Hannah demonstrating a pose
Community Class participants dancing with silk fans
Community Class participants perform Bollywood and Bandari dances at holiday studio party
Ensemble performance at Rakkasah 2016
Dunyazade Dance Ensemble backstage at “Movement of the Spheres” evening concert