‘Awakened Woman® Belly Dance’
A little about the Origins of Belly Dance
Many people have different false misconceptions of this beautiful dance, and although a huge majority of modern women journey into Belly Dance for performance, fun, or fitness, through my own personal experience and research there is so much more to it than that, and the truth of its beauty shouldn't be forgotten...
Belly dancing is an extremely ancient, and beautiful Art, one which can be traced back up to 6,000 years ago. In many pagan traditions, and before the commercial exploitation of belly dance with certifications and different levels etc, it was seen as a very spiritual, passionate, and powerful dance, a 'movement meditation' which women did to worship the Goddess, Mother Earth, the feminine, or some kind or female deity and express her feminine soul through the natural flow of the female body. This also allowed women to connect with her body more through pregnancy and childbirth, traditionally passed down from mother to daughter, something known as 'fertility rite's', a right which only women can express, due her ability to create and birth life from her fertile womb, just as Mother Nature also 'births' life, and through this sacred dance, Woman, and Mother Earth, become one.
What is Awakened Woman® Belly dance?
My classes are a safe sacred space for Women of ALL shapes and sizes to re-connect to the beauty of her body, awaken the feminine, feel sexy, embrace her curves, grow confidence, keep fit and shapely, and have loads of fun whilst doing so!
With its roots and techniques based in the beautiful and oldest art form of Belly dance, fused with tribal, Awakened Woman® Belly Dance is a deeply healing, sensual, grounding yet passionate ‘movement meditation’ for any Woman who feels called, helping you to lose yourself and find yourself at the same time. They are especially beneficial for Women/Mothers/Daughters like myself who have endured sexual, physical, or mental abuse and are wanting to reclaim her power, Women who have felt shame or embarrassed for deeply loving and honouring her body, and Women who have forgotten how beautiful, liberating, and freeing it feels to move and express HER feminine soul to music through the art of dance...
Each week you will learn different moves and the variations that come with them, which will be put to a beautiful song at the end so you can see how it feels to flow them together. Don’t worry if you don’t get the moves right away, we will be going over, and over, and over many of the same moves each week!
By allowing our bodies to unapolagetically flow (slow and fast) to beautiful music or drums with primordial sacred and sensual movements such as spirals, circles, infinity loops, circles, waves, and hypnotic snake expressions, you will embark on a great healing journey of awakening your true essence, the Divine feminine within, whilst remembering HER inner and outer courage, strength, truth, and wild free-spirited nature.
I hugely encourage improvisation within my classes, as I feel finding our own individual natural flow is greatly important for deepening our connection to ourselves and the dance.
When she calls you to dance, you must dance!
It was at the beginning of 2017, belly dance started to slowly make its way into my heart, and eventually express herself through my body. I started by dancing from home, teaching myself techniques from many different teachers through video and books, and have also attended in-person classes. The feeling I got from dancing and expressing my feminine soul was so beautifully empowering and spiritual that it just had to become part of my own Awakened Woman® teachings!
The Spacious Studio!
What to bring
Even on the chillier days you WILL get warm and build up a sweat shortly after dancing has begun, so please bring water and wear something comfortable and light weight. A limited amount of Hip belts are provided so please feel free to bring your own.
HATFIELD LEISURE CENTRE
See HERE for directions
Held every Monday
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Each class is currently drop in for Women at the beginning of their belly dance journey.
£10 per class (to be paid on the evening)
•••Cash payments only•••
Come take an intimate, wild, awakening, and healing journey with me through the rest of 2018 and remember how beautiful you and your body truly are!
View my youtube channel below to watch my ‘Belly Dance from the Heart’ videos and tutorials.
T’S & C’S
Refunds are not given so please be aware of this.
Photography and video footage is sometimes taken for promotional and teaching purposes. If this does not feel right with you please let Gaia know on the evening.
Gaia rose holds no responsibility for any injury’s, physical/muscular, which may be caused from her belly dance classes.
If you have any physical ailments or health issues/concerns, please seek out professional advice before attending.
Your participation in these classes are fully voluntary.
Price is subject to change without any prior warning.
By attending you are fully agreeing to these terms and conditions.