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These intimate, boutique classes held in the beautiful private Temple of the Dakini Rose Gardens is open to only 8 women who want to dive deep in the technique and conditioning involved in cultivating this emerging dance form.
Monique will be delivering her long trusted full body awakening yoga flow based work out, Temple Tribal drills, opening/closing practices, and Classical Indian Dance foundations and mudras, as well as introducing some fun new fusion explorations and choreographies. We will also continue exploring the weaving in of African Dance and Dance Hall inspired “Temple Twerk!” movements, to integrate this earthy, liberating, and extremely FUN approach to our balanced embodied expression of our womanhood.
The Thursday Beginner/Intermediate class is open to all levels with foundational experience in hatha yoga/and or bellydance, and the Intermediate/Advanced class is open to those who have attended at minimum 2 full class series’ with Monique, and who are interested in exploring more complex concepts, layering, combinations, and choreographies. Some allowances may apply to those who may not have studied with Monique but who already have a relatively thorough background in bellydance. Email Monique (address below) to inquire.
Email Monique at email@example.com for inquiries, registration, and to be put on our class mailing list.
Odissi is a Classical Dance form from the Jaganath and Krishna temples of Orissa, India. It is the ultimate meeting of grace and power, Shiva and Shakti; an empowering and beautiful way to cultivate discipline and devotion while balancing the body, mind and spirit. In this ongoing series we will strengthen and tone our bodies to carry this divine dance with traditional Odissi warm-ups. Then we will move into the steps that make up this dance: 10 versions of the posture called Chouka (based on Jaganath), 10 versions of the posture called Tribhangi (based on Krishna), as well as the turns, mudras and foot positions of this intricate dance.
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