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Spring Shimmies!
Bellydancing Workshop

Thursday, April 18th, 6:15-8:00pm  $25

Learn to Bellydance with Berna in this workshop!  Learn fundamental Bellydance movements and isolations in a fun and supportive class. This class is perfect for those getting to know Bellydance or just want to get moving.  

After a dedicated warm up, we will focus on correct posture, foundational shimmies, isolations of the hips and torso, and arm paths. We then create fun easy to learn combinations with some traveling steps in a way to get you dancing! 

Bare feet is best, but if you prefer a soft soled jazz or ballet slipper or dance tennis shoes are great.  Wear comfy clothes you can move in. Hip scarves will be available to borrow. 

About your host: 

As a multi-award winning artist, Berna is a sought-after top professional who has taught and performed in numerous public and private events throughout the US and Canada. Berna is an instructor teaching classes online, an event producer and choreographer who has directed multiple troupes, most recently the Raks Ayla Dance Company. 

Berna has been a featured dancer in numerous restaurants in Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia and Pittsburgh, PA.  She has graced the stage of the International Turkish Festival, Ravens Night at the Birchmere, the Byham Theater, Hard Rock Cafe, the Rex Theatre, University of Pittsburgh and many other universities and the Washington Symphony Orchestra.  She has also performed multiple times with the acclaimed Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution Experience. 


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Wood Element-
Bowl Making Workshop

Friday, April 26th, 2-5:00pm  OR
Saturday, April 27th 2-5:00pm $45

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is represented by the Wood Element. In this workshop, we'll learn to work on the wood lathes at the Butler Art Center and create our own beautiful cherry wood bowls to take home. While working with the wood, we'll also learn about the lessons that the wood element teaches such as planning, forward movement or growth, the strength in flexibility, and why it's important to express the spring-based emotion of frustration or anger while cultivating the virtue of compassion. No experience is necessary to join. Please wear clothing that fits close to the body and that you don't mind getting dirty with wood chips/shavings. Also, if you have long hair, please have it pulled back for this event. Protective eyewear will be provided. Space is very limited to allow for greater personalized instruction. Please only sign up for one of the dates listed to allow more students to take advantage of this opportunity. 

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Soma Retreat
***SOLD OUT***

Thursday, Sept 5-Sunday, Sept 8, 2024
Early Bird Pricing $750

Join your hosts Andrea Kirkham of Sangha Center for Yoga & Wellness and Brandy Kelley of Shakti Yoga & Pilates for a long weekend at the beautiful Casa Om Potomac in the hills of West Virginia for a long weekend of self-nourishment.

You will experience deep introspection surrounded by nature with Yoga and Pilates classes in varying levels and styles. This time away from the ordinary can help you learn to relax and unwind as you are cared for so that you can nourish yourself. We will incorporate the landscape into the teachings so you can find grounding and connection. 

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