Bellydance originated as a ritual Middle Eastern dance that woman shared to celebrate one another and their bodies, and to prepare for childbirth. The performance aspect now commonly associated with bellydance came much later. As a bellydance instructor, Chaya integrates her knowledge of the pelvic floor, uterine ligaments and reproductive systems with the performance elements of dance to create a diverse, fully embodied experience. The intention of this powerful work is to connect us with our hips, our pelvic floor muscles and our babies, to strengthen and open us, increasing our preparedness and potential for having a joyful and natural birth experience.
No prior bellydance experience necessary. Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in, and if you have a hip scarf or coin belt you wish to wear, please bring it! There will be extras available during the class.