I’m Carmen Garzon and Goddess Store & Studio is my dream turned into reality. I have been enjoying this place since 7/1/02. I believe that everyone is born with the gift of creativity. I believe that everyone has the right to nurture the artist within. I believe that everyone’s life is more joyful & healthier when you give yourself the time to also develop your creativity. I am here to support you and share my wisdom and creative programs with you. I’m holding this space so that you too can find your inner dancer, artist, poet or take your current artist to the next level and receive the benefits of creativity, wellness, health, fitness & more balance in your life.
Prior to finally getting the Courage to let my career go, I worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) & Director of Finance & Operations for 20+ years.
I worked for Ernst & Young, Morgan Stanley, was part of team that created Telemundo Network, Communications & Show Management & Digitas.
My career was very satisfying at the time and provided me with all I needed to feel successful and be able to support myself and my children.
However, I was always dreaming of dancing, playing music, and of course living holistically and I wanted so badly to tap into my passion. By keeping my dream alive in my mind and in my heart, my dream turned into reality. So from CPA to dancing and owning Goddess Store & Studio. I have found my joy and my wish is that you will too.
Going back to my beginning I was born in Ecuador but migrated to Brooklyn NY when I was seven years old. I loved dancing and the arts my whole life. I grew up dancing and performing full of joy and confidence. I remember that I just created and there was never a thought process; dancing was like breathing to me. This love and passion for dance gave my parents the perfect tool to get me to get excellent grades in school and to major in Math & Physics in high school. My father was willing to pay for a business degree but not a dance degree, so I studied a year of economics in college. I was not happy with this arrangement so I left home. I tried very much to do it on my own and for 2 years I studied at Brooklyn college Modern Dance Martha Graham Technique and dance history. However, by 20 years old and for the first time in my life I developed all my insecurities of not feeling good enough, that I would not survive as a dancer, that I would starve, that dancers are not nice girls and I quit on my dream. I then tried to find work in my next big passion which is travelling and I found a job on a cruise line and took off to see many parts of the world. I had so much fun using my skills as an entertainer and lover of peoples and very much loved this part of my life. However, by 25 I knew I had to make a good living and make my parents proud so I went back to college, graduated with honors, became a CPA & later made to CFO in my career, got married and had 2 beautiful and amazing children. Then at 40 the pot inside started to stir up again. I no longer was happy in my marriage, my father (step father) past away, I was no longer enjoying my career and I had no clue what I wanted next. I started a journey of self-discovery in 1992 (therapy, reiki, yoga, biking, taekwondo, dancing and feminine wisdom) and by 48 I left my career at my high point and created Goddess Studio so I could fulfill my desire and dream to dance and to support others who also needed the support and the love required to nurture your artistic side.
Currently I teach private lessons to amazing women of all walks of life. My clients are amazing Goddesses:Lawyers, Doctors, CPA’s, Judges, Internet Millionaires, stay at home moms and wives. I bring the balance of creativity, femininity and dance into their worlds. I’m also the Founder for Non-Profit: World of Movement Arts Network (W.O.M.A.N.), Producer & Director of “Magic of Bellydance” Productions, Producer of Multi-Cultural Events and CEO of Entertainment Agency. I am a Certified Bellydance Instructor by Maria Jammal, a Flamenco instructor, Certified Shakti Dance “The Yoga of Dance” instructor certified by Dharma Devi, Womb Healer by Miranda Gray, Reiki Master since 1998 by Ken Jepsen, Tibetan Palm Healer by Master Sunyata, Access Consciousness Bars, Tantric Dance of Feminine Power Practitioner taught by Vajra Ma, 9 Levels of Q’ero Shaman Initiations, Q’ero Womb Keeper, Kundalini Yoga Practioner, Initiated by Angels & Master Ascendants. I love my life!!! Life is great!!! I found myself and my purpose and I can coach you to do the same.
I am so very happy and grateful to be able to serve my community & provide this place for you to express & connect with your inner selves through Movement Arts such as all the World Dances, Yoga & Spiritual Wisdom. Now my dreams and imagination keeps growing. I’m healthy, energetic and Youthful. I am so Grateful for all that I have and for your support. Please Come by and visit I look forward to meeting you and sharing my gift with you:) Call me for a lesson or consultation (954) 881-6238 or to book me for your event or studio.
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Goddess Store & Studio was established in 2002 in Historical and beautiful Downtown Hollywood Florida. We strongly support our community and the local artist and entrepreneurs. Goddess Store & Studio was Voted various times as: Sun Sentinel’s Best New Age Store 2012 , City Link’s Best New Age Store, Hollywood Gazette’s Best Place for Yoga, Hollywood Gazette’s 2010 Best Dance Instruction, New Time’s 2010 Best Boutique. Besides the over 35 ongoing weekly classes seven days a week, Goddess Studio entertains, unites and educates our community by producing an Annual International Dance Show and a Annual Masquerade Ball. We perform at many venues in South Florida call us (954) 881-6238
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