Carmen Garson - Basic Goddess Bellydance
Monday to Friday (Basic Goddess Bellydance)
Fridays (Basic Goddess Bellydance)
Private Lessons by Carmen
Appointment Only Call 954-881-6238
One hour $65
Instructor of the following:
Beginner Belly Dance, Goddess Belly Dance,
Goddess Empowerment and Creative Dance &
Basic Goddess Bellydance:
This class includes yogic stretches, breath work, all the basic movements of belly dance, hip circles, hip figure eights, chest circles, snake arms, shoulder rolls, traveling steps, basic turns, shimmy drills and much more . I also include creative self expression and a dance circles. In an Empowering Your Inner Goddess Format. My class is a fusion of belly dance, yoga, Goddess Wisdom sprinkled with Love & Passion.
Class music is selected from Yoga, traditional belly dance and other fun world music.
Kids Class: The children are taught in their own style of learning and allowed to be creative. Children are innate artist and dancers so I encourage and coach their abilities. We make in fun in this class and also add yoga stretches and breath work for kids. They are taught all the basic moves in belly dance and we encourage creative self expression through movement as well.
Beginner Belly Dance Cardio: same as above description for beginner belly dance but we do about 45 minutes of all the fast movements & drum shimmy drills so that we work on getting our cardio as well. It's a fun class and the easiest way to stay in shape and shed off the pounds.
Goddess Empowerment Dance Class includes:
- Goddess Belly Dance and Body Fitness
- Yoga Stretches & Breath Work
- Chakra Alignment techniques
- Moving meditations
- Goddess oracles
- Goddess herstory
- Affirmations, Journaling & Other Tools so you honor & stay in your power as a woman.
Benefits of Class: Gain confidence, raise self-esteem, tone & firm your body in a fun way, fire up metabolism, increase coordination, flexibility, memory skills, develop musicality & rhythm, add balance, connect with other women and share a common bond.
What to Wear:
Anything that makes you feel comfortable in which you can move sweat and stretch. We dance barefoot or with jazz or ballet slippers. Bring water & a hip scarf or coin belt if you have one. Not required but helps. We do have for sale if you need to buy one.
I have been dancing all my life. I started with formal training as a young girl in ballet & flamenco. In my twenties I studied Martha Graham's Modern Dance technique at Brooklyn College for 2 years and Belly Dance for a year in the dancer's apartment in Greenwich Village, New York. I left dance for a CPA career, a husband and 2 great kids who are now 32 & 27.
In the last 15 years, I gave up my corporate career and returned to dance full time, it's my passion. Dancing and passion is how I got the courage to leave a lucrative career and open the Goddess Store & Studio.
Belly Dance Education: I am a bellydance student for 15 years. Studied with Maja the Girl from the Nile my mentor & dance teacher in all the genres of bellydance for over 7 years. I also studied Belly Dance with Myriam Eli , Scheherazade, Jeri Beaucaire, and now Maria Jammal.
I am currently the Managing Director of Goddess Studio's Professional Belly Dance Troupe Almaas of South Florida and also one of their dancers. I have attended many workshops with some of the best dancers in the world. Among them:Tamalyn Dallal, Leila Hadad, Domba, Raquia Hassan, Virginia, Bozenka, Amar Gammal, Samay and many others.
Flamenco Dance: Studying for over 8 years with Miguelangel , Paola Escobar, Niurca Marquez, Adela Green, Josefina Espinola, Mayelu Perez and now with Juan Sobrino from Spain. In addition, I have taken many flamenco workshops in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain and in the USA with Belen Maya, Omayra Amaya, Juan Parra, Chiqui de Jerez, Andres Pena & Juan Tejero.
In the Ecstatic & Spiritual Dances I have studied Tantric Dance of Feminine Power with Vajra Ma from Los Angeles, Trance Dance with Gaia Budhai from South Beach, Erotic Dance with Annetta Luce from Australia and Exotic Dance with The Art of Exotic Dance for Everyday Women. Currently I practice Biodanza The Dance of Life with Hilda Restrepo.
I'm also a Reiki Master Healer, Level I Tibetan Palm Healing hHealer, Access Conciousness Bars Certified, Kundalini Yoga Practitioner, Kuan Yin Initiation, Level 1 Shaman Rights Initiation & Meditation Advocate.