Asking the Right Questions: How our language affects our experience

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Last night I watched a powerful presentation about using our language to create our experience. The law of attraction has been in the spotlight for the past few years due to “The Secret”, and the deeper we understand this law, the more we understand our own power. It all begins with our thoughts and our […]

A Healthy Back

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Lately, I have heard from many dancers and dance student about experiencing back pain. Whether it is from an injury or bad posture, it seems to be a theme that is coming up lately. West African dance can be very hard on the body, especially if it is done with bad posture. I have experienced […]

Passion

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The following was passed on to me via e-mail from my amazing mother, Ginger Beck: Dr. Susan Biali, 37, a medical doctor as encouraged by her parents, has written a book on passion and how she found her true calling. Right now she’s negotiating a TV program about the process. Susan says passion means getting […]

Power Breakfast Recipe

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This recipe is inspired by my sweet sister, Holly. I eat this almost every morning and it keeps me energized all day! Thanks little sis! handful organic almonds (raw if possible) handful organic pepitos handful coconut chips handful dried cranberries or raisins or cherries 1 or 2 dried figs (chopped) 1/2 fresh organic apple, chopped […]

Being Present in Dance…in Life

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Last night we put on a benefit for our “Music and Arts in the Schools Program” at the Ventura High School Theater. The show featured special guests Ray Tischer (viola), Paul Forster (guitar/bass guitar), Vienna Collins (harp), and Trey O’Toole (steel pans). Souhail Caspar ended the event with amazing Arabic music and dance with his […]

Community Building Through Drum and Dance

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As time goes on…as we move forward into a new and exciting way of living and being, the importance of community becomes more and more apparent to me. As major world events move us in various ways; through tears, laughter, concern, disappointment, wonder, hope, despair, etc…we need each other more now than ever. While I […]

Care for your FEET!

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I remember when I began taking Odissi dance classes with Hemalayaa Behl last year. This was about the time that I decided to really commit to dance, and Odissi, a classical Indian dance, was a great challenge for me. In Odissi we stomp our feet and there is a beautiful sounding “slap!” that an experienced […]

Dance to Health

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Dancing can be magical and transforming. It can breathe new life into a tired soul; make a spirit soar; unleash locked-away creativity; unite generations and cultures; inspire new romances or rekindle old ones; trigger long-forgotten memories; and turn sadness into joy, if only during the dance. On a more physical level, dancing can give you […]

Water is LIFE!

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Living in Southern California has so many amazing benefits – ocean, mountains, warm weather, healthy lifestyle, great food, art, culture…I could go on and on. But we are also prone to floods, earthquakes, and FIRE. The Zaca fire this summer, and now the fires in San Diego and surrounding areas have really put things into […]