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 […]

Winter Solstice Weekend Wonder

This past weekend was full of incredible musicians, artists, dancers…as we hosted our second Winter Solstice Party, this time at Reds Cafe on Saturday, Dec 20. I was the organizer of this event, and was thrilled by the turn out, and by the incredible talent that agreed to be a part of the evening! Vienna […]

Holly Beck’s Power Breakfast

I eat this almost every morning and it keeps me energized all day! Thanks little sis! handful organic almonds (raw if possible)handful organic pepitoshandful coconut chipshandful dried cranberries or raisins or cherries1 or 2 dried figs (chopped)1/2 fresh organic apple, chopped1/2 fresh organic banana, sliced or chopped1/2 fresh organic pear, chopped Fold and stir all […]

The Joy of Receiving!

Today I attended Hemalayaa’s “The Joy of Yoga and Indian Dance” workshop. It was a 3 hour journey that incorporated yoga, breath work, and movement including Bollywood and Bhangra inspired dance and flow. Hemalayaa is a beautiful instructor, inside and out. The breath work, guided meditation, mantras, and visualizations were so nurturing and cleansing for […]

New Event for 2009!

I am so excited to offer “Women’s Circle”, the second Friday of every month at Pulse Drumming! Join us! Click on the flier to enlarge.

Thank You.

As 2008 comes to a close, I must send out a huge THANK YOU to so many who have touched my life and who uplift me on a daily basis. Budhi Harlow – my partner and best friend. I am so grateful to you for your creativity, passion, and drive to keep raising the bar. […]

Being Present in Dance…in Life

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

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 […]

Ventura Harvest Art Walk…feeling grateful…

This past weekend was another FULL one, but so worth it. For the past 5 weeks, we have been working towards a performance in our Saturday dance class…which we finally performed at the Ventura Art Walk on Sunday. 9 beautiful dancers, dressed in orange and black…incredible drumming, captive and energetic audience, so many smiles and […]