Elemental Dance This Saturday!

We are SO thrilled to be collaborating with the amazing Kristen Hoye-yoga teacher, thai masseuse, dancer, healer, visionary…you will be guided by Kristen and the musicians on a journey inside and out. You will be transported to another space and time – and have many opportunities to expand your heart and mind, to play and […]

Granada Here We Come!

Panzumo has been invited to perform a one-hour set at the open house celebration of the Granada Theater. This will happen on Sunday, March 9. The event runs from 12-6, and we perform from 2:30-3:30 out front of the theater on State St., then a short set on stage of the Granada. What an incredible […]

Gratitude for Health

This past week was a very difficult one, full of humbling and trying moments for sure. After a very successful performance at Mai’s Cafe last Saturday, we felt exhausted. We had been pushing and pushing and going and going, and our bodies finally could take it no more. Sunday night Budhi was tossing and turning […]

Dance Class Schedule

Here is my current dance class schedule for Feb/Mar 2008. I will also be teaching West African Dance at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club on Saturday, March 1 from 11:30-12:30 p.m.! Click on the poster to enlarge the information.

Care for your FEET!

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 […]

Reclaim Your Health

The joy is that we can take back our bodies, reclaim our health, and restore ourselves to balance. We can take power over what and how we eat. We can rejuvenate and recharge ourselves, bringing healing to the wounds we carry inside us, and bringing to fuller life the wonderful person that each of us […]

Ecstatic for Elemental Dance!

Last night, Panzumo and friends provided music for a special DanceJam Ventura event led by Kristen Hoye. The title was “Elemental Dance”, an ecstatic dance journey through the chakras and the 5 elements: earth, water, fire, air, spirit. It was our first collaboration with Kristen for this dance, and it was an unforgettable experience for […]

Montecito YMCA dance classes and performance!

With a LOT of support from friends and fellow dancers, I have been reaching out to the community for more opportunities to teach African Dance. A few weeks ago, I started teaching at the Montecito YMCA, and have had such a great time. The students are so enthusiastic, so gracious and welcoming, and are GREAT […]


The end of 2007 was filled with relaxation, joy, family and friends. It was the perfect ending to a great year. Budhi and I traveled to Maui in early december and spent the week healing, rejuvinating, and spending as much time in the clear turquoise waters and in the green lush forest. The picture above […]