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 […]

Santa Barbara Dance Class!

I am so excited to announce the new space and time for our Santa Barbara dance class! The first class will be held on Monday, January 7.

Ventura Rocks!

We had an incredible day on Sunday at the Ventura Street Fair. Konkoba performed two sets, one at 10 a.m. and the other at 12:30 p.m. The morning set was a great warm-up for us, and the crowd was a little sleepy but still very appreciative and attentive. The afternoon set was magical…the crowd absolutely […]

Up with the Sun!

This morning I woke at 6:30 a.m. This is early for me (these days). I had the very strong urge to get on my running gear and go for an early morning jog. I laid there for a while, contemplating this idea…then, I did it. I listened to my body and shot out the door […]

Brazilian Dance Inspiration!

O.k., I know I’m going wild on this blogger thing…two posts in one day! But I just can’t help myself! This morning I took an incredible dance class with the AMAZING Vanessa Isaac. She recently sprained her ankle and was very tired from not enough sleep, but managed to teach the BEST class!!! We danced […]

Bring it On!

This weekend has been very interesting. My body is starting to feel the change in seasons ~ and I feel myself slowing down. Now, this is not a bad thing, but lately it seems that I cannot decide what to eat. Then when I eat, I feel heavy and bloated. The only time I feel […]


“I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”~Joseph Campbell Last night I had a wonderful conversation with my mother…my wise and […]