Bellydancing thru Life membership
Your next step is to join the private FB group where you can become part of our bellydance community
"Midlife seemed like a fairly unknown and frightening dark time....I felt like I was looking at the JIGSAW PUZZLE of my life and there was 1 big piece missing. What suddenly slotted that "missing jigsaw piece" into place was the joy of belly dancing classes... ” ~Jacqui
As a reminder,
Here’s what you get inside
Bellydancing thru Life Membership:
Virtual Dance Class
Each week gather in community with other women who are on a similar path
Experience movement rituals to help warm up, stretch out and cool down, as well as other tips and techniques
Receive access to all class recordings as well as warm ups, cool downs, choreography videos and more!
“The atmosphere in Vanessa’s class is one that is very conducive to learning and accepting an easy exchange of thoughts. Her warmth is genuine, her heart generous and her mind uncluttered and organized. She is a great teacher.” ~ Elysa
Bellydancing thru Life Membership
is different from other programs
Want a supportive experience?
Never figure it all out alone, ever again.
— Belly Dance is about community.
Even when we are in different places as we practice, our encouraging community will be with you every step of the way.
Need a hands-on way to learn how to benefit from this ancient practice?
This is one of your most powerful learning opportunities
— Expand your knowledge, health and confidence in 4 fun, live, virtual classes each month and get real-time connection.
Looking for an experienced mentor who isn't all about competition?
I’ve been dancing for over 40 years!
— Learn the traditional Arabic and Contemporary Cabaret style of belly dance. My focus is on health, having fun and using dance as a personal meditation to bring energy and vitality to your life!
"Vanessa comes by mentoring naturally and I believe it's because she lives the lifestyle she teaches. I also appreciate that Vanessa takes a multidimensional approach....Most important, learning from Vanessa is fun!"
Hi! I’m Vanessa.
Even though I have been a dancer all my life, I really started feeling the power of bodily movement as a teenager. However, I was very modest and shy and not at all comfortable with other people seeing my body. I wore loose, baggy clothing all the time, and while I held high self-esteem, I had a lot of fear around how others might view me.
It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s that this all changed for me. I was in a new town and looking for a new dance teacher. I found a beginning Belly Dance class offered through the local Parks and Recreation department. I signed up for an 8-week session. Then another. And another. Within a few months, my teacher asked me to be a part of her professional dance troupe.
One day, during rehearsal, a friend said to me, “Do you remember when you first starting taking Belly Dance? You always came to class wearing 2 or 3 layers of clothes! Look at you now!” Seeing myself in the mirror, I realized all I was wearing was a dance bra and short leggings with a scarf tied around my hips! It was a pivotal moment for me, as I began to understand how empowering the practice of dance can be.
Belly Dance, in particular, focuses on isolation techniques that target different muscle groups all over the body (some muscles, I didn’t even know I had, because I had never consciously used them before!) Through this process women become more aware of how their body works, moves and changes. It is an intimately powerful practice and has been one of the most empowering experiences I have ever had.
My intention is to assist you in experiencing the power of movement through Belly Dance and to empower you with that knowledge and connection to your own body.