I grew up in Delano and then Bakerseld California.
I live in Huntington Beach currently.
I love the beach, and the water, so I wanted to be by the ocean. We wanted an area that had lots of things to do for my son, boyfriend, and myself so that we could grow in our passions and in ourselves.
I have been practicing belly dance for 4 years, and in the past year have deepened my practice, and am continuing to do so.
I wanted to teach belly dance because I want to share all that it has to o"er. Not just in a physical, or dance sense, but also in an emotional and mental sense. It brings about a balance to the body and mind when we dance and we can hold that with us outside of the studio. Belly dance in particular for me was a very emotionally and spiritually opening experience. It helped me to embrace and love my body more, as well as it brought me back in touch with my feminine side, that for so long I was very out of touch with. This beautiful dance has also strengthened my body, allowing me to move in new ways. In teaching I hope to share not only technique, but also passion, fun, expression of self, sensuality, and the ability to accept ourselves as we are and embrace our unique beauty.
My biggest struggle when practicing belly dance is doing drills. I often want to dance and I struggle with the discipline of taking the time to drill new moves. It is crucial for growth as a dancer though, so alas, I do them.
When I am not dancing or teaching, I am playing with and teaching my son, doing yoga, hooping, reading, writing, painting, drawing, crafting, singing, and exploring. I love a good adventure, and being outdoors. I love walking barefoot, and I am often at the beach, or the park. I enjoy archery, skateboarding, photography, doing henna tattoos, and having great deep conversations about life, love, and the universe.
I don’t really have favorites of anything but the color I like to wear the most is black.
I like almost all genres of music and am drawn to different forms at different times depending on my mood.
I just love food!
I have always wanted to travel the world performing dance and getting to meet new people from all over the world; learning about them, their cultures, and languages. I would like to also help people along the way in any way I can to improve the earth we live on and the lives of the people on it.