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Cindy Muller Hudson
Nilda Garza Codina
Now in my fifth year of practice with Anna I can look back and see how far I've come in the art of Middle Eastern dance. Anna's classes have always been lively and interesting. She provides a challenge at all levels from shy beginner to advanced performer. Anna embraces a holistic approach to belly dancing and teaches not only superb technique but also rhythm (drums and zills), choreography, costuming and performance skills. She enlightens her students with the history and culture of the various regions and the rich diversity to be found in this art form. Anna has a true passion for belly dancing and is eager to share her skills and abilities with everyone. Join us!
Recently I had back problems which meant that, although I could stand upright, I wasn't able to maneuver nor move about well. I asked Anna if she could give me some small, simple exercises which I could do to prevent my back going into spasm and to help me relax.
Anna presented me with a combination of small, isolated movements to be combined with specific breathing methods, which she called Chi Belly. The very first time she took me through this routine I felt my body relax and my muscles release the tension, which I was unaware of them holding. The exercises are designed to be completed as a routine or done separately, depending on how much time I have, where I am and how much pain I'm in. I find them easy to do yet the results are, for me, impressive.
When I attended my physical therapy appointment my therapist was extremely impressed with what I had been given, thought it complemented my PT exercises very well, and encouraged other patients to think about learning similar relaxation exercise techniques.
I am very grateful to Anna for being able to understand what I needed and designing a programme to meet those needs, especially when I wasn't very clear myself in explaining what I wanted.
Thank you Anna, I hope to work with you for a long time to come.
The teachers here are wonderful at explaining things to students. I came in with no experience and never felt lost in the beginner classes. I also know many of my fellow dancers come from a background of dance and still find it challenging enough.
I cannot recommend this place enough!!!
Anna is knowledgeable and fun. She offers variety for all levels of bellydance. Definitely the highlight of my week.