Spring Bellydance Workshop with Lurainya!
Join us in Doylestown on April 21st as Lurainya makes her return to dance teaching a “Bellydance Intro & Refresher Course” for new and returning students.
Also offered on this day will be a “Movement Meditation” workshop
taught by guest instructor Abigail Samson!
Saturday, April 21, 2018
James-Lorah Auditorium, 132 N. Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901
12:30pm – Doors open
1:00pm – Workshops begin
Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement. You do not need to bare your belly, and hip scarves will be provided for those that do not have them.
Registration Deadline: April 14th (pre-registration required)
“Bellydance Intro & Refresher Course” with Lurainya: This workshop will focus on covering the basics of Bellydance for those new to the art form, and Lurainya will offer additional challenges to those students returning for a refresher. Beginners: Bellydance exercises your mind, body and soul – prepare to use muscles you never knew you had and get a great workout in a fun way! Walk away knowing how to control isolations like snake arms, lotus hands, hip lifts & figure 8s, undulations and much more. Returning students: Lurainya will offer plenty of additional challenges for you incorporating layered techniques and combinations – dust off your coin belts and get ready to move!
Time: 1:00 – 3:30pm
“Movement Meditation” with Abigail: This workshop will guide participants in a gentle way towards loving themselves and connecting with the Divine Feminine energy that is within us all. We will use a mixture of tools including Body Mind Centering, Qigong, Meditation, Improvisation, and Energy medicine to explore these heart connections in movement. Expect to flow in and out of movement and stillness, including seated postures, lying on the floor, and improvising in the space. Clothing that is comfortable to do so is advised. Come to open your heart and remember that you are wonderfully and beautifully made!
Time: 3:45 – 5:00pm
Q&A & Open Dance: 5:00 – 5:30pm
If you are a returning student of Lurainya’s and you register for the full day of workshops, you will receive an additional voucher worth 10% off a choreography workshop that Lurainya will be teaching this year. Date TBA.
Lurainya Koerber is an artist, activist, writer, and dancer. She is the Founder/Director of MoonGypsy Productions, and WomenMove Inc. Her career efforts have always focused on empowering women and girls and awakening them to their full potential.
Lurainya was a featured performer of Casablanca restaurants for 10 years and has been highlighted in numerous articles and TV segments about exercise and entertainment. She spent 15 years teaching and performing full-time what is known as Bellydance Fusion, melding aspects of Indian, Tahitian, and Flamenco styles with traditional Middle Eastern and North African dance.
She is returning to the world of dance after being away for many years due to debilitating health issues caused by side effects of Lyme Disease. She’s undergone years of aggressive treatments and surgeries battling the illness and is making her return to dance this April with enthusiasm and joy in her heart to reconnect with students and resume her passion for dance.
Special Guest Instructor
Abigail Samson is a dance mystic, actor, and artist with a degree in Dance and Theatre Arts from Loyola Marymount University. She is trained in many cultural styles with an emphasis on improvisation and social dance forms. Among theses many styles, Abigail engages most in Belly Dance, Tango, Contact Improvisation, Gaga, and other somatic forms.
She views dance as an incredibly powerful healing modality that can connect us to ourselves, to each other, and to the Divine. Her work currently centers around exploring spiritual expression through dance improvisation.
If you have any questions, please contact Lurainya using the form below or call (215) 534-0181: