Lurainya’s “Day of Dance”
A day for all women! She and guest instructors will be teaching a full day of Bellydance and movement meditation courses in Doylestown. Registration is now closed. Not accepting walk-ins.
Doors open: 12:30pm
Workshops: 1 – 5pm
Q & A and Open Dance, plus
performance demonstrations: 5 – 5:30pm
“Bellydance Intro & Refresher Course” with Lurainya:
Time: 1:00 – 3:30pm
Come out and burn off those calories from Thanksgiving dinner with a GREAT workout, have FUN and learn an ANCIENT ART all at the same time! (and no, you do not have to bare your belly… just wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.)
Hip scarves will be provided for those that do not have them (while supplies last.)
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!
“Movement Meditation” with Abigail Alaine:
Time: 3:45 – 5:00pm
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!
Lurainya Koerber is an artist, activist, writer, and dancer. She is the Founder/Director of Lurainya’s Realm, LLC and MoonGypsy Productions, as well as a 501c3 nonprofit called WomenMove Inc.
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 December with enthusiasm and joy in her heart to reconnect with students and resume her passion for dance.
Abigail Alaine is a dancer, actress, and artist with a degree in Dance and Theatre Arts from Loyola Marymount University. Her training spans a range of western and non-western forms, social dance, somatic therapies and theatrical techniques with an emphasis on improvisation, healing and social dance. Her personal research examines how dance can be used as a vehicle for spiritual embodiment and practice. Her work includes one-on-one healing sessions in movement and art therapy, sacred performances and guided meditation and improvisation classes exploring topics such as the divine feminine, the elements of nature or ancestral connection.
She relies on a unique blend of styles including Belly Dance, Tango, Contact Improvisation, Gaga, Hawaiian, African, Kundalini Yoga, Body-Mind-Centering, Authentic Movement, Toning and Qigong. She has performed, instructed and trained both domestically and abroad in countries such as Sweden, France, Argentina, Israel, and Greece, where she most recently performed at the sacred site of Delphi. She loves traveling to other countries soaking up the essence of that culture through its dances and history and feels that dance is a wonderful form of diplomacy. Her credits include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Jack in Lord of the Flies as well as performing at Coachella and various Women’s Gatherings and Retreats. For Abigail Alaine, dance is the ultimate spiritual practice. She believes the body contains a depth of wisdom reflecting much of the external world and views dance as an incredibly powerful healing modality that connects us to ourselves, each other, and to the Divine.
132 N. Main St., Doylestown, James-Lorah Auditorium, PA 18901