Events Calendar

Bellydance Basics for Beginners Workshop
with Carrie Konyha
Sat Feb 9th
1:00p -2:30p
Sat Nam Spirit Center (formerly Lotus Studio)
$20 Advance Registration Required

This workshop give beginning level dance enthusiasts an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of traditional bellydance moves, steps, turns and traveling steps in an inclusive and supportive environment. No previous dance experience needed. Taught by multi-award winning, world class bellydancer Carrie Konyha, her mind/body/spirit approach to teaching supports students in enjoy learning to bellydance as a form of creative recreation, self expression and feminine personal development. If you like it, you can sign up for the Beginners, Course that starts in March! Come and learn about the traditions of how bellydance has been practiced by women of all ages, shapes and sizes since the beginning of time as a celebration of the sacred feminine. Advance Registration Required. Super easy online registration here https://www.paypal.me/CarrieKonyha/20  or call Carrie to have your payment processed over the phone (480)748-1671

 


Beyond Basics Bellydance Primer Workshop
with Carrie Konyha
Sat Feb 9th
3:00p-4:30p
Sat Nam Spirit Center (formerly Lotus Studio)
$20 Advance Registration Required
Are you ready to advance your dance skills with level 2 bellydance technique? This workshop is for YOU if you have at least 4 months of Beginners Bellydance level training and you are ready to explore the next level. This workshops primes students who are transitioning from beginners to intermediate skill level just in time to enroll in the “Beyond Basics” level 2 Bellydance course starting in March!.  You will be guided skill building drills that cultivate confidence in  your bellydance foundations as you are guided thru the first steps of level 2 technique including learning to dance with a veil and how to play finger cymbals while dancing!. You will get clear instruction on what to look for when shopping for a dance veil and  to choose and custom fit your first finger cymbals.  I will bring extra veils and finger cymbals with me for students to borrow but bring your own if you have them so you can begin working with your own in this workshop. Advance Registration Required. Super easy online registration here https://www.paypal.me/CarrieKonyha/20  or call Carrie to have your payment processed over the phone (480)748-1671

 


Beginners Bellydance Course
with Carrie Konyha
Mondays at 5:30p
March 4th – April 22nd.
Sat Nam Spirit Center (formerly Lotus Studio)
8 week course, $88 before Feb 14th, $99 after
Advance Registration Required

Welcome to your new passion! This 8 week course for Beginners teaches the fundamentals in bellydance moves, steps, turns and traveling steps. Taught by multi-award winning, world class bellydancer Carrie Konyha, each class guides students step by step thru movement technique, practice drills and beginning level dance combinations that provide the space for learning to dance with the moves you learn in class. No previous experience needed. Our mind/body/spirit approach to teaching supports students in enjoy learning to bellydance as a form of creative recreation, self expression and feminine personal development. Performance opportunities are available but not required.

Advance registration required. $88 / 8-week course. Super easy prepay here or call me to process payment via phone (480) 748-1671 https://www.paypal.me/CarrieKonyha/88

 


Beyond Basics Bellydance (Level 2)
with Carrie Konyha
Mondays at 6:45p
March 4th -April 22nd
Sat Nam Spirit Center (formerly Lotus Studio)
8 week course, $88 before Feb 14th, $99 after
Advance Registration Required

Lets kick it up a notch and advance your dance skills with level 2 bellydance technique as you learn musicality theory and explore creative expression thru bellydance including learning to dance with a veil and how to play finger cymbals while dancing!

Prerequisite: This course is open to experienced beginners level students who have completed a minimum of 16 weeks (two 8-week courses) of beginners bellydance training.

Advance registration required. $88 / 8-week course. Super easy prepay here or call me to process payment via phone (480) 748-1671 https://www.paypal.me/CarrieKonyha/88

 


Bellydance Workout
with Carrie Konyha
Thursdays at 5:30p
March 7th -April 25th
Sat Nam Spirit Center (formerly Lotus Studio)
8 week course, $88 before Feb 14th, $99 after
Advance Registration Required

This is a holistic, feminine dance fitness class for the mind, body & spirit facilitated by work class dancer, certified yoga instructor and certified barre fitness instructor, Carrie Konyha.  Inclusive & accessible. Everyone welcome!
Class includes isometric Ballet Barre exercises, an exhilarating flow of feminine bellydance movements that provide a total body workout and a luxurious yogic cool down all to exotic world beats sure to elevate & inspire your spirit. Develop your bellydance skills in a holistic dance fitness format that supports & celebrates holistic feminine personal development.

Advance registration required. $88 / 8-class pass. Super easy prepay here or call me to process payment via phone (480) 748-1671 https://www.paypal.me/CarrieKonyha/88

 


Prana Vinyasa Fusion Yoga
Fridays, 9:00a – 10:15a
Sat Nam Center (formerly Lotus Studio)
10 class pass  $99 or $15 drop-in
a Fusion Vinyasa based yoga class that encompasses elements of Kundalini yoga and includes mudra, mantra, bandha, pranayama, kriyas and meditation.

Each class is mindfully themed in alignment with celestial cycles and seasons of nature and gracefully sequenced to support the flow of Prana thru the body as we practice yoga as a form of self healing, self development and the mastery of awareness.

The asana portion of our practice is suitable for beginners vinyasa level with modifications offered to accommodate injuries, limitations and advanced variations offered for more experienced yogis. 10 class pass  $99 or $15 drop-in


Modern Egyptian Bellydance Technique, Theory & Combos
Workshop w Carrie Konyha
Sat March 9th 1:00p-3:00p
Advance registration required $35

Enjoy this Encore presentation of my latest Modern Egyptian Bellydance workshop im offering in Sedona (for those who missed it in January at Yasminas Swap Meet in Mesa, AZ)

As many of you know, Ive spent quite a bit of time in Cairo Egypt during the past 4 years, learning from my favorite Egyptian dancers, conducting field research on Egyptian dance (folkloric & Modern) and studying Egyptian musicality as it relates to bellydance. This workshop is the result of the training Ive undergone and the field research Ive conducted in Egypt over the past several years.

Explore latest trends and exciting elements of ‘Modern Egyptian Bellydance style’ in Cairo today as we learn to execute timely attention grabbing accents, quick turns and bold dramatic movements blended with sensual fluid movements,  sassy shimmies and common cultural gestures used in modern Egyptian bellydance. We will drill technique and then put it all together with practicable dance combinations with glamorous, larger than life stage presence inspired by the hottest Bellydancers in Cairo now. Discover the exciting qualities and characteristics of Modern Egyptian bellydance movement and performance aesthetics as you gain tips that will teach you how ‘modernize’ your own performance style. *This workshop is suitable for dancers of intermediate and higher skill levels