Thursday, March 31, 2011
I made a list of things I want to do (fitness-wise)…belly dancing, roller derby (already have my name picked out – Peaches n Creamed! hehe), and long distance running (I miss running so much).
Last year, I started taking a belly dancing class with Zaina Ali (who is awesome wrapped in awesome). I went for a few months and then summer and the aforementioned lack of funds got in the way. I’d really like to make a point of putting aside the money for classes again along with the gym.
The classes were amazing and I felt so alive and happy. The other women in the class were so friendly and open and I never felt anything but completely comfortable. It’s time to shake the dust from my wraps and get back into classes.
If you’re looking for something different to do that will honestly just make you FEEL beautiful, shimmy your way into a belly dancing class. I found two different ones online and emailed the instructors for both. Zaina was so engaging and friendly, even via email. As soon as I walked into the class, I felt comfortable and happy. If you aren’t comfortable, give another instructor a go – just like with any teacher, they all have their own styles and flair.