Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Don’t Miss Out…Just Move!

As an instructor of Zumba, I hear from people who say “I have 2 left feet, I can’t dance…” or “It’s too hard, I have no rhythm.”

Understandably, some people seem to have better rhythm or are quicker to catch on than others, however, it is in my opinion that each and EVERY person on this planet CAN dance!

Dancing can look a variety of ways of course but dancing is dancing all the same.

How can I say that?

Simple.

I have been fortunate to be teaching Zumba classes to people of all abilities. What this means is I teach people in wheelchairs, canes, crutches, mental, physical, emotional issues, epileptic, down syndrome, mute, deaf, Parkinson’s and of course those who say they have no rhythm for many years now.

What I have learned is that at the heart of every human being, there is a rhythm.

There is a basic ability, an innate way of being that has movement to music be present whether we can physically move our body or not. The movement can also occur within our mind while our body does something completely different.

Some people when they dance make it look so easy and fluent that they would be masterful in a dance competition. Others look awkward BUT in actual fact they are moving their body to the rhythm THEY hear and feel and truly are dancing no matter what it may “look like.”

In society, we tend to compare ourselves to one another in many areas, including our dancing skills. If we were just able to, for a moment, step out of comparing, we would all see we ALL have the ABILITY to move our bodies and be lost in music no matter what it looks like.

Therefore, we ALL have the ability to DANCE!

Stop worrying about others will think when you move to music. Give yourself over to the rhythm and in the case of my deaf clients, I teach them dance motion through mimic movements and they light up when they match my movements.

Just imagine for a moment how freeing it would be to just enjoy music for what it is. A beautiful sound journey that ignites your body, mind and spirit. A joyous playful rhythm that ignites your ability to move freely!

Anyone CAN do it and personally, I KNOW YOU CAN TOO!

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Health & Well Being

A Tribute to All Musicians

Do you secretly dance in your room with the door locked? Possibly singing into a hairbrush to your favorite song? ┬áMaybe you are reviving a little Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch…..Good vibration…..or your kickin‘ it to Suavemente while those latin rhythms make you feel like you own the floor……or your Raising Your Glass to a lil‘ P!nk and the list can go on and on! I admit it….I DO! ­čÖé

I honestly don’t know one person who doesn’t like music….of some sort. ┬áMusic tells a story, whether there are words or not it takes us on a journey in our imagination. ┬á

Music lifts our spirits and in some cases the songs we listen to are “exactly what we are dealing with”. ┬áHave you ever listened to a song over and over again and thought, “wow, this is so my life right now!” ┬áMy brother once played me the song “the middle” by Jimmy Eat World when I was going through a rough time in my life….I swear that song, cranked up, gave me strength I didn’t know was possible.

I listen to EVERYTHING all the time! Latin, country, rock, pop, hip hop, classical, jazz, contemporary, folk, blue grass, beats from around the world. ┬áI am personally a music “junkie”. ┬á

Music is moving and for that I tip my hat to the artists who create all of these wonderful words and beats and challenge themselves and us to think outside of the box to bring us some of the best toe tapping, booty shakin’, smiling and spirit lifting beats!

Without you I cannot do what I love to do which is dance and teach others to dance, love music and be stress-FREE.

A big THANK YOU from me to YOU!

Never stop making us move and lifting our spirits! 

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