Thanks Ariel for writing in. And glad you are on the mend. It is amazing what this dance can do forus, individually and collectively!
Enjoy my book…
“When nerve damage in my abdomen and groin did not respond to physical therapy after a grueling battle with uterine fibroids and a subsequent hysterectomy, I could not return to my work as an EMT and firefighter. I was 46, newly divorced, and faced with having to totally rebuild my life. To say I was disheartened would be an understatement.
But, I persisted on a five-year long path of tribal, error and discovery. I tried several forms of exercise to heal my body, oblivious to my deeper need to heal soul and spirit. Finding belly dance has opened me up not only to physical healing but to a deeper source of feminine soul nourishment that I didn’t even know I was missing in the heavily male environment of emergency services. What a joy to find belly dance! In an ironic twist of fate, I went from putting out fires to finding the feminine fire in my belly, as part of a (largely) female tribe. I love your sites and would be thrilled to win the book, so that I could learn more about the origin, philosophy and development of tribal fusion belly dance.”
Thanks for making such a great resource for all of us!