The Tribal Quest Experience

The Tribal Quest Experience


a six week online course–

Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance ® and More!

Six weeks of tribal bellydance workouts, meditations and yoga practices, journaling and reading with thought provoking exercises, fitness and nutrition ideas–PDFs, Videos, and Audios… every week for six weeks, but yours to keep, and use whenever you are ready! Wow…

With Paulette Rees-Denis, Tami Lynn Kent, Cinzia Di Cioccio, Sarah Rose Jarolimek, Cristi Nicholson, and Karen Hunt…

These powerful women are all part of this splendid new online class offering from Paulette Rees-Denis–The Tribal Quest Experience!

What do you quest for in your life, your dance, your health and well-being? We give you some fun ideas and tools to get your Tribal Groove on…

Life is an ongoing quest, full of richness, movement, relationships-with yourself and with others, and healthy full living. Doing the work we love, having the body we honor, the loved ones we celebrate, and just having a great time through the whole journey! And being present and in the moment… right now!

When this course runs, it is six weeks full, and every Sunday we bring you feminine courage, nutrition and delicious healthy food ideas, meditation and journaling exercises and prompts, tribal bellydance and fitness workouts, even finger cymbal playing into your inbox! With pdfs to read, videos to watch and move with, MP3s to listen to…

Using all of what these outstanding women have come together to share with you in The Tribal Quest Experience, spend the next six weeks, grooving and honoring our fabulous selves. And they want you to be your freakin best, stepping it up–right now, right here. They have tools to share with you, for wellness in body, mind, and spirit. And you can continue on with this course material, to repeat and use as much as you desire…it is yours!

Who am I bringing to you, on our Tribal Quest for feeling great with fun and celebration?

  • Paulette Rees-Denis, the innovator of Tribal Bellydance. I am your movement catalyst! I want you to move and enjoy your body, your rhythm, and the joy of the dance- to feel gorgeous, fit, in sync with yourself, to be potent and feel happy to be alive! Plus add writing to your movement and we reach in deeper to get to your core expression… oh yea…paulette screen shot
  • Cinzia DiCioccio, a dancer from Italy, also in Gypsy Caravan Dance Company, is a yoga and dance instructor, and has danced and traveled with me for many years. In this series she gives us lovely yoga workouts–The Sun and The Moon Salutations, with breathing and meditation techniques, plus we show you how to play the zils (finger cymbals) with several patterns with you to learn and practice with us.
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  • Tami Lynn Kent, author and body worker, has a powerful take on our female bodies and how to stay connected with our selves and our creativity. Read her book–Wild Feminine! Watch her interview, and let’s get out our journals for some writing exercises.
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  • Sarah Rose Jarolimek, a energetic fitness instructor, shares some fun strength training and fitness workouts with a dancer’s sensibility.
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  • Cristi Nicholson, a nutrition coach, has good advice for us dancers and how to take care of our bodies, plus adds in some delicious recipes for you to try.
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  • Karen Hunt, a dancer in Gypsy Caravan Dance Company for many years, assists me in some Tribal bellydance classes for you to dance and drill with us!
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  • Register Here


  • What dancers are saying:

The Tribal Quest Experience is a great way to connect with my dance, sisters around the word, to reflect, explore, challenge myself, working the moves, flinging my hair about and expanding the joy in my heart a little bit more. Each week setting aside ‘me’ time * soft smile….RF

so much enjoyed being a part of Tribal Quest. It re-inspired me into exploring more into developing my own voice in the tribal community. I loved the drills and meditations. My goal this spring and summer season it to bring some of the passion I found by doing this into my own teaching and enriching the tribal community here in New England. Then hopefully fingers crossed onto a Collective Soul….. AW

Getting a routine established. Enjoying the pranayama breathing tech in Cinzia Di Cioccio as it sets me up for the day and I use it in the evening to unwind. Sarah’s exercises are strengthening and stretch my body, building my stamina. feels good…have put the meditation on my tablet and using it at intervals that present themselves in my schedule. Great mini break…BF

I  used the program as a way to schedule regular ‘me’ time. To work on overall health, listening to what came up in my body, thoughts, what my eating pattern was reflecting about my health……To regularly undertake dance drills and review and refine moves. Quiet time through the mediation. Connect and share with other gals on the journey instead of being quiet 🙂 Food for thought to continue on questing.

How do the weekly sessions work?

First of all, it is all online. What that means is that you get to do it on your own time, morning, afternoon, evening, middle of the night (!) whenever works for you. And because there are different sections, some short and some longer ( 5-30 minutes) you can fit them into your schedule when you are ready. No pressure, no lateness, just do the exercises as often as you can. Gotta love that! And you have the materials for life!

Once a week, I send you an email, full of all the goodness, with a PDF to download, with instructions of course, plus MP3s to download, and video links (on Vimeo) with secret passwords (because this is a private class, not intended to be passed around please). And you have the whole week to get through the items sent, as many times as you want!

What you will need for this course?

  • Your computer and the ability to download PDFs, and MP3s, plus watch videos on Vimeo (with a secret password)
  • To PURCHASE: Wild Feminine, the book by Tami Lynn Kent, will be referred to, so I suggest buying it from, here.
  • You will want a journal and pen to write in, a space just for you to read, write, meditate in, a larger space to workout, do yoga, and dance.
  • And of course you will want to get in your kitchen to try out some of Cristi’s recipes!

Register Here

Bios of our inspiring instructors!

Paulette Rees-Denis

You might know Paulette Rees­-Denis as a globe trotting, honkytonkin’ nomad, tribal bellydancing instructor, but really, as an instigator of feminine empowerment, her work is ultimately about guiding women on a Dance and Vision journey to empower them through movement, words, and personal creative beauty.

As a writer and an international dance force for the past twenty­ five years, her bio is impressively long, but to share a few: she wrote the book,Tribal Vision: A Celebration Of Life Through Tribal Belly Dance, has been featured in magazines (such as Zaghareet, Fuse, Shimmy), and other books (The Tribal Bible, The Bellydance Book). She teaches workshops and Certification Intensives at festivals around the world, and has produced several award­winning DVDs and CDs with her performing group, The Gypsy Caravan Dance Company.

Tami Lynn Kent

is a holistic women’s healthcare visionary, and a mother and writer. She guides women in activating the energy of their bodies and reclaiming the wild in themselves. Understanding the creative essence within your own center is the key for giving life to your dreams. She is author of Mothering From Your Center, and Wild Feminine

Sarah Rose Jarolimek

is a nationally-insured ACSM Certified Personal Trainer and Take Shape For Life Health Coach. Sarah’s love for health and fitness have long held a place in her heart; only in the last few years has she been able to share her vision with others. After experiencing three successive Achilles’ tendon ruptures in one year (while obtaining her Fitness Technology certificate), Sarah gained a unique perspective on the joy of movement, and what gifts it can bring to those who haven’t fully experienced it. Sarah has a diverse background in physical activity having dabbled in dance, martial arts, and competitive sports like roller derby. Some might say she has a bit of a short attention span when it comes to hobbies, but she would tell you anything’s worth trying at least once! This attitude is the foundation of Sarah’s vision: Only you can dream your reality. You have one body in this lifetime; treat it well and you have a vessel through which you can experience the world in joy.

 Cristi Nicholson

Cristi Nicholson is a Health Coach, and promotes healthy, sustainable lifestyles to individuals as well as strategies and methods for effective teaching and coaching for wellness educators. Her Mission is to change the world by providing world class education and strategies to implement Holistic Health and Wellness Practices, which will result in healthier and happier, individuals, families and communities.

Cristi Nicholson; MA, BA, CHC, has 25 years of experience as an early childhood specialist teacher, adult educator and administrator. She is a Certified Health Educator from Hippocrates Health Institute and has trained in Living Foods Lifestyle, Healing Disease through Detoxification, Raw Chef and Living Food Preparation, and Holistic Modalities. She is also certified as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

When coaching others, Cristi draws on her background as an educator as well as her own experience in healing her body and creating total wellbeing for herself and her family. She uses cutting edge information on nutrition and lifestyle to design and lead seminars, workshops, corporate events, kitchen clean-outs and reorganization, health food store tours as well as private individualized coaching packages. Cristi works with women, men, children and families to create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits each individual’s unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals, ultimately making their hearts sparkle!

Cristi Nicholson, MA, BA, CHC

Cinzia Di Cioccio

I am fascinated by the mysterious energy that connects me to Tribal Bellydance and Yoga. I am moved by the ancient ritualistic feeling of being in a circle of women, feet stepping to mesmerising repetitive movements and the flow of grace between us as we move. Filling my body with music, dance and knowledge makes me joyful, strong and beautiful. And I want to be able to share this. As a teacher I want to give my students technique but I also want them to feel the passion. To let these emotions resonate into all parts of their lives.

 Karen Hunt

I’ve been dancing Tribal Belly Dance with Paulette since the mid-1990’s, performing as a member of Gypsy Caravan, before that, Sister Caravan and  Gypsy Heart Tribal. I was drawn to tribal belly dance after seeing Gypsy Caravan perform in 1994. It was if the women were communicating with the musicians and each other without words, and it was mesmerizing. I felt compelled to share it with the community and through performance, and continue on the Tribal path to share and celebrate each other!