Perhaps you've been teaching movement classes for a while now, or maybe you are new and just getting accustomed to the feeling of having all student's eyes on you. Either way, putting yourself out there as an expert in your field in front of dozens of students every week can be a daunting experience.
Why would anyone want to study with YOU when there are so many other people out there just as qualified to be teaching (or more!)?
Who are YOU to claim to know enough to be able to lead a classroom of people?
What if you're not good enough/strong enough/graceful enough/organized enough to keep your classes going week after week?
Does any of this sound familiar?
I have news for you...
It's TOTALLY NORMAL and WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE!
Even the biggest names in the field were unsure to begin with and almost everyone has experienced imposter syndrome at some point in time. It's ok and totally natural to feel unsure and worried that you don't have what it takes.
Please don't let that hold you back from offering your talents to the world!
I'm here to tell you that what you have to offer is unique and wonderful and important for your students and they are depending on YOU to get out there and share your talents with them and with the world!
Not sure you have what it takes? Then this is the course for you.
I invite you to join me as we explore ways to "Get Into the Groove".
We will discuss how to tackle imposter syndrome and build confidence for your classes (and your daily life!) We will work through a series of concrete exercises, both physical and written to help you tease out exactly what you are worried about, why you are worried about it, and what it means for you and your classes. We will explore class organization and 5 habits of highly successful instructors that you can easily incorporate into how you create and organize your classes today.
In the end, the goal is to get you pumped up and excited about this amazing gift you have to offer the world and help you find a place of flow and groove that you can come back to week after week in order to create incredible movement classes that will keep your students engaged and joyful and you feeling positive and confident about your work.
What's more, once you register you will gain access to my private online Facebook group where we can connect more personally to answer any remaining questions or doubts.
I look forward to helping you overcome insecurity, find flow and get into your groove in the movement teaching world!
Sahira is a lifelong performer and has studied music, drama and dance since the age of two. She has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to the art of belly dance and her favorite thing in the world is to share the dance with others. She has trained in both Egyptian and Tribal style belly dance as well as Modern and West African and loves to incorporate all of these influences in her art. Sahira is a lifelong musician and head over heels crazy about the zills. She is known for her warm and inviting energy and her tendency towards the ridiculous.
In 2005, Sahira released her first instructional DVD, ”Arabian Spices“ and has since then been invited to teach and perform across the USA as well as Mexico, Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Canada, and Taiwan. In 2006 she had the honor of being the first tribal instructor ever invited to teach at the largest belly dance festival in the world: Ahlan We Sahlan, in Cairo, Egypt. In 2007 Sahira released two more instructional DVDs: ”Ali“ and ”Bella Donna Ya Helwa.” In 2011 she teamed up with Silvia Salamanca to release the DVD “Spanish Gypsy Passion“ and “Urban Gypsy Folkloric Combinations” was released in the Summer of 2013.
When in Houston, Sahira directs BellaDonna Dance Company, voted Houston ’s Best Belly Dancers by the Houston Press. She is also founder and director of Houston’s premiere Tribal Style troupe, Urban Gypsy.
“I love belly dancing! Seriously… I did not ever set out to be a professional belly dancer, but since dedicating the last 20 years of my life to it, I cannot imagine doing anything else. I was an engineer by training before starting my first belly dance class – which just goes to show that anyone can learn this beautiful dance!
What I love best about teaching – and I’ve had the opportunity to work with students all over the world – is watching a student grow into their dance – from that first “ah-ha” moment, to seeing them dance with a confidence that they never thought they had. This dance is so wonderfully empowering and can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life. I’ve gained balance, confidence, poise, and come to appreciate my body and who I am… and you can too!
People have described my classes as “clear and easy to follow”, “approachable”, “a fabulous workout”. My science background comes out in my attention to detail and the way I break the movements down into their smallest component parts.
I look forward to helping others all over the world to learn and love this dance that means so much to me.
See you on the dance floor!”
StartExercise 1 | Power Stance (3:24)
StartExercise 2 | Motion = Emotion (4:33)
StartExercise 3 | Visualization and Setting Intentions (2:46)
StartExercise 4 | Mantras (2:58)
StartExercise 5 | Recognizing your optimal class scenario (2:38)
StartExercise 6 | Create a Pre-Class Ritual (4:11)