Yvonne Christina - Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong, Belly Dance & Henna Art

Tai Chi classes Tues. at 05:45  / Tai Chi Experiences by appointment 

5 Elements Belly Dance

5 Elements Bellydance is a bellydance class & yoga practice all in one! It offers teachings in yogic philosophies as students are guided thru bellydance movements to unite mind/body/spirit &  harmonize the 5 natural elements inherent within us –   earth, air, fire, water & space.  5 Elements Bellydance™ cultivates total body fitness, holistic well-being, feminine empowerment , energy awareness, personal development, & embodied wholeness all in a fun, supportive, creative environment!

Look for Yvonne's 5 Element Workshops in various locations or call to book an event! 

Health Benefits of Belly  Dancing!

  • Improved posture and muscle toning

Our spinal column contains more bones and ligaments than any other part of the body. Its 33 vertebrae are stacked together in a column joined together by cartilage and ligaments, and almost every movement of the torso depends upon its flexibility and function. Muscle groups that attach to the ligaments and vertebrae create movement in the trunk and pelvis areas. Belly Dance tones these muscles and maintains flexibility in a safe and effective manner

  • Weight loss, balance and coordination

According to Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat, M.D., dance can burn up to 300 calories per hour. This estimate will vary, of course, depending on the intensity of your dancing. Combined with a healthy diet that involves sensible eating, dance can without a doubt be part of a sound weight loss program.

Dance, like many aerobic activities, is great for burning calories and toning muscles. Unlike a standard gym equipment workout, however, practitioners also work on balance, coordination, and flexibility.

  • Stress reduction and positive body image

Dance is a well recognized form of psychotherapy used primarily for its ability to promote healthy body image, positive social interactions, and confidence. It is also a notable form of stress relief and management.

  • Better Sleep

Dancers sleep better. Whole-body health and wellness is associated with an increased ability to follow natural cycles. For the best sleep, try for at least a half hour of dance or other physical activity every day. Do not dance just before bedtime, though.