Tribal Fusion Mommy-To-Be
Tribal Traditions…Belly Dance; A Celebration of ALL Stages of Motherhood.
Where is the Origin of Life? We know the mechanics…the modern day biological and scientific facts, but when looked through the eyes of our ancient ancestors, we know what they saw…Women, bringing fourth life from a burgeoning belly, ripe and fertile, a new soul to enhance and bless the Tribe..
Blood, sweat, tears of pain and labour, women assisting their daughters, granddaughters and sisters, a community gathered to love, encourage, and coach their fellow woman in her time of deepest sacred connect…the day her baby is born.
Belly Dance, has always been a part of this momentous event..Women in the ancient East, would pass down the skill of belly dance to their kin, a sacred dance that strengthens the body for labour, exercises for the body during the stress of pregnancy, celebrates and distracts in the heat of Labour and most of all, mimics many of the movements the body undertakes while in labour.
And After the great connection to the Goddess by becoming Mother herself, the new mother would dance with her baby…to strengthen her body, to bond with her child and to begin to share the traditions of dance and music with her offspring, to celebrate the New life held within her arms and the arms of her Tribe…
Within these most Sacred Traditions, Tribal Dance Long Island is honored and proud to offer :
* Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Mommy-to-Be, for Women who are expecting; conception to Labour, with a Doctor’s note on file.
The Mommy-to-be class will focus on ancient movement and flexibility within tribal belly dance, coupled with visualization, meditation, gentle stretching, undulations, isolations basic belly dance technique and pelvic floor strengthen for labour. All in a loving, safe, happy environment…a haven for your own “Dancing Dula”. As Tribal belly dance is done as a community or “Tribe” Women are supportive sand encouraging to fellow students and many moments are done in the “Round”. All dancers move at their own pace, and dancers who are farther along in their pregnancy are encouraged to participate in yoga mat style movements and gentle floor work. The dance, besides being physically beneficial is also intended for women to connect with their bodies and to reconnect with their sensual nature, bolstering confidence, feelings of inner calm, beauty and self-satisfaction.