After a 20 year incubation period, this is the very FIRST BellyMama offering to the world!
WHAT: Join us for a joyful exploration of yoga and belly dance during pregnancy. We will draw from these ancient arts to both strengthen and relax our bodies. Tailored to meet the unique needs of pregnancy this workshop will use movement, stillness, and attention to breath, to bring a sense of balance into our lives. We will learn how to use all these techniques to find deep comfort and to build resilience and stamina. After waking our bodies with joy through belly dance, we will settle into a period of deep relaxation with yoga. No prior experience is necessary. This class is also appropriate for the postpartum period.
WHEN: Saturday May 16th 12.30-1.30pm EST
Registrations close 15 minutes before class starts. You will receive a Zoom link to your email 10 minutes in advance.
(Donations are appreciated. Venmo “bellyqueen”)
WHO: Sheilagh Falcigno discovered her love of movement in her early twenties. Initially inspired to ‘just exercise and get in shape’ she quickly realized the enormous benefits of connecting her mind and body. Yoga and belly dance gave her new ways to experience not just her physical form, but provided insight into the deep emotions locked in her heart. Dedicating herself to these two ancient arts led to an internal integration she never would have thought possible. The confidence she developed in herself also led to explorations of martial arts, pilates, and other dance forms.
As an early childhood educator working with at-risk families Sheilagh saw the importance of incorporating movement and breath-work in the classroom. After decades of practice, and with the blessing of her main teacher, she decided to become a teacher of yoga and began her mentorship in 2011, and became a certified vinyasa yoga teacher in 2013. Her love of serving children and families led to additional certifications in pre and post natal, kids, and family yoga. She also holds advanced certifications in yoga for cancer, yoga for trauma, and gentle, adaptive, and chair yoga. The joy Sheilagh found through bellydance led her to the Bellyqueen teacher training in 2014.
Sheilagh is committed to providing her students a safe place to be in and explore their bodies, their minds, and their hearts, through guidance but never judgement.
Photo by Monzeeki