In Case You Miss Rhea Fusion Check Out Tribal Fusion Dancer

Rhea Fusion is a Tribal Fusion Dancer

In Case you missed out on her interview, you can check it out here. She’s a tribal fusion belly dancer. She has a background in Flamenco, Tribal Fusion Belly Dance and Hip Hop. It’s interesting to watch dancing because it takes into consideration the full integration of dance styles. See if you can pick up a little of her ballet, hip hop and belly dance influence.

Real Soul Filled Performance

In this performance she is accompanied by live musicians which can be more difficult because you have to practice with them. But in any case she did it effortlessly. The more people you add into a performance the more magical but also the more you have a chance of someone making a mistake. But it’s all part of a live performance because people are imperfect and can make mistakes but that’s why when there are no mistakes it’s like “BRAVO!!”

As a dancer myself, I encourage others to dance because it’s just so beneficial and fun as well. But you really have to have a strong foundation to be a great dancer. Also good instruction is key as well. Also having a strong physical body is of the utmost importance for dancers because to be honest, it’s quite easy to injure yourself.

If you read the article about Rhea Fusion, you will see that she teaches pilates as well as dance. So in my opinion, pilates is the foundation for all dancers. It’s just so great at strengthening the core and that’s what all dancers need is a strong core. But actually EVERY BODY needs a strong core so get into a pilates class quickly. Start today or tomorrow but don’t put it off if possible.

Isn’t this just awesome photography of Rhea Fusion? So creative!!

All you really need to get started is a space on the floor and a beach towel. And do BEGINNER PILATES. Not any of this ADVANCED or HIGH INTENSITY stuff. OK Just slow and steady beginning pilates and you’ll begin to feel the magic. There are a million resources on line. I prefer Balanced Arts and Sciences International (BASI) or Balanced Body Pilates BUT do whatever you think is right. You can also order books and DVD’s or go on YOUTUBE. But just know not all instructors are created equal and some are just better than others. So you have to research. I know it’s a bummer. But if you buy instructional books or DVD’s they are usually pretty good.

Just start having a little excitement finding new instructors and researching. You’ll find your peeps before you know it and be glad that you did.

Valeria Star is adapting to this new lifestyle. She encourages others to pursue their passion. She enjoys singing, dancing and yoga. She also has a podcast.

Here’s another video of Rhea Fusion if you haven’t had enough. Just check it out it’s cool. Trust me, I know cool when I see it. XOXO

PEACE IS HERE AND NOW MANIFEST.

Oh yeah and let’s just have a nice tall glass of CALMING TEA. Staying Calm won’t hurt you and it certainly can help. Breathe a lot and start thinking of how amazing things can be. Oh yeah and If someone comes at you with a conspiracy theory. Tell them you need to go do some Pilates. Bye And say a big prayer every chance you get and I want you to know that a whole bunch of prayer GODDESSES are praying for you right now. You can join the club by simply praying. It’s Easy. OK Bye For real!!

Meet dancer Rhea Fusion

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Name
Rhea
What City is home?
Budapest/Hungary
What type of dance do you do?
I have danced classical bellydance for 15 years and I have fallen in love with tribal fusion bellydance for 6 years. I have learned flamenco and modern dance too when I was a child. I am very inspired by ballet and hip hop (currently studying), so I mix all these together in my own dance style. I also love to teach and practice Pilates.
Who’s your favorite dancer?
Mercedes Nieto
What’s your dream?
To make the most out of this life.
What’s your favorite song?
Páva by Ferenc Snétberger
What’s one wish you hope comes true?
I hope after the Covid 19 people will understand that we can't go on like before. We have to change our mind and our attitude and think about the Earth. We are one and we have to take care of it and each other.
What is your opinion on wellness?
If you can feel the gratitude for the things around you, have love in your heart and be in the present moment. These are essentials.

A Little Dance with AnnaMaria to Calm Your Mind

AnnaMaria sure does have a graceful movements. I hope you can take a minute to observe. It’s challenging to slow down even for a couple of minutes. But if you do, I think you will be glad you did.

During this time it’s a great idea to slow down and focus on just the basics. What is easy? Do that. What comes easy? Do that. Why make things harder than you need to?

Valeria chilling with trees.

Want to learn more about the author? Check out her podcast. https://anchor.fm/valeria641

Ready For a Little Naked Cabaret Teaser with Shilly Nakedmoon?

We all Need a Little Dance To Brighten Our Days

Some of you may remember Shilly Nakedmoon from a prior blog post. Well fast forward to Pandemic 2020 and Shilly was able to sneak in a little performance in March (which I missed since she lives in UK and I live in USA but thanks to social media, I felt like I was there.)

Shilly has an eye for fashion and I really LOVED the costuming in her video. The Videographer gets a lot of credit for editing this captivating creation.

A nostalgic throwback to 14th March at Nakedmoon Cabaret! What a show it was. And only just in time before lock down. Thank you the amazing artists and performers who helped me make it happen. I’m Brewing up something wicked for when we all are allowed out to party again….
Sending love and sparkles, hope this lifts your heart
Much love Shillyxxx
Thank you to MiMiMedia for the videography

Shilly is a dance teacher at Dhakini Dance and due to pandemic she has taken her classes on line but For more information on classes with her click here.

This video here really knocked my socks off. Her mom is a fashion designer and I might be getting story wrong but she designed costumes in this video which were so beautiful.

If you Can’t Dance Then Watch Dance and Support Dancers

Dancing is very difficult and like other artists they often don’t get any encouragement, praise or money. But I just want to support other dancers because I know how much time and effort they put into this beautiful art form. And it’s just so beneficial for your whole life. And then for the people that actually want to teach others? They deserve a nobel peace prize because it is not easy to teach and especially teach dancers. Who are not the easiest to work with. We ask a lot of questions, don’t practice and then get mad at teacher for stupid reason and then quit going and then come back and then get jealous and then we end up appreciating them in the end. But let’s show a lot of love to UK from USA and the world to Shilly. Just for having courage to share this beautiful art form.

Valeria Star lives in Nor Cal. She loves to sing and dance when she’s not running with her dog. We’re all in this together. Let’s make this a better world.

Ideas For Quarantine

Well I never thought I would say I was on lock down but that is where we find ourselves in March 2020. In Northern California we received a stay at home order and now we can only go out for essential functions such as grocery shopping or banking, Dr appointments. But this is putting a major damper on people who love to socialize with other humans.

A friend and I were laughing and said that we have been prepping for this type of lifestyle for years. I just started doing the stay at home thing during the summer of 2019 for financial reasons. But my friend had essentially been doing it for years. So here are a few of the things you can do at home or what I do.

Rebounder

You definitely need a rebounder for this one but you can definitely get your Doctor’s approval for something like this and also be uber careful because it is easy to fly off a rebounder. But it’s really great exercise. I like to put on cool music and bounce baby bounce.

Beautiful music

You can Ride a Bike

You Can Color

Coloring is so relaxing and therapeutic. Definitely do this!!

You Can Sing

I sing karoke on Smule. It’s just for fun.

You Can Tap Dance

You Can Walk Your Dog

You Can Start a PodCast.

A Podcast is pretty fun. I recommend it for people to give a listen and see if it is something you might want to try.

Well take care and hope you can chill and relax during this time. This too shall pass. Oh yeah you can read the bible too because some good ol fashioned prayers would be much appreciated.

Valeria Star on Lock Down in Nor Cal

Dancer=Supreme Athletes

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Why are dancers supreme athletes?

Dancers require a great deal of physical strength in order to perform at a high level. It requires a great deal of flexibility and endurance to be able to perform. The amount of practice that is required is crazy. Professional dancers dance all day and then perform at night. Can you be on a treadmill all day and then perform at night too? It’s crazy to think about it.

Do Dancers get Respect?

That really depends on who you ask. One dancer interviewed indicated that she gets messages from men requesting photos of herself and attention that is unwanted. “People often mistake your dancing as being erotic when really all it is you are doing is moving your body to the music. It is the physical expression of music vibration. But because the movement of the body may be considered arousing by some, somehow the artists must be wanting attention.”

I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On

Dancers are just moving their body and enjoying the music and having a good time. Just because one gets turned on doesn’t mean that somehow there is any type of connection between the dancer and the audience. Yes the audience is part of the performance but that doesn’t mean you can say disrespectful things to a dancer or even think that the intent is to get attention. It’s the untrained eye that doesn’t realize the strength, flexibility, grace, musicality and timing that is involved in dancing. But now that you know this, you’re forgiven for your past transgressions because you didn’t realize.

Let’s all just be patient and dance.

2019 Artist Year in Review

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Featured Enlighten Your Lives Artists

2019 was a great year for performers at EnlightenYourLives.com. These artists reached out of their comfort zones and decided to share their passions with the world. As an artist, one of the scariest thing to do is actually share your passion. One can work on their passion for months and years and still not share it. Why don’t they share it? Most likely it’s fear. Why should an artist be afraid to share of themselves? It can be a fear of the response they will receive but also fear of rejection or being ridiculed. It’s an uncomfortable feeling to perform in front of others. But after a while, one does get used to it. When the joy of expression overcomes the fear to perform, then one is ready to share of themselves. Meet these brave Princess Warriors who have risen above the fear.

Meet Varia Strix from Washington DC

The mysterious Varia Strix

Our first featured artist is Varia Strix. Varia has a real passion for life and has many hobbies such as being an awesome photographer and a beautiful dancer. If you say, Belly Dance Workshop, she comes running. She is a pleasure to know and she gets a lot of credit for being courageous enough to be the first featured dancer to be interviewed in 2019. We wish Varia continued success in 2020. To learn more about Varia you may read the full article here.https://enlightenyourlives.com/2019/08/18/meet-washington-dc-bellydancer-varia-strix/

Valeria Star Singing in French

Performing in June 2019

Valeria Star sings an emotional rendition of Les Feuilles Mortes/Autumn Leaves. During a live performance, like life, you never know what’s going to happen. She practiced, she sang, she cried and went home. Valeria Star has been singing since a child but she started training and studying voice in 2014. Valeria hopes to sing and dance for the rest of her life. Let’s wish her continued success in 2020. https://enlightenyourlives.com/2019/06/23/valerie-estrella-didnt-think-she-would-break-down-an-emotional-rendition-of-autumn-leaves-les-feuilles-mortes/

Meet Beautiful Vanessa Montoya from Texas

Vanessa Montoya

Vanessa is a talented and beautiful yoga teacher and dancer that is active in her Texas community teaching dance and yoga. A real princess warrior that is also a healer. We want to thank Vanessa for sharing her passion and joy with the world. We also wish Vanessa continued in 2020 and beyond. Here is the full article.

Meet Nor Cal Dancer Valeria Star

Hanging with her favorite Trees

Valeria Star from Nor Cal loves to dance and sing. In this article Valeria shares her passion for dance. She’s been dancing over 40 years and doesn’t intend to stop anytime soon. She encourages everyone to follow their passions whatever they might be. Click here for full article.

Here’s Shilly from United Kingdom

A captivating creative artist

Shilly is talented on multiple levels. She’s a fashion designer, dancer and also makes some delicious cacao drinks that one day will be tasted in UK. Shilly directed this captivating video that is highly recommend for everyone to watch. Shilly also teaches belly dance in her community and she gets extra credit for getting kicked out of ballet. We want to wish Shilly much success in 2020 and want to thank her for sharing her passion with us. Full article is https://enlightenyourlives.com/2019/11/10/meet-dancer-shilly-nakedmoon/.

Anna Puts Hungary on the Map

A Beautiful Dancer, Annamaria

Finally meet Annamaria from Hungary. She is such a talented dancer. She really knows how to draw in an audience and keep their attention. It’s obvious she knows how to dance and really commands the stage. It’s not an easy thing as a soloist to keep the audience engaged. But her athleticism and beautiful flowing movements are superb. Bravo to Anna and we wish her a successful future in all she does. Don’t miss this one or well, you’ll miss out. https://enlightenyourlives.com/2019/11/18/meet-dancer-annamaria-benko-fothy/

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Thank you again to all the beautiful people that contributed to this article. Keep it up in 2020 because the world needs more of your passion, joy and light. Here’s to an awesome and safe New Year!!

Meet Dancer Annamária Benkó-Fóthy

Name

Annamária Benkó-Fóthy

What City is home?

Budapest, Hungary

What type of dance do you do?

Tribal Fusion Bellydance

Who’s your favorite dancer?

I have a lots of. Some of them are Rachel Brice, Zoe Jakes, Illan Riviére, Tjarda van Straten and Pinny Orchidaceae.

What’s your dream?

I totally acknowledge who I am now and I enjoy every moment of it. That is why I feel I already live my dream. I love so I am loved. I accept so I am accepted.

What’s your favorite song?

I don't have a favourite song. Usually I try to find beauty in every style.

What’s one wish you hope comes true?

There will be no indifference and lethargy in our world - only sincerity and understanding.

What is your opinion on wellness?

We should listen to our body and this way we will understand what is good to our body and soul. I think in this way we all get closer to our inner peace. Wellness could be a fantastic tool for this.

Fantasy Girl on Rebounder

Have you heard this song, Fantasy Girl by Johnny O and Mickey Garcia? It is such a serious jam!! In this video, Valeria Star rebounds to this song. Being on a rebounder is SOOOOOOOOOO beneficial for your health. Nasa declared it the best exercise on the planet.

Valeria is demonstrating how she uses the rebounder, although she recommends people use it to their own level and you might want to hold on to something. As you will see there is one part where she does fall off it. But she doesn’t get injured. It’s just easy to bounce off of it if your not careful.

If you can make it to the 6 minutes on the video, Valeria demonstrates a grand twisting plie in 6th position. She was pretty proud of herself on that move.

Warning this video will probably give you energy!!

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Thanks for watching and following my Blog. It’s with great hope that you will have a nice day and eat some fruits and vegetables for health and wellness.

Valeria is a Health and Wellness Coach in Nor Cal.

Meet Dancer Shilly Nakedmoon

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Name

Shilly Nakedmoon

What City is home?

Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

What type of dance do you do?

I teach Tribal Fusion Belly Dance and I also can't live without conscious dance practices like 5 rhythms and movement medicine. My dance journey has been a bit of an adventure, from getting kicked out of ballet school for breakdancing when I was young to performing burlesque and erotic striptease!

Who’s your favorite dancer?

Kazuo Ohno is one of the creators of Japanese Butoh Dance. He was very spiritual about his dance and I feel so connected with him, I always think of him as a beautiful flower.

What’s your dream?

To own my own vegan cafe, too run a ritual dance theatre company and for humans to live in harmony with all life on planet earth.

What’s your favorite song?

I giorni by Ludovico Einaudi

What’s one wish you hope comes true?

That humans come together in love to save the planet and it's creatures from extinction.

What is your opinion on wellness?

Everyone is different, so find what makes you feel good and is also kind to the planet and do that! Looking after the planet and your body is the same thing essentially, the earth is our mother after all! So every choice we make that is kind to our body is also being kind to Mother Earth.