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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

“Shake Your Soul” at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center

Dec 11, 2015 09:40PM

Are you ready to discover your soul in motion? Linda Joffe, dance instructor and expressive arts facilitator, will offer a free community “Shake Your Soul” class in collaboration with Garden of the Heart Yoga Center. This free class is scheduled for December 20, 12:30 p.m. Regular Shake Your Soul classes will resume after the New Year on the third Sunday of each month, also at 12:30 p.m. The first regular class will take place on January 17, 2016.

            Shake Your Soul is a unique and invigorating approach to body-spirit fitness. Also known as the “yoga of dance,” it incorporates elements of movement therapy, Qi Gong, yoga and dance. Each class is balances both directed and spontaneous movement which relax the nervous system, energize the body and awaken the soul through a powerful, fluid dance repertoire set to world music. No formal dance training is needed.

            “Dancing is one of the best forms of exercise because it combines aerobic elements with some form of coordination movement which activates the cerebellum to enhance thinking and cognitive flexibility,” says Joffe, a longtime yoga practitioner and NIA white belt. “With Shake Your Soul, the inspirational music and fluid movements make dancing an emotional, sensual and physical experience. It can also release tension and lift depression.”


Location: 2888 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Cost for regular classes: $15. For advanced sign-up, visit Drop-ins welcome. Joffe also facilitates weekly Shake Your Soul classes at Radiant Soul Yoga and Wellness (3512 N Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota). For complete schedules and costs, call 941-376-5162 or email [email protected]




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