The first time Nadira Jamal ran her Rock the Routine course, I was there. I was also the mother of a three-month-old baby and had just moved to a new country, but I was there. So it was unlikely from the start that I would see it through, but I did work with the program … Continue reading Nadira Jamal’s Rock the Routine — reflection and a special offer
I paid 109 dollars for an online course. I never finish online courses. I did not finish this online course. Was it worth it? Hell yeah. *** I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t sure about it at first. When Nadira Jamal, a.k.a. The Belly Dance Geek, advertised her online course for developing a practice habit, … Continue reading Reflecting on Nadira Jamal’s How to Build a Sustainable Practice Habit
Nadira Jamal sent an email out to her list this week, and it was one of those things — well, quite frankly, it was one of those moments when it seems someone you’ve never met read your mind and decided to give you a good talking to. It’s called “Everything Else is Gravy: Why we … Continue reading In which Nadira Jamal hits a home run
Aziza’s oft-repeated wisdom is: “Be amazed.” At one point while I was doing this video, I thought: “Dude, if I found my body doing what hers is doing, in the way that hers is doing it, I sure would be amazed!” When you see the title of the DVD, namely Hands, Arms & Poses, you … Continue reading Review of Aziza’s Hands, Arms & Poses
The second episode of this season of Project Belly Dance was a grab-bag of reality show tricks and twists. You will dance — but not to your own music! Some people will be eliminated, but one will be voted back in! Another will be voted all the way to the finals! And, oh yeah, how … Continue reading Blogging Project Belly Dance: Season 2, Episode 2: On your toes, ladies!
Another recent highlight was, as you might have guessed by the headline, performing at a friend’s wedding. Now, this wasn’t a big formal thing, nor was it a real gig. The couple wanted their friends to put on little skits and the like, and I knew this was just my chance to pull out the … Continue reading In which the writer performs at a wedding (sort of)
Every now and then you just have to go back to the basics. What’s the context? Well, there’s a bunch of context. I recently signed up for the launch of Nadira Jamal’s online program, Rock the Routine. It’s what she calls a “home study” course, and I’m doing it at my own sweet pace — … Continue reading Back to basics with Neon’s Instant Bellydancer