Bellycise is delighted to announce the start of ‘Sofa Workouts for Everyone’ . All these workouts are based on sitting or lying on a sofa or bed, in order to bring fitness to those whose medical conditions prevent them from participating in standard fitness classes. These cover a variety of techniques: Yoga, Qigong, Belly Dance and Bollywood. Belly dance and yoga techniques bring strength and tone to core muscles, qi gong brings relaxation and stretching, and the dance brings cardio and laughter!
These are currently available as free online videos: click on the following links to have a look:
Woohoo! A new type of class comes to Stowmarket: Belly Bolly Yoga. These are going to run once or twice a month at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket on Monday evenings, 7.30 till 9pm. They will include all the elements that Bellycisers love: Belly Dance for toning, Bollywood for cardio and ending in delicious yoga stretches. And probably some elements of Qigong and Cabaret too. Where else can you find a class that gives you all that? A full head-to-toe work out for mind and body combined. Yum. To find out what Mondays the class run, see http://bellycise.com/classes-and-workshops
Bellycise is introducing a class especially for new mums and pregnant mums in their 2nd and 3rd trimester. The class will use gentle belly dance moves for toning and strengthening the abdominals, back, pelvis and thighs. The class will also introduce some yoga stretches and some soothing qi gong movements to calm the mind.
The classes can be booked by groups and organisations, for a cost of £60 per 45 minute session within the Diss to Stowmarket area.
Why is belly dance so good for pregnancy and after birth?
Strengthening pelvic and deep abdominal muscles and all those muscles specifically used for giving birth, thus facilitating the process of delivering and of recovery.
Relaxing the body.
Promote good posture.
Help maintain general fitness.
Help maintain a good sense of balance.
Read about Steph McGovern and why she swears by the benefits of belly dance during pregnancy:
This weekend at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket, I shall be holding a relaxed and party-inspired workshop looking at the youth-driven musical movement in Algeria called ‘Rai’. It combines traditional bedouin music with contemporary music trends which can include jazz, pop ad hip hop. The lyrics are normally sung in both french and arabic and can be crude and down to earth. This has lead to issues with Islamic fundamentalists. Our routine will have a basis of some recognisable belly dance fused with a bit of hip hop style to a popular song by a rai master, Cheb Mami ( pictured above). Come and try it out! Saturday 19th October, 10.30 – 12, £10.
So this is a challenging but delicious workshop that requires good core control and some self-expression as the music is very fluid. A great opportunity to focus on technique as many moves are done as slowly as possible so suitable for beginners and experienced alike. This Saturday 5th October at Hillside Community Centre, Stowmarket. 10.30 till 12. £10 Look forward to seeing you there!
A unique night out: A disco that combines belly dancing, bollywood and western pop music. The evening opens with demonstrations and taster sessions, followed by a good old-fashioned style boogie to a fantastic playlist. The event takes place at:
Bellycise enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Stowmarket Carnival, on 16th July 2016. They opened the show after the Lord Mayor’s Speech. The first routine was a belly dance routine to a fun and lively Kurdish piece of music, followed by an energetic Bollywood routine to ‘Afreen’ from the film ‘A hundred foot journey’.