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About Kelly G.

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Chicago, IL

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First Opera instructor to Laura Bretan, America's Got Talent 2016 GOLDEN Buzzer winner and youngest Opera Star.

I feel there is a great deal of talent in the youth of today, and that it is my job to provide a knowledge and understanding of how to best use that talent. I try my best to provide a comfortable atmosphere to help my students to develop, refine and heighten their talents. I love to teach performance techniques in voice, music, dance, and various other fine arts activities. I have been an aspiring performer my entire life and have enjoyed every learning experience I have come across. It is because of this that I feel I can help you reach your full potential. It is my goal to share my passion for performing arts with others so that they might become excited about their potential and future. I hope to empower others with t
he knowledge of using there instrument properly and efficiently so that they may utilize their talents to their fullest potential. Through lessons with me my students will enjoy and flourish in using their talents and become confident in doing so. Both learning and performing should be fun and exciting and that is what my students should know, that I am here to have fun and to help you embrace your natural talents and use them with ease and comfort.
What sets me apart from other teachers at Take Lessons?
Well, I am here to help you find how you learn best and what you feel most comfortable with. You will learn about yourself, your emotions, what makes you who you are, and your goals. Once we find that, we will use that to bring out your strengths and help you thrive in all areas of your life.
My training includes, but is not limited to;
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Sherman Oaks, CA- Fitness and Group Instructor Certification and Personal Training
Act One Studios, Chicago IL- Acting, and On-Camera, Commercial Techniques, Film and TV
Visceral Dance Center, Chicago IL- Modern, Tap, Jazz
Ruth Page Dance Center, Chicago IL- Ballet, Jazz, Pilates
Lou Conte Dance Studio, Chicago IL- Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Pilates, and Yoga
Oakland University, Rochester MI – Integrated Studies of Music, Theatre, and Dance, B.A.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI & Flint MI- Music Education, Dance , Vocal Performance, and Acting
Major studies and supplemental continued education in Health and Wellness, Nutritional implementation and lifestyle coaching.
Also, a professional athlete and fitness model with Ultimate Fitness Events Ontario, Canada.

Though I am your teacher, instructor, coach and I am also a fellow performer. I understand that everyone learns differently and I try to take various approaches to help the student get the most out of each lesson. I encourage my students to be open and honest with me about each aspect or their lesson so that we can, together, tailor a lesson plan that best fits each individual.

I am also CPR/AED certified- this is just one way to make sure your child or you are safe while taking lessons while me.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are designed to better the performances and techniques of a singer, dancer, or actor.
Techniques such as breathing, diction, pitch, tone, posture, rhythm, smoothness, and stage presence will be practiced. I do my best to develop lessons that are tailored to each student based on their individual needs. Lessons start simply with gentle vocal exercises based on humming and open vowel sounds. Each student can expect to be challenged through exciting a stimulating exercises. I also teach techniques to improve posture, poise and vocal performance. I enjoy using simple scales to improve pitch and volume while also working on clarifying the students voice. A students performance, whether they aspire to be a performer, teacher, or just enjoy performing should have a positive self portrait of themselves. We will work on building confidence so we as performers can take pride in ourselves and what we represent. My students are expected to practice outside of the lesson. I also encourage them to keep a practice journal of when and how long they have practiced. It helps the students to trouble shoot areas of their performance and take the opportunity to ask questions during the next lesson.
My students and I will strive to
- To develop an understanding of basic music theory.
- To take responsibility for their musical and vocal growth.
- To reach for improvement and not perfection.
- To work on the memorization of a performance.
- To try their hardest with each lesson.
- To come to each lesson with an idea of what they would like to achieve.
- To constantly sing correct pitches and rhythms in all songs/performances.
- To practice correct posture and breathe support.
Most importantly,
- To enjoy their performance and learn to embrace the natural talents they are given.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I work from a loft apartment, consisting of an area next to computer with a home recording studio area for music and keyboard. There is also seating for parents if they desire to attend lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I highly suggest the student have their own keyboard/piano. I do have a keyboard and music along with theory books and lesson plans, but would expect a quiet work environment for the student to pay attention.

*** Specialties ***
In dance I am well educated in every area but my strengths include: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern.
In vocal performance and technique: Opera, Musical theater, Lyric Soprano and Alto
Music: Classical, Contemporary, Rock, Pop, Christian, Country, R&B, Hip Hop
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Alexis W. December 3, 2018
· Broadway Singing · In home
Great. Very personable and easy to relax with. Great exercises and homework I feel is doable as my first ever vocal lesson. Can't wait for my next session :)
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Junie May 7, 2018
· Ballet · In studio
My 5 year old daughter has become a stronger dancer with Ms. Kelly as she builds up for her recital. We are truly lucky to find such a dedicated and talented teacher.
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Tracey January 3, 2016
· Singing · In studio
I was very lucky to have found Kelly. I had always dreamed of having artistic talent but I am not a naturally good singer. Within two years, I have gone from singing in the shower to having developed to stage performance. Kelly has taught me so much from the artistic expression of singing to the mechanics of turning my voice into an instrument. She has an incredible ability to listen to my voice and pinpoint the exact adjustment I need to make it sound great. She's such a fun person to be around that I always look forward to my next lesson. Her positive attitude and approach is also a testament to her high level of professionalism. She provides feedback that is positive. but also helps me improve She is the perfect combination of teacher and coach and I would highly recommend her for anyone interested in singing.
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Kelly G.

Chicago, IL 60622
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About Vanessa G.

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Las Vegas, NV
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Welcome to TakeLessons! My name is Vanessa and I would love to work with you! As I enter my 18th year as an instructor, I am offering private Acro, Dance, Fitness and Flexibility lessons. I love my work. My clients see results quickly and have fun getting fit!

Lessons Offered:
Acro - Conditioning for head, elbow, chin and handstands, bridges and walkovers and cartwheels, rolls, etc. These lessons take place in a private, safely paced setting and are challenging but highly motivating!

Dance - Dance cardio and conditioning. Dance types offered: Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap and Ballet. This program can be specialized and is super fun!

Fitness - Functional movement focused with use of calisthenics and cross training. These classes are high energy, focusing on core and full body exercises. They use little equipment and ar
e highly beneficial increasing your coordination, strength, balance and flexibility.

Flexibility - This class will be highly specialized to your individual postural needs and flexibility aspirations. This lesson benefits your joint health and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and strong! You will steadily see results.
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Aasiyah S. February 2, 2015
· Gymnastics · In home
Vanessa is an amazing instructor she is really great with children of all ages my daughter started taking private lessons with her a few months ago. She loved it so much that she started telling her friends and before you knew it her cousins and girlfriends started joining the class she is very patient with the girls and her classes are lots of fun I even participated in a few classes myself :)
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Jade W. December 29, 2014
· Tumbling · In home
Vanessa's tumbling classes have been a great addition to our school! She does a great job teaching our 2, 3 and 4 year old.
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Shanita C. December 27, 2014
· Gymnastics · In home
Vanessa teachers Gymnastics to our Older Toddlers and Preschoolers. The children enjoy the activities and routines she brings to our center bi-weekly. She is very patience and active with our students. We highly recommend Vanessa's services.
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Vanessa G.

Vanessa G.

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About MissG M.

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Chicago, IL

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About Gisselle
***CURRENTLY LOCATED IN CHICAGO***

60 AND 90 MINUTE CLASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 5 LESSONS.
PLEASE BOOK EITHER 30 OR 45 MINUTE LESSONS FOR YOUR FIRST PACKAGE OF CLASSES.

MissG was born and raised in New York City. She has received training in NYCs prestigious Broadway Dance Center and Steps, among others. In 2004 she founded Alight Movement and has already made a mark within the dance community through events, dance competitions, shows and workshop tours. They were recently seen on BET's 106 and Park, where some of MissG's choreography was displayed.

MissG has recently relocated to Chicago from Florida. She has choreographed and performed as a backup dancer for various local venues in South Florida including television shows and music videos. Her most recent sighting is in Step Up Revolution. Her choreography was also r
ecently seen on BET's Spring Bling Invitational Showcase in Venice Beach,CA. She has trained artists in development for major recording companies and continues to inspire her students, from all walks of life, to aim high in their endeavors. One of MissG’s students, artist Joselyn Rivera, appeared on the third season of The Voice.
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Brenda August 15, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
Our Grandson Caleb had his first Hip Hop lesson with Miss G last week. I highly recommend Miss G. She makes learning fun and interesting. She keeps things lite and low key and is able to keep Caleb focused. Miss G interacts with children exceptionally well. Caleb can't wait for his second lesson!!
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Brenda G. August 8, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · Online
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olivija June 21, 2018
· Hip Hop Dance · In studio
My daughter is 9 years old and had her first class with Gisselle today! She had a blast and learned a lot! She can’t wait for her next lesson:)
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MissG M.

MissG M.

Chicago, IL 60625
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About Amy A.

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Scottsbluff, NE

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Hello, my name is Amy and I am very excited to be teaching out of my studio, Double A music. I took 12 years of private music lessons on various instruments. I have taught for about 9 years, and have an associates degree in teaching from Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I am also certified to teach Piyo. I have been attending Piyo classes for over a year and have been teaching since September 2018.

I enjoy helping students succeed in many areas of music, such as school orchestra, performing solo, accompaniment, improvisation, and more. I understand each student's needs will vary and provide a variety of methods and supplement materials for this purpose. As a Piyo instructor I will help you individualize your lesson to meet your fitness goals.

When you sign up with me you will be greeted with a welcome email. I wil
l ask you a couple questions to help us both prepare for your first lesson. I will also send you a copy of my lesson policy. I look forward to meeting you!

***Please Note!!! I do not teach every other week music lessons! I strongly feel the student needs their weekly time with me to stay focused and motivated. If you sign up and select every other week I will deny your request. Thank you!***
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Sarah P. December 3, 2018
· Violin · Online
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Sarah P. November 26, 2018
· Violin · Online
best time ever
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Sarah P. November 19, 2018
· Violin · Online
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Amy A.

Amy A.

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About Kellie W.

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Buffalo Grove, IL

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I teach mostly online. I currently work in IL, but am willing to teach on the weekends if I get enough clients in WI. I am passionate about health and wellness. I have been studying it for years. I have my BA with a major in Human Resources Management and a minor in Health Promotion.. In my free time, I love reading about wellness and psychology. I believe in a holistic approach to healing our bodies, and I am here to help you use your body to its fullest potential. I am here to help you learn and grow, not only physically stronger, but emotionally and mentally stronger as well. Weight and nutrition management is an everyday struggle for most people, but I'm proud of you for finding this site to start your journey into becoming the best version of yourself. We are all in this together. I am so excited to be your teacher.
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LORI J. June 19, 2018
· Pilates · Online
Kellie is easy to schedule with and she mixes up the routine every week so you are never bored. Our workouts have been a combination of pilates and strengthening using body weight or light weights. I already feel stronger in my core, glutes and upper body after only 4 sessions.
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Denise Berguno October 8, 2017
· Health Coaching · Online
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Julie February 11, 2017
· Weight Loss · Online
Kellie is very knowledgeable about nutrition, working out and exercise. She also knows a lot of mental strategies to help me stay on track. She is VERY
non-judgemental and positive. She has really good advice and I feel like she is a good teacher. She seems experienced and confident, which helps me feel confident too. After this first lesson I feel encouraged and empowered and like I chose the right teacher/coach.
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Kellie W.

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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Jersey City, NJ
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In 2013 I gave up a longstanding career in Logistics and Imports to pursue my passion for fitness and education, and I have not looked back since. I enjoy helping others to learn and expand their horizons through language and movement. One of the reasons I became an ESL instructor is because I wanted to experience culture and diversity. I am truly blessed to have been given this wonderful opportunity to impart my own knowledge while learning from others.

I am certified as a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I am also ACE-Certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, specialized in Core Fitness, Senior Fitness Training and Functional Fitness. I train clients in their homes and online. Half of my day is dedicated to teaching ESL and the other half to f
itness training.
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Akhila November 17, 2017
· Fitness · In home
Bev is awesome! She really helps you achieve your goals 😊
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Walkiria June 24, 2017
· ESL · Online
“I've tried to learn English for a long time and, though I learned a big amount of words , I wasn't able of having a short conversation with nobody. Teacher Beverly have been making a great job by identifying my difficulties and then working hard straight on it at abslutely enjoyable online classes. I'm really happy because in a few time I've improved my English skills as I've never did before, nevertheless I'm sure that there are so much to be learnt from her yet.”
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che June 19, 2017
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My english is very poor, but beverly is great, I do not understand, she will say over and over again, let me understand. The most important, she makes you from simple to difficult little bit to master English grammar, not boring. At present, I have already said a lot of sentences. I'm very happy.thank you teacher 🌹
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Beverly F.

Beverly F.

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About Ron P.

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Burlington, WI

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To begin with let me say I am a martial arts instructor. I'm not a Yoga person, music teacher, actor or some other part timer and all of my reviews are from actual students who have taken classes with me in the martial arts and in various disciplines.

American Tai Chi and Qi Gong Association Certified Master Instructor
World Dragon Kenpo Karate
Grandmaster 8th Degree Black Belt
Tai Chi for Health Institute
Certified Senior Trainer in multiple TCHI programs
Training available which can lead to Instructor Certification.

Ron has been actively teaching a diverse population of tai chi players since 2006 and has been involved in the martial arts as a student and instructor for over 40 years.
Ron also guides a group of local instructors, most who attend his lessons at Midwest Tai Chi Self Defense n Burlington Wisconsin regula
rly.

There are ongoing classes at the Kenosha Moose Lodge (Yang 24, Yang 32 Sword, TCBP, TCK,TCO, TCR, TCA Part 2 and Seated, TCE) and a Saturday morning TCA class at the Kenosha Senior Center. Ron's ongoing relationship with the University of Wisconsin Parkside Kenosha is where he's involved in community outreach through the Mini Course program.

Master Instructor Ron Pfeiffer has also been teaching Taiji Zen and the 13 Essential Forms for several years now and believes in the Beauty and Depth of this particularly powerful Tai Chi Chuan set developed by Jet Li in China.

Ron's journey into Health Fitness began in 1978 with various martial arts. In 2014, he was honored to be recognized through the International Sungjado Association for his over 35 years with a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Science Degree.

All 30 to 60 minute lessons are designed for individual participants. Your goals are my guide.
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Michael July 14, 2018
· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
I've only been working with Ron for a little over a month now but he is an excellent instructor. He is very knowledgeable, detail oriented, and easy to learn from. He knows what pace of instruction works and he doesn't try to rush through anything. Also, I find it helpful how he can relate the forms to a practical martial arts use which helps me to better understand. He frequently reminds me that my Tai Chi Chuan is great for where I'm at which is a powerful reinforcement. It encourages me to continue to practice and improve daily. I recommend Ron to anyone who is ready to start learning and discover the benefits of Tai Chi Chuan.
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Hana July 9, 2018
· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
Master Teacher Ron Pfeiffer is a true find if you are looking for exceptionally high-quality of instruction. His depth of knowledge and experience in martial arts makes him a valuable tai chi instructor as he is able to elucidate the finer points of the forms and make your tai chi practical, as well.
His style of teaching translates well to the online medium. He keeps a sharp eye on even minute mistakes while remaining positive and encouraging, breaks down the movements, and is attentive to detail . He also has a sense of humor, which is always a welcome characteristic in a teacher.
Since he is very experienced, he can assess his students very well and knows just what level of instruction to deliver, depending on your needs.
I am enriched and feel I'm moving to a new level after every class with Ron. Very grateful for his instruction and highly recommend!
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Mike June 30, 2018
· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
I have been working with Ron for over a year. He is an amazing teacher. His teaching style is full of patience and his explanations of each move are not only technically detailed in the physical move itself, but also in the reason for and benefit of the move. If you are interested in learning Tai-Chi, I can't think of a better teacher.
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Ron P.

Ron P.

Burlington, WI 53105
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Hello. I am a Zumba instructor. I love dancing, and exercising. I speak 4 different languages which are : English, French, Spanish and Wolof. I grew up all over the world, I love cultures and learning new languages.

I live a healthy lifestyle. I am vegan, and aspire to live a natural and pure life.
I have been dancing Zumba for over 10 years. I was able to lose over 50 pounds, thanks to Zumba, which allowed me to burn many calories.
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Hannah September 7, 2018
· Zumba · In home
I have never done Zumba, nor had the others in my group, and Penda is amazing with everyone!! She listens to what you’re wanting to accomplish. Incredibly sweet! She’s beautiful and in incredible shape! She makes working out fun! She’s very encouraging and it’s easy to feel comfortable with her! :) I highly recommend others to check her out!!
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penda S.

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$42 / 30-min

About Nicole L.

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Queen Creek, AZ

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I have taught Martial Arts for 2 years. I am a less than a year away from my Black Belt in American Kenpo and I am a 2nd Dan in Kung Fu. I am currently an assistant Instructor at a Karate School. I have taught over 100 students and continue to teach 15 hours or more a week. Since I was a White Belt I have been competing in tournaments.
I believe anyone can learn Martial Arts and I am willing to teach anyone, no matter if you or your child is deaf, blind, paralyzed from the waist down, disabled, etc... "If there is a will there is a way!"
I also teach sparring and basics with Weapons. Whether you need help with your Martial Arts or want a personal trainer, I can help you or your child train and become a great Martial Artist by teaching in the best way that you or your child learns. I am very patient person who understands the time and re
spect for students needed, to teach. Martial Arts does not just teach Self-Defense but many good life skills as well. Please give me a chance to help you or your child connect Mind, Body, and Spirit and become the Martial Artist you/they dream to be.
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Michelle July 15, 2018
· Karate · In studio
Nicole passes on her Kenpo knowledge in a constant and patient manner. She has helped me tremendously when I need that extra attention with techniques and form.
Thank you Nicole!
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Nicole L.

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About Kendra Beautifull
As a woman, managing perspectives of self vs those of others and society, being able to unapologetically embrace your beauty, your body, your sensuality and sexuality may become like a juggling act or just dropped altogether.

But You Matter! All of you-mind, body, spirit.

I am a dancer AND I am a Licensed Counselor with years of experience working with teens and young adult women through traumas and emotional and behavioral challenges. I understand how these traumas can affect us into adulthood and how we connect to our own identities and our self esteem.

I use Sensual dance and fitness as a way to reconnect and empower positive perspectives of ourselves and even to heal wounds of shame or guilt.

I am trained in ballet, contemporary and jazz and have spent my adult years teaching sensual, erotic, fitness forms of dance to women a
s well as performing in various shows of burlesque among the other genres of dance.

My sessions offer you an opportunity to glow and grow through it .... life, depression, fear, self consciousness.... healing .... in a safe space where you explore your sensuality through movement. It could take the first session to break through ... or it could take a few ... either way I am here for you. My sessions are healing for me and I hope to share that energy with you.

From celebrating your beauty, your body, your life .... to reconnecting to your self ... come share sacred space and time with Sensual Self Fitness sessions !
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Eshia July 23, 2018
· Dance Fitness · In studio
Awesome experience! Great instructor and made it very easy to stay on track. Definitely recommend
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Quiana July 23, 2018
· Dance Fitness · In studio
Very professional, fun and positive. She makes you feel comfortable and motivated to perform. Highly recommended for the grown and sexy.
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K. Beautifull W.

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