In Goddess Dance Sera Solstice guides you through the basics of bellydance presented in short dance combinations. You will be inspired by the beauty of the flowing, organic movement that you will learn. Having practiced and performed bellydance through both her pregnancies, Sera has selected moves that are gentle, energizing, and healing for women in all stages of pregnancy, including post-partum. Sera demonstrates the movements for the 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy, while her dancer assistants - Jessica and Megan - show the movements for early pregnancy and post-partum.
Sera’s program teaches dance technique for pregnancy, offering the detailed explanation of bellydance moves, which groups of muscles to activate, and how to integrate the birthing and root muscles into your dance. Sera starts with a gentle warmup, stretch, and muscle conditioning workout, and goes on to demonstrate and explain step-by-step groups of bellydance movements, such as lower and upper body circular, undulating and infinity-loop moves, and gentle percussive hipwork. She teaches dance combinations that come together into a hypnotic, graceful, and energizing dance, practiced in a special dance-along section. The Meditation section of Sera’s program addresses the emotional and experiential aspects of pregnancy and birth. Sera guides you through two movement meditation sessions helping you to connect on a deeper level to the physical experience of pregnancy and your baby. This meditation will also support confidence in your body, and help you to prepare emotionally and mentally for the experience of giving birth. One of the sessions is designed for the onset of labor. It assists you in establishing full trust in your body and descending deep into your physical self to discover and nourish your strength, relax your mind and body, and allow the birth to happen.