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I’m Lauren Zehara.

Join me for a fun online class in belly dance or yoga!

Judgment-free • Body positive • All genders • All ages • All sizes • All abilities
Come enjoy whatever body you’re in.

Online Classes

Next Zoom session begins January 12!

  • $60/6-week session
  • 25% OFF a second class
  • No-questions-asked discount rate during COVID nonsense
  • Monthly billing available for long-term students ($40/month*)

*Monthly billing is at a slightly reduced rate to accommodate the occasional holiday, etc.

All classes are ONLINE using the Zoom app. If you’ve never used the app, don’t worry! I’ll help you. You can use it on a phone, tablet, or computer. I’ll be able to see you, so you can be sure you’re following along correctly. And we’ll all be able to talk, ask questions, and connect as we learn.

Belly Dance • Beginner/Intermediate

Thursdays, 6:00 pm CST • Online
6-week session • One-Hour Classes

The Focus is FUN!

Whether you’ve never danced before or you’ve taken classes for a few years, you’ll learn something fun in this mixed group for beginner & intermediate students. 

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Belly Dance (Beginner/Intermediate)

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Performance Belly Dance

Thursdays, 7:15pm CST • Online
6-week session • One-Hour Classes

The Focus is Performance

Advanced choreographies and solo performance skills. This class is for performing belly dancers who possess advanced movement vocabulary (layered shimmies, traveling shimmies, turns, etc)

Each session has a different focus, such as:

• Group & solo performance choreographies
• Solo development
• Improv skills
• Performance skills
• Musicality

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Belly Dance (Performance)

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Yoga • All Levels

Tuesdays, 6:00pm CST • Online
6-week session • One-Hour Classes

The Focus is Peace, Strength & Flexibility

The first half of the class is active movement — using accessible poses to build strength, balance, and flexibility while turning our minds inward.

The second half of the class is restorative poses to cultivate peace, open up the body, reduce stress, and encouraging the mind to focus and become still.

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Yoga

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Belly Dance

I teach a mixture of Egyptian, Turkish, and American styles of belly dance.

I’ll be offering two levels of classes at the moment. I think of traveling shimmies as the dividing line between them — if you can easily walk and shimmy at the same time, you probably have the foundation to join the upper level class.

Otherwise, stick with the other class for now and leave yourself room to grow!

The advanced class is where I’ll be teaching choreography for future Dance Hipnotique performances, so if you’d like to perform with me, you should be there.

However, you don’t have to be a performer to join the class.

Yoga

I’ve done yoga all my life — when I was growing up, I didn’t know that other people didn’t do it!

My teaching is not about achieving fancy poses. It’s simply about finding comfort and space in your body, preserving flexibility and strength, and learning to relax and tune in.

My yoga foundation was with Iyengar teachers, but I teach a mixed hatha yoga style.

Expect a 50-50 mix of active poses and restorative yoga in my classes.

About Lauren Zehara

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Dance

I fell in love with belly dance almost at first sight, and I’ve been a devoted fan ever since. I have the ultimate respect for this beautiful art, in all its many forms.

I’ve had the honor of teaching at the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive and on a cruise ship out of Dubai — so I can technically say my career has spanned half the globe!

I’ve studied Egyptian, Turkish, and fusion styles extensively. As a performer, I strive for a style that’s recognizable to someone of the culture, — but I’m not afraid to let my own heart and personality (which are very American) shine through.

As a teacher, my goal is to create a judgment-free community that encourages women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities to find joy in movement and expression. I love that each of my students has developed their own unique style, and has a solid foundation in cultural knowledge and musicality as well as movement technique.

Yoga

I teach yoga as a wellness tool and a pathway to inner peace.

My teaching style encourages strength-building and flexibility while stressing mindfulness and self-care. The second half of every class is devoted to yin yoga and restorative yoga — passive poses that encourage deep opening in the body and mind.

I’m not very interested in a goal-oriented or power yoga approach.

My classes are suitable for beginners, seniors, and people with mobility issues. If you have a specific health issue I should know about, please message me and let’s discuss it prior to class.

I earned my 200 hour RYT at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja Mexico.

I’ve also earned a Group Fitness Instructor certification and a Yoga Teaching certification from the American Council on Exercise.

I’ve taught yoga since 2005.

Here’s an example of a typical mindfulness meditation that I would normally end class with.