I’m Lauren Zehara.

Join me for a fun bellydance class or a rich, rewarding yoga session!

St. Louis area & Online

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


St. Louis Bellydance Class

Leaping Lizards Studio • 6907 Lansdowne Ave.  St. Louis, MO

Mondays 7-8pm • New session starts July 22, 2024
6-week session $90 | Drop-in for $20

Pay-What-You-Can Option

I don’t want money to stop you from taking class.

If $90/six-week session isn’t comfortable for you, I also offer a no-questions-asked, pay-what-you-can option. Just use the Venmo link above and change the amount to whatever you feel good about.

Questions? Email me (Lotuslauren@gmail.com) or text 314-200-5772

St. Louis bellydance and yoga classes

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Online Yoga: Strength, Flexibility & Peace

ON HOLD: Watch for a new format coming soon

Each class is a complete, well-rounded practice that builds strength, balance, flexibility, and a deeper connection between mind and spirit.

But alongside its “workout” benefits, yoga has the power to connect us with our energy flow, mental patterns, and deep wisdom, and my classes are consciously designed to enable that subtle learning to happen.

Belly Dance

St. Louis bellydance class

I’ve studied Egyptian, Turkish, and American styles of belly dance. But I embrace all styles and welcome all students!

My beginner and mixed-level bellydance classes are designed to be welcoming and fun, combining a low-impact workout and a serious dance class.

My advanced classes are about stagecraft, expression, and musicality.


Online yoga class

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.

Think slow, gentle, yummy yoga!

Dance Hipnotíque

St. Louis bellydance - Dance Hipnotique

Dance Hipnotíque is a St. Louis bellydance troupe made up of seven experienced soloists and a rotation of guest dancers.

We specialize in producing engaging full-length stage shows for festivals and events. We’d love to chat with you about wowing your audience with a memorable, family-friendly, body-positive show. Drop us a line!

Past shows include:

A League of Experienced St. Louis Bellydance Pros

Edwardsville Art Fair

Festival on South Grand

Webster University Festival of Dance

Our St. Louis Bellydance Performances are:

Lively: Bring up the energy at your event

Dynamic: An eclectic mix of music & dance

Engaging: We love to dance with our audiences!

Body-Positive: Inspire your entire audience

Family-Friendly: Fun for all ages!

Memorable: Want people to talk about your event?

We’re Front-Page News, Baby!

Dynamic St. Louis Bellydance Shows

Our group embraces all styles of bellydance, including traditional Egyptian and Middle Eastern dances as well as fusion forms. Each dancer in our troupe brings a slightly different background and focus, which makes our shows dynamic and entertaining.

We consider our dance form an artistic expression, and we’ve all studied extensively over the years to perfect our technique and our specialty areas. But we’re also entertainers — we know what audiences love and how to keep people engaged!

Depending on the event, we can bring:

  • Fire and LED props
  • Authentic folkloric dances from Egypt and the Middle East
  • Interactive mini-lessons
  • Audience participation
  • Entrancing sword-balancing dances
  • Large, showy group numbers
  • Dynamic drum solos
  • Hypnotic veils, wings, and fan veils

Tell us about your event and audience and we’ll put together a show that is perfect for your needs!

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