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I teach a holistic women's exercise program based in ancient wisdom of Middle Eastern dance, focusing on core strength. I tell my students to love their bodies, as they are. The transformation starts in the mind. So, I encourage positive mantras written on the vanity mirror. We gently use the body's own weight to strengthen, elongate, and isolate muscles while having fun, laughing and breathing. I've worked with many age groups, but found so much fulfillment in teaching mature mums. Everyday posture is a large part of the changes we make, allowing for a greater range of movement. Again, we focus on core muscle groups through gentle manipulation. A strong core prevents back injury. I love my class of enthusiastic women. I constantly reinforce positive ways for them to view their bodies! It's not only good physically, but great for stress mitigation and self realization!