Free Class: Sensual Body Movement for Women with Jade Egg Practices

Sarah Haykel The Sensual Body Movement for WomenDear Goddess you Be,

I’m hosting a Free Sensual Body Movement Classes for Women.  This is an opportunity to see if this class is right for you!

During our 6 week session of Sensual Body Movement, we explore the Jade Egg, healthy pelvic toning exercises, free form sensual movement, yoga, and more in a group of supportive and likeminded women.

Want to try it out to see if it’s a good fit?  Sign up below for our Free Class coming up Wed. Feb. 18th at Yoga Parkside.

You MUST RSVP to the FREE CLASS and Q&A to get your FREE ticket so we know who’s coming!

Sign up here for the Free Class!

 

EmbraceYour Femininity

Express your Sensuality

Connect with Yourself

Free Sensual Body Movement for Women Class

with Jade Egg Practices 

 Wednesday, Feb. 18th 7:30pm
 
Yoga Parkside, Parkside Lutheran Church,
2 Wallace Ave, Dance Studio
 
Enter red doors to the left of the front entrance of the church, go downstairs to the right
Bring a friend and yourself!  Offering a special bonus sign up rate for the 6 week session starting Feb. 23rd for those who attend the Free Class Feb 18th!

Our 6 week Class Session Includes:

  • Gentle and restorative Yoga
  • Jade Egg practices and techniques (Jade Egg not necessary to learn these)
  • “The Walk of Femininity”
  • Latin Dancing
  • Chair, wall, and floor dancing
  • Free-form movement to music that spans the globe
  • Body isolations and moving your body in ways that feel good to you
  • Techniques in Body Centered Awareness: embodying yourself with breath as you move
  • Meditation, intention-setting, and group sharing

More:

  • 6 week sessions that build progressively each class
  • Cash payments are made in full at the first class of each session
  • Class passes are non-refundable and can be used for the session you signed up for or for the next following 6 week session to follow.  After two sessions, they are null and void.
  • Jade Eggs are not include in the price of the class and are bought and used at your own risk
  • Classes start promptly at times listed above
  • Location: Yoga Parkside, 2 Wallace Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215.  Enter in the front of Parkside Lutheran Church: red doors to the left.  Go downstairs to the dance studio.
  • Please wear dance shoes, socks, or bare feet for dancing
  • Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and yoga mat (if you have one)

SEXY DANCE WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN: V-DAY BLISS Feb 7th, Buffalo NY

Want to feel sexy?

Read below to see if this workshop is for you!

Sarah Haykel

Ladies,

I was thinking about Valentine’s Day and how many women don’t feel sexy or confident inside themselves or their body’s.

I thought, what could I do to support women:

who want to do a special dance for their partner on V-Day

or

who just want to feel amazing and sexy inside their own bodies when they are moving through their lives?

This class is called Sexy Dance Workshop for Women: V-Day Bliss because it is for you!  Whether you want to feel more confident and secure dancing for your partner on V-Day or just dancing inside your own body whenever, wherever, this is the perfect experience to try on your own self-confidence and play with the unique sensual, sexual, and sassy energy that is innate in your being a woman.

This Valentine’s Day, I want to support you to feel:

  • More loved by yourself
  • Greater in your body
  • Confident in yourself just being you!
  • Radiant in your being

Are you in?

Invite a friend and join us!

Here are all the details:

Sexy Dance Workshop for Women: V-Day Bliss

facilitated by Sarah Haykel

Yoga Parkside, 2 Wallace Ave., Buffalo, N.Y.

Saturday, February 7th, 11:30am-1:30pm

$28

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Join me for this special chance to connect with yourself in a way you may have never done before through movement, mindfulness, intention setting, and more!

We will explore:

  • gentle, sensual body movements to support you to get into your body
  • synching up your movements with your breath so you can be fully embodied in your body
  • connecting with your own natural rhythm and movement through free form dance
  • sharing your special movements in a supportive group setting

Come Be Seen by a group of supportive women.

Sign up now!

Love, Sarah

*If you want to join this workshop and are in need of a sliding scale, please contact me privately here.  

VALENTINES SALSA CLASS JUST FOR COUPLES STARTS SAT FEB 14th!

Sarah Haykel Salsa Dance Classes

Something we will use for life...

"Hi Sarah, Alyshia and I just want to say thank you so much for teaching us how to salsa. You taught us something that we will use for life! Here is a piece of our breakout salsa dance at our wedding... our first dance as a married couple:"

 

Frankie Rodriguez, student

Heat things up this winter with Salsa Sarah

and Salsa for the Soul!

Starting Saturday Feb. 14th, join us for our

Valentine’s Just for Couples Salsa Dance Class for Beginners

This class will focus on relationship building and deepening through the art and language of Salsa dancing.

We’ll explore:

  • How to properly touch and hold each other in the closed partner dancing position
  • How the follower follows the lead through receptivity, intuition, and connecting within their own body
  • How the lead appropriately and successfully leads the follower in a way that feels great and amazing for you both!

We’ll be focusing on a syllabus style teaching method introduced by Edie “The Salsa Freak!!”, where moves build on each other. We won’t be learning crazy combinations you won’t remember, but teaching you moves that are fun for the leader and the follower!

See below for all the details:

Valentine’s Just for Couples

Salsa Dance Classes for Beginners

with Salsa Sarah: 6 Week Session

Saturday February 14th – Saturday March 21st

11:30am-12:30pm

Parkside Yoga, Dance Studio, 2 Wallace Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14214

6 Week Session: $170 per couple

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Details about Salsa for the Soul Classes:

  • 6 week sessions that build progressively each class
  • You will learn Basic footwork, turns, styling and partner work PLUS the MUST KNOWS of how to dance successfully with a partner!
  • All are welcome
  • Payments made in full on line or at the first class of each session, no refunds. In person, cash please
  • Classes start promptly at times listed above
  • Location: Parkside Yoga, (within Parkside Lutheran Church) in the Dance Studio, 2 Wallace Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14214.  Come into the front red doors on the left side of the main entrance of the church and down the stairs to the dance studio.  
  • Please bring a clean pair of smooth soled shoes to dance in and/or a comfortable pair of socks. (No black or dark brown soled shoes with rubber bottoms that could scuff the floor.)
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • PRE-REGISTER by clicking the “Buy Now” button on this page!

Space Limited-Register TODAY!

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Salsa for the Soul Classes focus on teaching you how to:

  • Move with fluidity and grace
  • Feel confident dancing with different partners
  • Find and Feel the rhythm of Latin music
  • Dance in time with the music
  • Lead and follow with great technique so you can dance with anyone around the world!
  • Move your body in the style of Latin dancing
  • Solo with shines and fancy footwork during song breaks
  • Turn properly and with good technique
  • Feel your body and connect with your body so you feel good while dancing
  • Enjoy the feeling, rhythm and timing of Latin dancing
  • Have fun while dancing within yourself, with your partner and the world around you
  • I also encourage you to become a part of our Facebook community, a space where you will have access to interviews and posts about amazing Latin dance teachers and be able to connect with fellow salsa dancers. Click here to like my Salsa for the Soul Facebook page and get connected!

More Info:

We teach L.A. on1 style of salsa dancing, Cuban style, and N.Y. Mambo on2 shines, which add more flare and flavor to your social dancing.

Valentine’s Gift Certificates to NEW Couples Classes Starting Feb. 14th

 Will dance woo your special someone this Valentine’s Day?  

Sarah Haykel Salsa for the Soul Just for Couples Partner Dance Classes

I think it’s one of the most romantic gift ideas: a special package of dance classes just for you and that special someone.

Looking for a way to reconnect?

Spend special time together?

Has she, or he, always wanted to learn how to dance with you, but it just hasn’t happened yet?

This is your ticket!

Our Just for Couples Salsa Dance Classes and Individual Lessons are geared towards supporting you to:

  • Connect with your partner in a way that feels good to the both of you
  • Learn something new and exciting together and get those sparks flying again
  • Commit to spending that special time with each other each week

Whether you’re purchasing a Gift Certificate for the new 6 Week Session of Just for Couples Salsa Dancing, beginning on Tuesday Feb. 24th, or you’re interested in booking private lessons for you and your loved one, we will find the perfect solution to support you in your goals and intentions in dancing through life together.

Valentines Salsa Session: You can purchase your class pass here for the Just for Couples Salsa Dancing for Beginners 6 Week Session starting Saturday Feb 14th.  

(I’ll send you a special GC in the mail you can give to your partner for Valentines Day!)

Contact me here to purchase your special Gift Certificate for private individual classes with your loved one.

I look so forward to sharing my joy, love, and passion for the sexy dance of Salsa with you to support you and your relationships greatest expression, connection, and fulfillment!

Sarah Haykel

Director, Salsa for the Soul

REGISTER NOW Explore Your Chakras: Movement, Meditation, Vibration

Come activate the rainbow bridge of your chakras through a variety of uplifting, empowering, playful, deeply connecting, and informative activities in a supportive and comfortable group setting.

Sarah Haykel and Chandra Swanson Kling Chakra Workshop

Chandra Swanson Kling and Sarah Haykel come together to bring you this diverse and dynamic exploration of the chakras.

In our dynamic, multi-dimensional workshop, you will deepen your awareness of the subtle energy system known as the chakras.  You’ll expand your own knowledge of how your own personal chakras are functioning and how to nourish and balance them for perfect alignment, optimal health, energy and happiness.

Through this 8 Week Session, we will begin with an introduction to the chakras.  Then, each consecutive week, we’ll emphasize focus on one particular chakra, so by the 8th week, you’ve explored each chakra in depth.  Each class will be 1.5 hours in length and will be held in the Dance Studio at Parkside Yoga.  There is space for 12 participants.

Each session will include:

  • Guided meditations to connect you with your chakras
  • Chakra Dance Tune Up Movement Meditation
  • Exercises to help you align and balance your chakras
  • Specific Information about each chakra
  • Materials to support further exploration
  • Group sharing circles

When: Thursdays, February 5th – March 26th 

Time: 7:30-9 pm

Location: Parkside Yoga, Dance Studio, 2 Wallace Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14214

Price: $128 per person

Click below to register for the workshop

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What are the Chakras?

The chakras, or wheels of light, are centers of energy that connect with various points of the body and relate to all aspects of our lives: mental, emotional and physical.  Together, they make up the overall Energy or Prana that is the life force in every person. The chakra system extends from the base of the spine up through the top of the head.

When our chakras are aligned, cleansed, and balanced, our energy system runs optimally.  We feel healthy, energized, centered, clear, open and responsive.  When they are out of balance, blocked or drawing too much or too little energy, we feel the symptoms of emotional, mental and or physical dis-ease or imbalance.

In our workshop, you will get an in-depth awareness of the chakras and gain profound understanding of your own personal chakra map and how it relates to all aspects of your life!  AND, even more freeing, dynamic and aligning, you will understand and apply a variety of exercises, tools and activities to connect with, stimulate, rejuvenate, activate, balance, align, unblock and free your own chakras allowing for a powerful shift of healing and wellness on every level!

Chandra Swanson Kling Chakra Workshops with Sarah Haykel

Chandra Swanson Kling: Certified teacher with Masters of Science in Education, Reiki Master, experienced chakra educator and consultant, Bach Flower remedy consultant, certified in Therapeutic Healing Touch, over 20 years experience in adult and child education.

Sarah Haykel: dance facilitator since 2000, certified yoga instructor, certified professional life coach, and creator of the Chakra Dance Tune Up Movement Meditation.

Sarah Haykel: dance facilitator since 2000, certified yoga instructor, certified professional life coach, and creator of the Chakra Dance Tune Up Movement Meditation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whether you are brand new to the idea of the chakras or well informed and ready for a Tune Up, this class is right for YOU!

Click this button to for this amazing opportunity to Open, Tune, Align and Connect to your Greater self through your charkas and know yourself on a more whole level!

Love and light,

Sarah Haykel and Chandra Swanson Kling

* Registration is non-refundable.  Workshop registration can be transferred to another person within 5 days of the start date of workshop. After that, it is null and void.  Payment can be made in two installments, which will require a valid credit card on file to apply charge to halfway through workshop.

Enrollment Open for our NEW Just for Couples Salsa Dance Class for Beginners

Sarah Haykel Salsa Dance Classes

Something we will use for life...

"Hi Sarah, Alyshia and I just want to say thank you so much for teaching us how to salsa. You taught us something that we will use for life! Here is a piece of our breakout salsa dance at our wedding... our first dance as a married couple:"

 

Frankie Rodriguez, student

Heat things up this winter with Salsa Sarah

and Salsa for the Soul!

Starting TUESDAY, January 13th, join us for our

Just for Couples Salsa Dance Class for Beginners

This class will focus on relationship building and deepening through the art and language of Salsa dancing.

We’ll explore:

  • how to properly touch and hold each other in the closed partner dancing position
  • how the follower follows the lead through receptivity, intuition, and connecting within their own body
  • how the lead appropriately and successfully leads the follower in a way that feels great and amazing for you both!

We’ll be focusing on a syllabus style teaching method introduced by Edie “The Salsa Freak!!”, where moves build on each other. We won’t be learning crazy combinations you won’t remember, but teaching you moves that are fun for the leader and the follower!

See below for all the details:

Just for Couples Salsa Dance Classes for Beginners with Salsa Sarah: 6 Week Session

Tuesdays January 13th – February 17th

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Configuration Dance, 230 Lexington Ave., entrance on Ashland

6 Week Session: $170 per couple

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Details about Salsa for the Soul Classes:

  • 6 week sessions that build progressively each class
  • You will learn Basic footwork, turns, styling and partner work PLUS the MUST KNOWS of how to dance successfully with a partner!
  • All are welcome
  • Payments made in full on line or at the first class of each session, no refunds. In person, cash please
  • Classes start promptly at times listed above
  • Location: Configuration Dance Theater, 230 Lexington Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222. Entrance on the Ashland side of the building.
  • Please bring a clean pair of smooth soled shoes to dance in and/or a comfortable pair of socks. (No black or dark brown soled shoes with rubber bottoms that could scuff the floor.)
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • PRE-REGISTER by clicking the “Buy Now” button on this page!

Space Limited-Register TODAY!

Buy Now Button

Salsa for the Soul Classes focus on teaching you how to:

  • Move with fluidity and grace
  • Feel confident dancing with different partners
  • Find and Feel the rhythm of Latin music
  • Dance in time with the music
  • Lead and follow with great technique so you can dance with anyone around the world!
  • Move your body in the style of Latin dancing
  • Solo with shines and fancy footwork during song breaks
  • Turn properly and with good technique
  • Feel your body and connect with your body so you feel good while dancing
  • Enjoy the feeling, rhythm and timing of Latin dancing
  • Have fun while dancing within yourself, with your partner and the world around you
  • I also encourage you to become a part of our Facebook community, a space where you will have access to interviews and posts about amazing Latin dance teachers and be able to connect with fellow salsa dancers. Click here to like my Salsa for the Soul Facebook page and get connected!

More Info:

We teach L.A. on1 style of salsa dancing, Cuban style, and N.Y. Mambo on2 shines, which add more flare and flavor to your social dancing.

 

 

New LIVE in-person Sensual Body Movement and Jade Egg Practices for Women Session

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Something that's missing in our culture

About the Sensual Body Movement Class for Women, Jen says:

"It's the missing piece of my femininity.  This is something that's missing in our culture.  And the best part about it is that it's ongoing.  I can keep taking the class!"

Jennifer Russo

Hey Radiant Goddess You Be (yes, I’m talking to YOU!),

I want you to take a moment to reflect on how you be in the world.

How do you move, respond, flow through your daily experience?

Are you seeking to feel and embody more pleasure than you’re currently experiencing?

How often do you feel ecstatic, sensual, deeply connected to your femininity?

You deserve to feel pleasure daily and to know how to access it even when you’re by yourself. Sometimes that’s the best time to really tap into your sexuality, sensuality, and reclaim your feminine essence which is so nurturing to you and everyone around you!

So to support you in doing this and MORE, I invite you to join me for our upcoming

Sensual Body Movement for Women class session!

Get in touch with your sacred center through Sensual Body Movement and learn how to EMBODY the Queen and Goddess you already are!

What’s possible in your work, relationships (with self and others), play, and rest when you are deeply connected to and embodying your sensuality in a healthy and vibrant way?

Take a moment to imagine the endless possibilities!

Don’t be intimidated if you’re unfamiliar with this kind of exploration.

Beginners are welcomed and encouraged to join us. Trust me, this is a safe space for you to open up, connect with others, and most of all connect with yourself!

Join us for an experience in coming back home to yourself through Sensual Body Movement in a group of likeminded women.

EmbraceYour Femininity

Connect with Yourself

Express your Sensual

Sensual Body Movement with Jade Egg Practices for Women

The details:

Sensual Body Movement and Jade Egg Practices for Women with Salsa Sarah

Here are the dates listed below:

Mondays January 12th – February 16th Sensual Body Movement with Jade Egg Practices for Women Class $120:

*Jade Eggs are not included in the price of the class.  You must purchase a Jade Egg on your own.  It is not necessary to purchase a Jade Egg to learn the practices, though it can be helpful and is a wonderful experience for a woman.  Please email me with questions about where and how to purchase your Jade Egg if you are enrolling in the class!

Please join us, taking enrollment now!  

Advanced registration highly recommended!

January 12th – February 16th

  • 7:00 – 8:30pm

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6 week sessions include:

  • Gentle and restorative Yoga
  • Jade Egg practices and techniques (Jade Egg not necessary to learn these)
  • “The Walk of Femininity”
  • Latin Dancing
  • Chair, wall, and floor dancing
  • Free-form movement to music that spans the globe
  • Body isolations and moving your body in ways that feel good to you
  • Techniques in Body Centered Awareness: embodying yourself with breath as you move
  • Meditation, intention-setting, and group sharing

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  • 6 week sessions that build progressively each class
  • Cash payments are made in full at the first class of each session
  • Class passes are non-refundable and can be used for the session you signed up for or for the next following 6 week session to follow.  After two sessions, they are null and void.
  • Jade Eggs are not include in the price of the class and are bought and used at your own risk
  • Classes start promptly at times listed above
  • Location: Configuration Dance Theatre, 230 Lexington Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222.  Entrance on the Ashland side of the building.
  • Please wear dance shoes, socks, or bare feet for dancing
  • Wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle and yoga mat (if you have one)

SEASONAL RENEWAL for Women

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Jen Russo, Rebecca Sophia Strong, and I invite you to join us for…

Seasonal Renewal for Women

WHEN: Saturday, December 20, 2014 

TIME: 10am to 1:30pm

WHERE: SolRise, 226 East Utica Ave, Buffalo 14208

Change is constant in our lives and in nature.

Sarah Haykel The Sensual Body Movement

Sarah Haykel, dance facilitator since 2000, yoga teacher and certified professional life coach

How can we stay balanced and healthy with all this change?

Taking time for yourself to connect and rejuvenate can be essential during these times of change.

Historically, people have used Equinox and Solstice times to gather and have ritual. We are inspired to use these powerful times for personal transition, to re-center and set intentions for the next season.

This Winter Solstice is astrologically significant with a new moon, symbolic of new beginnings. Have your intentions heard and held in the hearts of our circle of women.

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Jennifer Russo, yoga teacher since 2006, artist and ayurvedist

Wintertime weather is inconsistent, cold and dark. Learn some yoga and Ayurvedic practices with Jen Russo that will help balance those qualities. Results may also release unnecessary tensions that may have accumulated within us from last season.

Experience the innovative, energetically cleansing and divinely feminine movement explorations through Sarah’s Sensual Body Movement and Body Centered Awareness tools and techniques that can help do just that and more.

Rebecca Sophia Strong

Rebecca Sophia Strong, the founding director of Movement As Medicine

Rebecca will be leading an integrative listening circle for this retreat.

Laura Aiisha will be offering a group song in the circle for the gathering. 

Before parting ways, we will have a nourishing Ayurvedic meal as we allow the renewed energy to settle. Bring your journal, a sacred item to place on the altar to be cleansed and renewed during the retreat, and start thinking about your intentions for the next few months.

Together let’s reinforce a sustaining sense of balance and health in our lives.

Pay with PayPal:

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$39 if registered by December 15

$49 after December 15

Group size is limited to 14 women, so sign up now!

You can also mail a check to: Jen Russo, 33 Coe Place, Buffalo, NY 14209 (include your contact info

(A sliding scale is available and we have one work trade spot)

Contact russojennifer@hotmail.com or sarah@sarahhaykel.com with any questions

Payments are non-refundable.

Facilitated by Jennifer Russo, yoga teacher since 2006, artist and Ayurvedist, Sarah Haykel, dance facilitator since 2000, yoga teacher, and certified professional life coach, and Rebecca Sophia Strong, the founding director of Movement As Medicine, who has been guiding people into a playful and restorative dialogue with their body since 1997.

Let it be…

Fierce

Tough

Sexy

Sensual

 

On Fiyah

Floored

Love

Grasping

Holding on

No more

 

Free as a bird

Reckless abandon

Kissing trees

Hugging please

I have a choice

So do you

You want it more?

I do too.

 

See you on the flip side

Where dancing happens now

All around the world

Instruction comes from somehow

Somehow we go around

Institutionalizing our styles

Let it be free

 

Let it be Wild

 

…and then she got up to dance!

imagesThe downward pulse of the Merengue song that pumped out of the amplifier filled the yellowish community room of the senior citizen’s center on the east side of Buffalo.

I was introducing the participants to the Merengue dance from The Dominican Republic.  None had ever heard of it before.

As “A Beber” began to play, an urban Merengue with a powerful down beat by Don Miguel featuring Moreno Negron, I began to clap and asked the participants to clap with me.  With my back to the center of the circle, suddenly I heard a roar of voices and clapping.

I turned around to see a 96 year old woman up in the center of the circle dancing her heart out.

Step step, step step, she went, alternating two times in a row on each foot.

And then her hips began to move.

Faces agape with smiles and laughter, everyone cheered her on as she moved around the circle, lifting up her velour brown shirt at it’s hem and dancing with it as if it were a long, billowing skirt.

She’d stop and roll her hips in a circle and look tantalizingly at one of the surprised participants sitting in the circle.  Then she’d move on.

The movements I saw were well calculated: hip rolls, foot stomps, ticks (moving the hips around in a sharp manner from side, to front to other side to back), and gyrations.  I was completely in awe and filled with joy and questioning.

How did she learn how to dance like this?

What was the significance of reaching for the bottom of her shirt and dancing with it as if she were swishing a long skirt from side to side to show her feet?

And the hip rolls!  How did she learn to do that?  Was that “ok” in her day and age?

I’m so curious.

After a few more moments, she was tired and the activities director showed her to a seat.  A  paper cup full of water was quickly ushered over and the dancing queen gulped it down.

“That’s enough,” she said, and we kept on dancing.

Have you spent time with an elder in your life, in your community, today?

What would you learn if you reached out to a senior citizen in your community?

You never know what magic lies just below the surface.

Share your comments below!   I want to know :)

And pass this along to a friend who may find it interesting too!

InJoy your day!

 

Sarah

 

p.s. I wrote a blog about the benefits of working with elders here.  It’s life changing, I tell ya!