Want a dynamic learning experience that is fun, different, laid back and for everyone for you, your organization, club, centre, gym or private function?
Get your shimmy on with Twyla!
Learn gentle yoga made for everybody no matter experience, age or mobility issues
Twyla offers a variety of classes for all levels of mobility and experience. Twyla has a special way of making everyone feel safe and welcome. Yoga and dance should be accessible to everybody and not limited to only the young and super flexible. Twyla's classes are casual and friendly, removing the overwhelming intimidation that often accompanies starting a new movement class or hobby
Chair Yoga: Beginner to Advanced classes
Twyla offers chair yoga classes for anyone from the very beginner who has never done yoga, to gentle intermediate to advanced. A great alternative to floor yoga while still getting all the same benefits for traditionally practiced yoga. It is a great practice for seniors, office workers or people recovering from injuries or limited mobility.
Fusion Belly Dance
Chair Belly Dance
Belly dance as an art form is traditionally performed by women for women. It is an excellent form of low impact exercise that works all muscle groups and allows creativity with body movements. With fusion belly dance we are not restricted to Middle Eastern dance. Many times, old and new contemporary music is used.
Fusion belly dance uses technique and movement from traditional Egyptian and Greek style belly dance to Flamenco to Modern Hip Hop movements. Twyla offers a variety of classes from beginner to advanced. Classes include warm ups, basic technique and choreo that you can learn easily and practice at home to any music you choose.
Just like chair yoga, chair belly dance offers health benefits and fitness, toning and fun just like with traditional belly dance. If you have mobility issues, are recovering from an injury or you are looking for a gentle place to dip your toe into the belly dance world...this class is for you! You'd be surprised at how we can get our heart rate up, burn calories and get our muscles toned while still having fun all from a chair with low impact!
Meditation and Relaxation
For bridal parties and showers, events and private functions. Twyla can teach you and your group a choreo that incorporates teamwork and coordination in a fun and healthy way you can perform yourselves and take home to practice after!
Burlesque Fusion Belly dance
Combining the sassy-ness of burlesque and sensuality of belly dance, "Bellesque" is the perfect exotic blend of humour and serpentine movement. Twyla teaches how to explore your femininity all while having a great time to some rockin' music
Sacred Feminine Improv Dance
A unique free form experience for female and feminine identifying individuals. This is a safe space to explore our expression of art and sacred femininity through the movement of our bodies and feeling the music through our spirits. This is an unstructured class where we let our emotions and flow guide us
Chair Line Dancing
Many line dances look like complicated choreography practiced by the dancers in a studio for year. But the truth is, line dancing is easy to learn and many folks can join in and look pretty good after a few tries. What is even better is that you can have physical challenges and still enjoy getting into the fun of line dance. Being in a wheelchair, needing a walker or having a difficult time with prolonged standing is not a barrier to doing the Cadillac Ranch or Boot Scoot Boogie.
The sacred art of dance has been practiced in it's many forms for millennia...healing, story telling and bringing people together.
Twyla has danced in various forms throughout her life for over 25 years, from jazz to Irish dance to Western to where she found her passion: Fusion Belly Dance
Twyla carries her heritage and tradition as a Romani (Gypsy) in her dance and creates a unique, friendly, laid back atmosphere that makes learning easy, fun, approachable and takes away the intimidation of learning a new art or skill. While her classes are open to any and all, the Art of the Sacred Feminine in all it's forms is found throughout her classes and dance art form.