Joana Saahirah back to Portland, USA, this November!

Portland Joana Saahirah 2017

Joana Saahirah & The Secrets of Egyptian Dance, upgraded & more SOULful than ever, back to Portland (Oregon), this November. Organization by Heather Henna Louise.
Portland is one of Joana Saahirah´s USA & Canada SOULful TOUR.
Follow the link for more information: http://hennadances.com/joanapdx/

Warm up in Brazil (The Love Channel) by Joana Saahirah

The video you´re able to see here is just a warm up, not an exercise or choreography, shared with some of our students in Brazil.  Although it´s just a simple warm up, you can feel the Essence of Egyptian Dance, as an art form, in it. The smoothness, the Soul Language, the love.

Fashions come and go – the Essence is Eternal.

Joana Saahirah & The Secrets of Egyptian Dance – Level II – in Malaga, Spain

Los Segredos de La Danza Egipzia - Nivel II“The Secrets of Egyptian Dance”, a dance training format I´ve created alongside my first published book – “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” – is something I´m really proud to share with the world. Not that I´m not proud of everything I do – I am – but this particular training, divided in 3 basic levels, is my favourite thing to teach.

What nobody´s teaching you about Egyptian Dance & Personal Empowerment.

 The best of Western and Eastern wisdom gathered in a training that awakens you in mysterious ways that go beyond the dance realm. Unique. Precious.

“The Secrets of Egyptian Dance – Level II” happens in Malaga, Spain, on the 9 & 10th December.

More information with Esalim (https://www.facebook.com/esalim.danzadelvientre

Joana Saahirah back to Ireland, this December!

Ireland Galway 2017

Thrilled to be back to Ireland for a very special retreat with loads of goodies, authentic Egyptian Dance, self-pampering & laughter.

Magic happens, on the 2 & 3rd December, in the mystical land.

More information with Ciara McKenna 

(follow the link: http://www.westcoastdanceproject.com )

Life changing tool – sharing it with you!

I´ve included meditation in my daily routine for the last 10 days and it has already changed my life. I mean: 10 days?!

Aside from increased focus and mental clarity, inner calm and a much needed extra dose of patience (FYI: I´m the least patient person in the world), I´ve been digging into the deepest parts of my being – memories, grudges, past lives – which tend to surface, effortlessly, whenever my (gemini/busy) mind gets out of the way.

How, I ask mysef, something so simple can have such an impact on my life?
Thanks, once more, to Jonni Pollard for creating this fabulous tool.

Follow the link to access the app: http://www.1giantmind.org/

IMG_20171011_105216.jpgPhoto: me, after meditation, looking – and feeling – high as a kite.

Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance VIDEO by Joana Saahirah

Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah
 
An introduction to one of the less known, yet most essential, aspects of Egyptian Dance. Why Silences & Pauses are important in dance as in life. Joana Saahirah – looking like Simone de Beauvoir on a particular bad hair/terrible wardrobe choise day – tells you about it.
 
Follow the link to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRiD63SoBSA
 
Feel welcome to join our pioneering, out of the box, “Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance” Online Workshop” available at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.
Silences and Pauses in Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah Online School
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Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School October Schedule + School´s VACATION!

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Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School is going on vacation – November and, probably, December off due to my intensive world touring.
But there are goodies to enjoy before our vacation. Check what´s happening at our school in October; join, share and celebrate a month filled with renewed hope, purpose and love.
Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolFeel welcome check our NEW, upcoming live training “Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance”, another pioneering topic which will change the way you see, and practice Egyptian Dance as well as the way you see yourself & life.
Silences and Pauses in Egyptian Dance by Joana Saahirah Online School
Follow the link for more information: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/silences-pauses-in-egyptian-dance-online-workshop

Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolAlso check our ongoing live & recorded Trainings:
Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – LEVEL II
Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance Online Workshop
Follow the link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/silences-pauses-in-egyptian-dance-online-workshop


*As well as our Recorded Trainings which you can view, and review, in your own time. Check them by browsing inside our school.
Isis Eye Joana Saahirah SchoolJoin, like and followJoana Saahirah´s Online Dance School Facebook Page for daily inspirations, updates on our school and extra learning goodies.
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Joana Saahirah SOULful USA & Canada 2017 TOUR is arriving!

Joana Saahirah of Cairo & The Secrets of Egyptian Dance SOULful USA & CANADA TOUR happens this November!

From Egypt to the World, bringing back the Soul of Egyptian Dance. Essence with Contemporary, creative twist.
Cities on the tour: Delaware (organization by Zahra Noor); Portland, Oregon (organization by Heather Henna Louise) ; Atlanta (organization by Faaridah Raqs); Quebec, Canada (organization by Sarah Jawida Vezina).

Thanks to my dearest, The Legend, Morocco Carolina Varga Dinicu for trusting my work, my vision and my madness; thanks for watching me in Cairo, and supporting my dreams, when I´d just started performing with my orchestra and nobody believed I´d succeed; thanks for introducing me to USA. I´m deeply honored to have you as a friend, a sister, and my first sponsor in USA.
Without you, this 4th tour wouldn´t happen.

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What do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror?

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Focus is everything.

You become what you focus on.
In other words: tell me where is your focus and I´ll tell you who you are.

When I look around, I see beauty – I rejoice in the fact that I´m beautiful.
When I look around, I see light – therefore, I know I´m light.
When I look inside, I see the world I´d love to live in – my world, a land of colour, possibilities, child like purity; infinite wonder. It´s a gorgeous sight, this country I see on the mirror – the country I carry within.

In my world, every mirror is an opportunity for knowledge; every friend is an opportunity for joy; every dance is an opportunity to fly. I focus on the journey, not on the arrival; on the experience, not on the exhibition of my skills.

Oriental Dance is not a circus act, meant to impress the audiences with props and tricks; Oriental Dance is the Language of the Soul, one I see in my sister´s eyes every time our eyes meet, when we fix our make-up on the mirror.

What I see when I look in the mirror is a Gipsy who´s not afraid to wander – lost & found -, on her way home. There´s a Caravan of Gipsies, trotting along proud, Arabic horses, in the near distance.
I wave back at them – they´re coming to meet me.

Photo: Joana Saahirah & Ksenija Plesna Delavnica Zahir, backstage, before the show in Maribor, Slovenia, captured by the lens of Breda Jurečko.

Joana Saahirah in Brazil – a glimpse of the Magic*

A glimpse of the Magic lived in Brasil where I was recently teaching, lecturing and performing.

Some of our students joined me to record one of the choreographies I´ve taught at the event – Silences & Pauses in Egyptian Dance, a theme I introduce in all areas of my work, one that´s totally out of fashion and one that´s totally at the core of Egyptian Dance identity. Go figure!

Enjoy The Ride ❤