It´s been a long and intense ride, the one of building Joana Saahirah´s World.
More than just preparing to launch a brand NEW Online School – featuring pioneering courses that´ll teach you authentic Egyptian Dance, Self-Discovery & Empowerment -, a huge achievement in itself, I´ve been working in a platform which presents every side of my career – the Dancer, the Teacher, the Choreographer, the Lecturer, the Writer, the Entrepreneur.
The building of this magnificent cathedral is pushing me beyond my limits, comfort zone, and ideas of what Dance, Dreams, and Skills can achieve.
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The behind the scenes work on Joana Saahirah´s World continues and I get the chills just thinking about its launching – this June! Evolving can be scary – and surely a lot of work – and, simultaneously, awesome.
One of the hardest things in the world is to walk our talk – set the example, be what we preach, do what we teach. I live this challenge on a daily basis.
When I teach about Originality, as opposed to the Copy-Cat trend, I have to be original.
When I teach about Love, I have to live through the Rules of Love.
When I teach about Freedom, I have to be free.
The Journey hasn´t been always easy – then again, I´ve never chosen the easy path. From Portugal, my homeland, to Egypt; from Egypt to the World. Becoming the Dancer, the Teacher, the Author and, mostly, the Person I dreamed and still dream about is a full-time job. I´m on it. Always, relentlessly.
Inspiration for the road: Joana Saahirah Tabla Madness in Chicago. At Pineapple studio, sponsored by Erika Ochoa (part of Joana Saahirah´s 2nd USA TOUR which wouldn´t have been possible without the support of my dear Morocco Carolina Varga Dinicu ❤ )
The Different Levels or Dimensions of Egyptian Dance – a video by Joana Saahirah, inspired by dancers from all over the world.
No, there´s not only one kind of Egyptian Dance; no, not of us learn and teach the same Egyptian Dance; YES, there are different levels, or dimensions, of Egyptian Dance each with its own depth and specific benefits.
When Einstein placed this letter in his daughter’s safe-keeping, he instructed it not be published “for decades” after his death “until society is advanced enough to accept” its contents. “If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.”
— EINSTEIN’S LETTER TO HIS DAUGHTER LIESERI:
“When I proposed the theory of relativity, very few understood me, and what I will reveal now to transmit to mankind will also collide with the misunderstanding and prejudice in the world. I ask you to guard the letters as long as necessary, years, decades, until society is advanced enough to accept what I will explain below. There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us. This universal force is LOVE. When scientists looked for a unified theory of the universe, they forgot the most powerful unseen force. Love is Light that enlightens those who give and receive it. Love is gravity because it makes some people feel attracted to others. Love is power because it multiplies the best we have and allows humanity not to be extinguished in their blind selfishness. Love unfolds and reveals. For love, we live and die. Love is God and God is Love. This force explains everything and gives meaning to life. This is the variable that we have ignored for too long, maybe because we are afraid of love because it is the only energy in the universe that man has not learned to drive at will. To give visibility to love, I made a simple substitution in my most famous equation. If instead of E = mc2, we accept that the energy to heal the world can be obtained through love multiplied by the speed of light squared, we arrive at the conclusion that love is the most powerful force there is, because it has no limits.
After the failure of humanity in the use and control of the other forces of the universe that have turned against us, it is urgent that we nourish ourselves with another kind of energy. … If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer. Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet. However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released. When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all and is able to transcend everything and anything because love is the quintessence of life.
I deeply regret not having been able to express what is in my heart which has quietly beaten for you all my life. Maybe it’s too late to apologize, but as time is relative, I need to tell you that I love you and, thanks to you, I have reached the ultimate answer!
Joana Saahirah´s Journey from Egypt to the World. Enjoy a bit of Joana Saahirah´s Path from Portugal to Egypt; from Egypt to the World – a dream, a mission, a vision come true. A reminder that DREAMS do COME TRUE (if you do the work) ❤
While working on the NEW Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School, I came across the ratings and the reviews of our first classes (which operated at Powhow, a platform which closed down). The only comment I manage to come up with is WOW!
In just one
year of activity, interrupted by several work trips I´ve made around the
world, our school gathered 99.9% 5-star ratings and one 4-star rating
from a student who freaked out when there was a fire around my house and
the internet failed (true story!). It
also gathered more than 60 spontaneous testimonials from dancers who
left their loving appreciation publicly registered.
These last days, I´ve been going through those testimonials and ratings
and I cannot stop smiling: it´s so rewarding to receive back the love
Now, off to more work on the new school. Making sure
there will be a thousand more reasons for 5 or 6-star ratings and
amazing feedback from my beloved community.