Opening 2019 with the climbing of NEW mountains

Joana Saahirah Ilhas Dornes

Opening 2019 with open arms and heart

Flying into 2019 with the Passion and the Love I´ve always carried in my heart, a renewed sense of purpose and hope.

Here´s what they rarely tell us: evolution takes work; growth can be painful; letting go of limiting beliefs, wounds, old ghosts can be a never-ending battle but, YES, we can do it. If we genuinely want to.

I´ve never sat in my comfort zone – whenever I reach the top of one mountain, I start looking for a new mountain to climb. It´s the climbing, not the arrival, that builds our character.

From Portugal, my homeland where I was safe and comfortable, to Egypt where I spent 8 years building my career and myself in the midst of unimaginable challenges and blessings; from Egypt to the whole World where I´ve been traveling as an invited artist to perform, teach, and lecture on Egyptian Dance, Music, and Culture; from the World to wherever I dream.

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Along the way, I´ve written an endless amount of articles for highly respected maganizes and newspapers; I´ve written and published my first book – The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” (follow link to get your own copy: http://www.lulu.com/shop/http://www.lulu.com/shop/joana-saahirah/the-secrets-of-egypt-dance-life-beyond-2nd-edition/paperback/product-23143198.html?fbclid=IwAR2Jfl0G_J0QIVEQzejQdSkQ8PzO7v0GkKDNpIOy0-V7VjOmA36OzSVmFlA ); I´ve created a pioneering school – Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School -, I´m about to publish my second book – Behind the Curtain – and I´m already working on my third book.  A brand new, upgraded, platform for Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School will soon be released. Stay tuned at this blog or ask to join our dance community via email (send email to dancemagica@gmail.com)

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is is just a little sample of how much I´ve lived, dreamed and materialized and how much I´m doing in the present. I hope it inspires you to turn your Wish List* into a Dreams Accomplished List.

wink-happy-16Hint: I have no intention to stop growing and making IT happen.

In 2019, more than in any other year, I thrive for new mountains – the most unexplored, frightening, amazing mountains; the ones that will ultimately bring me closer to my truest self. I hope YOU´re brave enough to do the same.

Happy climbing, my friends!

 

In this video: Joana Saahirah BOMBASTIC Majance Performance in Quebec, Canada. Quebec was one of the cities included in Joana Saahirah´s USA & CANADA SOULful Tour.

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May Wisdom, Light, Love, and Beauty rule our new year.

NEW Egyptian Dance & Self-Empowerment Private/Personalized Online Course by Joana Saahirah

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Egyptian Dance & Self-Empowerment is an Online Personalized/Private Course created and delivered by Joana Saahirah.

It´s a mix between Egyptian Dance Technique, Choreography, and Interpretation skills & Self-Discovery & Empowerment beyond the dance field.

It´s based on the premise that strong, self-confident, empowered women make strong, self-confident, empowered dancers. And vice-versa.

 

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For lovers of Egyptian Dance who also want to grow as human beings; for women who know they have something unique inside them that deserved to be expressed, shared with the world.

For dancers who are tired of empty, meaningless, competition oriented choreographies and are searching for REAL dance, REAL self-expression, REAL soul. In their dance, as in their life.

 

hand pointingWhat you will get from the course?

Ten private coaching sessions – each with 1 hour length – where you´ll receive an entire choreography  (Classical & Modern Egyptian Dance), dance technique, and a Personal Empowerment Program to awaken or/and strenghten your self-awareness & love.

You´ll have your own Facebook Secret Group where a direct contact with

Joana Saahirah will be kept from the beginning until the end of the course – loads of homework, extra/bonus material will be shared in this secret group, and feed-back will be shared in this group.

Your own Self-Empowerment Booklet delivered at the end of the course, an original manuscript created by Joana Saahirah for this special Private Course.

 

hand pointingHow does it work?

The 10 private/personalized sessions/classes are booked according to YOUR available time as well as Joana Saahirah´s agenda.

Homework & special challenges – on Egyptian Dance & Personal Growth – are shared between sessions/classes so you´re completely engaged and immersed in a journey which is both technical and personal.

The sessions/classes happen face to face with Joana Saahirah via Facebook Messenger or Skype.

The whole program will be adapted to YOU – your goals, your specific difficulties & strengths.

The available spots are LIMITED so – the first students to subscribe are the ones who can guarantee their course.

 

hand pointingJoana´s peculiar approach to Egyptian Dance & Self-Empowerment

After almost 8 years of a high-profile, extremely successful, pioneering career in Egypt, where she was also working as personal teaching & choreography assistant of Mahmoud Reda (aka the Father of Egyptian Folklore), Joana Saahirah traveled the whole world teaching, performing, and lecturing on Egyptian Oriental & Folkloric Dance.

She wrote and published her first book – “The Secrets of Egypt – Dance, Life & Beyond” – and wrote articles on Egyptian Dance & Self-Empowerment for various prestigious newspapers, magazines, and websites. Aside from writing, performing, teaching, and lecturing, Joana has creared “Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School”, a NEW project which has already brought education and empowerment to hundreds of dancers from every corner of the globe.

Along the way, she observed and guided thousands of dancers of all levels – from beginners to the professionals you know and follow in the international “bellydance” market.

Her approach is holistic – it works body, mind, heart, and soul – and she unites Egyptian Dance technique & choreography with personal development tools that take dancers to higher levels of creativity, power, and success. In their dance, as in their life.

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There´s a PROMOTIONAL/LAUNCHING price for this course VALID for subscriptions until the 15th December!

Ask us more about it, and about class scheduling possibilities, via email: dancemagica@gmail.com

 

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NEW Online Course “Dancing to Mohamed Abdel Wahab – Modern Egyptian Dance with Soul”

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Welcome to “Dancing to Mohamed Abdel Wahab – Modern Egyptian Dance with Soul”, a homage to the Genius of Modern Egyptian Music, the last live & recorded Online Course our School – Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School – is presenting at the Powhow platform.

imagesHere´s what you´ll find in this Online Course:

1. Who is Mohamed Abdel Wahab & why dancing to his Music is an essential part of every Oriental Dancer´s training?

2 Mohamed Abdel Wahab´s place in Egyptian Music History.

3. Opportunities & Challenges his music offers dancers.

4. Dance Technique & Choreography of one of the most iconic songs by Mohamed Abdel Wahab – “Il Fan” (The Art), a perfect mix of Classical & Modern Egyptian Music.

5. How to be a SOULFUL dancer.

6. Six live & recorded classes you´ll be able to attend, face to face with Joana Saahirah, and/or view in the recorded version. You can also download the recorded classes into your computer to view them in your own time and as many times as you wish.

7.  Bonus material – videos, music, articles, images – offered with the course.

Eye_of_Horus_Right.svgHere ´s what you can do to subscribe:

1.Go to www.powhow.com and LOG IN with your email & password.

If you don´t have a Powhow account yet, you can create it by introducing your email and a password of your choice.

2. Go to the SEARCH BOX and write the name of the course you wish to purchase. The system will lead you through from there. Or Log into your Powhow account and copy-paste the following link:
http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/om-kolthoum-tarab-for-oriental-dancers-introduction

3. From the moment we start our live classes (check the schedule at the school), you can join us or/and enjoy the class recordings for as long as our school exists (we plan on existing for a really long time!).

4. If you need assistance regarding the contents of the course, or courses, you´ve subscribed to, send an email to dancemagica@gmail.com

If you need technical assistance, contact Powhow´s team at support@powhow.com

Bring Your Own Light by Joana Saahirah Online Dance School

The Creative Process by Joana Saahirah

Enjoy this bonus video – “The Creative Process” – offered with the Online Course “Blooming – Finding & Expressing Yourself in Egyptian Dance & in Life” available at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.

For more information on this and other courses available at our school, feel welcome to email us at dancemagica@gmail.com

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Sensuality in Baladi NEW Online Course

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Welcome to our – hot, hot, hot – NEW Online Course you´ll absolutely love by Joana Saahirah ´s Online Dance School:

Sensuality in Baladi – Posture, Technique, & Choreography

(A Journey into the Womb of the Baladi style & the fascinating world of female sensuality)

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Here´s what you´ll find in this Online Course:

1. Six live & recorded classes you can view, & review, for as long as our school exists.

2. Bonus material offered with the course (music, videos, articles)

3.  Discovering what is Sensuality & how you can integrate it into your dance & in your life.

4. The connection between Sensuality & the Baladi style.

5. Posture, Technique & Choreography of a full, typical, Baladi song (a Classic of Egyptian Music: “Ya Hassan Ya Khouli Geneyna”

6. How to unleash your Sensual Baladi Self – Tasting the Moment.

7. Expanding your Creativity through Sensuality.

 

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Here ´s what you can do to subscribe:

1.Go to www.powhow.com and LOG IN with your email & password.

If you don´t have a Powhow account yet, you can create it by introducing your email and a password of your choice.

2. Go to the SEARCH BOX and write the name of the course you wish to purchase. The system will lead you through from there. Or Log into your Powhow account and copy-paste the following link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/sensuality-in-baladi-posture-technique-choreography–2

3. From the moment we start our live classes (check the schedule at the school), you can join us or/and enjoy the class recordings for as long as our school exists (we plan on existing for a really long time!).

4. If you need assistance regarding the contents of the course, or courses, you´ve subscribed to, send an email to dancemagica@gmail.com

If you need technical assistance, contact Powhow´s team at support@powhow.com

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The birthday girl offers GIFTs to her students at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

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Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School is an extension of who I am; a part of my heart. Everything I do, from my career in Egypt, then around the world, to my published writings and videos, comes from The Soul.

Therefore, I´ll celebrate my birthday – the 13th June – with you.

For a super limited time – valid for only 2 days – I´m offering you a discount that has never happened before and it´ll never happen again.

A crazy 20% discount on ALL our Class Packages, except “Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love” (this course will not be under any promotion).
Take full advantage of it BEFORE the promo code expires 😉

Use this PROMO DISCOUNT: Joana Saahirah Birthday Special Gift Discount.

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Aside from this EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT, I´d like to share an unsual JEWEL with you – a Quranic recitation teacher giving a lesson in Egypt; he exemplifies a bit of the call for the prayer.It´s really gorgeous and I´d like you to listen to it.

The recitation of the Quran is an art in itself – it requires training, breathing, voice projection and phrasing awareness, feeling, meaning, soul.

Om Kolthoum, The Voice of the Orient, started her soulful singing training as a little girl, accompanying her father from village to village, reciting the Quran.

In Egypt, I have my favorite “muezzin”. I know the mosques where they call people for the prayer, the best listening spots, the corners where the sound is sharper. Listening to a good “muezzin” can be a sacred experience.

P.S: Being a professional Oriental Dancer means, above everything, being AWAKEN to Beauty in all shapes and forms.

P.S2: I don´t need to be a Muslim to enjoy the treasures in Islam. I may not embrace a religion and still be able to see the beauty in it.

Tip: Opening our hearts, and minds, to diversity is essential if we wish to grow up instead of just growing older.

 

Log into your facebook account and follow the link (listen to it with your eyes closed): https://www.facebook.com/sameat.elqurn.bialeasayid/videos/461940097594755/?hc_ref=ARSN-HnR45U62_rIqwpamzojqKnpGIciPSrlcxokSJ3y0k1Z2Qy_oTsP43APvOrexC4

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I´m happy to celebrate my Life with you. I love you, gorgeous.

See you soon at our School or somewhere around the World!

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Lord Ganesha, my favorite Deity, blessing our Paths ❤

Take a look at ALL our Online & Recorded Courses at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School

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Dig in, and explore, the treasure ark of Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School.
Our School stands for a SOULful Dance & a SOULful Life; we promise, & deliver, authentic Egyptian Dance, Self-Discovery & Empowerment.
 
ALL our courses happen live, face to face with the teacher, and are recorded.
Even if you miss the live classes, you have access to the class recordings for as long as our school exists.
Every course offers Bonus Material – articles, videos, music, images – to take you deeper into each subject & turn your learning process into an Adventure.
All you have to do to access any of our courses is to LOG in Powhow (www.powhow.com),  go to the SEARCH BOX and write the name of the course you wish to purchase or follow the links shown below.
The system will lead you from there.
 
If you have any doubts or suggestions, don´t hesitate in contacting us via email (send a message to dancemagica@gmail.com).
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Let´s start with the Course I wish my teachers had created when I first started to learn Egyptian Dance:

 

 
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The BASES of Egyptian Dance & Joana Saahirah´s method –
Courses I suggest to dancers of EVERY level:

 

 

 

  • Arms & Hands in Egyptian Dance Full Initiation – Levels 1 & 2

Log into your Powhow account and follow the link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/arms-hands-in-egyptian-dance-full-initiation-levels-1-2

 

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Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Egyptian Dance Rhythms & Tabla Solo Courses

 

 

 

 

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Om Kolthoum Special Courses

 

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Shimmy (Drills) Technique & Combos

 

 

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Egyptian Dance Folklore

 

Eye-Of-Horus-Tattoo-Stencil-1Special Interest Courses

 

 

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 ❤ Follow the links to watch a series of Videos about
Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School:
  •  Our School´s launching video
  •  Why our School is NOT for everyone
  • What you need to know when you join our School
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NEW Online Course “Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Level 4 (Upper Body)

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Life, as Egyptian Dance, is a dynamic adventure.

We may plan, try to control, & understand it, but Life always wins over our private agendas.

Our NEW course – Egyptian Dance ABC & Creative Awakening – Level 4 (Upper Body) – was not in my plans, at least not for now, but it started haunting me, demanding to be heard, created, shared. And I followed The Call, as I always do.

Once I put my hands into it, I realized this was the missing element in Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School 1-year anniversary.

Why?

Continue reading.

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The Upper Body, the core of this Course, is the place that carries OUR HEART.

The Lower body represents our connection to the earth, the instinct, the moon, the Mother. The Upper body represents our connection to the sky, the spirit, the sun, the Father.

I suddenly realized this course made perfect sense – it had to happen in the month when our school celebrates its first year of existence. We stand by Unity, Wholeness, bringing the pieces – body, mind, heart, & soul – together. 

Of course, this course has to happen!

 

What will you find in this online – live & recorded – course?

  1. You´ll have access to 6 live classes – scheduled in our school – which will also be recorded. If you miss the live classes, you´ll have access to the correspondent class recordings for at least 6 months after the live classes have taken place.
  2. You´ll receive TECHNIQUE, & DANCE COMBOS focused on the UPPER BODY which is also one of the centers of Egyptian Dance, & its connection with the LOWER BODY technique. Torso, chest, shoulders, head, arms & hands will be at the forefront of this course.
  3. You´ll receive BONUS MATERIAL that goes beyond the regular “bellydance” learning resources.
  4. You´ll receive the tools, & empowerment, to explore your CREATIVITY & IDENTITY.
  5. You´ll be able to enjoy a PROMOTIONAL/LAUNCHING PRICE ($65) valid until the 22th May 2018. After that date, the course will remain available for its original price ($79).
  6. If you join us for the first live class, and you feel this course is not for you, you can ask for a FULL REFUND on that same day and I assure you´ll have your request satisfied. 

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How can you subscribe & take full advantage of the promotional/launching price?

  1. Log into your Powhow´s account. If you don´t have an account, create one (all you need is your email & a password you create on the spot).
  2. Go to the SEARCH BOX and type Egyptian Dance ABC Level 4 or follow the link: http://www.powhow.com/packages/joana-saahirahs-dance-studio/egyptian-dance-abc-creative-awakening-level-4-upper-body
  3. The system will lead you from that point on.

Let´s rock!

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Why Enta Omri is the best course I´ve created, so far (answering your question)

You asked and I answered.

Why “Enta Omri, a Journey of Soulful Egyptian Dance & Self-Love” is the best course I´ve created, so far?

Watch the video & follow the link for more information: https://joanasaahirahworld.com/2018/05/03/enta-omri-a-journey-of-soulful-egyptian-dance-self-love/

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Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School Testimonials (receiving back the LOVE)

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We have more than a hundred fifty 5 stars ratings (the only 4 star rating was offered by one student who was unhappy with an internet cut  caused by a fire which was happening, at the time, around my dance studio – true story!) and endless testimonials filled with appreciation, fulfillment, and love.

I cannot say I´m surprise – I´m not. I know, and love, my craft deeply. I´m proud to deliver high quality work with uncompromising generosity. But I´m always honored, and humbled, by the appreciation of my students and audiences. Their love makes me want to be, and do, better every single day.

Feel welcome to check some of the testimonials shared at Joana Saahirah´s Online Dance School (I´m grateful for every student who took the time to leave their feedback).

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“Class yesterday was so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. This is going bring the depth and authenticity to my dance that Inhave been looking for. I am so very excited!”

Chandler Rhinehart

“I have taken private online courses with Joana and what she offers is top notch. I have loved every minute of studying with her and have even hosted her to teach workshops in my city. She leaves nothing out. Much love to you, Joana! “

Heather Henna Louise

“Feeling so much satisfaction after finishing this wonderful course. Very fun, creative and joyful choreography. I will surely review this recording and try to dance by myself. Thank you Joanna for this wonderful final class and I was very happy to take the live class. I am impressed with your message at the end of the class:)”

Seiko Endo

“Even if you think you’re persuaded that you’ve examined the question from all sides, Joana, always learn you something new and make your dance greater! That”s the magical of your course Joana! Joy, empowerment, culture and a lot of dance, Thank you so much.”

Patricia Ponchie-Hannequin

“I loved it very much, it was a pleasure taking class with such a gorgeous artist, Joana Saahirah! Thank you very much, kind soul and can’t wait to see you soon again!”

Anna-Maria

“Yes, simply the BEST. She pours out so much love, passion, light through the screen to all students and it inspires me so much. There had been doubts, confusions in my head but she is the one saying exactly what I need to hear to awaken myself. Now I feel my heart is more open for every movement. Her classes changes the landscape of my dance basically. She is such a bless to the education of egyptian dance today.”

Zoe Ni

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