I have attended Anna's belly dancing classes for 3 years now. Her lessons are not only good exercise but fun and friendly too. Anna is an excellent teacher; calm, patient and motivational. You leave her classes surprised at how good a work out you've had but yet also refreshed. Recently I had back problems which meant that, although I could stand upright, I wasn't able to maneuver nor move about well. I asked Anna if she could give me some small, simple exercises which I could do to prevent my back going into spasm and to help me relax. Anna presented me with a combination of small, isolated movements to be combined with specific breathing methods, which she called Chi Belly. The very first time she took me through this routine I felt my body relax and my muscles release the tension, which I was unaware of them holding. The exercises are designed to be completed as a routine or done separately, depending on how much time I have, where I am and how much pain I'm in. I find them easy to do yet the results are, for me, impressive. When I attended my physical therapy appointment my therapist was extremely impressed with what I had been given, thought it complemented my PT exercises very well, and encouraged other patients to think about learning similar relaxation exercise techniques. I am very grateful to Anna for being able to understand what I needed and designing a programme to meet those needs, especially when I wasn't very clear myself in explaining what I wanted. Thank you Anna, I hope to work with you for a long time to come.
Ahlam Academy of Middle Eastern Dance