01 September 2014

Introduction to Belly Dancing
(earlier dance experience NOT needed)
Instruction by: Gilda Rocha
Fridays 6:30-7:30pm @ the Upstairs Studio
September 05, 12, 19, 26
$60usd for all 4 classes, paid in advance.

Advanced pre-registration requested.  Minimum of 6 people registered to run the classes.  Drop-in’s also accepted.  Contact Gilda Rocha to register: +670 7793 8613, gildaroc@gmail.com.

Gilda Rocha is a belly dancer since 2005, performing regularly and teaching since 2007.  She studied with Vania Cesario in Porto, Portugal and attended seminars and workshops with world class masters such as Munique Neith, Mahmoud Reda, Mo Gedawi, and Randa Kamel.


~Flamenco Dance Classes~
(earlier dance experience NOT needed)
Instruction by
Laura Giles Álvarez
Mondays 6:30-7:30pm @ the Upstairs Studio
September 22, 29, October 06, 13, 20, 27
$15usd per class or $70usd for all 6 classes.
Advanced pre-registration requested.  Minimum of 6 people registered to run the classes.  Drop-in’s also accepted.

Come and experience the exotic, passionate, magical rhythms of flamenco. Originating in the south of Spain from unknown roots, some attribute this dance to gypsy origins and others to Arabic heritage. Nevertheless it has evolved to become world heritage and a unique expression of Spanish culture and pride around the whole world.  Starting from a beginner level, we will explore some of the basic rhythms, hand movements, footwork, postures and steps in a series of 4 workshop classes.  Get ready to learn a new dance, express emotions, do some exercise, and have a good time.  Everyone is welcome! No partners needed.  Please wear comfortable clothes; long skirt and low, thick heel shoes are preferable for women, though not necessary.


Laura Giles Álvarez started dancing in 1995 at the Escuela de Danza Pilar López in Madrid. She completed 12 years of training in ballet, flamenco, clásico español, Spanish folklore and escuela bolera.  From 2007 she taught flamenco for three years at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland UK, choreographing for beginners and introducing intermediate level flamenco lessons. In 2011 she completed another year of ballet, flamenco and escuela bolera training at Liceo Bougor in Madrid.  To compliment her regular training she completed 20h with Isabel Quintero in flamenco and escuela bolera and also did summer workshops in ballet at Karen Taft and El Horno in Madrid.

27 July 2014

Four Yoga Workshops with guest instructor Jill Foster!

Workshop #1 = Core Awareness & Strengthening
Wednesday 30 July, 6:00-8:00pm, $25usd

After deepening core awareness through anatomy, experiential exercises, and pranayama (breathing exercises), Jill will lead the class through a well-rounded vinyasa practice with specific attention to the pelvic floor and the core strengthening of the spine. 
This workshop is suitable for all levels and abilities, from beginners to advanced practitioners.


Workshop #2 = Hip Opening
Monday 04 August, 6:00-8:00pm, $25usd

Come undo the tightness created from sitting in chairs and working long hours at your desk.  This workshop will move through a well-rounded vinyasa practice, creating necessary heat for maximum release of tension held in the hips and pelvis.
This workshop is suitable for all levels and abilities, from beginners to advanced practitioners.


Workshop #3 = Twisting & Backbending
Wednesday 06 August, 6:00-8:00pm, $25usd

After generating significant heat through various twisted standing poses, most beneficial for detoxification, we will move into a deeper practice of backbends while deepening mindfulness of the lower back and strengthening the thoracic spine and end with more seated and lying twists.
This workshop is suitable for all levels and abilities, from beginners to advanced practitioners.


Workshop #4 = Inversions & Arm Balances
Saturday 09 August, 10:00am-12:00pm, $25usd

This workshop will lead you through essential shoulder strength-training and opening and lead to various approaches to practicing inversions and arm balances while reconnecting with core focus that is crucial in these challenging poses.  It is suitable for all levels and abilities, from beginners to advanced practitioners.





Pre-registration requested.  Contact Jill or Colleen to register at: +670-7746-3733, jill.foster.dance@gmail.com, diliwellness@gmail.com.  Minimum number of 6 people required to run each workshop.  Drop-in’s also welcome, space permitting.



Guest yoga instructor Jill Foster is visiting to Timor-Leste!  Jill grew up a dairy-farming gymnast in Wisconsin, USA.  She taught ballet, modern dance, and break dancing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Coming from 14 years of yoga practice Jill taught Vinyasa, Hatha, and Restorative Yoga for the last two years in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Jill focuses her yoga classes on alignment, anatomy, and breath, with a keen ability to balance effort and ease, strength and softness.  Jill’s classes are suitable for beginning and experienced yoga practitioners alike.
Hip-Hop & Breakdancing Workshops for Kids
Instructor: Jill Foster
Wednesday 30 July, Thursday 31 July, Wednesday 06 August, Thursday 07 August
4:30-5:30pm
$60usd total for all 4 classes.  Full payment must be made in advance of the first class.

Pre-registration required.  C
ontact Jill or Colleen to register at: +670-7746-3733, jill.foster.dance@gmail.com, diliwellness@gmail.com. Minimum number of 6 children required to run the workshops.