Preview our new program
at our August 25th event!
Come let Motion Potion Bellydance cast its spell upon you at Revival Yoga and Wellness Studio!
Social Hour After with Inda from Henna Magick!
There is a beautiful natural magic within you and bellydance can bring it out!
With the Magic of Bellydance classes you can:
- Try something new!
- Build confidence!
- Have fun!
- Feel empowered!
- Let go!
- Enjoy a ladies night out!
This class is perfect for beginners who wish to learn the invigorating and relaxing movements of bellydance, uncover its magic, and start a brand new adventure!
Hop on this magic carpet ride...
Do I have to have previous dance training to try Motion Potion Bellydance?
A: You don't need any previous training! Motion Potion is here to give you what you need to feel at home in your body, coordinated, and expressive. Your instructor loves to make bellydance easy, fun and accessible and truly enjoys the simple pleasures this art form has to offer! Come as you are and let Motion Potion take care of the rest!
What do I wear?
A: Comfortable yoga wear is perfect for bellydance! There is no pressure to reveal your belly or wear a costume, although you will likely be unable to resist the fun of a hip scarf at some point! Your instructor will tell you where to get one!
Is bellydance difficult?
A: Within any dance style or fitness program, exceptional skill level is possible, however the Motion Potion Bellydance Program focusses on a low impact, easily accessible, beautifully empowering experience. You are more than enough as you are! Tap into the benefits of bellydancing!
"I am really happy with all that I have been learning from you. I look forward to each lesson more than any other class I've taken in any field. I am even walking through the office differently!"
- Julie Benoit, student of Ansuya
Let bellydance mesmerize and enchant you down a path of sacred self discovery!
With the Bellydance Vision Quest classes you can:
- Tune into your chakras!
- Explore the sacred geometry of movement!
- Set your intentions within moving meditation!
- Build flexibility!
- Relax into flow!
- Uncoil your sacred sinuosity!
- Awaken the goddess within!
This class is perfect for intermediate students who wish to hone the sensual isolations of bellydance and go deeper into the practice of bellydance for awakening the goddess within and developing a flexible bellydance body!
Start your journey on this vision quest...
Do I have to have a certain type of body to bellydance?
A: The Motion Potion Bellydance Program is where you find out that every body is a bellydance body! Your instructor has been through the pressures of the dance world, of Hollywood, and of social media. She deeply values bellydance for being the guiding light through all the changing stages, shapes and sizes of her womanhood. Come enjoy these benefits too!
"For the past 3 years I have learned a treasure chest full of bellydance knowledge from you and I will forever be grateful to you for sharing your knowledge, kindness and support. You have taught me how to truly live a belly dancer's lifestyle not only with a broader bellydancing vocabulary but with the element of sacred spaces, a more confident mindset and the tools to become a certified dancer, instructor and now director of the rapidly growing dance community in my area! Not to mention raising a new generation of bellydancers by example!"
- Amber McDowell, student of Ansuya
Along with all of the fun and self-care benefits it has to offer, bellydance is a high-end performance skill!
With the Bellydance Performance Circle classes you can:
- Learn hot bellydance combos!
- Enjoy the sound healing benefits of zills!
- Discover the allure and mystique of veil dancing!
- Try Sacred Sinuosity Yoga-Bellydance Fusion!
- Learn to perform in a safe & supportive circle!
- Join the Motion Potion Bellydance performance team!
This class is perfect for advanced students ready to level up their technique and let their skills shine!
Join the circle...
Do I have to perform?
A: Performance is totally optional! There is lots of time spent on learning in this class and, if you do choose to perform, you can do so just for your classmates. The Motion Potion Bellydance Performance Team does take this class, but that is just one aspect of this culture which emphasizes an inner circle of sisterhood!
"Ansuya focuses on creating a sisterhood, empowering women, and connecting with women from around the globe. In her classes, she gives us multiple segments of improvisations so that we could use those moments to interpret what the dance means for us—to give ourselves time to shine. Performing in Ansuya's Goddess Circle Showcases is the BEST! Ansuya makes this a private, intimate group for us to share a piece of ourselves by dancing a solo. Without the pressure of a public event and showmanship, this was ideal for new soloists or for dancers wanting to try out something new. The show was especially valuable to me, because I am pregnant and have been feeling a little self-conscious. Ansuya’s group was a very loving and supportive group, and I felt comfortable enough to dive right in! It was such a positive experience! This is the type of environment I want to be in: positivity, empowering, connectivity!
~ Soraya Jamal, Boston, MA
I'm Ansuya and I'm passionate about all things bellydance!
From self-care, to sisterhood, to the fun of the spotlight, I can't wait to share all of it with you!
I learned this mystical art form directly from my mother, a pioneer of American Cabaret style bellydance. She was a renowned performer in night clubs in Los Angeles and New York in the 60's and 70's. She then became a revered community member of the artistic and spiritual haven of Ojai, CA where she raised me. Performing in her local bellydance troupe, "Yaleil", I gave my first show at the age of four. With further classes in modeling and public speaking, I won Miss Teen Ojai 1989, and we moved to Hollywood! There, I danced in top night clubs, won multiple awards, performed at countless parties and for celebrities, and even got to become an actress myself. I appeared on TV as a bellydancer and also in standard speaking roles.
While in Hollywood, I was cast in the Bellydance Superstars show, which put bellydance on the map in prestigious theatres and in media around the globe. This led me to launch my own independent teaching and performance tour. All in all, it was 20 years of touring!
When I rolled into Naples, I exhaled and knew I'd found the perfect tropical paradise to call my new home. Here, I pioneered my online bellydance classes, opened a bellydance studio, danced at wonderful local restaurants and parties, and launched my bellydance goddess retreats.
It's been a joy having my Naples classes acknowledged by the Naples Daily News, Coastal Beat, Gulfshore Life Magazine, and Pulse Magazine.
With this much needed break from touring, I also discovered the bliss of yoga. I began connecting my dance form, which had become heavily focused on being a "celebrity bellydancer", back to its roots as a spiritually awakening, goddess unleashing, mystical art form. Currently, I bring these themes together with a dash of spotlight sparkle in my "Motion Potion Bellydance" program, which has found its new home at Revival Yoga and Wellness studio!
I can't wait to welcome you and share with you all the amazing benefits that bellydance has to offer to students of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds!
Come let Motion Potion Bellydance cast its spell upon you!
I'll see you in the classroom and, of course, under the sparkling spotlight!
xoxo - Ansuya
See the studio!
Take a look inside Revival Yoga and Wellness Studio where, in addition to bellydance, you can take many types of Yoga classes including Yin, Hatha, Vinyasa, Heated Power Vinyasa, and Restorative. Also offered is Aerial Yoga, Aerial Pilates, and CBD Restorative in Silks. Plus services including CBD massage and Guided Meditation! This is where our Motion Potion Bellydance Program will call home on Friday evenings!