A Common Goal with “Belly Stretch-Thrust and Roll”

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Belly Stretch-Thrust and Roll - Leyla Najma's Belly Dance Blog

Today I was thinking about my exercise class “Belly Stretch-Thrust and Roll” and I wanted to share with you the goal for this class and why I am offering it.

First of all just like many of you who write in regarding your weight, I am dealing with that too. I am working on different options to make “Belly Stretch-Thrust and Roll” a class that will focus on upper body, abs, lower body and layering. The best part is we will be doing belly dance moves through out class time. I am working on the moves now and Daniel and I have picked music that will be fun to work out to. We decided on electronic music that will make you want to boogie along. Having fun is a huge part of this class and I want everybody to look forward to getting their groove on!

I will be thinking about doing a warm up/cool down with this class which will make class time 15 minutes longer. So let me know if you want just an hour of pure blood pumping class time with no warm up/cool down or if you want me to include them in. This is your time to speak up so let me know what you want now so I can incorporate them in.

I also thought it would be fun to lose weight together so this is another way for all of to do something together with a common goal. So those of you taking the exercise class I will be expecting photos of you as class progresses along. As for myself, I won’t be able to hide from any of you but I am ready to get the weight off that has stayed with me for a few years. I’m hoping the camera will gradually start to show a skinnier me………time will tell!!

There you have it everyone…….write in and let me know your thoughts!!!!

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Lifelong professional Belly Dancer dedicated to providing "Belly Dance Instruction That Is Easy To Understand And Learn That Connects The Dots"


2 Responses to “A Common Goal with “Belly Stretch-Thrust and Roll””
  1. Shahenda says:

    Hi Leyla,

    I really enjoy your videos. Thank you so much for sharing your skills in such a wide range of instructional DVDs! I look forward to adding many of your videos to my belly dance library. 🙂

    For “Belly Stretch-Thrust and Roll” my vote would be to include a warm-up/cool down.

    If I’m working with an instructional video & these aspects are included–I follow them.
    However, if the DVD does not include a warm-up/cool down I am far more likely to skip the recommendations of doing my own warm up & cool down.

    I’m super excited to try out your online classes too!
    Thanks again for providing so many fabulous learning options & opportunities.



    • Leyla Najma says:

      Thank you Shahenda……..the videos are fun to create but alot of work! The live online classes are going to be a blast and I’m pretty excited about my regular dance class because I think with this dance form changing so much it can get confusing for women in regards to fundamental combos and basic foundation movements. If you learn the basics then it doesn’t matter what style a person wants to do like Gothic, Spanish Fushion, Bollywood or Tribal. The elements of the dance are there. Again thank you so much for checking out my videos and I can’t wait to get the classes started!!