The long nights of Winter are upon us. Today is the coldest day I can remember in Maryland for a long, long time! The following classes are offered to aid you in increasing your health and happiness. Movement, introspection, earth wisdom, relational support and self empowerment are important ways to become and stay connected to your inner wisdom and inherent health.
All of the following classes will be held at Body & Soul Healing Arts, 22201 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland 20876. Pre-registration is required. Please contact me to register. Hope you can join us!

Ongoing Thursdays beginning January 21 at 11:30a.m. Six one and one half hour sessions. $120 for the series, $25 per class. Class size limited to four participants.
Every Spiritual Belly Dance class is both different and the same. All classes taught in this way include the basic vocabulary of belly dance movements that can be learned anywhere-hip circles, hip drops, shimmies, etc. All of these movements generally come from distinct energy sources. For example hip circles and figure eights are second chakra movements; shoulder shimmies come from the heart…However, beyond these movements, the energy of any one given day is unique. In fact, every minute of every day comes with a different energy. Spiritual Belly Dance teaches the student to notice and furthermore control these energetic differences and then to blend them into traditional dancing techniques.
The intended final result of all of this teaching is to help women to be stronger, healthier, and happier in all aspects of life, not only dancing. Please bring a hip scarf and veil if you have them!


Ongoing Thursdays beginning January 21 at 1pm. Six two-hour sessions. $180 for the series, $35 per session. Limited to eight participants.
Gather with us to share your dreams and explore their meaning in a structured, yet intimate environment. The messages in our dreams are gifts from our soul. We will work to understand the language they are speaking to help guide us through our journey through life.
We will meet for six Thursdays beginning January 21th and ending February 25th, 2010. The group will have the option to continue ongoing meetings. Commitment to attendance of each weeks gathering is strongly encouraged.

Saturday, January 30, 2-4 pm Fee: $30. Limited to 8 participants.
Learn how to nurture your body during the winter season. We will discuss which herbs and foods to use to fight infections, stifle symptoms and rebuild health. Learn how to make and use tinctures and cook with herbs to keep healthy! Angela has been an herbalist for over nine years. She grows, wild-crafts and makes herbal products using her plant allies. Come join us learn to live in harmony with nature’s gifts!

Saturday, February 13, 2-4 pm Fee: $40. Limited to three couples.
Come and learn what you can do for yourself or your partner to help ease discomforts that often develop as your body grows ripe. I will show you gentle massage techniques, suggest products to use, and have on hand, as well as movements that help your baby position correctly. My intention is to lovingly support, prepare and empower you in your birthing experience. Bring your questions and see where they lead us!

HEAL THE UTERUS (Hands on Health the Maya Way )
Saturday, April 17, 2010, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Fee: $120, Limited to 8 participants.
Discover the wisdom of Maya traditional healing in recovering and maintaining the health of your reproductive, digestive and urinary systems. This work is helpful to so many “female” concerns. During this class you will learn about Dr. Rosita Arvigo, her apprenticeship with Don Elijio Panti and other healers from Belize. You will learn the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology as it relates to the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage (ATMAM), and of course, to specific health issues. I will teach you Maya Abdominal Massage (MAM) for your own Self Care. We will also identify situations in which practicing MAM would be contraindicated. If time permits we will experience a guided meditation, and discuss other modalities such as diet, lifestyle, herbs that support MAM.
To register please send a check for $30 to Angela Ferri, 3710 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, MD 21755