Yoga Reimagined with

Christopher Pike

Next Class Time:
4:30pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Wednesdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm

By Donation


This is an hour of sensible, sustainable, invigorating movement.   The class includes mobility exercises, isometric exercises, medium impact hopping exercises for the bones, strength training, core exercises on the floor, and more.  Extreme forms of exercises might be popular these days, but in this class, Chris tries to create an experience that is safe and healthy.
Chris has selected exercises that are varied, novel, and interesting to your nervous system.  The variety of movements means that you won’t feel like you are doing the same thing over and over.  Chris will guide you through the class with attention to detail and insightful feedback. He will help you figure out how to move better and become stronger in a healthy and fun way!
One signature of this class is the use of props.  Throughout class, you will use blocks, stools, floor mats, resistance bands, medicine balls, and impact mats.  Using props opens up new exercise possibilities and enhances awareness of your bodies’ movement.  Props help make the class novel and engaging.  These props are provided for you.
Somatics have been described as “the body experienced from within”.  In this class, Chris will help you bring awareness to your movements and the sensations of your moving body.  You will move slowly and carefully so that your nervous system can assimilate the experience.
If you want to start working out and gain strength, but aren’t sure where to start, this class is for you! Athleticism is not a requirement for the class, but in order to participate you should be able to get up and down from the floor without difficulty.


For more information, please contact Christopher: 530.757.6656

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Saying Yes! with

Carlton Grew

7:30pm - 9:30 pm

$10 drop-in, cash

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.

Playful improvisational theater class to inspire spontaneity & creativity

This session is based on Scott Kelman’s form of body-centered improvisation. Kelman was a practitioner and teacher of alternative theater and improvisation for over 50 years, a celebrated director in LA who taught in Portland from the 1990’s until his death in 2007. He created a body-centered form of improvisation and presence in which participants explore with abandon within defined constraints.

The form consists of structured exercises and play using mindfulness, observation, physical precision, discovered physical impulses, vocalization, speech and observation, and empathy and engagement with others. The result is to fully experience and inhabit every moment and express the creativity generated by those moments, alone or in ensemble. Kelman’s work cultivates fresh, deep creativity and authenticity.
The work can be a creative adventure, spiritual exploration, a magical fusing of an ensemble, or simply a collection of fully lived moments. It is also Big Fun.

Whether you are a daydreamer, writer, singer, dancer, or simply a curious person seeking to live more fully, Kelman’s work will enhance your creativity and add another level to your experience of your art and your daily life.

For more information, please contact Carlton:

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Dance Temple with

Sacred Circle Dance

7:30pm - 9:00 pm

$10 drop-in, cash or credit

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.

Spiritually-Based Community Dance

Sacred Circle has been meeting to dance together in Portland for over a decade. We are a warm and welcoming group of dancers who love to create something really special together.   We encourage people of all ages and abilities to sink into their body in the safe, beautiful and sacred community-created space, to gather and create an beautiful interaction where music and movement happen, and while each person comes into the space with their own story, their own needs, their own reasons to be there — there is one thing we all share — and that is the love of the dance!

This is a free form dance, you create the experience by how you engage with your body, with other dancers and with the music. There are no set moves, just be safe and kind to your body and respectful those around you and have fun.  This is a great space to practice being unabashedly in your body.

For more information, please visit the Sacred Circle Dance website.

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Healing Chronic Pain with

Jacqueline Rubinstein

Next class time:
10:00am - 11:00 am

Monday Nights, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

**2019 Winter Class Series**

Now two class times!

Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25

Fridays, 10:00am – 11:00am
*Free Intro: January 4
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1


8-week Fall Class Series (in-person and live class recordings): $96

8-week Fall Class Pass On-line (live class recordings only): $58

Walk-in to any class: $15/drop-in

*Sign up for the 8-week series and attend Monday and/or Friday class!

Gentle Movement & Awareness Exercises with the Feldenkrais Method

Chronic pain and injuries influence every aspect of life. Conscious and unconscious limits are placed on your ways of being in the world. Your dance is constrained. Your mind is busy protecting you, restricting your freedom of expression, closing in your world.

You may be acutely aware of the limitations or you may have adjusted to this restricted way of walking through life. Either way, come remember how you use to feel ~ strong, comfortable, flexible, loose, free, & effortless!

In this class, you will experience carefully crafted, gentle movement sequences that will relieve your pain and give you invaluable, surprising insights into your movement and thought patterns.

These exercises are designed to communicate directly with your Nervous System, making the changes you feel not just a temporary fix, but a fundamental improvement in your movement habits. These new movement patterns will be so delicious to your brain and Nervous System that you will find them immediately, subconsciously integrated into your daily life.

If you are ready to:

Eliminate aches and pains, and move more easily.
Improve your co-ordination, posture and flexibility.
Restore lost function.
Find relief from stress, and the tools for psychological growth.
Attain greater ease and pleasure in all your physical activities.
Improve the fitness and agility of your brain at any age.
Gain renewed physical vitality, health and emotional well-being.

Then, come learn how your Nervous System is your best ally in feeling better in an effective, quick, and lasting way! Gain the tools to be a powerful agent in your own healing and on-going comfort.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline: / 971.258.1885

For more info about this class offering:


**2019 Winter Class Series**

Now two class times!

Mondays, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
Fridays, 10:00am – 11:00am
*Free Intro: January 4
January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1


8-week Fall Class Series (in-person and recordings): $96

8-week Fall Class Pass On-line (recordings only): $58

Walk-in to any class: $15/drop-in

*Sign up for the 8-week series and attend Monday and/or Friday class!

To Register for the Winter Class Series:

*Also, available for on-line subscription ~ you can take this class anywhere, at any time that works for you!

To Register for the Audio Recordings Only:

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Liquid Motion® with

Brenda Munson

2nd & 4th Saturdays
8:00pm - 9:15 pm


Pre-registration and payment required:

75-Minute Class with Brenda Munson

Liquid Motion® is an open level class that utilizes elements of sensual movement and dance theory to provide a total mind and body movement experience.

In each 75-minute class, students will learn and expand upon the fundamentals of Liquid Motion® each week, to build a foundation for methodical floor and wall work. The class is made up of body conditioning, lateral movement drills, intricate floor sequences, exploration of sensual movement, and an understanding of total body awareness. This combination is Liquid Motion® and the end result is breathtaking, with a seamless and natural movement quality.

Each class starts with simple introductions and a 20-minute warm up. After we’re warm, we do lateral movements across the floor followed by movement breakdowns that will come together into a flow sequence. At the end of class, everyone has the opportunity to freestyle dance with the flow we learned in class that day.

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Tergar Meditation with

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

2:00pm - 4:00 pm


4th Sundays
2:00pm -4:00 pm

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during these Tuesday offerings (not Sunday offerings). A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.

Explore meditation and the fundamentals of Buddhist practice

Tuesday evenings
7:30pm – 9:00pm

We explore Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings with the support of our Tergar community of practitioners, and the guidance of a comprehensive meditation group curriculum. This curriculum, based on Mingyur Rinpoche’s books, The Joy of  Living and Joyful Wisdom, covers the core teachings of the Joy of Living program and includes guided meditations, experiential exercises, and questions that foster group discussion. Sessions are held on a drop-in basis. There are no prerequisites for attending our group meeting. All are warmly welcome!


4th Sunday of the month group meeting
2:00pm – 4:00pm

A group meeting focusing on Mingyur Rinpoche’s teachings using our Joy of Living curriculum based on Rinpoche’s books, The Joy of Living and Joyful Wisdom. Our meeting includes guided meditations, experiential exercises, and questions for group discussion. Also an opportunity for us to come together as a community for formal meditation practice. Our practice schedule is divided into two 20-minute sitting sessions with walking meditation in between.


For more information, please contact Group Coordinators Lyle and Diane McQueen-Smith: /

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Nia with

Siere Munro

Mondays & Wednesdays
9:00am - 10:00 am

*No class Wednesday 2/13

*No class Monday 2/18

*No class Wednesday 2/20

$15 drop-in, cash or check

Class Pass: 5 classes for $50


Nia is an expressive body-mind-spirit movement program that offers an artistic and innovative approach to fitness and healing. Blending aspects of Martial Arts, Dance Arts, and Healing Arts, Nia provides a variety of movement dynamics to create an experience that involves body and spirit. The use of eclectic, rich music, guided imagery, powerful kinesthetic cues, and heart-felt joy add to the full experience of a Nia class. Every class guides students to mindfully focus on sensation in their body while listening and dancing to music. Each class has its own kind of magic that fosters personal creativity and expression. Nia is practiced barefoot. Every class is adaptable to individual needs and abilities, with movers empowered to explore a variety of intensity levels and ways to modify movements to safely condition their bodies. Beginners welcome.

For more information, please contact Siere:


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Moving to Heal with

Siere Munro

10:00am - 11:00 am

$15 drop-in, cash or check

Class pass: 5 classes for $50


Moving to Heal is “Movement as Medicine” and is for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to compliment and facilitate the healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. “Healing” as defined by Nia is defined simply by “I feel better.” Moving to Heal teaches people to listen to the voice of the body, sensation. Through sensation, participants learn how to adapt movements to support their comfort and health needs. Classes include soothing, rhythmic soundscapes and simple choreographed movement, shared in an atmosphere of safety and trust. Chairs are made available for students to utilize for maximum stability, pleasure, and comfort. The focus on adapting personalized, self-healing, movement results in increased body awareness, and overall improvements of wellness, regardless of diagnosis. Beginners welcome.

For more information, please contact Siere:


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Touch of Sound with

Ryan McLaughlin & Benjammin Lee

1st Fridays
7:00pm - 9:00 pm


Group Acupuncture and Percussive Journey

Join Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac. and Benjammin Lee on the first Friday of each month reclaiming the relationship with your body while harmonizing with the season in a group healing circle.

Following the art and wisdom of Chinese Cosmology, we invite you to join us for an embodied exploration of the Chinese Medicine organ networks- through acupuncture, percussive sound journey, meditation, song, and movement. You will have the opportunity to deepen your relationship with yourself- one organ at a time. Each month a different organ and acupuncture channel will be featured, felt, and loved.

February: LIVER

Friday, February 1 continues the Touch of Sound Journey 2019. We will focus on the Liver Meridian- teaching us how to persevere through any obstacles in our path, including our own mental game, and continue moving forward toward our goals. But not just any goal! The Liver Meridian specifically teaches us to use in-sight and inner vision to carry out our Heart’s purpose. Begin from within! If you are wanting to connect more deeply with the ability to think strategically, maintain a plan, and take control of your forward trajectory- please, come join us for Touch of Sound!

Let’s strengthen our ability to stay strongin the face of diversity, and rise up together!

Acupuncture in this healing circle will provide opportunity to attune to the present moment through harnessing the stories and wisdom held within the acupuncture channels.  Ryan McLaughlin, L.Ac.will craft a unique treatment for you using pulse diagnosis to open the doorway into supporting your unique constitution.

The room will be filled with the sweet vibrations of Benjammin Lee– an active percussionist in the Portland music scene- as we journey into the exploration within.

Please arrive between 7-7:15pm (*doors will be locked at 7:15pm*) in comfortable loose-fitting clothing.  Upon arrival, there will be a brief intake form and waivers to complete. Sheepskins, blankets, yoga mats, and pillows are provided for you to create your nest of comfort- but you are welcome to bring any items to maximize your comfort!

7:00-7:15 Arrival, Intake forms completed, Create your nest & settling in.

7:15-7:30 Opening of Healing Circle: movement, meditation, and teachings.

7:30-8:30 Percussive Journey & Group Acupuncture Treatment with sprinkles of song and teachings

8:30-8:45 Closing of Healing Circle: space for brief journaling and sharing of observations or questions

8:45-9:00 Tea Time and Community


Upcoming Dates:


January 4: Gallbladder

February 1: Liver

March 1: Lung

April 5: Large Intestine

April 26: Stomach

June 7: Spleen

July 5: Heart

August 2: Small Intestine

September 6: Bladder

September 27: Kidney

November 1: Pericardium

December 6: Triple Warmer



7:00-9:00 pm

Doors open at 7:00 pm, and will be locked at 7:15pm

[or earlier as we reach 12 participants]


$33, cash/check/Venmo

Discounted packages are available for those who wish to pre-register for multiple sessions

To Register: to reserve your space

For questions and more information:

Please join our social media community for further details about each month’s teaching, offerings, and health inspired ponderings! @flourishoflifemedicine

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Women’s Circle with

Jacqueline Rubinstein

6:30pm - 8:30 pm

*Women’s Circle will meet February 10, 17 & March 3*
*No circle 2/24*
*On spring/summer hiatus beginning March 10*

Door opens at 6:15pm

$15, drop-in, cash preferred

Work-trade available, please contact us for more information. 

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


Come However You Are

*Every Sunday beginning January 6, 2019*

The SomaSpace Women’s Circle is guided by the belief that gathering together with other heart-centered women is essential to your health, growth, and empowerment in these times when women must step up, be loud, and help guide the world back into harmony. The circle holds the value that all people are wisdom-keepers with unique talents, perspectives, and richness to share. When you take the time to sit in circle with other women, sharing from your heart, getting real and raw, renewing your strength and power, and exploring new realms of thinking and being, it is a gift to the healing Earth, as well as to yourself and the community.

The flow of new women and regulars at this circle creates a unique blend of new energy and grounded, deepening experiences together. Each week, the unique group that has gathered opens their hearts to share the vulnerable truth of being alive in this moment and strengthen our capacity to be present and hold wide open, non-judgmental, loving space for others. Facilitation will be grounded, encouraging you to be present in your body and your inner light.

You are welcome to join the circle however you find yourself on Sunday evening; whether you are bursting with joy, grieving, feeling bleh, or any other number of things – You. Are. Welcome. Here!

Come experience the power of women coming together, being real, diving deep, and uncovering the truth of your heart and intuition.

Women across the vast gender spectrum welcome, including trans-women. Queer friendly space. Women of all ages welcome. Women across the vast race/ethnicity spectrum welcome. People of Color, refugees, and immigrants welcome.

*Women’s Circle will meet February 10, 17 & March 3*
*No circle 2/24*
*On spring/summer hiatus beginning March 10*

For more information, please contact Jacqueline: / 971.258.1885

Check out this blog post from Jacqueline about her intention for Women’s Circle!

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Sitting and Standing with Comfort with

Jacqueline Rubinstein

6:00pm - 7:15 pm


March 4 – April 1 (5-week series)

$96 early bird special until February 15

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.

a Feldenkrais Method class series

Are you in pain or fatigued after sitting or standing? For some people, it takes a few hours and for others only a few minutes before the tension sets in. Whether you feel the pain or weakness in your back, shoulders, neck or buttocks, it is frustrating to be in pain when it feels like you aren’t doing anything of out of the ordinary!

How can you avoid sitting and standing though? It’s not realistic that you can just not sit or stand. Life requires it. So what can be done?

Turns out it is simple to find comfort while sitting and standing if you use gentle, slow movements that are designed to remind your nervous system of your skeletal support and naturally effortless postures. I have designed a series of exercises that will illuminate the habits that aren’t serving you and will give you new options for effortless sitting and standing.

In this class series, you will learn a series of exercises that can be repeated throughout your day for ongoing relief. After a period of practice, you will find you spontaneously sit and stand differently and these new patterns are full of ease and comfort.

That’s because these exercises aren’t about stretching your muscles or finding some perfect static posture. Instead, they are designed to change the neural networks in your brain around sitting and standing! That means this class won’t just teach you the tools, but will make a fundamental shift in how you sit and stand that will last. You will learn tricks for healthy, dynamic sitting and standing, as well as change on a deeper level so you can access these new options readily and without even thinking about it.

Your nervous system is always looking for ways to reduce pain and conserve energy. In this class, you will learn how to send clear messages through your nervous system to your brain and the effect is profound. You will find that your body changes in a quick and powerful way. And that those changes can be integrated into your daily life.

In this class series, you will learn new ways of sitting and standing that utilize the power of your bones to hold you up and allow your muscles to relax. By using your skeletal support and the particular muscle groups designed for endurance, you will find ease and comfort while sitting and standing, even for long periods of time.

If you don’t want to be in pain or to keep trying to avoid sitting and standing, let’s make it easy for you! Get the tools you need to feel better and to create powerful, new patterns with sitting and standing in this class series.

Sign up now to reserve your spot and start your journey towards greater health and rejuvenated living.

For more information, please contact Jacqueline: / 971.258.1885

March 4 – April 1 (5-week class series)

$96 early bird special extended through February 18

$108 regular tuition

Register Now with the Early Bird Special (space is limited):

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Move the Earth with

Audrey Steele

2nd Fridays
6:00pm - 8:00 pm

$15 – 20 sliding scale, drop-in, cash only


Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.

A Sensual Ecstatic Dance Class For Women

Move the Earth is about repossessing our wild feminine, reclaiming our sexuality and freeing our creativity.  When we allow this, we begin to cultivate our limitless power.

Women hold immense power in our creative centers (aka: our second chakra or our womb space), but we are often in conflicting relationship with this place due to the immense cultural programming and collective trauma we all carry in and around our sexuality. We can feel hopeless, detached, numb, or like we are “too much.” This keeps us from having the lives we want and the kinds of relationships and sex we want. It keeps us from pursuing our dreams and embracing our talents. It holds us back from being the powerful women we are in our lives.

Reclaiming our sexuality is imperative if we wish to find any sense of freedom, or power within ourselves. 

The emphasis of this series will be on developing healthy relationship with Self.

Each class in this series will be a journey diving into, and deeply exploring, our sensual expression through dance.  We will practice listening to our body, to what it desires, and to how it most authentically wishes to express that. In doing so, we will begin to reprogram our limiting thought and action patterns into more empowered ways of being.


In order to eliminate the confusion, fear, frustration, and distraction that can sometimes occur in other mixed-gendered, conscious-dance practices, this class is offered to women identified people only. The goal is to create a safe container where we get to play with this energy and express our sensuality freely. It is not about performing, looking good or pleasing anyone but YOURSELF.

What to expect …

Movement…  A large portion of the class will be our movement practice where you will be supported and encouraged to invite your sexual energy out on to the dance floor.

Depth… We will practice simple guided meditations connecting us with our womb space and with the energy of the earth.

Reflection… At times we will have the opportunity to share and reflect our experience with others and with the group.

Challenge…While this class will be focused on developing deeper self-love, it will include pushing ourselves a little outside our comfort zones.

Fun…It doesn’t always have to feel like drudgery!  We will have loads of fun in this class!

The 7 phases of Move The Earth

Like 5-Rhythms, the music will create a “wave,” meaning, there will be a variety of music intended to evoke different flavors of our creativity, and authentic expression.  However, in this class they are specifically designed to evoke our sensual and sexual energies, sometimes referred to as Kundalini, Shakti or orgasmic energy.  Our playlists use a variety of music including pop, hip-hop, electronic, vintage, blues, jazz, powerful female artists and much more…

The 7 phases are: Depth, Opening, Confidence, Wild and Fierce, Grind and Grit, Play, Tenderness 

What to Bring and Wear…

Please dress comfortably… AND you are also encouraged to dress in a way that feels sexy!  What ever that means to you. This class is not about looking good, it’s about feeling good. But it is also about pushing your comfort zone in order to discover how your sensuality would like to express itself.  It is an opportunity to turn a regular dance class into a living art experience!  Have fun with it!

See you on the dance floor!

For more information, please contact Madam Steele:

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Nectar Fusion with

Antje Schaefer

3rd Saturdays
9:00pm - 1:00 am

9:00-10:00 pm: Class
10:00pm-2:00am: Dance with Live Music

An incubator for exploring deeper connection through co-created movement

Join us for monthly nights of movement education, dancing, and exceptional music in this nurturing connective space. While the common language shares the framework of traditional social dance, creative expression, authentic connection and play take precedence over form! We believe stronger communities form where life is celebrated in music and dance with one another and see dance as a language with the power to bridge interpersonal and cultural divisions.

Our intention is to provide:
*A welcoming, inclusive environment that feels safe and judgment-free
*A gateway into the partner dance world and creative expression
*A nexus for community and authentic connection

Each event includes an ALL LEVELS class that supports up-leveling dance connection and skills, and three hours of dancing, with occasional cutting-edge LIVE musical acts.

March 16, 2019

April 20, 2019

Class: 9:00pm – 10:00pm (no partner or experience necessary)
Dance: 10:00pm – 1:00am
Community Social Time: 1am+

Cost: $12-20 sliding scale, cash only (class included)

For more information, check out the Nectar Fusion Facebook group for upcoming event details and other special events and community outings.

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Burlesque with Madam Steele: 8-Week Spring Series with

Audrey Steele

5:15pm - 7:45 pm

8 week series: April 10 – May 31

Pre-registration required.

Early Bird Special:
$289 if paid in full -or- 2 payments of $150

Regular Registration after March 1:
$339 if paid in full -or- 2 payments of $175

There is one income based spot open for the price of $200.

Join Madam Steele and a group of like-minded women for an immersive, unique, and transformative journey.  Over eight weeks you will explore improvised sensual movement, strip-tease, seduction, burlesque-inspired performance and have a blast doing it!

This class offers an opportunity to learn and to develop your own powerful and authentic, sensual, self- expression.

Over the course of the 8 weeks you will practice and learn:

  • ~ The connection between movement and empowerment
  • ~ How to command the attention of your audience
  • ~ How to move seductively in a style that is all your own
  • ~ How to tease effectively
  • ~ How to improvise confidently
  • ~ Tricks of burlesque style strip-tease and so, so much more


In addition to 14 hours of instruction, you will receive:

  • ~ Weekly emails that will inspire and educate you throughout the series
  • ~ Anytime access and support from Madam Steele via email throughout the full eight weeks of class
  • ~ Two 30 min support calls with Madam Steele. The first, during the development and conception of your act and the second when you choose.
  • ~ A discount on private sessions to help you refine your act
  • ~ A professional photo of you, the group, and a video of the performance
  • ~ An opportunity to perform for an audience who is primed and ready to show you unconditional love and support!


This class is designed to help you move through your fear and resistance, and will empower you to bravely explore and express your sensuality authentically.  You will experience a freedom you didn’t know possible. The series concludes with an optional class show where you will get to shine like the bright star you are!

Open to all levels, body types and to all female-identified people.  Don’t be shy! This is a SAFE space to play and grow along with other women who are doing the same thing.  We are all in this together.

What people are saying…

“I seriously cannot express enough gratitude for the time spent in your class. It was one of the most incredible transformational experiences I’ve ever had. It’s given me so much more confidence in my ability to pursue music and perform again. I feel like it unlocked something inside of myself I had forgotten about. You have a true gift! Keep doing what you’re doing! ”

“My heart is so filled up with love, I am truly grateful, I will cherish these memories forever!”

“If you are a woman looking to feel empowered, confident, sexy, and honored for your unique style, then take a class with Madam Steele.  It was one of the most profound experiences of my life.”

For more information or to register visit:

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