Client Spotlight: Spirit of the Valley Events

One of my regular clients I've had the fortune of working with is a wonder woman events powerhouse in Queensland - Idell Wadeley of Spirit of the Valley Events. We connected through the Queensland bellydance community and I designed a few posters for her when she was producing bellydance only shows. In three years she … Continue reading Client Spotlight: Spirit of the Valley Events

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Creative burnout: What happens when you lose your mojo?

This was originally posted on my bellydance blog, but the burnout phase & emotions surrounding it apply to all forms of creativity, not just to dance. This is my personal experience - read on for more! As a student of bellydance for nearly 10 years, I’ve had many moments of wanting to give up my … Continue reading Creative burnout: What happens when you lose your mojo?

Kalikah Jade at Cirque de Serpentine, 2013. Image by Spiral Photography.

Yoga for Bellydancers: The Top 10 Poses You Need in Your Practice

In my previous post I wrote about how yoga changed my life, helping me to rehabilitate a chronic back injury and also improving my bellydance technique. This certainly didn't happen overnight, or all at once. Over the course of a number of years I gradually incorporated yoga into my practice and by trial and error I encountered many beneficial poses that not only helped my flexibility but also improved my strength and general wellbeing.