Please also visit the *NEW* re-designed Tahya.com site with up-to-date class listings, an on-line shop and more!
Also, you are invited to become a member @ Dance and the Spirit, a site dedicated to the healing spirit & heart of the dance....
Let us consider how ancient arts are applied to modern wellness.
Join the dialogue; become a member** of the community! Read more ... !
Historically speaking, the dance and drumming traditions I practice, perform and teach have been a part of women's heritage for thousands of years and one very significant application of the dance has been to honor womanhood and childbirth and "showering" the mother-to-be with affection, gifts of food, etc., and celebrating with drumming and dance! I invite you to include this age-old tradition when planning a baby shower.
Book Tahya today for the baby shower you are planning and rest assured your guests will be made to feel part of a very special event honoring their pregnant friend and showering her with good wishes and blessings for a safe delivery and healthy newborn!
[Also available: chair massage and/or henna"tattoos"**]
** For something additionally unique, consider henna "tattoos" (just above the ankle or perhaps on one's shoulder) ~ The history of henna tattoos also dates back thousands of years. Cultures from Africa to the Arab world to
South Asia have embraced the art of henna body decoration-for fashion
and beauty, for personal expression, for social and religious occasions,
for healing purposes and more. In recent years global travel and
migration, along with increased communication and cultural sharing has
brought henna to many parts of the West, mingling traditional practices
with new interpretations and uses. Since the mid-1990s henna body art
has enjoyed a vogue throughout the U.S., Europe, and the world.
Henna body art is (way cool!) all natural, temporary, painless, and safe for all skin types - a unique way to decorate your personality, spirit, and body. Henna derives from a plant, whose leaves are dried and crushed to make a powder with natural dying properties. The application of henna creates beautiful designs that temporarily stain the skin a reddish-brown that often develops into a rich brown color and lasts one to three weeks, depending on the care the dyed skin receives.
From the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt to modern-day wedding parties, henna has enjoyed a variety of applications and meanings throughout the centuries.