Cities (Live/work): Lake Havasu City, AZ
Certifications/Qualifications: Bombay Jam®, Hemalayaa Behl’s HEMA WELLNESS Program; Bollywood Vinyasa, Sacred Dance & Dance of the Kama Sutra. Reiki Master. AFAA Group X Instructor; Senior/Youth Fitness, and Aqua Aerobics, and Aqua Yoga through White Crow Yoga. MFA in Theatre-focusing on Costumes/ Make-up and a LOT of dance/physical arts. Experience in Jazz, Tap, Middle Eastern, Irish Step, Bollywood, Bhangra, Kathak, Martial Arts; Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, Tai Chi & Kalaripayattu!
Teaching Experience: Volunteered teaching Bollywood dance at studios and community centers in Las Vegas, at the YMCA in Santa Monica, Savannah, GA., where I taught at the YMCA, Southbridge Golf Club and The Landings Club as well as aquatic fitness classes. Prospector’s RV Park to the “Snow Birds” in Arizona. Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles) Dance studio. Now I’m back in Lake Havasu City, AZ was teaching at a couple Yoga & pilates studios, the Mohave Senior Center than COVID hit and will start in the Fall of 2020 at MCC Community College!
Fitness Philosophy: FUN is the easiest way to good health-Do You Fundoo?
About: My start into teaching Dance & Fitness came late. Throughout my life I always loved to dance but never pursued it professionally. Until an upper extremity over-use injury at work prompted me to start therapy in which hand exercises looked a lot like Indian Mudras, and coincidentally, I met my husband who is a filmmaker from India just as I was watching a lot of Hindi films. I made a connection and decided to help others heal from the physical and emotional stress disabling their careers through dance, yoga, meditation, nutrition and self-care. I researched Repetitive Strain Injuries for 4 years! This is when I created Fundoo Fitness. But doing it alone was a lengthy and daunting task that caused me to retreat back into designing costumes with my MFA more often. As I was researching dance classes to take while I stayed in India, I came across Bombay Jam® and was SOOOO relieved to have a Bollywood Dance class already structured and recognized by a nationally certified organization. My excitement to continue sharing and teaching was renewed. And here I am… Thanks Bombay Jam®!