Cities (Live/work): Lake Havasu City, AZ
Certifications/Qualifications: Bombay Jam® , Hemalayaa Behl’s Bollywood Vinyasa, AFAA Group X Instructor; Senior/Youth Fitness, and Aqua Aerobics, Reiki Master, 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 & Kalari!
Teaching Experience: Volunteered teaching Bollywood dance at studios and community centers to get some experience just before moving to L.A. Also, volunteered at YMCA in Santa Monica. A short move to Savannah, GA., I taught Bombay Jam at the YMCA, Southbridge Golf Club and The Landings Club. I also taught at an RV Park to the “Snow Birds” whenever I visited my parents in Arizona. Moving back to L.A., I taught classes in Sherman Oaks. Now I’m back in Lake Havasu City, AZ for a short move!
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 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 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®!
Currently, I’m going to school as a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as becoming a Certified Animal Massage Therapist to help ALL beings Heal! I plan on specializing in Ayurveda Massage and may even travel to Kerala for some schooling next year. I continue to design Mediation, Yoga, Reiki, Travel Pillows and Accessories. Everyone can find my website at www.fundoofitness.com