Heidi Ann Crocini

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Let us BEGIN with BREATH!

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2012 at 6:38 am

At the beginning of class it is important that everyone present in the room acknowledges each other.  This is a form of respect.  When all beings present in a space together acknowledge each other somehow, even if we don’t know everyone, we allow each person an opportunity to express themselves .  When everyone is expressing themselves openly, the full dynamics of the class can take on life.  We want open hearts in order to experience a powerful class.

I always start my classes sitting in a circle, facing each other.  This is a time of sharing.  Connecting on a human heart level.
Each class takes on a different energy depending on all those present, and the vibe of the evening, morning or afternoon.

Essentially we cover; breath work to bring about calmness and relaxation, simple, yet powerful stretching techniques to open energetic channels in the body.  We do body alignment and posture exercises based on the Alexander Technique and Ideokenisis.  We work with loosening the hips and finally we study basic movement techniques rooted in dance. This is a powerful class that help get you connected with the body, and puts your imagination in motion!

~Heidi Ann Imagination in Motion

Imagination in Motion – Co-ed Movement Class for beginners

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2012 at 2:57 am

There is a saying “sometimes less is more”.  I feel there is a lot of truth in this.  Many times I have witnessed live performances that are FULL of LOT’s of movement and ACTION.  This is all very pleasing to the eye, but often times leaves me feeling a bit “spun”.  To be honest, I appreciate a performance with a healthy balance of both movement and stillness.  Perhaps it satisfies the natural ebb and flow within my being.  We are constantly moving in waves.  Think of breath.  We breathe in, we breathe out.  We rise, we fall.

This is one of the core elements I teach in this class.  The importance of movement AND stillness, working together to create a natural flow.  When we “feel” with the body, we are able to find this balance.

Think of the cycles in nature.  The wild rushing movement of trees in the wind on a brisk autumn morning, or the calm lake on a still summers day.  Or the sometimes erratic temperament of a child, in full emotional devastation, to the content bliss of just being in quiet play.  And it can switch from one state to the next within the matter of seconds.  When we allow for these natural waves to occur, we give the body permission to feels it’s natural ebb and flow creating a beautiful dance born of your own unique rhythms.

This Saturday June 16th I will be teaching a co-ed dance class at the “Hub” 45A Spruce Street South, Timmins Ontario.  Learn the basic elements of movement and dance.  Get in touch with your body, and put your Imagination in Motion!

~ Heidi Ann
Imagination in Motion

Beauty comes in blond, black, brown, red and ALL the colors of the rainbow

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2012 at 5:50 am

When I was a little girl I adored my ballet teacher.  She was a tall elegant woman with short black hair, unique yet striking features and a long beautiful neck.  Every move she made was as graceful as a swan.  She took me downtown to purchase my very first pair of ballet shoes, as she did with all her students.  This was our special initiation into “point shoes”.  Sometimes I would just gaze at her as she taught, thinking to myself how beautiful and powerful she was both inside and out.  I loved Jeanette.

As I grew older I became aware of the social preference towards women with long blond hair, perfect button noses, and the typical “barbie” look. A beautiful look no doubt, but left me wondering why there was this mainstream “preference”.  Perhaps it is due to the images that have been programmed into our brains since childhood via television commercials, Disney princesses and barbie.  As we got older, the images of singers, models, porn stars and other powerful figures in mainstream pop culture reflected much of the same “look”.  I find this sad in a way, because It leaves both men and women boxed in to some degree, believing that anything other than this “ideal look” is less than perfect.

Here’s what I have to say about it NOW.  Beauty shines forth from within, and whatever your natural, or chosen preference of style is, IS the MOST beautiful thing in the world.  This means we are ALL beautiful when we believe ourselves to be, no matter what our hair color, ethnic background, age etc. is.  I choose to only surround myself with, individuals who consciously jive with this expanded concept of inclusion and appreciation for ALL.  There are many different flowers in a field, all WILD and BEAUTIFUL!  Time to get the head OUT of the BOX and INTO LIFE!!!

~ Heidi Ann
Imagination in Motion

What I’m up to NOW!

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2012 at 4:28 am

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Hi there!  For those of you who followed my Sensual Dance ART blog last year, I have now created this NEW ONE for you to explore!  As I shift and change, so does my blog!  There are many new thoughts, ideas and ACTIONS coming into manifestation at this time.  As many of you know I am a certified Sensual Dance Instructor for women, a Reiki III practitioner and a long time Kriyaban.  I have been teaching feminine dance to women for the past 5 years.  I’ve taught in Mississauga, Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph and Timmins, Ontario at various dance and yoga studios.

The classes are rooted in Burlesque and contemporary erotic dance.  I focus intensely on posture, confidence, eye contact, hips and choreography.

Women of all ages, shapes and sizes take my classes for a plethora of different reasons.

The work that I do is so important. At the very core of it, many women have been shamed for sensual expression through-out time.  As a result, they find it difficult to connect with themselves and/or their partners on deeper sexual levels.

This concerns me because I know that our sexuality is a direct link to our spirituality.  The deeper we are able to explore our sexuality, the more we can advance spiritually which in turn helps to evolve the consciousness as a whole. “As above, so below”

I am aware of the benefits and importance my classes hold for many, and will continue to teach as long as there is a need for it.

The first NEW thing that I have been feeling VERY inclined towards over the past few months is the idea of teaching co-ed classes based on imagery and emotion.  The core elements are the same however the focus is more on free form authentic movement as opposed to choreographed routines.  And of course men will be attending as well as women!  I will write more on this in a later blog post.

The second NEW thing, and the thing that I feel very close to my heart is an empowerment class for children.  Again I will be posting more on this soon.

But for now, I’d like to give you a brief overview of the 5 most popular feminine dance classes I’ve taught to hundreds of women over the past 5 years.

1.  Glove Removal Class – How to seductively remove long elegant gloves.
2.  Stocking Removal Class – How to deliciously play, and tease with a pair of thigh highs
3.  Lap Dance Class – How to give a slow and sensual lap dance your lover will NEVER forget!
4.  Floor Work Class – How to use the wall and floor as sexy props in a sensual dance.  Learn how to slide up and down the wall, and slink across the floor like a cat in HEAT! (meow!)
5.  Pin-Up Posing Class – Learn 5 classic pin-up poses that accentuate your beautiful curves, as well as an abundance of tips and tricks to help you prepare for a sexy photo shoot.
~ Heidi Ann Crocini
Imagination In Motion

Find me on facebook for more information on classes or contact me at SensualDanceART@Gmail.com
Empowerment Classes (facebook) https://www.facebook.com/#!/empowerment.classes

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In Uncategorized on June 7, 2012 at 3:12 am

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