Erika Chambliss

    Erika facilitates Women's Sacred dance classes, Mother and Child creative movement, Mother Blessing gatherings and Summer dance retreats throughout the Northwest. She is so excited to return to the Seattle Holistic Center to offer Dancing into Motherhood and create a place for Women to express themselves and connect to their bodies through movement. She experienced the power of movement in her own pregnancy and loves to share it. Erika has been dancing her whole life. She began belly dancing fourteen years ago. It wasn't until 2002 though that her true dancing path was revealed. While living in Los Angeles she met and began training with Brazilian dancer and healer Aparecida. Aparecidas way of fusing creative spiritual expression with belly dance technique laid the groundwork for the classes Erika would later go on to create. She has also studied Modern, African, Samba and ecstatic forms of dance."My Mom dances everywhere; in the kitchen, the living room and the woods but not at the store. I think she wishes she could though"   — Erika's daughter, Luna age 8 

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