Tuesday, November 4, 2014

REGISTER TODAY: 10 days to go!

TO REGISTER: Email karlamariefineart@gmail.com
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Saturday Shimmies   |   3rd Chakra Tuesdays   |   Awaken the Goddess   |   Advance- Level III

Classes in November:
Saturday, 11/15 NOLA Spaces at 10:30am-11:30am
Tuesday, 11/18  Fair Grinds (2nd Floor) at 7pm-8pm
Saturday, 11/22 NOLA Spaces at 10:30am-11:30am
Saturday, 11/29 NOLA Spaces 10:30am-11:30am

Classes in December:
Saturday, 12/6 NOLA Spaces at 12pm-1pm
Tuesday, 12/13 Fair Grinds (2nd Floor) at 10:30am-11:30am
Saturday, 12/20  NOLA Spaces at 7pm-8pm

January 4, 2015
{{Awaken the Goddess}}
Swan River Yoga Mandir
$50 or 3 Class Card Credit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

November & December Schedule

JOIN the Event Page of Facebook for updates, click here

Belly Dance Goddess Hour Class 
Upcoming Class Schedule

Saturday 11/15 (Open Level in Studio 4)
Saturday, 11/22 (Open Level in Studio 1)
Saturday, 11/29 (Open Level in Studio 1)

Saturday 12/13 (Open Level in Studio 1)

OPEN LEVEL: In this one hour Belly Dancing class, students will focus on Belly Dancing Technique, Balance, Conditioning, and Strengthening to support a solid Belly Dance practice and active lifestyle. It is an Open Level Class, great for beginners who want to learn Belly Dance Basics and Experienced dancers who want to perfect their technique, posture, and layering. This class is also great for anyone who wants core/ab, deltoid (shoulder), lower back, and quad strengthening.

Class Structure:
5 minute Warm Up: Stretch & Warm Up
30 minute Belly Dance Basics (Technique/Conditioning)
15 minute Sequence: Belly Dance Travelling Steps
10 minute Cool Down: Yoga/Restorative/Meditation



(Must have completed 15 Belly Dancing Classes)Saturday, December 12/6
12pm-1pm (In Studio 3)
No Drop in (Class Card Required)


NOLA Spaces- 1719 Toledano St. NOLA
(Uptown- block off St. Charles/ block off Louisiana Ave)

Class Cards Available:
4 class card $60
6 class card $80
10 class card $100
Drop in $20

Click here to JOIN the Event Page on Facebook for Updates



***Special New Year's***

" Plant the seeds of your new intentions, nourish them

 with tender loving care, and they will soon manifest in


Awaken the Goddess Session

Saturday, January 4, 2015

Save the Date. Details to follow

Coming on January 4, 2015
Chakra Activation | Restorative Yoga | Meditation | Visualization to kick off the NEW YEAR!
3 class card credits | $50 Drop in
More information coming soon

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Belly Dancing begins September 11th!

Thursday, September 11 @ 7pm
Saturday September 13 @10:30am

Thursday, September 18 @ 7pm
Saturday, September 20 @10:30am

Thursday, September 25 @7pm

Thursday, October 2 @ 7pm
Saturday, October 4 @10:30am

Thursday, October 9, 23 @ 7pm

(High intensity, Interval Training Cardio class).
During this one hour class, we will focus on Belly Dance Technique, Isolations, Layering, and will work on  applying the technique learned to a choreography.

(Low impact cardio, Low Intensity Steady State Cardio, Conditioning/Strengthening Workout).
In this one hour class, we will focus on Balance, Toning, and Conditioning to support a solid Belly Dance practice and active lifestyle. Great Strengthening and Conditioning class.

Yoga Mat and Water.
You can bring your own shimmy scarf or borrow one from us.
Yoga attire is best, stretch pants and fitted shirt, or anything that allows a full range of motion.
We practice barefoot.

Option to participate in our upcoming Student Performance:
Friday, October 24, 2014. (6 class minimum required)


Great, join us! The next session includes Saturday and Thursday classes!!! There are event pages for both on our Facebook Page. Join if you will be attending so you can get updates specific to class. Join BOTH event pages if you're interested in attending both as the updates will be posted on the specific days.

If you prefer to pay with a debit/credit card, you will need to pay online in advance using PAYPAL. You can pay at the first class if you choose to pay with Cash or Check.

To confirm your registration, click on "GOING" in the event page/s or email karlamariefineart@gmail.com.

THURSDAY class event page
SATURDAY class event page

WHAT DO I WEAR? For Attire click here


4 Class Card
6  Class Card
10  Class Card
20  Class Card
Drop in
One Day Workshop
$20 early registration
$30 same day

Reasons to get a Belly Dance Class Card:
  •          Class Cards NEVER expire
  •          They are good for ANY class offered by Karla Marie
  •          Receive DISCOUNTS on all classes, as low as $8/class
  •          You can use your card for WORKSHOPS (use 2 credits)
  •          Receive early registration DISCOUNT every time you use your class card for a workshop
  •          Class cards MAY BE SHARED (Invite a goddess to class or share your card for an entire session)

You can pay using PAYPAL 
(Paypal Email: karlamariefineart@gmail.com Phone number: 5043524569)

HIIT stands for High intensity interval training, which consists of short sprint intervals coupled with low-moderate intensity work. An example of this would be a 30 second sprint followed by a 4 minute steady pace walk to cool down and bring your heart rate back to normal and then repeating it.

LISS stands for Low intensity steady state cardio, which consists of purely low-moderate intensity work

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chakra Activation * Energy Clearing

Chakra Activation * Energy Clearing * Shakti
What is an energy clearing?
Energy Clearing is a subtle, non-intrusive work, that allows someone else to "hold space" for you while your inner wisdom cleans house ridding you of what is no longer serving you,
or your greatest good.

If you compare an energy clearing to cleaning your house you can consider this: You clean your home all the time, as much as possible. For the most part, it looks clean. Then one day, you hire a cleaner and organizer and they doesn't just wipe down counter tops and vacuum, they actually scrubs walls and baseboards, clears the spiderwebs out of the corner that you didn't notice till they were gone, they even sorts the junk under the sink. The best part, you didn't even have to tell them where to clean. It's their job to know what needs doing, and so they gamely go about doing all the things we don't notice or think of. When they leave. Everything is cleaner and clearer.

The goal of Energy Clearing isn't to heal you (though it can be used for healing when there is illness and hurt), it isn't to make you happy (though it is invaluable when you feel like you are being drowned by emotion), it isn't to make bad things stop happening or make sure things go the way you want (though it helps to ensure things go smoothly and for the best of all concerned). Clearing is about encouraging your Self to be in balance, because anything, once brought back into balance, will heal itself.
Clearing allows whatever needs to happen in your life, in a particular situation or moment, to happen.

Learn About Kundalini Energy
The Benefits of Reiki Healing

Reiki Healing Health Benefits


One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the bodies natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki healing is a natural therapy that gently balances life energies and brings health and well being to the recipient.

This simple, non-invasive healing system works with the Higher Self of the Receiver to promote health and well being of the entire physical, emotional and psychic body. Therefore it is truly a system of attaining and promoting wholeness of Mind, Body and Spirit.
Reiki is a specific type of subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the touch of the hands, allowing the flow of the energy from a limitless source (God Force) to the patient via the Reiki practitioner. It is extremely powerful, yet gentle energy that can be easily channelled to yourself and others, just byintention.

Reiki healing is a pure energy form. When it is combined with the sincere Desire of the Healee, who is willing to effect a cleansing within their emotional and spiritual consciousness, a total healing can occur.


When the flow of the "Life Force Energy" is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur. Imbalances can be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as: emotional or physical trauma, injury, negative thoughts and feelings, including fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety, negative self-talk, toxicity, nutritional depletion, destructive lifestyle and relationships, neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others, from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way...

Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives wonderful results.

Some Of The Reiki Healing Health Benefits:

Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension,
It accelerates the bodie's self-healing abilities,
Aids better sleep,
Reduces blood pressure
Can help with accute (injuries) and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and aides the breaking of addictions,
Helps relieve pain,
Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony,
Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins,
Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy,

Supports the immune system,
Increases vitality and postpones the aging process,
Raises the vibrational frequency of the body,
Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing

When we are relaxed, stress-free, we are able to restore our natural ability to heal.
Long term practice of whole-body reiki will restore the general condition of the body. It will open the energy channels and this will allow the body to deal properly and naturally with stress and build-up toxins and cope with anxiety and depression.
When a person is in good health, regular therapy will increase the bodies built-in defences. This will manifest itself as confidence and outward harmony in dealing with everyday events. The person will gain a positive outlook on life.
Reiki will also provide additional energy required to recover from illness.
A Reiki healing session can induce an extremely comfortable state of being that can bring alteration in the clients consciousness.
If used with other natural therapies (meditation, crystals, aroma therapy, Bach Flower remedies, homeopathy, etc.) Reiki will reinforce their effect.
It can be used also as complementary therapy, because Reiki is truly a complementary care. It complements and enhances the health care the patient receives in the hospital or from other health care providers.

Reiki healing complements Eastern and Western medicine and everybody can benefit from it.It is beneficial to the health of woman (even pregnant), man, children and it is also excellent to be used on animals (dogs, cats, horses), plants, water, etc.
Reiki healing energy is a tool for use at any moment, any time, any where for on-the-spot stress release, pain relief and quick energy.

This natural healing modality originates in Tibet. The name "Reiki" (rey-key)comes from the technique as re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist in the early 20th century.
"Re" means "Universal" and it is a general term for spirit or unseen spiritual quality, which serves as channel for "Ki" or "Life Force Energy" (some call it God, Buddha, Chi, Qi, Prana, Love Energy, or similar). It relates to the superior, all-encompassing cosmic energy from which all other minor energies in the universe draw their power. Everything in the Universe is made up from energy particulars which form the Omniscient, All-Knowing Blueprint for Creation. The Vital Living Energy Force comes in different manifestations of energy and one of these being the frequences in which Reiki was born.
The Usui System of Natural Healing teaches us also the "Secret Art" of "Inviting Happiness" into one's life which can be achieved by working with the Five Reiki Ideals and the Three Degrees of Attunements. The Five Reiki Ideals help us realize that improving oneself is an essential part of Reiki healing.

The body is more than just a collection of functioning parts. Since everything generates a frequency, the body and its organs have their own energy field which is continually changing. All conditions of disease are rooted in this energy system. If our "life force" is low or blocked, we are more likely to get sick. But if it is high and flowing freely, we can maintain our health and well being.
Reiki Healing Energy provides means to balance the human energy fields (Auras)and energy centers (Chakras) to create conditions needed for the bodies healing system to function.
The Reiki practitioner assists the client to heal themselves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically by a simple laying on of hands. By the use of ancient healing symbols the practitioner channels the Universal Life Force energy allowing it to flow where is needed to bring the energy centers into alignement.
The Reiki practitioner must be a clear vessel through which the healing energy flows. He/She plays an instrumental part in the healing process, but ultimately it is up to the healee to manifest harmony and balance in their own life.

Credit: http://www.reiki-for-holistic-health.com/
DISCLAIMER: This site was created in order to share the information about the wonderful health benefits of the Reiki Healing Energy. It is therefore for educational purposes. Please note, that Reiki is not a substitute for medical care. Information on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.You should consult with the appropriate health practitioner in case of any medical condition.

Understanding your Chakras

Tuning into the Divine Power and Energy
Shakti dispersed herself through every particle of matter throughout the universe. The goddess deposited a drop from the elixir of love behind seven inner gateways located inside every sentient being. Instantly Shakti sent tsunami waves of energy everywhere.

May you tune into the frequency of the Divine Mother energy

Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo!
Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo!
Prithum Bhagvati, Prithum Bhagvati, Prithum Bhagvati, Namo Namo
Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo Namo

Adi Shakti Inspiration:

Understanding the energies...

SHIVA symbolises consciousness, the masculine principle.
SHAKTI symbolises the feminine principle, the activating power and energy.
Whenever a power becomes active, and wherever energy exists, Shakti is working. Other terms for these primal principles are PURUSHA and PRAKRITI; Purusha is consciousness and Prakriti is nature.
Lord Shiva is generally portrayed holding a trident, which represents the trinity of Īshwara, Purusha and Prakriti .
Īshwara is the omnipresent, eternal, formless divine principle; Purusha is the Ātmā and Prakriti is the manifestation, nature. An electric light can be used to explain their relationship. The electric current, which is the source of the light, is Īshwara; the light is Purusha, and the object that is illuminated is Prakriti.
SHAKTI (or Prakriti) means energy, power, movement, change, nature. It is the maternal principle – the provider, abundance. In the human as well as in the animal kingdom the mother offers nourishment, warmth and security. There is no greater love than the love of a mother. The mother carries and nourishes the child in her own body. When it is born she provides it with mother's milk and raises it at the sacrifice of her own self until it becomes self-reliant.
SHIVA (or Purusha), on the other hand, is pure consciousness – the unchanging, unlimited and unswayable observer. Purusha has no desires whatsoever; these are inherent only in Prakriti. Purusha is the empty, clear screen onto which Prakriti projects her colourful film.
Shiva and Shakti are manifestations of the all-in-one divine consciousness - different sides of the same coin. In many pictures these two primal powers are each depicted as being one half of the same image; one side female and one side male. The left side is the Divine Mother, Pārvatī, the "feminine" energy, and the right side represents Shiva, the "masculine" consciousness.
Through the splitting of the primordial principle at the advent of creation the duality within our lives came into being, together with a strong force that is constantly striving to re-unite with the other part.
Only when Shiva and Shakti combine can action, movement and creation arise. Until energy is impregnated with consciousness it is ignorant, disordered, aimless and "blind". Energy alone can produce nothing; consciousness bestows upon it content, form and direction. Conversely, consciousness without energy is dormant power, sleeping energy, and on its own is unable to be the cause of anything. Just as Prakriti without Purusha is unable to act, and vice versa, Purusha without Prakriti is also incapable of creating anything.
The meaning of Shiva and Shakti is occasionally misunderstood when Shiva and Shakti are looked upon as "man" and "woman" and their union is regarded as a sexual relationship. Sexuality is something completely natural, and misunderstanding arises only when sexuality and spirituality are mixed.
Sexuality is the union of man and woman
Spirituality is the union of the human and the divine consciousness.
Shiva and Shakti exist within each of us as the masculine and feminine principles. This has an effect on the physical level – it is the cause of sexual attraction. Within man there exists a tendency towards the feminine qualities, and within woman a tendency towards the masculine. Through this the masculine consciousness is attracted by the feminine and vice versa. If both are in balance there is no sexual attraction. But if a tendency for the masculine predominates in man, or the feminine in woman, this results in a preference for a homosexual partner.
Shiva resides in the Sahasrāra Chakra and Shakti in the Mūlādhāra Chakra. When Prakriti and Purusha unite in the Sahasrāra Chakra, knowledge, knower and the object of knowledge become one. Once we have experienced this no desires remain within us because we realise unequivocally that everything we have ever yearned for is carried within us. In this state of absolute consciousness there are no polarities and therefore no more sorrows; there is only everlasting joy, unconditional love, unlimited compassion and total understanding for all living beings.
For as long as consciousness is connected to the physical body it is unable to remain constantly in the Sahasrāra Chakra and so returns to the residence of the Ātmā in the Heart Centre (Anāhata Chakra). A realised person always thinks, feels and acts from the heart. Embedded in eternal love and eternal happiness, that person is always conscious of the immortal Ātmā, the ocean of bliss, and their consciousness is forever connected to the divine consciousness.
Shakti is the motherly love of God that surrounds us with warmth, caring and protection.
Shiva is the paternal love of God that gives us consciousness, clarity and knowledge.
I wish for you the blessing of the Divine Mother who lives within you as energy and vitality, and the blessing of the Divine Father who resides within you as consciousness and knowledge. May they always take care of you, protect you and guide you, and in their infinite love lead you to the cosmic consciousness.
CREDIT: http://www.chakras.net/yoga-principles/22-shiva-and-shakti

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Karla Marie completed her Reiki Level I training under the guidance and instruction of a Reiki Master and Level III Practitioner.

REIKI LEVEL I At this level the initiate is permanently attuned and connected to the Reiki source of healing energy. Once initiated it allows a person to perform healing on oneself and others. It requires no special invocation or alteration of the thinking process to "turn on the flow" of Reiki. By simply placing the hands and opening the heart to love, one automatically brings in the energy.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

UPCOMING SESSION: September | October

Join us for the entire session or choose the classes you would like to attend. 10, 6, 4 class card options. Drop ins welcome.

Thursday, September 11 @ 7pm
Saturday September 13 @10:30am

Thursday, September 18 @ 7pm
Saturday, September 20 @10:30am

Thursday, September 25 @7pm

Thursday, October 2 @ 7pm
Saturday, October 4 @10:30am

Thursday, October 9, 23 @ 7pm

To register: email karlamariefineart@gmail.com
Paypal available to purchase your class card

TECHNIQUE THURSDAYS: During this one hour class, we will focus on Belly Dance Technique, conditioning and toning while applying the technique learned to a choreography.

SATURDAY SHIMMIES: In this one hour class, we will focus on Balance, Toning, and Conditioning to support a solid Belly Dance practice and active lifestyle. 

Bring your Yoga Mat and Water
Attire: Yoga attire is best, stretch pants and fitted shirt, or anything that allows a full range of motion.

Option to participate in our upcoming Student Performance:
Friday, October 24, 2014. (6 class minimum required)

10 class card $100
6 class card $80
4 class card $60
Drop in $20

Please be sure to bring your card to class and allow a couple of minutes for check in before class.

SATURDAY SHIMMIES: starting in September

Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am
September 13, 20, and October 4

Join us for the entire session or choose the classes you would like to attend. 10, 6, 4 class card options. Drop ins welcome.

(Don't forget to check out our Thursday schedule :)

In this one hour class, we will focus on Balance, Toning, and Conditioning to support a solid Belly Dance practice and active lifestyle.

Class Structure:
5 minute warm up
10 minute Lower Body Stretch and Tone (Lower Abs, Hips, Lower back, Quads)
10 minute Upper body Stretch and Tone (Arm and Hands, Upper Abs, Obliques, Deltoid muscles)
10 minute Core Work & Tone - Abs, Pelvis, Hips
10 minute Routine & Belly Dancing
10 minute Restorative Yoga Cool Down

Bring your Yoga Mat and Water
Attire: Yoga attire is best, stretch pants and fitted shirt, or anything that allows a full range of motion.

Option to participate in our upcoming Student Performance:
Friday, October 24, 2014. (6 class minimum required)

10 class card $100
6 class card $80
4 class card $60
Drop in $20

Please be sure to bring your card to class and allow a couple of minutes for check in before class.