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New Workshop: 6/14/17

Ashley Drill Bits: Pop It!

Who's got half an hour and wants to get some good upper body drills in? Then Ashley's got the perfect class for you!

Drill Bits: Pop It!

Get ready to move your upper body! This quick 30 minute drill class is fully focused on the chest and ribcage movement. We'll explore chest lifts, drops, slides, shapes and experiment with speed, size, and layering arms and footwork!

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New Workshop: 4/12/17

Knee Love!

Treat yourself to a new Pilates and yoga routine from Ashley Lopez that focuses on strength and functionality of the knee joint!

 Knee Love!Knee Love

This workshop focuses on the health and functionality of one of our most precious assets...our knees! This workshop includes two concise practices: a mat practice which focuses on activating and strengthening the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes as well as practicing larger range of motion exercises using a chair. As with any exercise routine, be sure you consult with your physician before beginning, especially if you have had any past injuries or surgeries. Take care of your knees and they will be the bee's knees!

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New Workshop: 2/1/17

Cardio Blast: Work It Out!

Get ready to work it out in this power packed, super fast cardio workshop with Ashley Lopez!

 Cardio Blast: Work It Out!Cardio Blast: Work It Out!

Get ready to work it out! This quick 30 minute cardiovascular interval training routine will give you the fantastic work out you need, without any equipment, without needing to get out and run a million miles. All exercises are body-weight based, so you can make them high or low-impact and you can go as easy or difficult as you like. Feeling tired? Slow it down. Want to get into a higher heart rate zone? Push faster and jump higher! Be sure you are thoroughly warmed up before beginning this workout so your joints and muscles are ready to fly!.

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New Workshop: 12/21/16

Clever Combinations

Ready for some awesome combinations designed to challenge both mind and body? Ashley is here to train with you!

 Clever CombinationsClever Combinations

Ready for a challenge? In this class we will practice combinations designed for the advanced dancer, layering isolations and shapes, sequencing movements, learning tricky footwork and drilling different kinds of spins. You will work on increasing your endurance through long drills and learning combos quickly. At the end of class you will learn one long master combination to be practiced on both sides, first slowly and then super fast! Remember to have fun with this; the video is meant to be repeatable so we hope you find it challenging enough to return to over and over again.

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New Workshop: 10/19/16

Viaje - An Original Choreography with Ashley Lopez

Proudly presenting a new original double veil choreography with Ashley Lopez: "Viaje".

 Viaje - An Original Choreography by Ashley Lopez"Viaje" - An Original Choreography by Ashley Lopez

In this workshop Ashley will teach a sweeping, spinning, expressive choreography set to the beautiful song "Viaje" by Ivan Tucakov and Tambura Rasa. This choreography includes double veil work, a short floorwork section with modification options, and many different types of spins. Offering challenges for all levels, you may choose to perform this piece with either a double or single veil, or modify the choreography to be for duets or larger groups. Have a great time making it your own!

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Datura Online Office Hours with Ashley

Sep 14, 2016 4:18:56 PM

Datura Online Office Hours are back!

Datura Online Office Hours

School is back in session here at Datura Online! Ready to jump back in to practice? Do you have any questions about technique, choreography, or anything belly dance? Our teachers are here to answer your questions!

Throughout September and October, our Datura Online teachers will be available for "Office Hours" on our facebook page. Post a question about a class and get an answer straight from the source. All times are PDT.

Ashley Lopez: Wednesday 9/14, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Henna: Tuesday 9/20, 12pm - 1pm

Rachel: Thursday 9/29, 2pm - 3pm

Colette: Wednesday 10/5, 1pm - 2pm

Sedona: Tuesday 10/18, 12pm - 1pm

This week Ashley answered your questions on Facebook Live. Check out the livestream below.

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New Workshop with Ashley: 7/20/16

Jul 20, 2016 9:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 7/20/16

Intermediate Flexibility with Ashley Lopez

A great supplement to your dance practice or if you just want to get flexi. Enjoy!

 Intermediate Flexibility with Ashley LopezIntermediate Flexibility with Ashley Lopez

Healthy flexibility is a combination of range of motion in the joints, length of the muscles and connective tissues as well as strength, stability, balance, and proprioception. This workshop is designed to help you safely and effectively increase flexibility through a variety of fitness, yoga, Pilates and circus training techniques. We will work on getting into front splits, side splits and a few different back bending poses. At the end of class we will learn a short movement combination that will breakdown how to transition from one pose to the other. A final abdominal strengthening sequence will be practiced to leave you feeling strong and energized!

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New Workshop with Ashley: 6/29/16

Jun 29, 2016 9:13:00 AM

New Workshop: 6/29/16

Energized & Activated

Get energized and activated for your day with this new yoga practice from Ashley!

 Energized & ActivatedEnergized & Activated

This short practice is designed to energize you, awakening the mind and warming up the body with a particular focus on the spine. You will be taken through a short centering and pranayama practice and then through a series of flowing yoga postures. This breath-centric practice includes hip openers, hamstring stretches, gentle strengthening and some cross body movements to challenge coordination and balance. In this brief but efficient class you will move the body through all planes and will incorporate all movements of the spine: forward bends, twists, side bends and backward bends. This practice is for all levels though beginners may find it a fun challenge.

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New Class with Ashley: 3/30/16

Mar 30, 2016 9:13:00 AM

New Class with Ashley: 3/30/16

Ready for Anything - Belly Dance Fitness

Get your spring training on and be "Ready for Anything" with Ashley's new brief but power packed fitness fusion class. Enjoy!

 Ready for Anything - Belly Dance FitnessReady for Anything!

This is a brief, efficient and intense workout that will take your body through all planes of movement and will work every major muscle group. Moving swiftly, you'll be taken through a brief warm up and then proceed to some body-weight training inspired by yoga, Pilates and classic fitness exercises. You'll need just enough space to lie down on the floor, no props or extra equipment needed. You can perform this anywhere! And when you're done, you'll be able to take a run, drill some choreography, or take a nap...you'll be ready for anything!

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New Class with Ashley: 1/21/16

Jan 21, 2016 9:13:00 AM

New Class: 1/21/16

Raq It: Class #3 - Belly Dance Fitness

Ka-Boom! Ashley's new "Raq It! Class #3", belly dance fitness fusion class just went live. Crank it up and sweat it out.

Full of layers, spins, traveling steps, floorwork, and plenty of classic fitness intervals, who said you couldn't belly dance through your work out?

 Raq It! Class #3Raq It!: Class #3

Here is a 50 minute Belly Dance workout routine that'll challenge your mind and body. This intermediate level class is a series of combinations of Belly Dance steps including spins, layering, traveling steps, and floorwork, fused with classic fitness moves that'll get you dancing and sweating. Remember to take it at your own pace, turn up the volume, and have a great time!

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New Workshop: 12/16/15

Dec 15, 2015 9:13:00 AM

New Class: 12/16/15

Yoga for Natarajasana

New yoga flow workshop with Ashley Lopez to support you in preparation, strengthening, and compensating for the beautiful pose, "Natarajasana". Enjoy!

This photo is of Ashley López Bellydance, Danielle Elizabeth, Tabra Bay performing the pose in Rachel Brice's Datura choreography, "Glide".

 Raq It! Class #2Yoga Practice for Natarajasana

This is a hatha and Viniyoga-inspired flow practice to prepare for, build up to, and compensate for a goal pose, Natarajasana. This is a beautiful posture that requires flexibility, strength, and good balance. Many modifications will be offered for various levels of abilities. Enjoy this beautiful practice by taking the modifications that are right for you, and use any props that you need. This is a great routine to strengthen, stretch and focus the mind, whether or not you practice the full expression of our goal pose.

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New Class: 7/15/15

Jul 15, 2015 9:13:00 AM

New Class: 7/15/15

Raq It! Class #2 with Ashley Lopez

BAM! Just like that you're dancing and working up a sweat, with a huge smile, to Ashley Lopez's newest belly dance fitness fusion class, "Raq It: Class 2"! 

 Raq It! Class #2Raq It! Class #2: Belly Dance Fitness Fusion

This is a 50 minute belly dance fitness fusion routine that gets you moving, sweating, and dancing through your workout. The class is a series of song by song combinations built from belly dance steps and isolations that are fun to learn, easy to follow, and will get your heart racing. Be sure to have your water bottle and sweat towel nearby.

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New Workshop: 5/21/15

May 21, 2015 9:13:00 AM

New Classes: 5/21/15

Hip Love with Ashley Lopez

Hip Love! A new workshop from Ashley López dedicated to strengthening, mobilizing, and loving your hips! Load up this class and show your hips some love today!

 Hip Love with Ashley LopezHip Love: A Pilates and Yoga practice for Belly Dance

This is a hip focused Pilates and yoga routine designed to strengthen the glutes, deep hip rotators, abdominals and back for maximum health and range of motion. This is both a conditioning and therapeutic approach to hip flexibility, stabilization, and strengthening.

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New Workshop: 4/2/15

Apr 2, 2015 9:13:00 AM

New Classes: 4/2/15

HASH Tag!

Presenting the newest online class with Ashley Lopez: H.A.S.H. Tag!

Movements in the head, arms, shoulders, and hands for belly dance are fundamental for creating dramatic frames and subtle details that can add the finishing touches to your dances. We hope the techniques and drills in this class will be trending soon in your practice routine. Enjoy!

Photo: Nina Gastreich Photography / www.ninagphotography.co.nz

 H.A.S.H. TAG! with Ashley LopezH.A.S.H. Tag! Head, Arms, Shoulders, and Hands Technique

This workshop focuses on some fundamentals of head, shoulder, arm, and hand movement for belly dance. Basic technique is broken down slowly including poses, isolations, shapes, hand gestures, and head slides and circles. Movements are repeated so that students have a chance to practice and drill to perfection. Ashley will describe what is happening anatomically in the bones, joints and muscles and demonstrate the movements, describing exactly where students should feel the origin of movement and how the body is powering the exercise so that students understand the mechanics behind these techniques and are able to physically execute them as well.

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New Class: 1/14/15

Jan 14, 2015 10:13:00 AM

New Classes: 1/14/15

Drill Bits with Ashley Lopez

Photo: Nina Gastreich / www.ninagphotography.co.nz

Presenting 3 new sweet and bite-sized dance based drill and combination classes with Ashley Lopez!

Drill Bits: Bump It!
Drill Bits: Twist It! 
Drill Bits: Shake It!

In these 30 minute sessions you'll dance through lean drill and combination session focusing on a specific body region in each class. Twist It covers various hip twists, Bump It focuses on different hip locks and bumps and of course an assortment of shimmies are covered in Shake It! Enjoy!

 Drill Bits: Bump It! with Ashley LopezDrill Bits: Bump It!

In this 30 minute danceable drill session, Ashley will get you moving and sweating by focusing on up hip locks and bumps. You will practice hip up locks and hip bumps, with traveling steps, turns, and layers. Please make sure you warm up and cool down before and after this practice.

 


Drill Bits: Twist It! with Ashley Lopez
Drill Bits: Twist It!

In this 30 minute danceable drill and combination session, Ashley will lead you through a practice focused on twists. You will work on twists as isolations, locks, with traveling steps, turns, and layers. Please make sure you warm up and cool down before and after this practice.

 


Drill Bits: Twist It! with Ashley Lopez
Drill Bits: Shake It!

In this 30 minute danceable drill and combination session, Ashley will get you moving by focusing on shimmies! You will practice shimmies as isolations, in the shoulders, hips, as flutters, 3/4 shimmies, and also with traveling steps, turns, and layers. Please make sure you warm up and cool down before and after this practice.


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