Posts by Barb

TSNW Annual Retreat 2014

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Events | Comments Off on TSNW Annual Retreat 2014

Dina and I are excited and honored to be teaching BaDi at this year’s Team Survivor Northwest Annual Retreat at Fort Worden This retreat is a weekend for all women cancer survivors and women living with cancer.  It’s a time when women make new friends, renew old acquaintances, learn the latest in cancer research, and try new exercises and activities. It’s happening this weekend,1/24 – 1/26, and it’s not too late to register!...

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Student Love

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Student Love

Dear Barb & Dina – I wanted to let you know how very grateful I am to have been introduced to your classes. The kindness, encouragement, and positivity you foster & create is amazing. I am looking forward to exercise for the first time in years. I feel both challenged & accepted by the amazing community you have developed, which is really lovely. It is wonderful to feel so welcomed despite my rudimentary ability, which I am actually looking forward (hoping) to improving over time. With sincere thanks – Beth Anne

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New Summer Hoop Classes

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Summer Hoop Classes

Join Lyndsay for the following special summer hoop classes designed for all levels: 7/2/13 Folding & Channel Your Slow Flow.  Learn to smooth your hoop along the body fluidly. 7/9/13 Samurai Tosses & Core Spinning.  Align your upper and lower body and see where a powerful hoop dance takes you. 7/11/13 Paddling & Breaking in Core Spinning.  Curl and smear your hoop in opposite directions as it moves around your core. Regular class pricing applies.  Questions?  Email...

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Friends Don’t Leave Friends Behind!

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Friends Don’t Leave Friends Behind!

Big congratulations to community member Ingrid Elliot! She’s our April “Refer a Friend” raffle winner!   Sharing is caring and who doesn’t want to share BaDi! Refer a friend and get your name entered in our monthly raffle. You could win a 4 class package…that’s a $53 value…just for dancing with your friends! And remember, the more friends you bring, the more chances you have to...

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Plus Size What?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Plus Size What?

Meet Alice Jackson. Once suffering from anorexia, dropping to 108 lbs at 5’9″, she is now a healthy, happy, gorgeous 154 lb lingerie model. Wait….let’s correct ourselves – gorgeous PLUS size lingerie model. One of the driving principles of the BaDi practice is to connect or re-connect with your physical self, first and foremost. Many of us have been be plagued by body images issues, dare we say, all of us. And while we here at BaDi are very happy to hear that Alice has found peace and joy being in her skin (and a career!), the industry considers her plus size??? Really???? No wonder it’s a struggle to exhibit self-love and acceptance sometimes. The good news is that every comment linked to this original post on HuffPo is something along the lines of how she’s normal and hardly “bigger” as her new-found career suggests. Maybe the fashion world is deluded but thank goodness society has some sanity. Just adhere to the great words of Mary Schmich, immortalized by the fabulous Baz Luhrmann in his 1999 release, “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”, especially these: Enjoy Your Body Use it every way you can Don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it It is the greatest instrument you will ever...

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