What Is Dance Fit Ideas

What Is Dance Fit Ideas

What is your passion?


That one thing that always comes back to you, inspires you to take action and helps you be in harmony with your inner balance and higher self?


ABOUT ME

I’ve always loved to dance, since I was four-five years old. Nevertheless, dancing, for me, is more than the activity of moving your body to (or even without) music. It’s our inner rhythm, our compass, our most natural self-expression. And it’s in all of us. Everybody is designed to move freely and be in balance with their body. 

It is unnatural to be static, sedentary and in a misalignment to our somatic intelligence and mind&body connection. The way we feel about ourselves is imprinted in our posture, poise and grace. For all genders. When one feels confident and connected to their emotions, their body directly synthesizes that cellular information and displays it through their movement.

When I started my wellness blog, I hesitated to share my story. I wasn`t sure If I should be that vulnerable online with so many people who don`t know me, and even more challenging, with those who do!

I realized, however, that my own transformational story is the very reason I “heard” and followed my calling to become a motivational speaker, writer, wellness blogger, and – as of now – a health coach. In addition, the mission of my platform is to show that vulnerability is the first critical step toward healing.

As Peter Nivio Zarlenga said, “To come to be you, you must have a vision of Being, a Dream, a Purpose, and a Principle. You will become what your vision is.” 

During my undergraduate studies at the University of Washington (from where I graduated in 2018, with a double major and honors in dance), I was first exposed to the healing properties of dance therapy, mindful eating, meditation and the practice of journaling to metacognition-enhancing prompts.

Gradually, yet steadily, my whole life transformed! I built strong confidence in myself; learned how to listen to my intuition; gained the courage to become an entrepreneur, and (most importantly) followed my passion to create a spiritual business that weaves my intrapersonal and interpersonal skills (based on my degree in International Studies and previous educational experience in Cross-Cultural Communications and Sociology), and my love for dance and mindful living.

Finally, the spiral has come to a completion and I have the privilege to create a platform that serves to encourage and inspire all of you to say “YES” to your dreams, your needs and desires.

As Joseph Campbell wisely: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek”.


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“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” — Victor Hugo

The reason I named my brand Dance Fit Ideas is because dance symbolizes my passion for helping people be more connected to their emotional, mental and physical health.  Fitness is more than an aesthetic value. In fact, it begins with our intention to be fit, in the very idea to change, become better and feel more aligned to who we are, and who we can become once we become truly connected to our ultimate potential.

If you are looking for ways to become more empowered, more confident, more loving, more giving, more centered, more grounded, more appreciated and more successful – in all areas of your life, subscribe to my blog to receive weekly motivation and resources how to achieve all of your fitness and wellness goals.

And if you need more assistance, please consider the coaching programs that I offer.

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~ With Love and Care,

Ana-Maria

https://www.instagram.com/ana_maria_georgie/

Spirulina Smoothie

Spirulina Smoothie

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Let your mind be free and your body be radiant. 🌺☘️💐

Blend: 2-3 ripe bananas, chard leaves, a scoop of any vegan protein powder, a cup of blueberries, a dash of spirulina and a tablespoon of pb2 (powdered peanut butter with the fat extracted). You can also use regular peanut butter.

Spirulina is blue-algae,  loaded with nutrients that can have powerful effects on your body and brain.

According to USDA, a single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains:

Protein: 4 grams.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA.
Copper: 21% of the RDA.
Iron: 11% of the RDA.
It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese, and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that we need.

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You can buy it in a powder form from any big food or health store, and you only need a tablespoon, so it is a good investment! I use it daily in my smoothie. It gives is the tinted dark-blue/greenish color you see in both pictures.

Stay healthy:)

And share this graphic with your friends.

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I love my SALAD!

I love my SALAD!

Recently I`ve been feeling more and more prone to experiment with my salad dressings and decoration.

For example, you easily turn your zucchini into delicious raw noodles by adhering to this great and yet cheap tool – spiralizer

For this recipe, I used different greens and for a dressing I blended up some fresh lemon juice, half of small cucumber, berries, beet juice, Bregg`s Amino Acids alternative to Soy Sauce and some herbs for taste (basil, dill, cumin).

You can always substitute those ingredients with what you have at home!

Here it is, a fresh and nutritious salad with no added oils – you can use whole fats instead like a spoon of seeds or half of avocado.

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“Weirdo” Smoothie Bowl for Open-Minded Tastes

“Weirdo” Smoothie Bowl for Open-Minded Tastes

That combo may sounds strange, even for me, but tasted very very good!

After a dance class I craved something sweet and savory (like carbohydrates and vegetables mixed together) and decided to experiment with the ingredients I had available at home.

What I did was to blend 3 Frozen bananas and 2 figs together with some broccoli and one small cucumber (for hydration).

Then I added apple chunks …. and cherry tomatoes (optional) but remember they are actually fruit!;)

The moral of this post is to remind you to stay flexible with your food and to avoid stigmatic dogmas about your meal preps.

Surprisingly, that smoothie bowl felt just what I needed – satisfying, refreshing and not too sweet! And DELICIOUS!

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Traditional meets Modern/ Dates for April

Traditional meets Modern/ Dates for April

Me, in Bulgarian traditional costume.
I love mixing traditional rhythms, steps and patterns in one upbeat dance-fitness fusion.

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Classes in April:

Seattle:

Wednesdays – NEW – 5:30 -6:30pm

Downtown Seattle YMCA (909 Fourth Ave)

Bellevue:
Sundays: 12:30 -1:30 pm – only on the 5th and 19th this month!
Harmony Ballroom (1407 132nd Ave NE)

Stay tuned:

https://www.facebook.com/BalkanDanceFit

Dance Fitness Reviews

Dance Fitness Reviews

Testimonies From Regular Customers

Rishma Gupta

Love the classes..  I always leave the class with relaxed and happy mind smile.

Thank you for conducting these classes!

Nesho Neshev

Great classes – I love the rhythms and the atmosphere! It is a great way to get your workout and Ana-Maria Georgieva’s passion for the dance it truly inspirational for the students.

Ginger Sue Marel

Ana-Maria Georgieva is terrific! I love her classes because she gets my old feet moving to some terrific music. I have taken Jazzersize and Zumba and they hurt my knees. I had to do some serious rehab to get them back in shape. Ana-Maria’s dance moves never bother my knees. I’m not an athlete but I have gotten stronger thanks to her. My knees and joints are all happy and more limber now! It has been a long time since I was a teenager, so these things are important to me. I have 10 acres to look after and I’m able to do more work on the farm now. Thank you, Ana-Maria!  Dance on!

Nadia Kemerova

Ana-Maria, thank you for the great class. It is a perfect combination of Balkan music and innovative exercise. Your passion for dancing motivates us to do our best. I also love the variety of healthy recipes that you share with us on here. I look forward to many more classes with you.

Teodora Toteva

I like very much the Balkan – dance fit classes! It is more fun than fitness. Ana Maria is a very good instructor. I like the balance between music and moves. It is a very good experience and I am very happy to be attending it!

Yu-chi Kelly Huang‎

I am so sad to be leaving Seattle and one of the reasons is because I just discovered Ana-Maria Georgieva’s Rhythmic Dance Fit and Balkan Dance classes a couple months ago at YMCA of Greater Seattle in downtown. There’s always new music and new dance moves. Ana-Maria is creative, energetic and inspiring. I think she’s got a real niche in the classes she designs and teaches. I will miss her!

Elena Nesheva

I took a few classes with Anna Maria and I enjoyed them a lot! The music comes from different Balkan regions and the dances are fun. I didn’t notice how the time went by. I was very satisfied with the workout and I wish more studios host her classes as well.

Y Daniela Bailey

I love going to your class!

Katya Gadjeva

Ana-Maria’s “Balkan dance – fit” is truly the most unique and energizing fitness class I’ve ever seen. I can’t tell how excited I was when I first heard about it, I thought ‘what an amazing, genial idea’ and it was so original I almost couldn’t believe it. Well, it is real and really amazing! She uses mostly Balkan rhythms and the best of them, also there is some reggae and other really good music she sneaks into it. Sometimes it looks a little bit like Zumba but to me it’s even more unlikely to get bored after many classes. Also I should mention how amazing Ana-Maria is as an instructor, she made us feel so welcome and she wanted to know our preferences about the intensity and which songs did we like the most. I think the class is AWESOME! I am thankful that I found it and can’t wait for the next season.

Timothy Byrne

The class was very fun, challenging as well. Ana-Maria had lots of infectious energy and was very encouraging. and also broke down the move and explained it so it was easy to follow. I will definitely go again!

Isabela Arnaudov

I truly enjoyed the “Balkan dance fit” class! You will get a great exercise in this Balkan version of Zumba, while enjoying wonderful beats that will make anyone jump and dance. This class can be a great fit for both beginner and advance dancers. The movements and combinations are unique and fun!

Kimberly Klenner

I loved going to Ana-Maria Georgieva’s Balkan dance-fit classes so much! It is so much fun and you can really see the love and joy she has for teaching the class. The music she chooses is different and very easy to move to. All around a great low-impact, high cardio, workout that leaves you feeling invigorated for the rest of your day. I highly recommend her class! Kimberly Klenner

Alicia Likkel (Zumba Instructor at YMCA, University Way Branch)

Ana-Maria Georgieva is a talented, reliable, joyful dancer, and Zumba instructor. Her eclectic playlists and original choreographies inspire students to exercise while having fun! Although she is a highly skilled artist, she is mindful of the many levels of dance represented in her classes. Her moves are consistent, clear, and easy to follow. I always look forward to dancing with Ana-Maria!

Mariya Apostolova

I’ve known Ana-Maria for a while now. I personally witnessed the emerging of her unique form of aerobics. Ana-Maria pours out wholeheartedly her impressive folklore background, and stirs it with her extensive modern dance practice into this absolutely delicious and stress-relieving class.

I highly recommend this class for anyone who would like to enlarge their cultural horizons, while building a strong and graceful body in a fun and accessible way.

Polina Hristova

I can’t wait for the great music you will introduce us to and to the challenging but very energizing dance moves that you will teach us. Can’t wait to meet some new people and have great time dancing. I am relying on your class to keep me in shape for the Tough Mudder race I signed up for at the end of September so you better be ready for me.

Svetlana Avramova

I am honored to recommend Ana-Maria Georgieva and her Balkantonics classes. Not only does Ana-Maria exude an intense amount of energy during each of her classes but she radiates with dance love. She is very creative combining the Balkan music we love with the healthy moves that help our bodies, guaranteeing great workout while having fun. After her classes I feel full of energy and excitement.

Bogdan Darev

Balkan dance-fit is much more than just an aerobic workout. Half way though, I realized Ana-Maria Georgieva’s workout was a fusion of her passion for dance and passion for a healthy lifestyle. The combination of dance and aerobics is addicting. Not to mention that the musical selection makes you want to go to a gypsy wedding, pick an instrument, learn more about the Balkans and perhaps even visit!