Floating Lotus Wellness

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Bodywork for Dancers

An accident ended my dance career in 2000.
Now I’m a trained bodyworker, ready to help other dancers.


I’m Bàraka – For decades I was a performer and teacher based in the SF Bay Area.

My bodywork mixes movement analysis, massage, acupressure, Tui Na (Chinese massage), integrative stretches, cranial sacral balancing, Ortho-Bionomy®, Reiki and more. Add this to 50 years of training, performance, and teaching, and it’s a winning combination.

Why do dancers need targeted bodywork? Because we expect our bodies to perform at the top of our game every single time - whether we're sore or ill or injured. With five decades of dance experience, I know what you need, how to help you solve problems, and give you a long and healthy dance life!


General Dance, Movement and Performance Experience:

  • Ballet training beginning at 3 years old
  • Studied modern, improvisational and tap dance through high school
  • Performing since the age of 5, as a singer, musician, dancer, and movie extra
  • Yoga and body awareness student since 1969
  • Alexander Technique student (1990 - 1993)

Middle Eastern Dancer beginning in 1973:

  • Student of and instructor for Jamila Salimpour 1975 - 1979
  • Performer and Instructor - Bastet Dance 1977 - 2000
  • Founding faculty member of The Salimpour School 1989 - 1992
  • Member of Bal Anat (1978-1982) and Hahbi’Ru (1992 - 1997)
  • Director/Choreographer for Bastet Dancers (1983 - 1998)
  • Miss America of the Belly Dance 1993
  • Producer of double award-winning Dancers’ Toolkit instructional video ©1997
  • Contributor to Habibi and other trade publications (1974 - 1994)

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