The Temple Body Arts School
of Sacred Sensuality and Dance
I’d like to share my personal story with you…
For as long as I have walked, I have danced, and when in my twenties I graduated as an interdisciplinary artist from Naropa University in Dance Therapy and Performing arts. I then went on to study Expressive Healing Arts and a myriad of modalities of Bodywork, Tantra Yoga and Dance, giving me a rich understanding of the interconnection of the body, mind and creative spirit.
When I was 28, living and working in Los Angeles, I suffered an accident that injured my neck, leaving me unable to move or dance. The carpet was pulled out from underneath me, and I had to re-create myself. Through this deep inward journey and the dark night of the soul, I discovered resources which have now become the foundation of my Temple Body Arts practices and philosophy.
Shortly after, I met my husband and moved to Costa Rica to co-create Danyasa Eco-Retreat and then Envision Festival, both which have become world renown platforms for transformation in their own right.
For the past 15 years, I have been teaching women to connect with their bodies, divinity and the Goddess within, through dance, tantra yoga and expressive healing arts. I co-authored the book, The Path of the Priestess: Discover Your Divine Purpose.
For the past five years, I have wanted to conceive and start a family but had trouble getting pregnant. Then, in the past year, I experienced two miscarriages that brought me deeper onto my path of womb wisdom and sexual sovereignty. I have gone deeper into the relationship with my womb and the wisdom held within, learning to trust the wisdom and surrender to the divine mystery and my deeper purpose more every day.
These experiences have guided me to truly Live my YES and in 2017, I birthed The Temple Body Arts School of Sacred Sensuality and Dance.
I am in service to guiding women in birthing themselves into their power and divine feminine essence, as we prepare to birth a new paradigm, one rooted in love and guided by grace.
Will you join me?
– Sofiah, 2017