SHE - IS  PROGRAMS

She-Is programs are taught by experienced artists with backgrounds including professional careers with prestige dance studios in Hollywood, as well as advanced degrees in Dance and Education. Our amazing faculty has a rich history of teaching dance in Los Angeles and throughout the world, providing a dance education experience unique to our program.
 

Our dance programs aim to offer young girls the opportunity to regain their true worth and empowerment by losing themselves in the artistry of dance. Our dance programs build confidence, focus on teamwork, teach commitment and discipline, and open doors to making dreams come true.
 


Dance is a universal language spoken by people from all walks of life.

POSITIVE IMPACTS OF OUR DANCE PROGRAMS

"Activities like yoga and dance really provide a different outlet to express ourselves or to even work out things we are struggling with. She-Is has provided us with this much-needed resource to provide for our members, especially in these times of social distancing."

- GEMS

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SELF CONFIDENCE

Dance provides kids the opportunity to get back in touch with their bodies and take charge of self expression in a way that they know best. It teaches them a new skill set and allows them to discover themselves in a new way.

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TRUST & REBUILD

Dance gives children a creative and emotional outlet in which they can share with their peers and start rebuilding trust and confidence again in others. These steps are crucial because trust and confidence have usually been destroyed after sexual abuse.

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COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE

Of course, dance is fun, but it also requires a commitment to learning a new skillset. Our dance classes teach young girls step-by-step how to complete choreography and prove that commitment to excellence pays off when they are able to complete a routine successfully!  

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PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS

Dance improves posture, flexibility, and health in general by staying active and gaining more understanding of one's body. In addition, it boosts enthusiasm, laughter, and endorphins.

What To Bring To Our Dance Class
  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes which allow movement without restrictions.

  • Your favorite tennis shoes/sneakers.

  • A small towel and bottle of water.

  • Your Energy... and let's not forget your SMILE!

Got Questions? Email us at info@sheispowerful.org

YOGA PROGRAMS

The main goal of our yoga program is to reduce stress, and anxiety, and to enhance overall well-being. Providing survivors with techniques they can bring into their everyday life when facing a stressful time, PTSD episodes, and more. In each session, we would concentrate on yoga exercises, meditation, and pranayama - breathing exercises.

MAIN BENEFITS OF THESE PRACTICES

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YOGA
  • Helps with stress relief

  • Improves mental health

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Improves sleep

  • Improves self-esteem

  • Promotes better posture and body awareness

  • Improves brain functioning

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  • Decreases stress

  • Improves sleep quality

  • Increases mindfulness

  • Reduces high blood pressure

  • Improves lung function

  • Enhances cognitive performance

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  • Building skills to manage stress

  • Increasing self-awareness

  • Focusing on the present

  • Reducing negative emotions

  • Increasing imagination and creativity

  • Increasing patience and tolerance

MEDITATION
PRANAYAMA
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND SEX TRAFFICKING?

People who endure traumatic events, particularly sexually violent, develop distance from and discomfort with their bodies as a coping means. This program aims to help survivors connect with their bodies in a relaxed and positive way, and find stillness and peace.

Yoga has a strong focus on the present moment and requires a lot of focus, allowing survivors to be present rather than replaying past unpleasant experiences. The slow and gentle pace allows survivors to become reacquainted with their bodies. By slowly engaging with new postures and learning how to use their bodies intentionally, survivors can experience feelings of control, safety, and personal power. During traumatic events, energy is often trapped in the body.

 

Yoga, pranayama, and meditation allow to move energy through the body and release stored emotions. Deep breathing cues the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, turning off the sympathetic nervous system responsible for the fight, flight, and freeze response. Many survivors are on perpetual high alert and have a sympathetic nervous system in constant overdrive. Yoga gives them the opportunity to slow down and experience stillness.