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Andrea Thompson has been a licensed massage therapist in Oregon since 1999, and she has been dancing in some form since she stepped foot outside of the womb. Her practice focuses on teaching Menstrual and Womb Wisdom, assisting pregnant mommas as they transition, helping babies integrate into the world, and resolving trauma and restrictions in the body via Craniosacral Therapy and Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Therapy®. Offering Ecstatic Dance at Flying Tortoise for POC in the Portland area is an extension of her desire to facilitate healing in others by helping them to tap deeply into their own body’s inherent wisdom.
Autumn Edmonds has been teaching classical ballet in the Portland area for over 15 years. She delights in teaching students of all ages the beautiful art of ballet.
Since the age of 5, i have wondered about the effect that movements have on me. Eventually, as i grew, it became evident that dance is my main source of self expression. However, what is self expression through Movement? This question has taken me on a journey; my dance journey. Over the years, I've been influenced by styles such as African contemporary, Hip Hop, Salsa, House and more. Today i define myself as a freestyle artist and go by the dance name of Slick C.