Aloha, friends! I am so happy to announce that we just got the GO (yaaaay!) and my results-based Restoration Drum and Movement program (as pictured here at the Michelle Obama Library in Long Beach CA) along with other social emotional arts programming by yours truly is coming to the Arts Center in Corvallis! We are scheduled for this winter and I can’t wait! More to come soon :) xo T.
Tehani here :) I have GREAT news! From today forward, 10% of all net earnings from workshops, entertainment gigs, presentations and social emotional arts programming will be donated directly to: Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, Defenders of Wildlife and SeaShepherd. During Yulin season, donations will go directly to help end the dog meat Yulin festival in China where animals are often stolen from their homes.
I have been blessed with a fulfilling love, passion, creative outlet and calling that is my life’s work and this Spirit Dancing in the world. It is important, more than ever, to do our part for the planet by utilizing green options, reducing single-use plastic and voting for the planet we love with our spending dollar - from toothbrushes to clothing, there are always plenty of planet-healthy options available when we take the time to find them. It is well worth it, and the earth will thank us by keeping us alive.
It has always been a personal mission of mine to travel and perform and facilitate in the greenest and most eco-friendly ways possible. I have done extra research, taken extra precautions and altered many lifestyle choices to lower my carbon footprint and become as waste free as possible in my daily life and work operations. Scientists say that we only have 12 years to turn our destructive ways around if we wish to continue to have an Earth to live on. Living green just isn’t enough for me anymore, though I already donate to the above-mentioned organizations, I wanted to do more.
So! I have chosen to donate 10% of all net profits to these organizations. Please check them out (below) and support them if you feel called! Thank you for supporting my small independent business and here’s to a better world one action at a time :)
Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project: www.DolphinProject.com
Defenders of Wildlife: www.Defenders.org
That’s right, beaches! The badass bitches (yours truly included) are back to facilitate and lead our monthly women’s moon circle - yaaassss! If you love the coast (Newport OR) and would like to join our heart-centered community of empowerment, support, magick and REAL talk with other women …. call me! Space is limited. It’s been awhile since I’ve held these. This is my first in Oregon - there’s a lot of buzz stirring - I can’t wait! If you feel the call, join us :) New Moon is coming and come-UNITY if forming for magickal women. For more information on this and other circles, visit the Wellness page on our site <3
Woohoo! Our e-book is now available for direct download! We have officially launched!!! To celebrate, it is on sale for $17 until March 20, the Spring Equinox (and my father’s birthday)! Check out the Shop for details. We have discontinued our book on Amazon.com as though I am the copyright holder of this work, sold copies (including a copy I bought myself over the past couple months) were never paid to me. Please support my dad and me and consider purchasing our e-book in lieu of the physical version on Amazon. It helps out immensely as we recover from this situation. Thank you for supporting our dream project that honors and shares my father’s spirit with the world. Live Free - Love First… and BIG LOVE!
New classes have arrived on the Oregon Coast and this season they are at a special rate! If you happen to be in the Oregon Coast area this spring/summer, please come join me! These classes are through Newport City in Oregon and there are some fun programs through the local PAC in the works, too! Stay tuned! In the interim, here is the flyer for the dance classes coming up this spring :)
Greetings, Loves! What a beautiful season it has been! We’ve relocated North here on the coast, rocking out new contracts from San Diego to Seattle (two of our favorite places on the West Coast!) and wanted to update you all on what’s going on here at SpiritDancer.org . More excited about the future than ever before. Sure, we are adjusting to the cold, but we are almost halfway through our journey here and it is more than worth the challenge - always. We don’t always post our newsletters here on the site, but will sporadically update them for those of you who have not subscribed or are new to our work. Hope you’re enjoying the end of the calendar year and we look forward to spirit dancing with you soon! xoxo T. More soon - always more … <3
Greetings, from the Oregon Coast! Since moving up north, entering the Interdisciplinary Studies program and transferring over to Anthropology, SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED! First, I have a full ride (woooohooo!!!) and anticipate having a PhD in my hands before I’m 40 (fingers crossed!). I’m not too close to 40, but I can see it these days… it’s staring back at me and I want to have my doctorate done well before then - we’ll see! In the interim, while setting up shop here in the Pacific Northwest (full schedule of spirit dancing opportunities and digital goodies coming soon!), I am so happy to announce: I will be teaching Dance Anthropology with Dr Missy Cheyney next term! YAY! :D I am focusing my research on comparative sacred world dance and the trance state whilst preparing to write curriculum with Dr Cheyney (I love her and her diverse repertoire of experience - it is the perfect situation!). So grateful and happy; I’m doing what I came here to do and believe me… the dance will commence! Look out for new entertainment in SoCal and the Oregon Coast very soon! We are already booking for the winter season :)
Hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend! For those of you interested in my Sacred Work (not always dance related), check out our latest newsletter! Blessings xoxo T & Bella Rene
Hey loves! We are on our way! Thank you again SO much for being in our lives and please consider supporting the cause! See you when we land - we can't wait to share with you all the new things we have in store for the business - including virtual/satellite options for wellness/social emotional arts services and products! Stay Tuned! Click here for our latest newsletter from the road! xoxo the dancer & the doggie <3
WE ARE ALL PACKED UP! Yes, it's true! Yes, we are! :D It has been an amaaaaazing summer here in SoCal and we are off to finish what we started up north! Spirit Dancer PhD - here I come! LOL. That's not exactly what my degree will be called, but I'm still excited! Please consider joining our satellite going away party - and don't forget to include your address! Oregon Here We Come! LOTS OF LOVE! xoxoxo the dancer and the doggie :)
Enjoy our EXTRA Loyalty Bucks this summer before we skip town for a season! Thank you for your support of this business. It is with so much love and gratitude that we offer you this special perk for being a part of our purpose and bliss! Click Here for full newsletter with details.
It is with so much love and gratitude that I say thank you and farewell to a decade of full-time dance and bliss here in beautiful California! If you aren't subscribed to our newsletter, check it out here! I will still be dancing and doing gigs, but I will be relocating to Oregon seasonally. Hope to see you this summer if not the next! xoxo T.
Greetings Loves! Tehani here. It has been a LONG time since I've added to this news feed here on the website and I deeply apologize. I've been so busy working out in the world that I haven't had much time to work here at the office! Hehe. I am in the throes of wedding season and so that is always a good prep for the supercharged summer ahead. Before I share the amazing happenings currently in full swing and those coming up over the summer, I wanted to share my latest newsletter here on the website because I feel it is that important. It may be a good practice to share newsletters on this page sporadically so visitors to my site who aren't subscribed can see what it is that we do here at DT Entertainment, Spirit Dancer Wellness and Tehani just doing her thing hehe ;) Here is my latest post about an event this weekend that I hope you all consider attending if you are local (OC/LA counties). Have a beautiful day full of wonder, and I'll be posting another update here with our arts and wellness happenings very soon :)
BIG LOVE! <3 T.
Reiki, Drum Journeys and the Alpha State:
Reiki is a non-invasive, alternative holistic healing modality that activates and balances the electromagnetic field (which science has proven to exist) around the body, which is also known as the aura. Meditation has been proven to positively affect gray matter in the brain in addition to reducing pain, anxiety and even insomnia according to many studies - including this (click here) study out of Harvard University. Drum journeying and sound meditations have proven to induce the alpha state much more quickly than simple meditation alone. Designed by Tehani to empower your personal wellness practice, this weekly workshop combines Reiki, meditation and auditory input for an effective all-around soul nourishing experience to reduce cortisol, tap into the parasympathetic system in the body, increase gray matter, activate the alpha state and (of course) create regular weekly safe space and supportive community for exploring various tools and methods for inner peace, happiness and fulfillment.
Tehani's Restoration Drum & Movement Social Emotional Arts Program for the Veteran Community at the Michelle Obama Library was a hit! Special thanks to Librarian Shiloh Moore at the Michelle Obama Library, the City of Long Beach, the Arts Council for Long Beach, Veterans in the Arts, assistant facilitator Cadie and team DT for making this happen! Dancing Tehani (Jennifer Tehani Sarreal) has been made a partner for Veterans in the Arts with the Arts Council for Long Beach to serve the veteran community through the performance arts, social emotional arts, community building and empowering programming. We are very excited here at DT! Great job team! For this and other wellness programs, visit our wellness page here or join our mailing list on the contact page to get involved. More good to come...
MP3 Meditations are now available for your wellness rituals and routines! Affordable, instantly accessible and created with your sense of harmony in mind, they are now available straight from our website. Download MP3 meditations from our Store! Wishing you happiness, connection and fulfillment always.
:) Tehani & Team