About Om Laila Classes


About classes at Om Laila

About Classes at Om Laila Studio in Toronto

Om Laila Studio is Roula Said’s boutique studio – home to Essential Bellydance in Toronto, Seven Waves Movement, Arabic Music and Song.

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Classes at Om Laila are infused with the intention of seeing the participants as whole beings. Our mandate is to facilitate the marriage of your own self, your unique body and story with our clear and comprehensive movement, rhythm and sound lexicon.
With live drums and voice we will vibrate your very bones and ask you to commune with the “you” inside your dance and being.
We will bring you a deep and delicious experience of Arabic music and culture in an intimate temple-like setting.
Cheoreography and guided free movement will both be explored in their time.


Classes Offered

Essential Bellydance/Wombdance Introduction-Intermediate
Roula Said Music and Dance Ensemble – An ensemble class by audition
Seven Waves – All Levels
Ecstatic Chant with Live Drums
Private Classes with Roula


Monday 6:00pm-7:15pm
Essential Bellydance/Wombdance – Beginner to Intermediate

This class focuses on the fundamental technique, inner architecture, and musical awareness that creates good bellydance and healthful movement. Connect to your body in a new and nourishing light through Roula’s multi-level movement methodology. Work ever-evolving layers of hip and chest families, shimmies, waves, 8’s, spirals and circles and feel how they are pathways to feminine strength, sensuality and self-care, with deep roots in the Middle Eastern tradition. Why rename it Wombdance? because it has more to do with feminine wisdom then the organs of digestion :)

4 weeks  $99+hst = $111.87
Etransfer to info@omaila.com or email to register in advance and pay in class


Monday 7:30pm-9:30pm
Roula Said Music and Dance Ensemble 
by audition

Thursday 6:00pm-7:15pm with Elizabeth Redmond
Prenatal Bellydance 8 week series

This is a progressive and multifaceted class where participants will not only learn fun movements and techniques appropriate for their pregnant bodies but they will also develop useful tools that they can implement during labour and throughout their lives.Bellydance is a low impact activity that is appropriate for all ages, shapes and sizes. This class has been designed with the “average person” in mind who may not have any background with dance or be particularly physically active. One unique aspect of Belly dance is layering, which makes it possible for an instructor to teach students of varying levels of skill simultaneously. Additionally, exercise and movement modifications are offered in response to how far along participants are in their pregnancy. Each class follows the same structure:

  • Deep breathing
  • Warm up
  • Dance moves, drills and sequences
  • Muscle conditioning exercises
  • Cool down
  • Relaxation
 January 12th, 2017 to March 2nd

$120 for the series ($15/class)
$18/class for drop-ins
to register call Elizabeth at 647 465-1818 or e-mail at holisticreproductivehealth.com

 

Thursday 7:30pm-8:45pm with Elizabeth Redmond 
Bellydance & body exploration 8 week series

Whether you have had previous bellydance experience or have never taken a dance class in your life, this fun and compelling class has something of value to offer you! In addition to exploring bellydance fundamentals, this series delves into the foundation of movement itself, focusing on biomechanics and our relationship to our pelvic floor and abdomen.Each class you will learn beautiful movements which we will put together in simple and elegant sequences, along with alignment cues, exercises and guidance on how to move your body in nourishing, sustainable ways.Every woman would benefit from such a class, though it is particularly helpful for postpartum women and women who are looking to conceive.

Jan 12th, 2017 – March 2nd
$120 for the series ($15/class)
$18/class for drop-ins
to register call Elizabeth at 647 465-1818 or e-mail at holisticreproductivehealth.com


Holistic Childbirth Education with Elizabeth Redmond and guest teachers
Session 1: January 14 and 21, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Session 2: January 28, February 4, 11, and 18, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Session 3: February 25 and March 4, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Session 4: March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

This 12 hour foundational prenatal education series is facilitated by midwife Elizabeth Redmond and certified labour doulas, Mira Bell and Vera Kevic. In addition to covering the essentials offered in every prenatal class, Elizabeth specializes in abdominal and pelvic floor care, movement, optimal fetal positioning techniques and natural remedies; Vera and Mira are lactation educations, trained in Hypno-Birthing support, placenta encapsulation and earth-friendly parenting teaching topics such as baby wearing, cloth diapering and breastfeeding.

As birth workers, we are specially trained to provide evidence-based information, physical comfort and emotional peace of mind to parents prenatally, during labour & birth and in the immediate postpartum period.

We recognize that people connect to different learning styles and have responded to this reality by delivering information in audio, visual and kinesthetic formats. As well, we limit our class capacity to 6 couples to ensure individual attention and allow time for people to ask questions and express themselves.

Designed for pregnant people to attend with their partner or a support person. This series is ideal if you are looking for an alternative to hospital-led classes, as it encompasses a more holistic approach to childbirth that honours parents as life givers.

Learn about:​
• Optimal health for pregnancy and birth
• Physiological changes and how to maintain comfort in pregnancy
• Labour and birth – how it works and what are your options
• Partner involvement
• Breastfeeding
• Postpartum recovery
• Living with baby

This is an intimate tree house studio so space is limited!
Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot. Cost is $250 + HST (partner/support attending is included)
to register call Elizabeth at 647 465-1818 or e-mail at holisticreproductivehealth.com


Seven Waves All Levels with Roula 
More details coming soon

Sundays TBA Ecstatic Chant with Live Drums – TBA
Drawing from intoxicating traditional and original Sufi-inspired melodies and rhythms, we will raise and weave our voices together in praise of the Beloved.
Simple hypnotic words in Arabic, Farsi and English make this inviting to all.
This event is by donation to the studio and to the cause. :)
PWYC at the Door

Private Classes with Roula Said in the following:
Essential Bellydance and Seven Waves
Qanun, Arabic rhythm and drumming, singing and zylls/saghat/finger cymbals.
Mentoring classes to emerging and established professionals who seek to deepen their work or venture into cross-disciplinary exploration.
Online Choreography and Zyll Lessons

Roula’s private lessons are priced between $70-$100 based on your needs and budget. Contact info@omlaila.com for more information.

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Testimonials

Not sure where to start with describing the wonderfulness of today. The singing? the choreography? the entire revamping of my understanding of how to zill (that is going to take lots of love and practice, but I know it is possible now)? the song? the generosity of Roula as an instructor? my new whole body awareness of the song?

-Beth Buss

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