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


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

Roula Said’s Seven waves is a moving experience. It is moving through space in a delicious way; moving energy through the entire body; spiritually moving , moving body and mind in a relaxed harmony which creates a grace of movement and a feeling of grace. One is moved by music that is beautiful, joyful and sometimes almost trance-inducing. It includes the smallest and subtlest of movements that bring remarkable comfort and release. It is moving to strength. The seven waves strengthen core muscles. My back problems have diminished. Without my even noticing, my abs are stronger than any time in my entire life. Wow. It’s an extra.

For me the Seven waves is also about moving forward into the future. In my 60’s, when I might expect to be shutting down and accepting the limitations of my aging body, accustoming myself to all the minor aches and pains, I am delighted instead to find myself opening up and finding that my body and I are happier together than we have ever been.

In her classes Roula speaks of allowing, inviting, opening, listening. Her approach is gentle – one never fears injury or strain. It is the polar opposite of boot camp. She has an uncanny intelligence about the body and a very sensitive intuition. Often when she initiates a subtle change to movement, it is exactly what my body wants, and I wonder: how did she know that?

Oh, and it’s not all airy-fairy cosmic either. Earthy is a better description and with Roula, laughter is always part of the process. A seven waves session feels like a total body massage and produces feelings of joy and contentment. Really. It is that good. I love it.

-Kate McNairn – Roula’s student of many years

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