Meeting Roula in her studio setting for the first time, the most poignant sensation I experienced was that she provides a dynamic, safe space where one instantly knows it is okay to be a “real person.” For me, this is a core factor when it comes to being able to tap fully into my creativity in an honest way. Roula is so authentic, natural, earthy, in-the-moment, sensitive, accepting, modestly confident of her own knowledge and talent – and observant without being judgmental – that I think it would be near-impossible for even the most timid and uncertain of people to feel uncomfortable for long.

Navigating this planet as woman in a world that often seems threatened by female empowerment is very difficult. Learning to embrace one’s own strengths and talents in an unapologetic way is even more challenging. But sometimes finding places (whether physical or otherwise) – especially in group settings – where just being one’s natural, sensual, creative, imperfect, laughing, crying, inspired, frustrated, embodied Female Self is the challenge of all challenges. Roula creates an atmosphere where it feels okay to be strong and weak at the same time but, almost more importantly, she magically does it in a way that generates supportive, loving and sisterly bonds amongst everyone in the room. Roula creates magic.


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Can I try my first class without committing to a series?

You are welcome to try your first class for $20 to see if it is a good fit.

What if I have an injury? Will these classes work for me?

Depending on the type of injury, these classes could be just what the doctor ordered. Seven Waves is ultimately about cultivating a capacity for deep listening to your body’s intrinsic wisdom. However, it is crucial that you speak to your instructor about your individual needs, before beginning a class. If you need to reach out to us on an individual basis, please phone or e-mail us using the ‘Contact Us’ section.

Where are you located?

64 Henry Street. 1 block east of St, George/Beverley, south of College. Runs one way south. Street parking is sometimes (mostly) available and costs $2.25/hr.It’s a short walk from College Park Station.

Go through the brown wooden gate just to the south of the house.
There are two gates side by side, go through the right one.
Walk mindfully through the private garden to the coach house door on your left.

416-571-0464 if you need help finding us.

Are these classes only for women?

Bellydance and Seven Waves are languages of soulful, feminine movement – “feminine” in so far as it is explores yielding, melting, softening in order to work the body with deep core connection and effortlessness. Can men do it? Hell yes. Do they come to our classes? Not very often!

What do I wear to these Classes?

These classes are taught barefoot. You are, however, welcome to wear socks or dance slippers if you wish. We recommend wearing clothes that you can stretch and sweat in. Sleeveless tops are best as we will generate some heat. Stretchy yoga pants or leggings are great for working on the floor. It’s important that you’re comfortable and that you don’t feel constrained.