This weekend, I had the honor and the privilege of teaching in Chattanooga, TN. It was a really exciting workshop for me, as I was sponsored by The Girlfriend Manifesto, a women's empowerment company. As my business turns toward a similar focus, I was really excited for the weekend. And it was SO. MUCH. FUN. A weekend full of connection, dance and booty shaking.
I taught two workshops, one on Bhangra, a joyful folk dance form Northern India and on Sunday morning I taught a Twerkshop. It was awesome. Ladies worked hard, learned a skill, felt empowered and connected and laughed! (YAY JOY!) It was really awesome to see. My co-conspirator and hostess, Ayesha, wrote a really awesome blog post about it here.
It got me thinking.
I often get comments about the fact that I teach twerking. Comments have included:
Here's the thing. I am 37 years old, I am responsible, I am a business owner. AND, I am really good at shaking my a$$, I love to do it and I love to teach it to other adults. I also find it important.
Twerking doesn't have to be for everyone. It is important to me that I teach it to adults in safe, non-judgemental situations. But I think we could all have a healthy dose of shaking it.