Body Wisdom Mentoring

I have a gift for helping women to come home to their bodies.

One of the ways I work with this gift is in one-on-one sessions.

I call this work Body Wisdom Mentoring, because this is what I help you do – access the wisdom of your own body.

Body Wisdom Mentoring sessions can take the form of private technique lessons, performance coaching, instruction in stage skills, or something closer to dance therapy. In these sessions you call the shots, and I combine my dance training, my many years of leading women in dance, and my intuitive sense of what each body needs, to guide you towards greater freedom of movement, confidence, self-knowing, and physical pleasure and joy.

As we talk and move in your session, I help you identify your strengths and I help you gain access to the great wells of nurturing wisdom and healing power that lie within you. You can use this power to become a phenomenal, charismatic performer; or to become a strong, elegant, and focused dancer; or to embark on a healing path for your own heart, body, and spirit.

 

“Bronwyn Simons moves through life with ease and grace.  She is an inspiration for any person wishing to add beauty and creativity to their existence.  As a dance teacher she taught me to feel strength and power in my body.  As an artist she has shown me how one can craft objects with deep simplicity and complex beauty.  I am honored to have her in my life and always look forward to her next creation or word of advice.”

~Arielle Fraser

“Bronwyn is a wonderful, gentle, skilled teacher and leader.  Bronwyn guided me through her classes with ease, patience and understanding. Her praise at my attempts encouraged me to continue. Her peace, patience, talent and grace radiate from her wherever, whenever. I want to be just like her.”   

~Roxanna Mandryck

“What I loved about having Bronwyn as a dance teacher was that she taught us more than just dance steps. Dance was more about finding ourselves creatively and expressing that through our movement. Her classes were more about us as people in the dance, being the dance, rather than students just ‘doing’ the dance. I loved this because she encouraged and honoured our intuition.”   

~Lisa Hamilton

“Bronwyn Simons is an extraordinary teacher, mentor, and friend. We first met on Denman Island, where she had built a strong vibrant community of dancers, characterized by creativity, enthusiasm, and deep mutual respect. Bronwyn always brings out the best in dancers, working closely with individuals to create aesthetically stunning and powerfully expressive pieces. Many students have told me of profound moments in their dance development – epiphanies and turning-points –  arising during her one-to-one sessions. I have always been inspired by Bronwyn’s thoughtful and caring approach to creative work.” 

~Lynette Harper, PhD

“What I loved about having Bronwyn as a dance teacher was that she taught us more than just dance steps. Dance was more about finding ourselves creatively and expressing that through our movement. Her classes were more about us as people in the dance, being the dance, rather than students just ‘doing’ the dance. I loved this because she encouraged and honoured our intuition.”   

~Lisa Hamilton

“Bronwyn Simons is a great leader and compassionate champion of women’s empowerment.  With Bronwyn’s expert teaching, I was able to perform solo and in group choreographies, something I had never done before.  I have not found another bellydance teacher who could compare to her.  Bronwyn is also a creative talent in her varied other endeavors, and I am so happy to recommend Bronwyn, your involvement with her will be rewarding beyond your expectations.”

~Julia Gardner

You come to your session with a question.

There is such a great variety of questions we can work with! Here are just a few of the issues women have worked with in Body Wisdom Mentoring sessions:

  • How can I get a strong, gorgeous, relaxed shimmy once and for all?
  • How can I really own the stage in my upcoming performance?
  • Can my body-wisdom help me to begin heal the trauma from my  accident/surgery/childhood/birth/medical event/assault/stressful life-event?
  • Can I learn to choreograph my own dance?
  • How can I become more comfortable with my sexuality/sensuality?
  • How can I get more beautiful, fluid arm movements?
  • How can I take my technique/strength/isolation to the next level?
  • Can I access my body-wisdom to help me through menopause/childbirth/big life change?
  • What steps should I take if I want to build a business as a bellydancer and/or dance teacher?
  • How can I begin to feel comfortable in my skin?

As we talk and move in your session, I help you identify your strengths and I help you gain access to the great wells of nurturing wisdom and healing power that lie within you. You can use this power to become a phenomenal, charismatic performer; or to become a strong, elegant, and focused dancer; or to embark on a healing path for your own heart, body, and spirit.

Deep within each of us is a yearning to embody the divine feminine. We want to move with grace and joy, take shameless, delicious, sacred pleasure in our sexuality, enjoy our physical beauty and being at every age, stage, shape, size, and ability.

We want to feel relaxed and proud and cozy and at home in our bodies as we move in dance class, on the stage, in daily life, and in our most intimate encounters.

We want to love and nurture and enjoy our bodies. We want to feel beautiful, and sacred, and alive.

I believe we ALL have access to this sense of beauty. Body wisdom isn’t something that someone else can give you – it belongs to you already, it is your birthright.

But I can help you open your eyes to the beauty within; I can gently guide you towards your own heart of wisdom and towards greater comfort in your embodiment.

You do the work, you have the power; I witness, nurture, and guide. It is my gift, my honour, and my joy to do this work.

What: Body Wisdom Mentoring with Bronwyn
Where: Your home, or mine, or in the studio. Let’s talk about what’s comfortable for you.
When: By appointment
How Much: $108 an hour for a single session or $260 for three sessions
Reserve your session with payment via PayPal and I’ll contact you right away to schedule your hour.

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“Bronwyn Simons moves through life with ease and grace.  She is an inspiration for any person wishing to add beauty and creativity to their existence.  As a dance teacher she taught me to feel strength and power in my body.  As an artist she has shown me how one can craft objects with deep simplicity and complex beauty.  I am honored to have her in my life and always look forward to her next creation or word of advice.”  

Arielle Fraser

“Bronwyn Simons is an extraordinary teacher, mentor, and friend. We first met on Denman Island, where she had built a strong vibrant community of dancers, characterized by creativity, enthusiasm, and deep mutual respect. Bronwyn always brings out the best in dancers, working closely with individuals to create aesthetically stunning and powerfully expressive pieces. Many students have told me of profound moments in their dance development – epiphanies and turning-points –  arising during her one-to-one sessions. I have always been inspired by Bronwyn’s thoughtful and caring approach to creative work.” 

Lynette Harper, PhD

“Bronwyn is grace on earth and an innate teacher with wonderful skills! Bronwyn saw the dance light in me as she does in others and her own light radiates!  I benefited by increased self-esteem through Performance Skills classes, I benefited in learning proper technique for Raqs Sharqui style, including her Teacher Training Certificate in this style, also my overall health improved and so did my flexibility and overall feelings of mental wellness. I have Lupus and some limitations, as indeed a lot of dancers do, Bronwyn is gracious and kind and knowledgeable in modifying lessons so anyone would feel like they ‘fit in’.”

Layla Kukkola

“Bronwyn Simons is a great leader and compassionate champion of women’s empowerment.  With Bronwyn’s expert teaching, I was able to perform solo and in group choreographies, something I had never done before.  I have not found another bellydance teacher who could compare to her.  Bronwyn is also a creative talent in her varied other endeavors, and I am so happy to recommend Bronwyn, your involvement with her will be rewarding beyond your expectations.”

Julia Gardner

“It has been a total joy for me to learn from Bronwyn. The one-on-one sessions allowed me to refine all the different movements and gave me a greater understanding and body awareness in this beautiful dance of self-love and self-expression.  These personal sessions brought for me so much inner guidance, personal growth and healing.  And Bronwyn makes the dancing so much fun!!  Thank you Bronwyn for giving this gift of dance with so much love, respect and dedication.  It has been a beautiful journey to find ourselves at home with our being as Women.  I wish for many other women to be able to learn and have this blessed opportunity to learn and dance with Bronwyn!”

Hari Amrit Singh Khalsa

“Bronwyn is a wonderful, gentle, skilled teacher and leader.  Bronwyn guided me through her classes with ease, patience and understanding. Her praise at my attempts encouraged me to continue. Her peace, patience, talent and grace radiate from her wherever, whenever. I want to be just like her.”  

Roxanna Mandryk

“What I loved about having Bronwyn as a dance teacher was that she taught us more than just dance steps. Dance was more about finding ourselves creatively and expressing that through our movement. Her classes were more about us as people in the dance, being the dance, rather than students just ‘doing’ the dance. I loved this because she encouraged and honoured our intuition.” 

Lisa Hamilton