Welcome to my library!

book-about belly-dancing-dance-and-movement-yoga-spiritualityHere are the books that inspired and taught me, and, therefore, influenced my vision of the Eastern Dance Studio.

The ideas in these books are intercrossing. They are all about personal growth, passion, and connection to inner wisdom. They are all about Dance and Movement, Body and Soul. They will all help you to Dance Your Self.

If you would like to know more about these books please go to SHELVES ( on the right) and click to what interests you more. (Not all Shelves are feeled yet, I am still working on the review. Please come back later)

Belly Dancing

Al-Rawi, Rosina Fowzia. Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing. New York: Interlink Books, 1999

Strova, Maria. The Secret Language of Belly Dancing: Symbols. Sensuality. Maternity. Forgotten Roots. Macro Edizioni, 2005

Stewart, Iris J. Sacred Women, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality through Movement and Ritual. Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions, 2000

Sharif, Keti. Bellydance: A Guide to Middle Eastern Dance, Its Music, Its Culture and Costume. Allen & Unwin , 2005

Buonaventura, Wendy. Serpent of the Nile: Women and Dance in the Arab World. Interlink Pub Group, 2010

Dallal, Tamalyn. Belly Dancing for Fitness: The Ultimate Dance Workout That Unleashes Your Creative Spirit. Ulysses Press, 2004

Cooper, Laura. Belly Dancing Basics. Sterling, 2004


Holleman, Dona. Dancing the Body of Light: The Future of Yoga. Pandion Enterprises, 2000

Desikachar, T.K.V. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Rochester, Vermont, 1995

Farhi, Donna. The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work. New York: Holt Paperbacks, 1996

Swami Sayananda Saraswati. Nawa Yogini Tantra (Yoga Practice for Females). Minger, Bihar, India: Bihar School of Yoga, 1992

Kirk, Martin, Boon, Brooke. Hatha Yoga Illustrated: For Greater Strength, Flexibility, and Focus. Human Kinetics, 2006

Seibel, Machelle M. A Woman's Book of Yoga: Embracing our Natural Life Cycles. New York: Penguin Group, 2002

Dance-Movement Theraphy

Halprin, Anna. Returning to Health with Dance, Movement and Imagery. Mendocino, CA: LifeRhythm Books, 2000

Roth, Gabrielle. Sweat Your Prayers: The Five Rhythms of the Soul. Movement as Spiritual Practice. New York: Tarcher, 1998

Roth, Gabrielle. Maps to Ecstasy: The Healing Power of Movement. New World Library, 1998

Olsen, Andrea. Body Stories: AGuide to Experimental Anatomy.Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1998

Козлов В.В., Гиршон А.Е. Интегративная Танцевально-Двигательная Терапия. Санкт-Петербург: Речь, 2006

Feminine Power and Spirituality

Starhawk. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess. HarperOne, 1999

Gray, Miranda. Red Moon: Understanding and Using the Creative, Sexual and Spiritual Gifts of the Menstrual Cycle. Element Books, 1994

Owen, Lara. Her Blood is Gold: Awakening to the Wisdom of Menstruation. Archive Publishing, 2008

Carroll, Lee. The Journey Home. A Kryon Parable. The Story of Michael Thomas and Seven Angels. Hay House Inc, 1997