Summer Dance Sampler!


Summer Dance Sampler


Pre registration for each class singly please!  

Cheque to Mystic Paper Beasts with the particular class in the subject line. 

That will be how we know if a class is a “go” or not..

NB Zumba ($12) and Kundalini Meditation ($5 donation) are both one hour classes.


Summer Dance Sampler


June 1    priscilla humphrey  Restorative Yoga

June 8    Circus Yoga with Dani Bobbi Lee;

June 15  David Chandler Tai Chi & Qigong Sampler;;;

June 22  zumba adapted for egg floor… Monica Bengtson;

June 29  Chloe Carlson Contemporary Technique

July 6     Christine – Modern dance;

July 13   Molly Murkett  Acro Yoga;

July 20   Conscious Anatomy with Ann Watkins;

July 26:  (extra) Tuesday 5 – 6:15 pm; Kundalini Dynamic Meditation; suggesteddonation: $5; with marya guiding

July 27   Movement for BodyMindSpirit with Ann Watkins; see July 20

August 3  African dance – Ashley Jones;




Class Descriptions and brief Bios for the instructors:


Restorative Yoga

Wednesday, June 1: 5:30 – 6:45

with Priscilla Humphrey


Imagine each yoga pose so supported that there is no muscular efforting. Great for openings of long held tension, deeply relaxing.


Priscilla Humphrey has enjoyed 17 years of teaching Kripalu Yoga! Her style is gentle, deep and fluid.


“Circus Yoga”

Wednesday, June 8: 5:30 – 6:45

with Dani Bobbi Lee


Explore the wonders of the circus through play, breath, community and focus.

Juggling.Human.Pyramids.Partner Acrobatics.Poi.Hooping.



Tai Chi and Qigong Sampler

Wednesday, June 15: 5:30 – 6:45

with David Chandler


Tai Chi & Qigong for Health and Healing with David Chandler:  an introduction to the history, fundamental principles, postures, energy, martial applications, meditation and more.  David is the founder/director of Eagle’s Quest Tai Chi Center.  Learn more at




Zumba for Dragon’s Egg

Wednesday, June 22: 5:30 – 6:30;  $12

with Monica Bengston


Zumba: A fun, easy-to-follow dance/fitness class that is appropriate for all ages, at any fitness or skill level.  In this modified barefoot class, we will be using less intense moves, but working with balance, flexibility and cardiovascular strength, all to great Latin and International Rhythms. 


About me:  Monica Bengtson is AFAA certified and has been a Zumba Instructor since 2010.  She teaches Zumba Gold and Zumba Gold Toning in Southeastern Ct. and Rhode Island.  



Contemporary Technique

Wednesday, June 29: 5:30 – 6:45

with Chloe Carlson


The joy of moving is what we will focus on as we explore full-bodied, fluid and vigorous dancing.  Class includes structured phrases to warm up, leading to longer sequences in center and across the floor.  Some previous dance experience recommended.


Chloe Carlson shares her lifelong passion for dancing through teaching, choreographing and performing. Currently, she works with New Haven-based Elm City Dance Collective, and as a solo artist and collaborator under her recently launched GUSTO Dance Project.




Modern Dance

Wednesday, July 6: 5:30 – 6:45

with Christine


Modern dance class with Christine Poland – this class will begin with center barre work focusing on warming up the body for movement across the floor and fun combinations.  Christine uses exercises from Limon, Horton, Graham and Bartenieff fundamentals.


Christine Poland dancer and choreographer from North Stonington, and is on faculty at KIKS Dance Center and Legein Dance Academy.  She is former founder and director of Rocha Dance Theater, and is starting a dance company locally: Mystic Moves Dance Theater.



Acro Yoga

Wednesday July 13:  5:30-6:45

with Molly Murkett


Come play and learn to fly, with community building Acro Yoga! Learn to hone your body awareness, strengthen your core, and improve your balance in this fun workshop. Beginners welcome, with no partner necessary.


Molly Murkett Bruno began her love affair with dance, music and yoga as a child, and has been teaching workshops and classes for 3 years. Her passions include cooking, reading, and traveling.



Conscious Anatomy

Wednesday July 20:  5:30-6:45

with Ann Watkins


Conscious Anatomy is for professional body workers, yoga teachers, and anyone else who wants to hone their skills with anatomy and heal their body at the same time with blissful healing movement flows. 


Ann Watkins, with a Masters in Dance Movement Therapy and as the owner of New Harmony Therapeutic Massage and Somatic Body Work since 1988, is passionate about sharing the experience of moving with ease in our bodies through original movement forms and body work.



Movement for BodyMindSpirit 

Wednesday July 27:  5:30-6:45

with Ann Watkins


Movement for BodyMindSpirit is for anyone who wants to heal their body, sharpen their mind, and expand their spirit through creative, imaginative individual and group movement.


Ann Watkins: see July 20



African Dance

Wednesday, August 3: 5:30 – 6:45

with Ashley Jones


Join us for a high energy class in traditional West African dance from the country of GUINEA, led by Ashley Jones and accompanied by Matthew Dean on live percussion.


Ashley Jones studied under Abdoulaye Sylla, a principal with the National Ballet of GUINEA. With over 20 years experience in this dynamic form, Ashley brings patience & positive reinforcement to the root of her teaching.




Marya ursin in  dragon s egg extension photo by Dan Potter 7 11

Extra:  Kundalini Dynamic Meditation

Tuesday, July 26:  5 – 6:15 pm; suggested donation: $5

with Marya Ursin


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