Saturdays, 11:15am – 12:15 pm HST/
1:15–2:15 pm PST/ 4:15-5:15 pm EST
Start with the basics, at a relaxed pace. Learn all the fundamental motions for Turkish belly dance, starting with the hip roll and upper body movements. Murat introduces you to all the basic categories of Turkish belly dance, such as the 5 types of shimmy.
Murat presents the class in a slow, easy-to-approach manner that will still give you a great workout! You can take this class as introduction to prepare you for the faster, more challenging Turkish Belly Dance for Fitness and Belly Dance for Performance classes.
This class is also excellent cross training for many dance and other movement formats. You find muscles you never knew you had! You increase core strength, while greatly improving your body control and ability to operate different parts of your body independently.
Murat brings a “joie-de-vivre” and a remarkable sense of body awareness to his students. Based on his belief that every individual is a healer, Murat’s mission is to create an environment that guides people to evolve into their full potential.
His Turkish belly dance classes fuse dance and aerobics to enhance awareness of the individual dancer’s inner power. Murat is a well rounded teacher + artist + athlete, with a special aura, joyful vibration and spirit conveying his love of movement. His performance troupe here in Honolulu goes by the name: Turkish Wings.
His Pilates and foam-rolling classes extend to the entire class many of the the personal training techniques that he shares with individual clients.
Murat hails from a background of dance, gymnastics, pilates and aerobics. He has taught dance and various movement modalities for the Turkish educational system, professional dance companies and artists. He has performed for many big companies including the Women for Nike Tour. He has trained at the well known Michael King Pilates and with Roxy Menzies.
Murat was honored by ClassPass as the top male Instructor of all classes in Honolulu for 2018.