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Sarina is a tribal fusion dancer known for her quirky musical choices and her vaudeville style infused in her costuming and dance. Whether she is dancing as an Orion slave dancer at Trek Theatre production, a steampunk performance at Fusion Friendly Events, a 1920’s jazz piece, or to her newest favorite soundtrack at a No Shame Eugene, she has a lot of fun with the art form.

Sarina has been belly dancing for about 20 years, taking her first dance class with her mother in a little community center while she was a teenager. From that time she moved on to study tribal in Portland at Gypsy Caravan and Euphoria, and tribal fusion with Severina and Znama Studio, as well as with private instructors. While living in Japan, she studied Turkish style belly dance, break dance and salsa, and taught tribal fusion belly dance. Because she has also studied flamenco, tango and Hawaian hula, these also are infused in her dance. Sarina often draws on moves from other dance styles to meld with belly dance, depending on what feels appropriate with the style of music. Her costuming is often inspired by a theme started by her musical choice, and she makes and sells many of her costumes locally.

Currently Sarina teaches Beginning Tribal Fusion and Intermediate Tribal Fusion at Willamalane in Springfield and Bellylicious Workout on Wednesdays at multiple locations and private lessons in her dance studio.


Recent Blog Posts

How You Can Improve Your Health, Connectedness, and Spiritual Wellness

on Mon, 03 Dec, 2018

Self care, which is a way of ensuring one’s overall mental and physical health, has gotten an increasing amount of coverage in the media over the past few years. However, what basic self-care and self-help guides frequently forget to indicate is how our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health are tightly linked and dependent on one another. This is why people who only pursue a diet without adjusting their exercise habits or exercise while subsisting solely on packaged foods often remain unfulfilled at heart.

The good thing is that some small adjustments in each part of your life can have great effects, particularly when you are focused on bringing your entire body in sync with itself. With that in mind, here are some ways you can improve your overall spiritual wellness by making adjustments to your physical and mental health habits.

Yoga and Meditation: A Healthy Activity for Seniors and Their Caregivers

on Mon, 26 Nov, 2018

Yoga and Meditation: A Healthy Activity for Seniors and Their Caregivers

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The caregiver-senior relationship is a unique one, and it can be stressful at times for both parties. Caregivers may have a difficult time finding the time to indulge in self-care, and seniors may be stressed over the fact that they can’t be as independent as they once were. Stress causes unnecessary side effects, so why not take part in beneficial activities the two of you can do together? Yoga and meditation might be what you are looking for.

5 Simple Strategies for Everyday Healthy Living - Inside and Out

on Sat, 29 Sep, 2018

5 Simple Strategies for Everyday Healthy Living - Inside and Out

Taking care of your health involves more than just eating right and exercising. Sure, those are two habits you should definitely have, but your overall health is from head to toe, inside and out. This means that mental health, looking and feeling your best, and staying emotionally grounded is just as important. These strategies for overall health are designed with all of those needs in mind, and they’re easy to incorporate into your everyday life

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Classes

Classes

Improve fitness and core strength while working out to great world music and learning the basics of belly dancing. Class emphasizes posture and stretching to avoid injury, muscle isolation for improving strength and repetition for a balanced workout. Sarina teaches classes at Willamalane in Springfield and the Reach Center in Eugene.


Performances

Performances

Sarina performs her alternative tribal fusion belly dance style at many venues in Eugene and sometimes Portland, Oregon. Whether she is steampunk belly dancing to neo-Victorian music, using her flamenco/burseque fusion fans with a 1920's flair, gypsy skirt twirling, clowning it up at Cirque du Eugene, or fusing break dance and belly dance to a Star Trek remixed music, she brings creativity and fun to the dance.

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