This week, we’re excited to spotlight a BollyX Instructor AND Community Mentor. Rachel is BollyX’s first Community Mentor – she helps BollyX trainees and community members through their training process and encourages them to BE BOLD! Read more about this Arkansas rockstar instructor in our interview with her!
Q: Tell us about yourself – what do you do when you’re not teaching? What are your hobbies? What other formats do you teach? Give us a little on your background.
A: I’m a full time pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. I work with young children with special needs who have difficulty communicating. I’m married with several fur-babies. To unwind & recharge I enjoy several quiet past-times like reading, doing puzzles, & coloring. I currently teach BollyX & MixxedFit. I also have a certification in Sharqui – The BellyDance Workout, but haven’t initiated any classes yet.
Q: How would you describe BollyX in one word?
A: Joyful 🙂
Q: What is your favorite part of BollyX class?
A: Any dance routine! The whole format is really fun, but I especially love to just unleash and DANCE!!! I especially like Bollywood & Folk styles.
Q: How has working with BollyX changed you or your lifestyle?
A: Through BollyX I’ve been able to pursue my love of dance in a new way and to lead others to experience the joy in dance. I always wanted to be a dancer, but something always held me back from pursuing it as a career. With BollyX I can incorporate dance into my life AND I can encourage others to start dancing as well. I’ve met some really awesome people who didn’t feel comfortable dancing in public. Sometimes it was even taboo! I can encourage people to move past these barriers, and get out there and do it! I’ve also been privileged to serve as a Community Mentor. In this role I’ve been able to raise up new instructors, give them tips & feedback to get started teaching, and generally just encourage them.
Q: How long have you been with BollyX?
A: I’ve been teaching BollyX for almost a year! My 1-year anniversary will be in June.
Q: What is your favorite BollyX song to teach?
A: My (current) favorite song is Zingaat. It makes me sooo happy!!!!
Q: Where do you teach BollyX?
A: At the Bentonville Community Center in Bentonville, AR
Take a class with Rachel today!