Posts Tagged "kizomba"

Courage & Compassion in Kizomba

Courage & Compassion in Kizomba

By Keya Bhagirath Just before I started dancing, I enrolled in a program called Engaged Compassion. Engaged compassion is a practice of awareness through the lens of radical acceptance of self. It creates an intention of non-judgement that allows for safe introspection. This program required that I spend time weekly looking inward; one could call this a self check-in. Some…read more →

Antarctic Kizomba

Antarctic Kizomba

This January I embarked on a trip I’d been planning for years: a cruise from Chile to various places in Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Although I managed to get sick, and then seasick on top of that, it was still an incredible trip. Being on the Antarctic continent feels like being on another planet. The landscape is dramatic and…read more →

Finding My Authentic Self Through Kizomba

Finding My Authentic Self Through Kizomba

By Keya Bhagirath Personal development is often synonymous with improvement: becoming a better version of who you are. My perspective is a bit different. To me, personal development is not about becoming better; rather, it is about becoming who you really are. I would describe personal development as the process for finding your joy. In finding your joy you become…read more →

Fresh Switch Dance Collab in Central Park

Fresh Switch Dance Collab in Central Park

I was back in NYC for a week and went out to my favorite standby social, Kizomba After Work with David Campos at Kana Tapas Bar. “Have you met Litzi?” David asked me. Litzi Bejarano is a kizomba teacher from Cancùn who found kizomba through the Latin scene. Like me, she started with limited opportunities for learning, but was seriously…read more →