Emily Fox studied dance and martial arts from an early age. Certified as a Shake Your Soul instructor in 1997, she co-taught the teacher training program with Daniel Leven from 2002 - 2011. She currently teaches Ballroom, Latin, Country, and Swing dance at a variety of venues in Western Mass, including Greenfield Community College, Smith Vocational Adult Education, and the Hartsbrook School. She also runs Emily Foxtrot, where she specializes in preparing wedding couples (and their parents) for dancing on "the big day."
Shake Your Soul® has its roots in Kripalu Danskinetics, a movement class developed in the 1990s at Kripalu, then a yoga ashram. Daniel Leven MPC, RSMT, one of the originators, integrated his vision with the work of Body-Mind Centering, and named his version of this innovative movement experience Shake Your Soul®. Daniel currently offers training programs in Shake Your Soul and SomaSoul®: Somatic Therapy through the Leven Institute for Expressive Movement, located in Western Massachusetts.
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