• Dancing in the Desert, LLC

    The studio “Dancing in the Desert, LLC” arose from a combination of the owner’s passion for dancing, shared by many of the locals in greater Abiquiu, and the lack of a place where this could actually be put to practice.

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  • “Build it and they will come.”

    The ‘Dance Studio with a View’ (a view that only the Georgia O’Keeffe Country offers) has the finest sprung floor in the area. The studio lends itself ideally to any movement exercises. At present dancing is complemented by Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Feldenkrais, Ballet, Jazz and Creative Dance. We are certainly receptive to other forms of movement modalities in the future.

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  • Feldenkrais Workshop - "Awareness Through Movement Classes"

    “Feldenkrais” is a somatic educational system that aims to improve and enhance our performance of movement, focusing on its quality, expansion, and function as we accomplish our daily tasks. As a result the method promotes decisive change of habits, general well-being and, in many cases, works to lessen pain and limitations.

  • Sculpture Garden - designed by our local, award-winning sculptor J. Suris.

    Toadie, Cojotie and Ravie are watching over the Studio

  • “There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them.” - Vicki Baum

    Dancing improves the quality of life by increasing balance, enhances cardiovascular and muscular endurance, agility and coordination, and stimulates memory. Loss of equilibrium, agility, falls, and bone fracture are the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly.

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  • The Patio

    In the summer, a patio offers the possibility to hang out with friends while dancing away the evening.

Studio with a View in Abiquiu

Dancing the night away with skillful instruction by Ici Thalmann

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Dancing

Martha Graham described dance as the “truthful expression of the psyche’s deepest feelings, revealing through the body’s movement the innermost impulses of the human soul.”

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Yoga

If you want to reduce stress, improve health, enhance athletic performance, recover from injury or illness, or to improve the enjoyment of everyday life – you might want to try yoga with Kat and/or Sue.

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T'ai Chi

Medical research has found evidence that t'ai chi is helpful for improving balance and for general psychological health, and that it is associated with general health benefits in older people.

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Feldenkrais

"Feldenkrais” is a somatic educational system that aims to improve and enhance our performance of movement, focusing on its quality, expansion, and function as we accomplish our daily tasks.

Dancing in the Desert from Isolde Thalmann on Vimeo.