Professional bellydancer Rebecca Vasile runs The Body Loom in Petaluma. Her studio focuses on fitness through Pilates, yoga and bellydance. Vasile says her clientele includes many people with injuries, who discover a bellydance fitness class can help them feel better.
“One of the health benefits of bellydancing is that it moves your spine in every direction,” Vasile says. “Bellydancing is great because it’s low impact on your joints but you still get the benefits of cardio and moving.”
Though Vasile has performed in professional bellydancing troupes and on-stage with Aerosmith, she says it’s her mission in life to help empower women to feel better in their bodies.