Redmond, OR, January 10, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Redmond, Oregon may be thought of as the step-sister to Bend, but residents such as yoga and belly dance teacher Kathy Stahlman are committed to contributing to Redmond’s growing interest in yoga and dance. Kathy celebrated her first year anniversary in Central Oregon this past December, leaving behind a career in dance and marketing in California for a new marriage and new life in Redmond. Already a world-recognized dance teacher, Ms. Stahlman wanted to give the gift of dance and yoga to her new home.
“As a newcomer, one of the first things I noticed was that yoga and belly dance classes were missing from the Redmond scene. Classes were available in Bend but not here in Redmond,” said Kathy Stahlman, director of Tribal Moon Belly Dance and registered Yoga instructor. “I recognized that there was an opportunity to be a part of the revitalization of Redmond and I wanted to contribute to the city on a cultural level.”
A few months after her move to Redmond, Kathy was contacted by the Parks and Recreation Department and Central Oregon Community College to teach belly dance. “Suitable yoga and dance studios were impossible to find and the available rental properties in downtown Redmond were too expensive in spite of the tough economy. I taught my first classes here in meeting rooms, living rooms and dining halls. However, I was determined to be a cultural contributor and that included giving my students the experience of a proper yoga and dance studio.”
Patience and persistence paid off. Ms. Stahlman is now on the Board of Director’s of the High Desert Belly Dance Guild (www.highdesertbellydance.org) and teaches weekly yoga and belly dance classes in Redmond at Miss Kimber’s Dance Magic, 628 SW Glacier and in Bend at Asmi Yoga Studio, 911 SE Armour.
More information on yoga and belly dance classes can be found at: www.tribalmoonbellydance.com