Greetings, from the Oregon Coast! Since moving up north, entering the Interdisciplinary Studies program and transferring over to Anthropology, SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED! First, I have a full ride (woooohooo!!!) and anticipate having a PhD in my hands before I’m 40 (fingers crossed!). I’m not too close to 40, but I can see it these days… it’s staring back at me and I want to have my doctorate done well before then - we’ll see! In the interim, while setting up shop here in the Pacific Northwest (full schedule of spirit dancing opportunities and digital goodies coming soon!), I am so happy to announce: I will be teaching Dance Anthropology with Dr Missy Cheyney next term! YAY! :D I am focusing my research on comparative sacred world dance and the trance state whilst preparing to write curriculum with Dr Cheyney (I love her and her diverse repertoire of experience - it is the perfect situation!). So grateful and happy; I’m doing what I came here to do and believe me… the dance will commence! Look out for new entertainment in SoCal and the Oregon Coast very soon! We are already booking for the winter season :)
Hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend! For those of you interested in my Sacred Work (not always dance related), check out our latest newsletter! Blessings xoxo T & Bella Rene
Hey loves! We are on our way! Thank you again SO much for being in our lives and please consider supporting the cause! See you when we land - we can't wait to share with you all the new things we have in store for the business - including virtual/satellite options for wellness/social emotional arts services and products! Stay Tuned! Click here for our latest newsletter from the road! xoxo the dancer & the doggie <3
WE ARE ALL PACKED UP! Yes, it's true! Yes, we are! :D It has been an amaaaaazing summer here in SoCal and we are off to finish what we started up north! Spirit Dancer PhD - here I come! LOL. That's not exactly what my degree will be called, but I'm still excited! Please consider joining our satellite going away party - and don't forget to include your address! Oregon Here We Come! LOTS OF LOVE! xoxoxo the dancer and the doggie :)
Enjoy our EXTRA Loyalty Bucks this summer before we skip town for a season! Thank you for your support of this business. It is with so much love and gratitude that we offer you this special perk for being a part of our purpose and bliss! Click Here for full newsletter with details.
It is with so much love and gratitude that I say thank you and farewell to a decade of full-time dance and bliss here in beautiful California! If you aren't subscribed to our newsletter, check it out here! I will still be dancing and doing gigs, but I will be relocating to Oregon seasonally. Hope to see you this summer if not the next! xoxo T.
Greetings Loves! Tehani here. It has been a LONG time since I've added to this news feed here on the website and I deeply apologize. I've been so busy working out in the world that I haven't had much time to work here at the office! Hehe. I am in the throes of wedding season and so that is always a good prep for the supercharged summer ahead. Before I share the amazing happenings currently in full swing and those coming up over the summer, I wanted to share my latest newsletter here on the website because I feel it is that important. It may be a good practice to share newsletters on this page sporadically so visitors to my site who aren't subscribed can see what it is that we do here at DT Entertainment, Spirit Dancer Wellness and Tehani just doing her thing hehe ;) Here is my latest post about an event this weekend that I hope you all consider attending if you are local (OC/LA counties). Have a beautiful day full of wonder, and I'll be posting another update here with our arts and wellness happenings very soon :)
BIG LOVE! <3 T.
Reiki, Drum Journeys and the Alpha State:
Reiki is a non-invasive, alternative holistic healing modality that activates and balances the electromagnetic field (which science has proven to exist) around the body, which is also known as the aura. Meditation has been proven to positively affect gray matter in the brain in addition to reducing pain, anxiety and even insomnia according to many studies - including this (click here) study out of Harvard University. Drum journeying and sound meditations have proven to induce the alpha state much more quickly than simple meditation alone. Designed by Tehani to empower your personal wellness practice, this weekly workshop combines Reiki, meditation and auditory input for an effective all-around soul nourishing experience to reduce cortisol, tap into the parasympathetic system in the body, increase gray matter, activate the alpha state and (of course) create regular weekly safe space and supportive community for exploring various tools and methods for inner peace, happiness and fulfillment.
Tehani's Restoration Drum & Movement Social Emotional Arts Program for the Veteran Community at the Michelle Obama Library was a hit! Special thanks to Librarian Shiloh Moore at the Michelle Obama Library, the City of Long Beach, the Arts Council for Long Beach, Veterans in the Arts, assistant facilitator Cadie and team DT for making this happen! Dancing Tehani (Jennifer Tehani Sarreal) has been made a partner for Veterans in the Arts with the Arts Council for Long Beach to serve the veteran community through the performance arts, social emotional arts, community building and empowering programming. We are very excited here at DT! Great job team! For this and other wellness programs, visit our wellness page here or join our mailing list on the contact page to get involved. More good to come...
MP3 Meditations are now available for your wellness rituals and routines! Affordable, instantly accessible and created with your sense of harmony in mind, they are now available straight from our website. Download MP3 meditations from our Store! Wishing you happiness, connection and fulfillment always.
:) Tehani & Team
There has been much access to articles about Tehani and her work (such as the articles below), but very little access to the articles written by her as both a columnist and contributing writer for newspapers and magazines. Check out our Published Work (click here) page on this site for a few full-length articles written by Jennifer Tehani Sarreal on art and activism available in PDF.
We are so pleased to announce for our THIRD consecutive year that Spirit Dancer Wellness (click) of Dancing Tehani and JenniferTehaniSarreal.com has received Top Pro status at service provider Thumbtack! Putting Tehani and her Spirit Dancer Wellness services in the top 3% of all service providers across industries! Top Pro status is something you cannot pay for and is based solely on hires and customer reviews - which are stellar! This is wonderful news and we can't wait to bring you many more years of high-quality, heart-centered and empowering services!
Tehani & Team xo
RESTORATION Drum & Movement (click here for flyer) created by Tehani. For more information on this 2018 program sponsored by the Arts Council for Long Beach, Home Front Rising and Veterans in the Arts, click to view the event flyer in the link above or visit our Wellness page.
YES! It is happening! Read our latest newsletter for details on this course and many more coming to a town near you! First stop: Los Angeles. Next Stop: Long Beach, San Diego, then Sedona! I would love for you to join me!
Click for full details here: Introduction to Spirit Dance at LA Trade School Open to ALL!
Greetings friends! Tehani here :) I apologize that the image is so small. I rarely get photos from these Spirit Dance Workshops and will make it a point to take more. I will be teaching an introduction to the Spirit Dance Method at the LA Trade School - yay! I love the communal movement and I thought it was a great introduction to roll out that is accessible to everyone before I announce the next three workshop events I have for the spring. Look me up at this free event here: http://www.tradeschool.coop/LosAngeles/ (scroll down to Spirit Dance!) . Hope to see you there and please share with anyone who may be interested in this free co-op based on community, sharing and the importance of in-person face-to-face gatherings! Love it.
Dance - literally - saved my life. 10 years ago (2008) marked a very dark time of trauma, internal struggle and external onslaughts of hardship... then, finally GROWTH that I wouldn't give up for anything in the world. Though, the journey was not always pleasant. From my physical health to my emotional/mental health to my spiritual health... I developed all of the textbook issues and challenges of those who experience violence and trauma and suppress its symptoms. After my father's death, I cleaned up my uncle's suicide (he shot himself, and I helped retrieve letters and belongings he left behind), I found myself mutually estranged from a family support system, isolating myself in my work and living alone for a decade... during that time I had no idea how much trauma I held in my body until I finally admitted something was off (though I'm as womanly as they come, I am such a guy when it comes to both dealing with stress and compartmentalizing information in my mind). I went to therapy, I went to support groups, I got lost in relationships I knew I didn't want (as I acquired the false belief that love was not worth it if it could leave me), I buried friends and then began self-destructive behavior. I'm a happy hedonist, but the fun I searched for at the beginning did not make me happy and I knew it (hence the destructive label). To this day it perplexes me that I never became a drug addict. I did other things that could have killed me (including testing fate and doing dangerous things that could have shattered all my bones and killed me). Grief is a real thing and those of us who do not recover from it for long periods of time (my father was my best friend) begin to push through and life half-lives until we feel "OK" enough to enjoy life. Dance... quite frankly... was my only joy. And sharing it with others was my wonderful workaholic place of living. Now, a decade later, recognizing so much growth and healing I have achieved through movement (figurative, too) I want to celebrate a decade of my father moving onto greater adventures. Subscribe to my email list or follow me on Facebook for information. I'll be teaching a free hula workshop in February when I come back from a project in Mexico (more news on that soon). I'm thinking the end of February or even the beginning of March 2018 (my father's birth month). Sending you all my love and thanking you for supporting a business that has not only helped empower others but... saved my life at the worst point of my self-destructive behavior a decade ago. It's my life's passion to share this joy that is dance with others. Sharing our stories and sharing art is so healing. Thank you for the beauty and experience that has become my life's work and joy. I can't wait to share a free hula workshop with you all! Sacred Dance is also coming to LA in early March, too! Stay tuned. BIG LOVE! xoxo T.
YES! That's right, LOTS brewing for 2018 and a BIG part of my new work rolling out for 2018 is in Comparative Sacred World Dance and the Spirit Dance Method TM! Woohoo!!! Stay tuned for more - much much more transcenDANCE! More soon. Happy holidays and see you on the dance floor! xoxoxo T.