It has been over 13 years since I took a belly dancing class in Yakima. It is hard to believe it was in 2009 and oh, how time flies! I took the belly dancing class at the old Allied Arts building over there at what now remains as Gilbert Park in Yakima (5000 W Lincoln Ave). The teacher was a glorious young woman named Sabra. She used to teach belly dancing classes there all the time but had stopped long before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Guess what? If you have been asking yourself can you really find a belly dancing class anymore in Yakima, the answer is YES!

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I was scrolling through the events in my Facebook feed and noticed that Sabra is finally offering her amazing belly dancing class in Yakima once again but I had just missed the deadline (the class was on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 p.m.). I have been waiting for this moment and I was raising my fist to the sky that I had missed it. Grrr!


The first and only time I took a belly dancing class was with Sabra, and I did so on a whim. I was feeling blah about myself and my self-esteem was pretty low at the time. I took a few lessons with Sabra and ended up getting a boy(toy) within just a few weeks!

Belly Dancing Classes in Yakima at Yoga Collective
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The belly dancing classes Sabra offers typically last for about an hour and you can wear whatever you like. When I first started the class, I did not have any special belly dancing gear or outfits so don't worry if you show up in yoga pants and a comfy t-shirt. I do, however, recommend that you wear something flowy and an outfit that makes you feel kinda sexy. Belly dancing, after all, is a very sensuous affair!

I'm not saying that taking a belly dancing class with Sabra is the cure to attracting a new romantic partner in your life, but if it worked for me once, I'm willing to try it again!

I can't wait the next Tuesday (May 31st) when the next belly dancing class will be offered at the Yoga Collective in Yakima!

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