So the countdown continues and excitement is building with only 2 more sleeps until my Summer Solstice Retreat - it’s so close I can feel and smell the divine energy and sacred space @mappletonvicarage by the sea 🧜♀️🏖 .
Today I reveal our special guest dance teacher the vibrant Helen Burdin who will be taking our retreat guests through some Strictly Come dancing 🕺 badass moves to release their inner Summer god/ goddess .
Helen has been teaching since the age of 18. She says: “Fitness and dance is here to be enjoyed, hopefully to fill you with a sense of wellbeing and give you a healthy and active lifestyle.
She loves being able to make people feel good through dance and says it “fills her with joy, positivity, energy and happiness”.
“Exercise is infectious,” she says. “Find the right teacher who works with you, will only leave you wanting more.” She’s qualified in: * Exercise to music * Reebok step
* Body balance 🧘♀️
* Body step * Zumba
* Strictly fit steps
* First aid ⛑ .
Recent studies show that exercise- specifically dancing- not only helps maintain a healthy and youthful body, but also your brain!
A study, published in the journal “Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,” showed that dancing (when compared with other physical activities), was overwhelmingly effective in reversing aging in the brain. 🧠
The study examined MRI brain scans and their relationship between age-related brain degeneration. It found that in individuals with an average age of 68 that their brain structure made dramatic improvements after participating in weekly choreographed dance routines.
The perceived increase of the hippocampus area of the brain due to dancing exercises is exciting, as this region of the brain is most known for incurring age-related declines. Especially for those who may suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, this is welcome news
So there is no better time to start dancing like no one’s watching than now. So go shimmy, salsa shake that booty Your brain will thank you later!
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