The Divine Unrest - My Stories and Views on Belly Dance

The Divine Unrest - My Stories and Views on Belly Dance

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Author: Najma, Leyla

Binding: Kindle Edition

Format: Kindle eBook

Number Of Pages: 180

Release Date: 18-11-2013

Details: One Saturday morning at the age of 6 in 1969, Leyla’s life would change forever when she saw Belly Dancers performing on TV. With eyes glued to the screen, cereal coming out of her mouth she gazed longingly as each dancer wove her magical spell. Dreaming of the day she’d be twirling in a beautiful costume dancing to the envy of all her friends, mom told her good Catholic girls don’t Belly Dance. But Leyla had been chosen and she knew for sure that one day she’d be the one dancing on stage and in front of big crowds. Starting with Leyla’s impassioned years and her debut to a standing room only crowd in Taos, to dancing for the Gypsy Kings, The Divine Unrest is a provocative, insightful, lyrical storied narrative of Leyla’s 26 year Belly Dance journey chronicling rejection, frustration, determination and triumph.

About Belly Dancer Leyla Najma

Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Leyla Najma has been Belly Dancing for over 26 years. She has studied in Egypt as well as traveled, taught and performed in Europe and throughout the United States. She has written extensively for the Belly Dance Chronicles magazine and is now a full time staff writer for Jareeda Belly Dance Magazine.

Leyla still lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she continues to teach private classes. Leyla also regularly blogs at and provides online Belly Dance classes for dancers who can't find a teacher, or studio, or who prefer to learn from home at

Languages: English