Carolyne Taylor Spiritdancer
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Middle Eastern Dance and Healing
Raqs Sharqi, Bellydance, Reiki healing, Palmistry (Cheirology), Tarot, Therapeutic
Counselling, Indian Head Massage and Relaxation
Weekly Bellydance Class In Yeovil Starting on October 3rd, then next class October 17th at
the new venue, The Royal Standard Pub skittle alley, Larkhill Road, Yeovil, BA 21 3HW. £4
per lesson, Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Car parking to the front and side of the pub. Enter
through front Lounge door if you want to avoid the bar. I am also still offering private classes
in my therapy room which now has the useful addition of a large mirror. Private classes cost
£12 for an hour and are tailored to your needs.
Bitesized Bellydance Workshops In Yeovil,. venue and date to be confirmed. The times are
2pm to 5.30pm and are three workshops of one hour each. Each workshop costs £8 or £20
for all three workshops on one day. Subjects are:
Saturday Date And Time To Be Confirmed
Egyptian Ghawzee Gypsy - Creating Group Improvisations And Group Choreography
Egyptian Beledi Style - Dancing With The Beledi Veil
A Taste Of Turkish Roma - An Introduction To Turkish Roma dance with a bit of Gypsy
Fantasy thrown in, and the 9/8 Turkish Rhythm
Bellydance Trips to Luxor And Weekenders to Cairo 2012 and 2013. With Penny Walters of
Everything Egyptian bazaar. Lessons with professional bellydancers including Kharriya Mazin the sole
remaining Nawari Ghawazee dance performer.see the local sites, take a fellucca trip, ride a camel,
visit the bellydance warehouse, see a show at a hotel, and enjoy a hafla on the last night! Most
food, drinks and excursions included! Deposits need to be received asap if you want to book a place.
You will be met at Luxor Airport when you arrive. Click here for details of the next holiday dates
available including weekenders to Cairo!
Click Here for my article on Therapeutic Benefits of Bellydancing on Psychic Sahar's interesting online magazine
Raqs Sharqi including Bellydance and North African dance.
Workshop And Seminar Themes Information on workshops that I can be booked for.
Dance In The Community article by Carolyne Taylor
Photographs and Performances pics from some of my Raqs Sharqi and belly dance performances
Reiki Healing information and tips for healers and people wanting to try Reiki
Links Page Links For Dance, Costumes, Reiki, All sorts of things!
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Photo by Derek Lee at Planet Egypt
Therapies Page listing some of the therapies that I offer
Artwork by Erica Hemming www.slipperyjacks.com
You Tube videos Click here for one example or subscribe to Carolyne Taylor on You Tube.
You can also find videos of my performances at The Arab Quarterly in London in September
2011 on You Tube on Phillip Chohan's channel.
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To order bellydance music, DVD's, and books on any subject please do visit my new
Amazon estore! Just click here.
Reiki One Weekend course with me in Yeovil. This course will cover history of Usui Reiki,
Reiki hand positions, the Reiki healing session, meditations, and certificate and Reiki manual
covering all aspects of the weekend and more. Email me for details
Next Hafla In Yeovil! Saturday to be announced 7pm to 10pm at the RAOB Club, Southville,
Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4JA. Performers of all bellydance styles welcome. Men, women and
children welcome. £4 entry plus please bring food to share for the buffet. No need to bring
your own drinks as there is a bar with drinks at reasonable club prices. Bazaar and charity
raffle. Please bring a raffle prize if you have one. Perfect place to bring your unwanted
Christmas etc presssies! Email me if you would like to perform.
Fun Bellydance Combinations Part One And Advanced Combinations Part Two Saturday to
be announed 2014. Two workshops for belly dancers teaching some fun combinations of
movements, some static and some travelling, suitable for both traditional and cabaret
bellydance. Some notes will be provided but please bring a pen and notebook! The first
workshop will be suitable for all dancers as long as you know the basics. The combos range
from slow to fast and from easy to more advanced. This will be a repeat of the workshop I
taught on 24th November 2012. The second workshop will be more advanced variations of the
combos taught in the first workshop, these may include add-ons, layering, more complex arm
positions, shimmies and more. The second workshop will be most suitable for dancers with at
least one year's experience so expect it to be more challenging. The workshops will take place
in a lovely new dance studio with sprung wooden floors and mirrored wall. Please bring your
own water and your usual practice wear. There is ample parking in the school car park, by the
dance studio. Preston Community School/1610, Monks Dale, Yeovil, BA21 3JD. This workshop
will cost £30.
Mirage Student Troupe This is a bellydance performance group for my students, created to
perform at haflas, for charities and at small events to bring the joy of dance to more people
and to give experience and confidence in performing to troupe members. Please email me if
you would like us to dance for you or if you are interested in joining the troupe. We rehearse
on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 8.30pm with some dancers staying until 9pm.
Latest News And Classes
Therapies And Readings That I Offer
Photo by Maani at The Arab Quarterly
I am situated in The Emporium, 39 Princes Street, Yeovil, BA20 1EG. Please email me to
book a reading or therapy. I am usually at The Emporium 2-5pm Weds, Thurs, Fri and 11-5pm
Saturdays.The therapies and readings that I offer are as follows. Please click here to learn
more about them all:Reiki Healing (60 Mins) Reiki Blast (20 Mins) Therapeutic Counselling
(50 Mins) Indian Head Massage (30 Mins) Indian Head Massage Plus Reiki (40 Mins) Tarot
Reading (60 Mins) Short Tarot Reading (20 Mins) Palmistry (Cheirology) Reading (60 Mins)
Short Palmistry Reading (20 Mins) Relaxation (Autogenics) (30 Mins)
I have been studying palmistry (Cheirology) since the 1980's and during the 1990's was
very lucky to receive one to one teaching in this. A few years later a lady asked for a hand
reading and offered to teach me Tarot so again I was blessed with one to one teaching. I
went on to teach both palmistry and Tarot in Glastonbury and later on in Yeovil where I now
life. Between 1995 and 1996 I completed one year's shamanic training where I learnt about
regression and soul therapy amongst other things.
Being interested in teaching, I also completed a Teaching English As A Foreign Language
course in July 1997, which has been very useful in all of workshops that I teach.
I began learning Reiki in 1997 and became a Reiki Master and teacher of this in June 1998. I
like to work both on the body and in the aura when I give Reiki.
I wanted to add some sort of body work to my skills and studied Indian Head Massage in
Glastonbury during 1999 to practitioner level. I work to a routine during a massage but if
there is a particular area of tightness I spend more time on that. Counselling has always
interested me and at Strode College I studied this and received my Diploma In Therapeutic
Counselling in 2000 after doing the RSA Certificate In Counselling In The Development Of
Learning in 1996, the CPCAB Certificate In Therapeutic Counselling in 1998 and the CPCAB
Advanced Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling in 1999. The kinds of issues I have worked
with include low self esteem, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, grief,
transexuality, coping with change, helping clients find solutions to short term issues, sexual,
physical and emotional abuse, anger management, negative thoughts and feelings and long-
Coming from a largely "person-centred" integrative approach to both the therapies and the
readings that I do, the focus is on the client and it is my belief that every person can find
their own healing and their own solutions to whatever is holding them back, and that the
therapist or reader is simply there as a catalyst who is there to enable the client to become
more fulfilled, more healed and more whole. In counselling, simply listening and reflecting
back what the client is thinking and feeling, without judgement is vital to the client's healing
process and this used in combination with therapeutic tools, can enable the client to improve
their life from the mind outwards.
In giving readings, the person's hands or the cards that they choose reflect processes going
on both now, in the past, and potentially in the future, and I believe the client has the power
to change an outcome if they wish to. Often simply by altering the way that we see a
situation is enough to begin the process of positive change. This is a very different approach
to the "fortune teller" type of reading where the client is told that something will happen as
if it is set in stone.
This is one hour of pure indulgence which includes an Indian Head Massage, Reiki Blast
and Tarot or Palm reading. The Indian Head Massage and Reiki are shortened treatments
and you will be sat on a chair for those and the Tarot or Palm is about a 20 minute reading.
The hour will be catered to your individual requirements and will cost just £25! Email me to
The Recovery Process Course This course will include stress management and relaxation
to aid recovery, recognising and accepting where you are in your recovery process, improving
confidence, working through negative thoughts and feelings, and planning for the future. As
a qualified counsellor I will be drawing on integrative counselling techniques, as well as
techniques from other therapies. The course is suitable for anyone over 18 years old who
may be recovering from trauma, illness, bereavement, relationship split, etc. Watch this
space for more details or email me. The four dates in 2014 are:
8th February, 1st March, 15th March and 29th March. Each module is 11am to 4pm, with an
hour for lunch and two tea breaks. The course costs £200. Recovery Process Course page for
Tarot Course 2013 to 2014 This course will be held in my therapy room in Yeovil and is
10 lessons of 3 hours each, 11am to 2pm, including a short lunch break. Each lesson will
cost £20 or you can pay upfront for the whole course which will cost £150. Classes will be
small to allow for lots of individual attention and catch up classes will be available for
people who miss one or two of the lessons. People with some Tarot experience can come
along for just those lessons that they need. The dates are 19th October, 26th October, 2nd
November, 9th November, 16th November, 23rd November, 30th November, 7th December,
14th December, and 11th January. Please email for full course prospectus.
Weekly Palmistry Course Saturdays, 11am to 2pm with short break for lunch. Each class
costs £20. The next palmistry (cheirology) course dates will now be in 2014. There are a
total of 4 classes in total, and if the course is paid for at the first class, it is discounted to
£60. At The Emporium, 39 Princes Street, Yeovil, Yeovil, BA20 1EG. Please bring a notebook
and pen to each class. If anyone misses a class I will provide extra catch up classes (at £20
each). The course teaches the building blocks of palmistry (cheirology) so that you will be
able to give a basic hand reading to friends and family. Subjects include the four elements
and elemental archetypes, what cheirology is, hand shapes, passive and active hands, skin
texture, fingers (lengths, bends, meaning of rings, joints, tips, fingerprints and flexibility),
the thumb, chronology in the hand and the major lines (earth, water, air). You will also take
ink prints of each other's palms. Please email me for further details and full course
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