your book on the dance is great and has influenced my thinking on the
flamenco - come on the tour to Andalucia!"
Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum,
Core Faculty, Women's Spirituality Program, California Institute
of Integral Studies, and author "Dark Mother: African Origins and
Hi, Iris -
I hope you don't mind me writing. I recently found
your book in my local bookstore and was so thrilled. My wonderful husband
was with me and bought it for me as part of my 14th wedding anniversary
present (the other part was a doumbek - did I mention he is
I haven't finished it yet, but I can't tell you how much I
love it. I have been taking classes here in Baton Rouge at a studio called
Bayou Shimmy (www.BayouShimmy.com - they are beautiful souls). The world
of dance has always fascinated me, but I never considered myself beautiful
enough or graceful enough or thin enough. Funny how after all those years
of putting myself down, here I am in my mid-thirties, not caring about ANY
of that anymore, and deeply, deeply in love with a dance deeper than I
ever knew existed.
Thank you so much for putting down on paper what I
feel in my heart. And for the enormous scope of research and knowledge you
share in the book. There were so many questions I had when I started
dancing. Things that were not available anywhere else.
So thank you so
much for your contribution to my little world. And please let me know of
anything else you may do in the future.
Yours in peace,
Your book, such a dance of joy and revelation. I am going
each page and devouring the information the inspiration. It
makes me want
to dance. It makes me want to dance with you. I am so
happy for you and
proud of you.
All the books sold as soon as we put
them out. I wish you all success in all ways and thank you from my heart
for your wonderful contribution to liberate women and the dance.
Desara, Twenty-one Praises of Tara
I found your book last winter and LOVED reading
it. . . .Good Luck!
Vicki Noble, author "Shakti Woman", Motherpeace
Yes I have it and it's wonderful and I've put it
on the recommended
reading list for the class I am teaching at CIIS
this spring. Thanks so
much for creating this beautiful work! Would you
be interested in presenting to my class this winter... it would be so
wonderful to have you present your incredible work
I sold five books at my retreat and have given a couple as
gifts. So I was
happy that they were popular. I am really enjoying
reading it. I can tell how
much blood, sweat, tears, not to mention
money went into it. It is truly a
gift to the world that you wrote
this book from such a feminine perspective
and truthful, spiritual,
and personal place. Thanks for all your hard work,
I'm glad that it is
getting a good response.
....And thanks for putting FCBD in such a *great*
book, congratulations, I hope it does
well. Carolina Nericcio, Fat
Chance Belly Dance
I would like to let people know about this amazing
book that is written by
a fellow belly dancer. I admit that I am in it,
but I get nothing for promoting it. The book has many belly dancers
throughout, including photos and interviews.
The chapter that I was
interviewed for involves belly dance and birth, I
used to be a midwife,
and is VERY intensive.
Anyone interested in dance will like this book
and anyone interested in
belly dance will love it.
Francisco Bay Area
Not only have I got your book, but I've sold around 5 in
Brazil when I taught
there, last month!
I love it! It's such a
wonderful research you've done! Thank you so much for
present to the Universe! I've also made xerox copy of some pictures to
place on my studio wall!
A cosmic hug,
Your book is wonderful. I have recently returned to
California after dancing
in NY for five years. I am going to go to
graduate school in Women's
Spirituality at New College in SF. Your
book is a bridge between these
worlds and has inspired me to study
Thank You so much for sharing your vast research and
I will be happy to give the details of your book to
every woman I meet.
With love and light
Thank you for such a delightful
offering of your wonderful new book.
Dancers around the world will come
to understand the sacred connection to
worship through dance.
Blessings Upon You,
Dr. Bradley Dobos
Clinic of Tibetan
HELLO IRIS, THANKS FOR THE INFO. I AM KAJIRA'S
STUDENT AND I MET YOU AT AMEL'S DANCE WORKSHOP. I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR
BOOK.. IT IS SO GREAT THAT IT IS OUT THERE. I ALWAYS RECOMMEND IT TO MY
FRIENDS. WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD NEED TO READ THIS BOOK...YOU ARE
AWESOME..THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GIFT TO ALL. AND WHAT A GREAT GIFT TO
HAVE FOR XMAS...IN FACT, I JUST GAVE ONE TO A GIRL WHO TURNED 18..SHE
WANTED TO GET INTO DANCING...AND SHE LOVES IT...THANK
Your book is fabulous! I am so thrilled to
have found it. I am just
discovering the deeper need for dance in my
life and your book helped me
understand where that need it coming
from. Thank you so much for all your
great work. This book is an
excellent resource that I will turn to again and
I bought it as soon as I heard about it....through
Amazon.com. i love it and
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it clarified for me why I feel the way I do
when I dance. Thanks for writing