WORKSHOPS and EVENTS

We are proud to offer premium education with a variety of movement disciplines since 1998.
Yoga, Technique Dance, Fitness and World Dance.
Awareness, connection, mindfulness. Sharing the Love!

Chilly Jam
Nice and Easy! This is a fabulous INTRO to Armentality’s Dance Program. Come get a taste of our vast menu of dance options.
Get out of the cold and come DANCE a medley jam of Sexy Dance, Oriental Dance, Kizomba, Azonto, Bollywood and more!
NO dance experience necessary. Just come groove with us!
Laura Armenta is trained in multiple dance forms from Contemporary to Middle Eastern and back. Do not miss the chance to taste this jam!
Sunday, March 3 / 2:00pm
$7/ Dancer OR $10 / Two Dancers -Cash only!

Creative Movement for Moms and Daughters
Attention moms and daughters! Don’t miss this 90-minute exploration of movement through music, mindfulness and imagination. Find joy, learn to connect to your body, and love the skin you’re in. Discover how simple movements and mindfulness tools can help you connect and deepen the mother-daughter (or grand-daughter) bond.
Date: Sun. March 31 / 1p


ExplorationLab

Be natural, be free, and start exploring, use your body to discover space, emotion and new timing to express. We present basic Contact Improvisation techniques to create movement, sometimes reactive, sometimes contemplated, but not choreographed. This class is open for absolutely everyone, NO Dance experience necessary.
Dates:
Tue. March 12 / 5:45p / $20


Salsa & Bachata Dancing
Add some Caribbean flavor to your week! Come shake your shoulders, and swing your hips with these basic, but so delicious moves. Learn freestyle and partner Salsa Dancing, and get a good grasp on the culture and rhythm. Singles, couples, and everyone is welcome to this introduction to Cuban Salsa. No previous dance training needed.
Dates:
Thursday, Feb. 7/6:00p / $20


Bollywood Dance
Dance It Up! From Indian films, to mainstream, to Armentality, the constantly evolving Bollywood Dance is the ‘always happy’ dance for everyone.
Come learn a full choreography that blends modern dance styles, with an ancient cultural influence, and enjoy festive, colorful and upbeat Hindi rhythms. Our friends from Happy Henna will be here to pamper you with special henna designs. Get your Henna and dance fix all at once. No dance experience necessary.
Dates:

Sunday, February 17/ 3p / $25 
and 
Sunday, March 10 / 3p /$25

YOGA WORKSHOPS

ORIGINS – Dance Yoga by Armentality
Joyful and mystical, energetic and meditative. This workshop is a creative form of movement, combining yoga and expressive free dance as a means of power-charge your body and mind. We will flow with easy dance steps and traditional asanas, exploring the Yoga – Dance ancient and esoteric connection with conscious breath. Recommended for movers of all levels.
Dates: Thursday, February 21 / 6:00p
$20


Partner Yoga
A healthy, playful, and life-affirming practice to share the love for YOGA! Learn to adapt and perform in-depth postures with support and trust. Experience a variety of partner yoga forms including: Partner-assisted restorative Yoga, Basic Acro-Yoga, Contact Yoga and Tha-Yoga therapy basics. Develop connection through co-meditations and partner breath work. This program is suitable for absolutely everyone, from experienced practitioners to complete beginners. No worries if you not have a partner, class is open to everyone interested on exploring Yoga
Dates:  Sunday, February 24 / 2p / $30


PreNatal Yoga

Relax, stay fit and be a happy pregnant mama! At Armentality we are celebrating 20 years of bringing PreNatal Yoga to West Michigan Mamas. A regular prenatal yoga practice is a great aid to better prepare for labor and promote your baby’s health. Prenatal yoga encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Armentality’s PreNatal Yoga classes provide a safe and supportive environment. Yoga improves sleep, reduce stress and anxiety, as well as decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath.
A very important factor is, to trust your practice to an experienced teacher. Laura is loving, compassionate and knowledgeable. This workshop is suitable for all levels, with a gentle and soothing flow. Come relax and keep a positive and empowering mojo!
Dates: One on One sessions or groups of up to three. Schedule yours here.

EVENTS

LOVE & SPICE

A Unique Couples Date Night   Yes! Get ready to experience a unique date night with the perfect elements, such as sexy couples dancing, clean red Argentinian wine and delicious raw chocolate desserts.    This is a healthy, sexy and yummy evening to share with your special someone. The perfect stimulation to the senses.

A fabulous collaboration between Dawn Wolfe-Hamilton, raw food chef and nutritionist from Encompassing You, April Hemlock, wine steward from Sunshine Wine Dreams and Laura Armenta, choreographer and performer from Armentality Movement Arts Center. No dance experience necessary. Pre-Registration is required

Date:  Saturday, Feb. 23 / 4:00p / $55 per couple


RUNGA
An amazing event presented by Grand Rapids Running Tours and Armentality Movement Arts Center.  RUNGA, is an awesome fitness combo of running and yoga.
Go ahead, register and be ready to meet at the Historical Masonic Center, 233 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, 49503. Right at 6:30pm
Be ready for a great run through Downtown Grand Rapids, with a fabulous educational component and we’ll close the evening with a lovely restorative yoga session at Armentality.

Thursday, May 2 / 6:30pm
This event is limited to 20 participants. For Payment and registration follow this link:  http://grandrapidsrunningtours.com

Salsa Dancing at SheActive Boutique in Rockford
Our collaboration with SheActive Boutique in Rockford continues bigger and better in 2019. Bring your date and be ready to shake your shoulders, and swing your hips with these basic, but so delicious moves. Learn freestyle and partner Salsa Dancing, and get a good grasp on the culture and rhythm. Singles, couples, and everyone is welcome to this introduction to Cuban Salsa. No previous dance training needed.
2019 Dates: Wednesday, February 20 / 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 17
Wednesday, June 19
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 21
Wednesday, October 16