I think I was early, and I was nervous..I arrived at her house and saw a hand drawn poster that said “B Juicy Studios” and an arrow on it. I walked to the back of the house, to the studio basement entrance but the door was locked..I started doubting myself: did I get the time wrong? or the day? why am I the only one here? Oh, was this a mistake??
I went back to the front. I had to be in the right place, because the sign was out..so I decided to knock on the front door. Of course, I had no idea what life-changing creative adventure I was starting on that day, but I do remember how I felt in that moment..
I asked her..nervously...
“I just found out that I am pregnant, will I still be able to take this class?”
To me it was a concern..well, actually I remember telling my mother about it and she thought it would be a good question to ask..because this was not just any dance class I had signed up for...
It was pole dancing. Stripper 101 to be exact.
So I know what you may be thinking: but trust me, that’s not it.
Isis’s classes were for women to find empowerment in their sensual selves..even those of us who felt like they could never let go enough to gracefully swing around a pole and express her truest, raw, beautiful feminine self. Personally, that was something I longed for..to be comfortable enough to go there, in a room full of supportive women...and feel free...but man oh man, was I scared!!!
I learned through breathing, stretching, and taking baby steps that I could actually start this personal quest and not worry at all that I would be falling from a pole, landing on my ass, and potentially harm my child.
Yea, we walked around the pole the first class!
I continued to take classes with Isis until I was about 6 or 7 months pregnant.
I read in someone's blog today that in order to be a creative person and continue on our paths, it is necessary to have midwives..people to help us along the way...Well, Isis was definitely the first person who drew me out, not just with pole dancing...and helped me to access my core and my center, as well as wake up a seed that was sleeping inside of me.