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Maria Skinner is the founder of Dance Spells™, a BeSoul™ Dance Practitioner,  former Nia White Belt Trainer, and a Certified Ageless Grace® Trainer & Educator. Maria is the owner of Starfish Dance & Yoga in West Concord. 

I’ve devoted most of my life to learning to love being in my body and in a human body. At some point, I realized that the only time I felt completely happy to be embodied was when I was dancing. So I dance and danced a lot! My earliest memories are of being at Playa Hermosa in Uruguay and sensing the warm air on my skin. I was at the beach and the sea grass was between my toes, the waves were crashing, the sun was setting. And I had a wonderful erotic experience of the earth and myself as an integral part of it.  At that moment, 3 or 4 years old, I was in my body, I felt truly alive as I was dancing with the earth. I am dancing still and always looking for ways to embody life more deeply. I hope you will join me with your dance.