WHY INCLUDE THESE?
What follows are a listing of personal accounts or testimonials from some of the women over the years who have taken my classes. I am so fortunate to have received and collected so many of these personal outpourings and thus have tried to include here a cross-section of those from women of different ages and walks of life.
A large part of sensuality is being able to receive and reflect back to the world around us, our authenticity, our playful spirit and our inner experience of ourselves as women. I continue to be awed by, and inspired by each of these women’ bold, sensual and playful journeys – and I am appreciative and honored to deeply receive each of these heartfelt and poignant reflections. Reading these and reflecting on each of them always seems to re-inspire me to further develop and continue to spread this work/play to women of all ages and walks of life.
More specifically, we have compiled these specifically for the following three reasons.
We feel that the work we offer to women is a powerful catalyst for the positive change we already see underway around us. Further, that women interested in, and exploring this exciting part of themselves, are some of the first members of what is becoming an ever-expanding tribe of powerful, passionate and purposeful women (and eventually men exploring their own version of masculine sensuality) who join together around our exploration of sensuality as related to, and applied to, all areas of our lives.
That sometimes for those women considering taking a class or becoming part of a research study in the area of sensuality, that reading about the experience of others can actually strengthen and broaden this newly blossoming part, enough to perhaps assist them in moving forward and taking action in becoming involved.
During the time that you take to either read fully or quickly scan the personal accounts, we invite you to note how you feel in your body while you are engaged in reading them. Another bonus to simply reading the experience around the sensuality and experience of others, is the way it can move us, and can actually and immediately create sensations inside of us. We are all on a spectrum in the way we experience our sensual sides, male or female, and whether we move in sensual, circular ways, or simply read about it, most people notice that they have a more visceral, bodily response than simply a cerebral understanding of what they are reading.
Lisa’s class is definitely worth taking, even if you can’t imagine yourself doing sensual dance. It’s fun, it’s safe, and she teaches it in an accessible and appropriate way. Taking it may also change your life. I had a spring in my step and a grin on my face the entire four weeks, both during and outside of class. I felt so happy to reconnect with this part of myself, a part that we sometimes lose after becoming a mom.
The minute I would walk through the doors of Lisa’s class each week I immediately felt. Felt what? More beautiful, more feminine, more in tune with my body. It’s a class I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get their groove back (or to keep it from ever fading away).
Make-up Artist, 28
I was in Whole Foods today and a song that I’ve been considering for my solo sensual dance came over the speakers. It was so funny, because I had to suppress breaking out into the routine, but I did swing my hips while walking down the aisles. Your class rocks. Thanks for turning me on to it. I’m so excited!
I have absolutely loved taking this past month’s dance session with you Lisa. I’ve taken similar classes in big cities and the cost is practically double the cost per class so thank you for making them affordable. I appreciate the way you break down the dances we learn into moves that are easy to learn – I was slightly hesitant to take the class as I haven’t danced before and definitely surprised myself at how effortless it felt. You are a great teacher and I am so glad I met you. I look forward to taking more classes with you and will definitely spread the word about the classes and how wonderful it is to work with you.
Guidance Counselor and single mom, 33
Lisa’s class is for EVERYONE. From young to older, short to tall, thin to curvy. She helps to bring out the hidden sex goddess in you and it works! Your man will be so happy to see this side of you. She helps you to feel confident about moving your body and shows you how. Thank you Lisa, lots of fun and a great group of women enjoying life. Patty, 40
I am so incredibly grateful for the space that is created with this class!! I have never felt so free and supported in exploring and playing with my sensual, female energy before. I feel more comfortable in my own skin, and I have a deeper respect for myself as well as a deeper sense of my own power now. Thank you to Lisa, who skillfully leads the class in a humble and playful way 🙂 Thank you SO much!!!! Graduate Student, 24
Lisa, Even though I never quite get the moves ‘right’, (even though you let us know there is no right!) every time I take your class something good happens in my cells. I am always the fattest girl in the class and I don’t quite like the way I look in the mirror BUT, when I leaveI am always proud that I did something scary for me which is to show up as a beautiful woman just a little bit. I feel always the safe and loving environment you create. You are a total inspiration to me. I love being in your class.
“Lisa’s sensual dance class goes above and beyond what one would expect from
a dance class of this type. She begins and ends the class with meaningful,
inspirational readings about sexuality, femininity, and life, which explain that
sensual dance is truly a feeling inside of a person, not just a type of dance. She
also takes the time to get to know each and every student in the class and make
each student feel comfortable stepping outside of her comfort zone. Lisa is
an amazing woman and teacher. I can truly say that in this class I learned how
to get to know myself better, dance sensually, feel confident in myself, and be a
more passionate, happy person.”
I am writing to thank you for teaching these classes. They have had a profound effect on me. I feel like a strong powerful woman after today’s class! Every woman could benefit from a class like this. Thank you for showing me how natural it is to evoke the divine feminine.
University Student, 21
I had an incredible time in your classes. I’m not an especially coordinated person (ha ha!) and definitely had my reservations. Three of my girlfriends and I took the class together and it was all we could talk about for a month. All of us had lots of laughs and came out feeling like absolute vixens!
Project Manager, 29
I just want to thank you again for the wonderful introduction to sensual dance. I now feel much more confident in my body in many ways, especially in a way that I’m not afraid to show. I feel as though I have a secret that’s mine to keep or to share with other women who could usea confidence booster. While I learned many of the elements that make sensual dance unique, you taught me to accept my own style. That style shows my personality, my soul, and my own creativity. I now find myself thinking, “Damn…You’re sexy!” What could be healthier? I love this new positive spin on my self-awareness. Thank you so much!
Children’s Music Teacher, 26
I would highly recommend this class for anyone who is on the fence about their self worth and feminine energy. I feel powerful, strong, young at heart and joyous each time I leave this class. I have even been trying out some of my new “sensuality” as I move through the day. It makes heads turn and I have no doubt, as I share my new found confidence, it will add a sizzle to my love life.
Marketing Consultant, 52
You are such an amazing instructor Lisa. My friend and I took this past session and we have both felt a combination of giddy and strong and sexy in and outside of class over the past few weeks. What a gift. I think many young woman our age could really get a lot out of your class because there is no other way I know of to begin to feel your sensuality as a woman instead of just a girl. Does that make sense? I feel less dependent on guys to judge me as sexy or not because you have given me a sense of what it is like to feel strong and sensual myself.
University Student, 20
Thank you so much Lisa for teaching me how to do my own unique dance. I NEVER would have thought I could actually do something like that in front of my husband and after just 4 classes and seeing how fun it can be, I somehow got the nerve up to try it. Well, I have tried it, several times as a matter of fact, and he sure feels like a lucky guy! Thank you again. :))
Software Engineer, 48
Every year about this time I like to think back and remember the people that touched my life this year. You are definitely one of my Angels this year. It has almost been a year since I took your Sensual Dance class and it has changed my life! I was terrified to try it, but I could not be happier that I did. As I told you before your class helped me to feel more confident and sexier than I have felt for many years. After each class I felt more and more empowered. By the last class when I performed my solo I was on cloud nine. I can not even describe how good I felt. Thanks to you I realized that not only did I still ave a lot to offer the world, but so do other women. Your class planted a seed in me, one that made me want to be the best woman I could be. I have started thinking about myself differently and truly taking care of myself. I have now lost 40 pounds since I took your class. YEAH!! I am working on a new dance routine for my husband for Valentines Day. My husband loved the first dance so much that it will be a regular part of our togetherness. Thank you Lisa!!!!!!!!!!
I was inspired to take Lisa Fasullo’s Sensual Dance class after hearing about the studio from a friend. I have a big upcoming birthday and have been feeling like time is moving too fast – in the wrong direction. I have never taken a dance class and have not thought of myself as very coordinated. I figured, what the heck, it’s in Boulder and no one knows me there ha, ha. I am currently single, so really no one to do a “strip tease” for, nor have I ever tried. Flashback a few years when I was actually the marketing coordinator for the opening of a prominent “Gentleman’s Club” in Denver. I have been to many of these clubs, met lots of “entertainer’s” and watched in fascination at men’s reactions to lap dances and the performers. Never in a million years did I think I had the guts (or the body) to try something like this.
First and foremost-the space is very comfortable and safe. The studio is creative, cozy and private. Secondly, Lisa is such a gifted teacher. She does not teach you how to be “fake sexy” she teaches you how to reach deep down and pull out that primal part of yourself that you didn’t know existed (or at the very least-didn’t know how to coax out of its shy hiding place.) I have also learned a great deal by watching the other participants of the class. They range from college student to middle age, yet each woman has such a different style of natural sensuality and it is empowering to see them free their inhibitions. This class makes me want to stretch a bit further, dig a little deeper to see how creative and open I can be with myself and be proud of my body, in a way that I never thought of.
Now, if we can only get Lisa to do a few classes in Denver.
52, Safety-Control Agent
I’ve loved taking your classes over the past month and I especially loved the part where we had the opportunity to dance solo. I almost didn’t do it because I thought I would look silly. I did and I am so glad I did.There is definitely something to say about that experience … When I was doing it, I didn’t feel nervous at all. It was sort of like, what’s the big deal? Why was I fearful? That night I gave my boyfriend a little dance and I am not sure I have ever seen him so in love. He made me feel so beautiful and want to dance more.
News Reporter, 26
Finding my way deeper into my sensuality and sexuality at age 65, and being married for 46 years…is quite an adventure. After only a few classes, I have begun to integrate what I see as your primary message – the premise that in each woman there exists a playful, erotic, wild and sensual center of aliveness. How freeing that I now feel this is indeed my own core as well. How could I not have before? The essence of the work I feel you do is to help women know this as truth and explore how to set this part of themselves free!!! As a therapist, it has been my experience and belief that as women the “playful, wild, sensual” part is one that is often left behind….and that as women mature they are more and more anxious to know “her” before it is too late. This is why I am so drawn to participate in your next research study, which I see as a way of further deepening and also brining some more understanding and clarity to my inner journey, as well as to and for my clients. How beautiful that you have found your gift….and your delivery system …for being in this world. I honor your sense of mission and the skill and love with which you are living it and “dancing” it into the world.
I have had the immense pleasure of studying ten hours of Sensual Dance with Lisa, and all I can say is “give me more!” As a teacher, Lisa is an expert and a natural. She is beautiful to watch, I picked up the moves right away during the first class. She holds a safe and comfortable space for all participants to let go and explore their sensuality through movement. The class is really fun, there is a lot of laughter among the women. I have found an easy to learn dance form that I amentirely passionate about. I love the way I feel when I am doing sensual dance and I carry this dance through my life. I am a big champion for Lisa Fasullo and will continue to recommend her class to many women. Just do it!
Taking your class was the beginning of a new era in my life. You taught me how to embrace my sexuality and embrace the power that gave me. At first I thought I was doing it for my husband, but I must say now, I do it for myself and he is the lucky audience! It has changed the way I carry myself through the world and into my relationship with my husband. Before your class I was some how ashamed of my sexuality, you started the healing process of releasing that shame. I have more to go, but dates nights with husband are much more fun for me now! I bring a new and empowered woman to those sexy nights. Thank you for that gift.
Thank you for sharing your passion with us! I am sure you have made a difference in the lives of many woman, so glad I will count myself among them!!
Business Executive, 52
Dear Lisa, How do I express the power of your Sensual Dance class upon my life? I am a therapist and have done years of personal work around my femininity and sexuality. I am 47 years old and my life is rich with my life purpose and service to others in my career, and with raising my three sons to be loving compassionate and emotionally present men… and still, your class was the equivalency of years of therapy. No matter what we heal and acknowledge from our childhood wounds and baggage around femininity, sexuality, and the gifts and power of the sensual feminine, until you fully step into the dance, the feel, the movements of your own sacred sensuality, it remains in the left brain… clinical, analytical, and a theory only. You gave it life. You gave it a pulse. You gave me a real confidence in accepting the vast magical power of being a woman. It was lovely and freeing and godly. I delight in this dance I now have. Thank you.
Clinical Social Worker, 46
Lisa’s class is a WONDERFUL safe place, very soft and welcoming, to relax and allow yourself to step out of the ‘normal’ world, and back into your body. It is such a JOY to express and move, and Lisa herself is beyond a beautiful dancer. I have felt her class to be such a bright time in the week, and connecting with other women a very happy experience. I’ve witnessed classmates evolving into BEAUTIFUL dancers, in a very short time, believing in their own ability to express themselves. Lisa weaves feminine archetypal history, myth, feminine empowerment very softly into the experience, and encourages us each to make the movements and dances we learn our own. I highly recommend Lisa’s class.
Concert Pianist, 40
Lisa is deeply committed to helping woman step into their sensuality, be more in touch with their feminine side, and find a new level of comfort with expressing themselves through movement. She brings compassion, honesty, comfort and laughter to her classes. The environment is non-threatening and provides a wonderful expansive opportunity to explore inner beliefs and outward expression. As a psychotherapist, I experienced the classes as an unspoken opportunity for women to go deeper into their feelings about their bodies, sensuality, sexuality and empowerment. The classes have the ability to meet you where you are and take you to your next level. Sensual dance experientially can provide healing at many levels for those who are open to it. On top of that, it’s a GREAT dance class not to be missed!
Social Worker, 57
I started your wonderful class with the idea I’d learn a bit of exotic dance to add to my performance art, but got so much more than that. I was already pretty comfortable with dancing my sensuality, but through your skillful teaching I learned how to deepen the experience. Thanks so much. It was also lovely to watch the other women in the class blossom into their own sensuous style.
Author and actress, 61
I have found that my time dancing with Lisa has been nothing less than energizing and liberating. Lisa encourages each woman in the class to free themselves of any inhibitions and to explore and experience their self expression and sensuality. As a result of the time I have spent dancing in the classes, I have gained a much stronger level of confidence that I carry with me throughout all aspects of my life, a confidence friends have noticed. Each woman contributes something special to the class which allows us to learn from and grow with each other. Not only are the classes a fantastic way to express oneself, they are also a creative and unique workout!
Graphic Designer, 24
Simultaneously safe, sensual, and empowering, Lisa’s class is an absolute blast. As an instructor, she is a total inspiration and always a pleasure to dance with.
I took Lisa’s Sensual Dance class, and loved it. I learned a lot about myself, and how I present myself to the world. I felt safe to explore the beautiful, elegant, and sexy parts of myself. Lisa did a wonderful job at holding space for the class, and I saw a vast growth within myself from the first to last class. I am looking forward to taking another class with her, and highly recommend the class.
24, Life Explorer!
Thank-you so much for helping me, by showing me how to finally
embrace my FEMININE self!
Also it has been such a growing experience for me to share this experience
with other women, the likes of who are discovering their inner
goddess and the real beauty that comes from movement!
This is so hot and real at the same time I take this
instruction with a feeling that everyone is truly beautiful
and we know that real beauty comes from with-in!
This last class I felt almost high…like being really more
relaxed with myself and confident. JOY, magic, serenity
all inside of me….just needing to see how it’s more tangible
using the tools…you are sharing…SLOW down…hips forward
and feel it! 46, Radio Producer
-Sensuality is something that you have to find within. I signed up for this class with an open mind. Never in my life have I done a dance class class like this, nor any dance class for that matter. I walked in with sweaty palms and a little bit of a shake to my swagger (more of a nervous shake than a sexy shake that’s for sure).I did not know what to expect, Lisa immediately came up and greeted me with a hug along with the other women that came in. That hug is what put me much more at ease. Sensuality is something that all women posses but do not always know. The way it feels to move your body around in dance is empowering. Doing it in high heels is not only sexy but a workout. All week long I looked forward to the class AND I danced everyday in high heels at my house. Funny, as much as loved this part, this class really has nothing to do with dancing sexy, but it is something to playfully emPOWER any woman that walks in the door. You can’t ‘not get it’! The women that danced on the last day of class moved me to tears. It was the most beautiful dancing I have watched. This class helped me and so many other women dig deep inside and be strong, beautiful, POWERFUL, sexy, sensual, something I have never witnessed or been a part of until now. Because of this class I put my high heels on turn the music up loud and dance in my own house. And everyday that I do I feel like a million dollars. Thank you Lisa and all the other goddess’ in my class – I had an amazing time in your class. You helped me find and continue to help so many other women the power within. It is a blessing to us that you do this.
Pamela, 36, Single Mom & Entrepreneur