What I’ve Learned In My 20 Years Of Teaching SharQui


These are gentle reminders of how I want to live my life and some days are better than others. But I never stop trying. I hope these will help those who are currently on their journey and for those who want to start.


Never stop learning, never stop growing and take it one step at a time.


Truth Smack #1: It’s easy to think about taking a SharQui class. Doing it takes courage.


Truth Smack #2: You’re only as beautiful as you allow yourself to be. So stop waiting to shake your beauty and just do SharQui!


Truth Smack #3: Close girlfriends are important. Doing SharQui with close girlfriends is friggin gold.


Truth Smack #4: Don’t worry about what other people think while in class. They’re usually thinking about themselves, anyway.


Truth Smack #5: Educate those who don’t understand about the art-form of bellydance.


Truth Smack #6: Stop comparing yourself to others in class. It’s more than ok to be who you are. In fact, it’s preferable.


Truth Smack #7: If you focus on your health and well being instead of dieting, you’ll never have to worry about your weight. Boom!


Truth Smack #8: Get some physical exercise every day. SharQui anyone? wink wink.


Truth Smack #9: Your mind and body are the same. What you put in is what comes out.


Truth Smack #10: Nobody really loves you for the size of your waistline. (I learned this way too late)


Truth Smack #11: Hey, you don’t know how until you know. So just get your ass to class so you “know”.


Truth Smack #12: Going outside your comfort zone is hard work. And you can do hard things.


Truth Smack #13: The joy of “nailing it” resides on the other side of fear.


Truth Smack #14: Acceptance is hard work, but it’s the only path to peace. (a biggie for me)


Truth Smack #15: Doggies make everything better. (hehe)


So which one is your favorite?

Do you have another one you would add to this list?

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Oreet, the creator of SharQui – The bellydance workout®, is an award winning performer, a sought after choreographer, teacher and fitness presenter. As a performer and teacher Oreet combines passion, grace, athleticism and hip precision in order to give a refined performance. Along with teaching, Oreet certifies dancers and fitness professionals in the SharQui format, the ONLY fitness accredited bellydance fitness workout in the world, has been introducing it internationally as well. She holds the titles Bellydancer of the Year 2007, Entertainer of the Year 2006, Jewel of the Nile 2006, Bellydance Diva 2005 and is the reigning Middle Eastern Dance Champion of North America. Due to the popularity of the SharQui format on the east coast Oreet has recently expanded to San Francisco and the west coast.


Rachel Westlake · September 18, 2018 at 8:36 pm

Each one is a pearl of wisdom! But I like #15 best 🙂

Oreet · September 21, 2018 at 2:11 am

Me too!

Na’ilah · September 30, 2018 at 9:33 am

I like them alll but my favorite is the paragraph before
You never stop learning, never stop growing, take it one step at a time!

Oreet · September 30, 2018 at 1:37 pm

So glad that you liked that one!

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