About Tanya Marie Clark

Tanya Marie Clark

Tanya Marie Clark at Lincoln Center, NYC

Welcome to The Dancing Soul! Life is my earth school. I’ve always loved diving into new books, learning from others, understanding how to live our best lives, and mostly I LOVE sharing it all with you!

I graduated Cum Laude in 2000 with a BS in Exercise Science/Dance and earned my Pilates certification shortly after. It seems my career follows a natural flow and one thing always prepares me for the next . . .

From teaching my first dance class in college, to the many years teaching at Pilates studios, group Pilates in the corporate wellness setting, a Health Screener, studying Intrinsic Coaching, and working for Cigna as a Preventative Health Ed Speaker, all awakened the importance of being in the present moment when working with my clients and knowing we are all on individual journeys, and this should always be respected first and foremost. It also instilled in me the passion to never become complacent in my being a student first and a teacher second!

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MELT Full Hand Treatment

In 2009 I participated in an amazing educational workshop, Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in NYC, which included cadaver dissection and study!

In March 2013 everything I thought I knew about the living body changed when I completed my New Science of the Human Body Training with MELT creator, Sue Hitzmann.

In June 2013 my life deepened beyond my expectations when I lived at a practicing Ashram in Colorado and immersed myself in my Yoga Teacher Training. In the later part of 2013 MELT creator, Sue Hitzmann continued to broaden my new perspectives of how to live our best lives while I completed my MELT Method Full Teacher Training in NYC!

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MELT Neurostrength Move

In 2014 I was one of 40 advanced MELT teachers chosen to join Sue in Utah for our next level of specialized training, MELT NeuroStrength, which is proving to be one of my favorite things for stabilizing the body and regaining ease of movement. You can check out this blog on how it has helped dancing.

I was chosen to join the team of Sue’s teaching assistants at the New Science of the Human Body Hand and Foot Teacher Training in October 2014 in NYC, and co hosted the FIRST EVER MELTed Self Care Instagram Challenge. Last, but certainly not least, in July 2015 I joined 20 other advanced MELT and Pilates practitioners for the level one MELT for Pilates Curriculum!

Did I mention I’m in love with what MELT does for the body? Yeah, I thought so!

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During all of this I’ve maintained a private in-home clientele base, have never stopped studying and learning, and now teach workshops, do skype sessions, and I’m in the process of creating an on demand video library of Blissful Movement classes.

For all the ways to work with me click here.

 

 To read more about my MELT and my MELT story click here . . .  

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AGWA Dance Company – Dance For Food

While my career has always been a passion, dance has proven my greatest sacred space. I’ve been blessed with many amazing opportunities to continue dancing over the past 20 years.

I’m incredibly lucky to dance here in West Palm Beach! There are many opportunities for dancers to cultivate their art with organizations such as The Dancer’s Space and Dance for Food, and an awesome local studio dedicated to the cultivation of the arts, Downtown Dance.

 

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AGWA Dance Company – Dance For Food Performance 2014

In 2006 I competed in a ballroom competition in Moscow, Russia, and won 1st place in the Tango and 3rd place in Foxtrot. I have danced the role of The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, The Lion in Wizard of Oz, a Snow Fairy in The Nutcracker, among many other amazing performances with talented dancers!

I am grateful to be a dancer for a local contemporary company, AGWA where I nurture this sacred space and can live out my passion of movement and performance!

 

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Photography Project by Ethan hoffman

These programs and opportunities completely changed my life and the way I see the gift of our Bodies.

 I realized early that my gift is to teach . . . Teaching and sharing with others is turning out to to be my greatest classroom! Many remarkable teachers have graced my journey, and each one contributed to my spiritual growth in their own unique way. My goal is to share with you what has and is so elegantly changing my path! The Dancing Soul is a sacred space dedicated to the cultivation of awakening rhythms of inner bliss and coming home to our bodies! From my heart to yours, Namaste!

Love and Light,
Tanya

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time. This expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, not how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. – Martha Graham 

 

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