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Lisa Zahiya travels nationally and internationally as an award-winning performer and in-demand dance instructor, workshop and event facilitator, and speaker. Lisa is based in Asheville, NC where she is the founder & owner of Studio Zahiya, four-time winner of “Best Place to Take a Dance Class” in Asheville, NC. She also owns Asheville Bachelorette Parties, a tour and party services for women visiting Asheville. As a movement instructor, she travels, teaching workshops, performing, and developing curriculum. She has taught and performed in New York, NY, Las Vegas, NV, Austin, TX, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Montreal, Southern France and more. She also specializes in women’s empowerment workshops and as a teambuilding facilitator. She is the winner of the 2008 Bellydancer of the Universe. At home, she has taught at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Warren Wilson College and Western Carolina University. She serves as an Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica, Asheville. Lisa is also known for her work with children and women, using dance as an impetus for change. Lisa serves the senior Teaching Artist with the Lake Eden Arts Festival and is also a Guest Dance Instructor with the Buncombe County School System. She travels nationally teaching in school systems and for children’s organizations. Lisa has completed training in Developmental Assets and 21st Century Skills.

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To bring my friend and open her world to the gift of yoga. Denise
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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