domingo, 26 de abril de 2015

Lorna Thomas - Amazing professional and Owner and principle instructor at Pole Athletes Studio

 1 - First of all, tell me more about your life
( places and things you like), where do you live ?

  I live in Derbyshire, UK. I'm originally from North London but moved up north when I was younger.

 2 - How is your day?

 My day consists of running a studio, teaching private and group classes, walking my dogs, looking after my dad and trying to squeeze in some training time.

 3 -  You started Pole Dance with no previous in dance. Tell me more, why did you decide to start it?

  I started pole to build confidence, I didn't feel very feminine and thought strutting around in high heels and skimping clothing would help ... How wrong was I when turned up to my first class!
 4 - When I say Pole Dance, what do you think ?


I think of Art, freedom and expression
 
5 - Miss Pole Dance UK Professional Champion 2013 and World Pole Dance Finalist 2014.
How are you feeling about it ? How was it for you?


 At the time I was completely overwhelmed, I hadn't done many comps and I didn't feel worthy of the titles. However since then I've accepted myself for the dancer that I am, and those 2 competitions definitely helped me find myself on the pole.

 6 - About tatoo, do you like it ? when did you do ?

I have 2 tattoos, my leg piece is a 'Peanix' a cross between a Phoenix and a peacock, I love the colours, the size and the statement it makes. My sleeve is a mixture of flowers, sunflowers which we had at our wedding, poppies to honour the army lads I have worked with ... And some writing I had done in LA after driving Route 66.
7 -  Tell me more about your own Pole dance school 'Pole Athletes'.

 Pole Athletes has been running for 6 years. It's my baby. I'm so amazed at how it has grown from me lugging poles every week into and out of a gym to being a full time school running lots of classes every night and offering aerial and burlesque too. The guys who come are incredible. There is a real family feel and I feel very privileged to be a part of it all.

 8 - What do you like to eat? Tell me a little more.


I'm vegetarian so I don't eat meat or fish. I love fruit and veg. But I also love cake, chocolate, sweets ... I'm not at all strict with my diet, I just do lots of exercise to make up for all the pizza I eat.
 
9 - About movements in Pole Dance. is there one hardest ?


  I think combinations are the hardest on the pole. Of course there are some moves like Starfish and Rainbow Marchenko which defy gravity, but actually combing them into transitions is really tricky.


10 - About your style, what do you like to wear? Follow about tendences ?


 I also train in Dragonfly clothing, they are a superb brand with amazing styles and colours, right up street. But when I'm performing I will wear whatever I think fits the theme/song. This might something I've found on the net or something Ive made

 11 - Are there one or more outstanding moment in Pole ?


I think winning Miss Pole Dance UK was incredible, but I find everyday there are incredible moments in pole, whether it's a student getting a move, or me travelling somewhere to teach.
 
12 - What do you like to do in free time ?



In my free time I like to get outside. I've just started tree climbing with my husband (he's an arborist), walking the dogs, seeing to my chickens and horse ... I'm definitely an outdoor girl. 

Check it out : Site about Lorna Thomas: Link

sábado, 25 de abril de 2015

Astróloga Virginia Gaia - Signos, horóscopo e muito mais



1 - Fala mais sobre mapas astrais, signos, horóscopo e também a questão dos planetas. Como isso tudo se liga?
Carl Jung, psicólogo que abordou Astrologia sob o prisma de sua teoria da sincronicidade quando a estudou profundamente, afirmou que esta representaria “a súmula de todo o conhecimento psicológico da antiguidade”.
O que a Arqueologia constata é que o homem sempre olhou para o céu e, nele, identificou símbolos. Observando a relação dos fenômenos que ocorrem nos ciclos da natureza e na interação entre corpos celestes e a vida aqui na Terra, surgiu a Astrologia.
Isso quer dizer que, quando a Astrologia contemporânea atribui determinadas características aos movimentos de determinado planeta, ela assim o faz com base no conhecimento acumulado por diferentes civilizações. Sumérios, Maias, Celtas, Vikings, Egípcios, Gregos, Romanos, assim como muitas outras culturas, documentaram as influencias dos astros na vida das pessoas. Embora não tenham se conhecido, esses diferentes povos atribuíram influências semelhantes aos mesmos corpos celestes. Hoje, herdamos os nomes dos signos e planetas do conhecimento greco-romano, mas vale lembrar que a Astrologia é praticada desde a Mesopotâmia. 
Assim, a Astrologia é a aplicação desse conhecimento ancestral para o dia a dia do homem contemporâneo, em suas mais diversas manifestações e áreas de atuação: saúde, amor, relacionamentos, família, trabalho, finanças, espiritualidade, etc. A Astrologia é uma excelente ferramenta para o autoconhecimento e a análise das tendências futuras.




2 - Quando a pessoa tem o mesmo signo que a outra, isso significa que elas tem mais coisas parecidas no comportamento?
Esse é um ponto interessante da Astrologia que vale a pena ser esclarecido. Quando alguém fala “sou do signo de Áries”, por exemplo, significa que essa pessoa tem o Sol em Áries, ou seja, tem Áries como Signo Solar. Claro que todas as pessoas que tem o Sol – ou signo solar – têm algum grau de semelhança, já que o Sol em um mapa natal simboliza nossa energia vital, nossa essência e consciência. Porém, além do Sol, todos nós temos também outros planetas e pontos importantes no Mapa Natal e que estão em outros signos. E daí é que vem a importância de se analisar o Mapa Natal por completo, já que dependendo dos posicionamentos dos demais planetas, a soma de todas as combinações pode resultar em personalidades bem diferentes, apesar do Sol no mesmo signo.



3 - Muito se comenta que uma relação é difícil dar certo quando os dois tem signos muito opostos, fala sobre isso.
Ótimo tema para ser elucidado. Na realidade, é um grande erro generalizar compatibilidades entre signos com base somente na posição do Sol no Mapa Natal. Esse tipo de visão simplista não tem embasamento técnico na Astrologia. A análise da compatibilidade entre duas pessoas deve considerar sempre os Mapas Natais completos das duas pessoas, junto ao Mapa Composto ou o Mapa de Relacionamento, em uma técnica que é conhecida como Sinastria. Astrólogos sérios e que buscam rigor técnico em seu trabalho utilizam essa ferramenta.

4 - Como é cada signo na questão de sensualidade, conta um pouco do lado sexy que cada signo abrange.
Todos os signos tem uma relação diferente com o tema da sexualidade e uma forma diferente de expressar a sensualidade. De qualquer forma, cada indivíduo é único e, por esse motivo, ele é o mapa astrológico completo. Para uma análise mais apurada de como o tema da sexualidade se apresenta na vida de cada pessoa, é necessária uma análise criteriosa da situação dos planetas Marte e Vênus, bem como a do Ascendente e das Casas Astrológicas 5, 8 e 12. E já que a sexualidade está diretamente relacionada a temas do inconsciente, Lua, Plutão e Netuno também precisam ser analisados. Só um astrólogo com formação técnica consegue fazer uma análise aprofundada e embasada desse tema, com base no mapa natal de uma pessoa.

5 - Quais itens uma previsão astrológica leva em consideração, como funciona isso ? Quando se lê sobre o signo, lá tem sua cor, dia da semana.etc. Explica um pouco mais.
Existem diversos tipos de horóscopos. Geralmente, o horóscopo para cada signo leva em consideração os aspectos que o Sol dos nativos dos diferentes signos recebe em determinado período. É uma análise bastante superficial e que serve apenas de orientação geral e não se compara com a análise e as previsões que são possíveis quando analisamos o mapa natal completo, algo que somente um astrólogo profissional pode fazer.
Geralmente, o horóscopo semanal que vemos publicado no jornal e nas revistas, por exemplo, leva em consideração as fases da Lua e os mapas relacionados aos estágios do que chamamos de Lunação (o ciclo entre Sol e Lua dentro de determinado signo). Já o horóscopo mensal considera o mapa de ingresso do Sol em cada signo, que é outra técnica. A essas técnicas soma-se a análise das efemérides astrológicas que é a movimentação dos planetas no zodíaco. Esses aspectos afetam os vários signos de maneira distinta e daí é possível fazer as previsões. Embora aplique as técnicas da Astrologia, esse tipo de horóscopo é uma orientação geral e não substitui a confecção do mapa natal. Consulte sempre um Astrólogo!

6 - Qual a relação entre signos e ascendentes?
O Ascendente é de suma importância para conhecermos a personalidade de um indivíduo. Dizemos signo Ascendente porque ele corresponde ao signo que ascende no horizonte leste no momento do nascimento. A partir desse dado, obtemos a primeira casa astrológica do Mapa Natal (são doze casas astrológicas ao todo). O cálculo do Ascendente irá determinar os signos que regem as demais onze casas do Mapa Natal e, além disso, também corresponderá ao “cartão de visitas” do indivíduo, a maneira como se mostra, se expressa e age em um primeiro momento. Por isso que é tão importante. Aliás, sua importância é tanta que, caso a pessoa saiba qual é o seu signo Ascendente, deve ler as previsões para ele quando estiver lendo o horóscopo, assim como faz para o seu signo solar.

7 - Conta algumas curiosidades da astrologia.
Uma coisa que muita gente talvez não saiba é que a Astronomia nasceu da Astrologia e não o contrário. Todos os grandes astrônomos da história da humanidade eram também astrólogos. A grande diferença entre as duas é que a Astrologia é geocêntrica e não heliocêntrica, ou seja, considera em todos os seus cálculos a perspectiva a partir da Terra, pois é aqui que vivemos. Copérnico, Paracelso, Newton e até Galileu, entre outros, eram Astrólogos além de Astrônomos.

8 - Qual a ligação entre fases da lua e a gravidez?
Na Astrologia, a Lua rege os ciclos femininos. É da relação entre o ciclo lunar e o ciclo menstrual – afinal, ambos levam 28 dias – que nasceu uma das relações primordiais da Astrologia: a noção de que a Lua representa o princípio feminino dentro de cada indivíduo. Há astrólogos que trabalham especificamente com temas relacionados à fertilidade em suas análises e previsões e os resultados são bastante efetivos.

9 - Qual o teu signo, fala mais sobre tua personalidade.
Sou de Escorpião, com Ascendente Capricórnio e tenho a Lua em Áries. Meu mapa mostra muito o que sou: uma pessoa que pode parecer fechada e formal em um primeiro momento, mas que tem muita profundidade e emoções intensas, sendo extremamente passional.

10 - Quando se fala Astrologia, o que vem na tua mente ?
A ideia de que tudo na vida é cíclico, assim como são os ciclos naturais. A Astrologia, para mim, funciona como uma espécie de relógio cósmico. Costumo dizer que da mesma forma que os ponteiros de um relógio não são os responsáveis pela passagem do tempo – eles apenas o medem – os astros não determinam os acontecimentos na vida das pessoas. Entretanto, seus movimentos tem a capacidade de mensurar determinados estados mentais aos quais estamos predispostos em determinados períodos, o que nos leva a experimentar determinadas situações. Para entender a dinâmica desses ciclos na nossa vida e aproveitar o melhor de cada um deles, existe a Astrologia. 

Crédito das fotos:

1 a 3 - Fotógrafa Jennifer Glass. 4 e 5 - Lilian Correa.

terça-feira, 21 de abril de 2015

Interview with Julia Irinina about Pole Dance and your life in Russia

 1 - How was your first class in Pole Dance? 

  My first class was with myself only. When I started, In Russia no was pole dance. So, my school was first. I was studied by myself with video of different pole dancers whom can fined on YouTube.
2 - How is your day?

  Now I develop my pole studio and Avery day think how to be better. I have many privet lessons. I have 12 teachers at my studio. And I work with them too.
 3 - Do you know about Brazil ? Tell me more.

 I know about Brazil not much. My mother and my friends was in last year on comp. I like the sea and south people. And dances. I dance salsa. I know that averybody at Brazil like to dance. I think I will be there. May be next year.

4 -  Tell me about your life in Saint Petersburg, Russia. What do you like here, places you like.

  I like many places. I like palaces and gardens. And like levees.
 5 - What I said: Pole Dance, what do you think ?

Pole dance is sport of future.

6 -  About the movements on Pole Dance, is there some hardest ?

 All movements not easy. I like dance. Not really like only sport. I like female movement with beauty lines.

 7 - About food, what do you like ?

Don't like fast food don't eat it at all. I like Fish and seafood, vegetables.
 8 - When is cold here, what do you like to do ?

When it is cold, this is happy. I like snow board and go on rocks. Soft snow it is cool.

9 -  What do you like to wear? Do you follow fashion tendences ?

 I have my own fashion. I like bright colors and mix different colors. My wear I do with my seamstress. Many hand made in my wardrobe.




 10 - About flexibility in Pole Dance, is it easy for you ?

  Flexibility not enough anytime. Must be batter and it is not depend of what flexibility you have. Avery day must be batter than before. Of course, it is not easy.

 11 - About beach, do you like it?


I like beach. I don't know person who don't ... I was in many place, Bali, Tai, Mauricio etc and hope, will be in many place else.

 12 - About make, do you like to use?

  I professional visagist because I am a actor. And avery stage person can  use the cosmetic.


13 - Do you have some tatoo ?


I don't have tatoo.



14 - Leave a message, Whatever.


 Be yourself! Wherever!



segunda-feira, 20 de abril de 2015

Kay Penney is an amazing woman and speak very things about life and Pole Dance

1 - How was the beginning in Pole Dance? When did you decide to do it?


A.    I first found pole dance at a social gathering, a  party, many many years ago. The very first time I had a go I immediately loved it – I was free and able to express myself, through dance and movement on an around the pole, dancing to the music and using the pole as my dance partner.
From the very first moment I was addicted and wanted to practice more.  At that time in 2001 there was no pole fitness, only exotic pole dancing in gentlemen’s clubs where women would dance for men. For me I danced for myself totally oblivious of onlookers. I could connect with the pole using it as a metaphor of strength, power and support, being able to block out my challenges of a young mother struggling to cope with three young children, feeling worthless, over weight and powerless.
Pole gave me an inner confidence that no other sport or dance gave me at that most vulnerable time of my life. At age 32 this was a changing moment in my life and I then started to receive private lessons for many months learning to become stronger on and around the pole.  As a former dancer and fitness enthusiast pole incorporated all the elements of excitement and challenge I was looking for at that time.


  2 -How is your day ? Always many things to do ?

 A.    My day is extremely busy, yet my drie and ambition for the pole does not make this painful. I have now three grown beautiful children, Leanna aged 20, Alan aged 19 and Sam who is more dependent on me aged 14.  I focus on their self development and goal setting as well as my own.
I work full time always pretending its part time but the hours I put into the business are long yet very rewarding. I now have a fabulous team of six office staff and over 36 Pole Passion instructors and apprentices who directly work under my guidelines and ethos as our business has developed so much over the last 15 years yet feel it is still in its infancy, with so much still to achieve, conquer and share world wide. 


 3 - In your free time, what do you like to do ?
 
A.    My free time away from Pole Passion, Miss Pole Dance and World Pole Dance I love to go to the gym, I find stretching an excellent way to help with relaxation, keeping focused and flexible in and out of the office.  I love to socialise with my ‘non’ pole friends who keep me sane in this rapidly developing pole world.  Unfortunately they are proud to introduce me as a pole dancer!!  So do I ever get time away from Pole ?? – I love my family and love to travel and would love to visit the health spa and beaches for my free time where I feel the benefit of the sunshine and hands on massage. I love to learn and love people so naturally I study psychology, learning more and more about the human kind, what motivates people and what people really want in all cultures.  I love to travel and learn about different mindsets based on their beliefs and attitudes. I also like to watch crime investigation and detective  programmes 

 4 - How is the Pole Dance in England? Is it famous? tell me.
 
A.    Pole dancing for sport is developing very quickly in the UK. We accredited our teacher training programmes with the UK and European governments and exercise of fitness professionals in 2006 and now we are in very exciting times of innovation and pioneering pole fitness throughout the world – Pole Passion is leading this sport and artistry, with acknowledging both the sexy and fitness providing a professional training programme for all, progressing and adapting each step of the way.  This was a lengthy and painful process initially in the UK, with many professionals telling us it will never happen, that many gyms will not accept it and if they do, it will not last.  Always with the true belief it will last and that our training has all the components of fitness therefore we are true to the professional standards and our comprehensive  and varied programmes
The industry is growing very rapidly and each month we bring out new moves and new programmes to accommodate all.

 5 - Tell me more about World Pole Sport & Fitness - World Pole Dance.
  
 
A.    World Pole Dance was born in 2009, The industry was looking towards me to provide a professional platform to support National Pole Dance Champions, a place of progression and to further connect everyone world wide .  At the time there was no place for the National champions to go.  Following on many years of successful Miss Pole Dance UK and Miss Pole Dance Australia our two competitions were ruling and dominating the world at that time in the competition arena.  We Pole Passion (UK) & Bobbies studio (Australia)  Vanessa, Bobbie, Felix, Miss Poledance (Newzland)  Amy, Miss Pole Dance (Canada) Tammy Morris, Miss Pole Dance Russia, Elena Shishkova, Miss Pole Dance Budapest, Alma Pirner, all had the same ethos and ideas about supporting their competitors.  World Pole Dance for me was an idea to promote the ambitious world wide and support the talented individuals and a place to share different cultures on and around the pole on a worlds platform – social media has really helped with this dream enabling us to connect on a daily basis.

 6 - About the movements on Pole Dance, is there some hardest ?
 
A.    The tricks and transitions of Pole moves are innovating all the time, each month in the UK we seem to have a new combination and or a new trick emerging every month – this is what makes it so exciting and challenging- there is something for everyone, even people with disabilities or physical or mental challenges.  I love to support people who have challenges for me the pole is their prop they can connect too without the fear of being wrongly judged.

 7 - About Food, What do you like? 
 

A.    For me I  like healthy food, fruit and salads are my favourites, free from preservatives so making my own food is important to me and my family We like to cook  fresh greens and live food with very little meats is my favourite

8 - Do you remember about your first class on Pole Dance? Tell me.

A.     When I started pole there were no structured pole classes as we have now, only exotic dance such as lap dancing, pole dancing and striptease. I learnt my first few moves from an exotic dancer who I found advertising how to learn to lap, strip and pole dance in 3 hours, I found I was a natural and she asked me,’ why arnt you in the gentleman’s clubs you would make a fortune?’  This was not my focus although I was extremely flattered t the time.

 9 - Tell me more about your life in Brighton. what do you like,  cool places to visit, things like that.
 

A.     Brighton England is an awesome place to be, cosmopolitan and open minded, the perfect place for me to start up pole dancing  in 2001, for women’s empowerment confidence, fitness and fun (our motto) without the fear of being labelled a stripper or prostitute, which was so stereotypical 15 years ago. 


10  About the flexibility in Pole Dance. Is it hard to do? 

A. The beauty of pole is that you can make it as hard or as easy as you like, there is always something to challenge yourself with, whether it be a new move or  new combination of moves.  To advance on the pole yes you need to be flexible both on and off the pole. I like to include flexibility training in the programmes from an early beginning This is not only good for pole but also for good maintenance ad well being  of the body.
 11 - Do you like to use cosmetics?

A.         Yes I like to use cosmetics.  I am a qualified beauty therapist in my life before pole so health and well being and beauty products are an important part of my life .I can go many days without makeup but I love also to be adventurous with makeup too. Theatrical makeup in particular is something of interest to me as I have a theatrical and performance based background too



12 - About your style, what do you like to wear ?

A.    As a child I never followed fashion, my mother used to dress me in boys clothes (my brothers hand me downs) so for me I was never able to follow fashion.  I did however have a reputation with my family and friends that I could always make something look stylish, sexy and glamorous
My daughter however is very much into fashion and design, having studied it at college and now she has become my fashion guru.  I like to look professional and stylish yet as an action woman, who is always on the go, I need to be comfortable and confident prepared for all eventualities.

 13 - Leave a message, whatever.
 
A.    For me pole fulfils all my needs. My love to connect and help, likeminded people, who focus on their own self-development and growth, to continue to create a thriving community with likeminded motivated, individuals who also love and care about others development.

Photos 1, 3 and 4 -  Thank you Image Cella - Simon Hooley.

Best wishes
Living & sharing the Passion on the Pole

Kay Penney – Chairwoman  & creator World Pole Dance Federation & Pole Passion Ltd.