Friday, October 10, 2014

Dance Fitness Exposé! Part II: Doonya

On Tuesday night I tried Doonya, a dance fitness format that was totally new to me! According to the website:

Doonya aspires to be the globally accessible fitness lifestyle for women and their families that instills confidence in body and mind, energizing them to be sources of joy to all who surround them. Through Bollywood-inspired movement, we blend science and art with awareness and expression. We stand at the Eastern and Western outlooks on wellness, celebrating the oneness of all cultures. 

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Like Zumba, the Doonya format repeats moves within each song and progresses from simple movements to full dance routines. I found it very easy to follow. The instructor consistently reminded us to just have fun and allowed us to add our own touches to the moves - so there was no pressure to perform exactly as she did. The music was mostly inspired by forms of Indian dance, but there were a few pop songs thrown in for fun.

Here is a short video with more information:

I really enjoyed this class. The studio was beautiful, the instructor was friendly, and my classmates were welcoming. I highly recommend this class if you want to brush up on Bollywood style or just try something different.

And, there's good news! The Z Beat readers can sign up for a FREE class at Doonya's studio in midtown Manhattan using promo code ZBEAT when signing up for a class here! The code expires on 10/31/14. Thanks to the Doonya team for this opportunity.

Not near NYC? Check out the Doonya DVD! The DVDs will definitely give you new Bollywood-style moves to infuse in your classes.

This is not a sponsored post, and all opinions are honest and my own!


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