Movement Arts Collective is a movement studio dedicated to welcoming all bodies. No matter where you are on your movement journey, our classes can help you get where you want to go. Specializing in beginners, our instructors are highly-trained to lead you through movements appropriate for your body and your abilities. No matter what kind of body you have, we're here to help you feel better moving in it!
With a diverse collection of education and training, our instructors bring decades of experience working with people in various types of educational settings.
Movement is life and finding the movement that is right for you can transform your relationship with your self and your body.
Frances Estela, RYT 200
Frances is a master’s level social worker, yoga teacher, Zumba, and Hot Hula Fitness instructor. She loves taking classes, teaching them, and ultimately empowering others to love. Frances believes that love is an action and when we practice it towards ourselves we are better equipped to serve others. Her favorite part about teaching is seeing others achieve what they thought their bodies couldn't do. You can find her on FaceBook, Instagram, & Twitter @FrancesEstela
“I started dance at a crossroads in my life. I didn’t know who I was but was certain I wasn’t enough. The sisterhood I have found in bellydance has connected me to my soul. To discover who I am as a woman and accept myself for who I am. Under Stacey’s wing, she has taught me to find my inner superhero. Through these women I have learned the beauty of the sisterhood. True love. True friendship.
And the true me.”
-MAC Bellydance student, Emerald Hips Troupe member, 4 years
"Tara is a patient, caring and knowledgeable yoga instructor. She takes the time to get to know her students and their individual issues or concerns. She does an excellent job of tailoring her instruction to fit her clients' needs and goes above and beyond to make them feel comfortable. I highly recommend any class she teaches and believe she enriches the lives of those who know her."
-Leanne, MAC student, 2.5 years
Cyndi Allen, RYT 200
I took my first yogic breath in March of 2010.
Part of my yoga journey has been my recognition of the all too common theme of “who can and should be” doing yoga. I was and still frequently am the person who gets the funny looks and quizzical stares when I say “I practice or teach yoga”. Because my body isn't a typical “yoga body” and hasn't always been accepted into all yoga arenas, I try to welcome each person and their body into my classes regardless of level or ability. In addition, I offer modifications using tools to allow your body to enter an asana in the way that is best for you. My classes are light-hearted and often erupt in laughter, while being gently challenging and allowing for you to confidently explore and grow your own yoga practice.
As a forever learner, I am currently studying with Anna Guest-Jelley to become Curvy Yoga certified and hope to continue my yoga education with a 500 hour certification within the next few years. For now, though, when not in the studio, you can find me supervising my claims team at a local health insurance provider. I also enjoy volunteering with Big Brothers/Big Sisters as a mentor to my awesome little sister and spending time with my friends and family.
LMSW - Master's in Social Work
M. Ed. - Special Education
Amanda Dawn, RYT 200
“As a dancer and a teacher Amanda exudes warmth, joy and playfulness. No matter your level of skill, you will walk away from her classes more in love with belly dance. Her greatest strength as a teacher is her belief that dance is for everyone. If you're feeling unsure - or perhaps looking for some inner power you may have lost touch with - let her convince you. You won't regret it!”
-Sara, MAC Bellydance student, 1 ½ years
Amy Bockmon, E-RYT 200
"Becoming a MAC yoga student has been one of the best decisions I've made for myself. The studio is filled with positive energy and an atmosphere conducive to well being. Amy Bockmon's yoga classes have been great for my mind, body, and spirit. She is always open to questions and has a great sense of humor which makes the classes fun. And although we all want to master the poses, Amy has taught me that yoga is more about mastering the art of learning and loving myself. I always leave better than I came. I would recommend MAC a thousand times over."
-Canessa, MAC Yoga student, 6 months
B.S. - Public Relations Minors: Vocal Music & Spanish
M. Ed. - Master's in Secondary Education