Ami Amore'

A Woman of Many Talents

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New stuff in my world of dance, art and such!

Hi there! Is this thing on?!?

Been a busy past couple of months in the life of Ami Amore.

Busy with performances, most notably Naughti Gras, Maxi Glamour’s Queeriosity, Aalim’s Night at the Casbah and Rise & Scream. Looking forward to a few weeks of rest & relaxation before my Urban Cabaret show and Lola’s Student Showcase (April 14 & 15th respectively).

Live art at City of Night 3/9/17

 

Of course there was artwork to be done in between all the performances and classes I teach. A couple weeks ago I did live art at City of Night’s 3rd annual Night of Art, it was a fun events at Ready Room. This coming weekend I have art on display in Transcending the Spectrum at Westminster Press. Other than that I am getting ready for vending my wares at Cinco De Mayo on Cherokee St. and Crypticon KC in July.

Also looks like I will be making my way back to Seattle area next January for Horrific. I will not only be performing in the show but I will be vending and teaching TWO workshops! Yay!

 

New pieces listed on Amorticious:

Bat Cave Necklaces 30$

Small block prints just 10$

 

 

 

 

 

 

A current work in progress:

The High Preistess
Work in Progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a video by Michael Pearce of my performance at Queeriosity:

Ami Amore from Michael Pearce on Vimeo.

Celebrating 5 years of C/O Yoga

A little about the story of the resurgence of clothing optional yoga in St. Louis through my eyes.

The year is 2012, I had just gotten out of a relationship that had not only left me in an emotional bind, but a financial bind as well. Along with the studio I was teaching out of closing permanently and taking over the (expensive!) rent of what used to be a shared space, I had to make a go of it, so I set forth to convert my Cherokee loft home into my working studio.  Several hundred dollars later, i had myself my own dance/yoga/movement/community space. A serene retreat from the chaos of the outside world.

In 2010, I received my 200 hour RYT from West East Healing’s, Jaime Sanchez. I had every intention on utilizing my teaching skills that had already been put into practice for 8 years at that time with my dance students to teach the benefits of yoga. But being the out of the box person that I am, I needed to do something different. I knew that my classes were not going to be a stodgy, boring yoga class. they needed to be fun, create a sense of confidence and community and of course instill the principles of self awareness, self acceptance, prana and asana into our practice. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a creative spirit and an entrepreneur when it comes to trying new ways to make money, my name is also pretty much synonymous with the word community. Anyone who knew me back then, (even though an extrovert and a half naked performer!), I was extremely shy about getting undressed in front of other people. I was fine being naked around myself, but not thrilled with my body. Especially after years of judgement from family or “friends” calling me “fat”  or letting me know about all my imperfections and what the media tells us is beautiful.

I needed in my soul, to create this clothing optional group, it was my ticket to not only creating a wonderful community, making a bit of extra cash on the side, but it was key in getting me to finally start accepting my body and loving myself as I am imperfections and all. Clothing optional yoga is therapy. it is my therapy and yours too!

I knew of a naked men only yoga class in the South City area on Sundays in the last decade, then a friend of mine took over that studio and it had ceased (at least in that location). With the help of David Wraith or Sex Positive St. Louis, I held my first co ed clothing optional class here in this very studio in April of 2012. I went all in and found that I wasn’t as self conscious as I thought I would be!

5 years later, we have seen many wonderful changes including, growing into our own meetup group of over 700 yogis, adding on my dear friend, Maureen Hughes as another wonderful teacher (who has also been taking with me since the beginning!) and having 3 classes per week along with a bunch of amazing special events as well as a community of friends who, in reality, I could not live without. Some of the best friends I have made have been here in yoga. even a lot of the friends i have made through dance don’t compare to this group.

Our mission is simple, we provide a safe, no bullshit space for clothing optional yoga. Harassment and disrespect of any kind is simply not tolerated. No one will ever be turned away due to race, politics, gender, size or age. ALL are truly welcome here. This is a NON Judgement zone to practice yoga your way at your pace and level and at a price you can’t bat an eyelash at!

SCTWC – A big success!!

Something Crafty This Way Comes

Something Crafty This Way Comes

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support or vend or perform at my first craft show this past Sunday!!! It was an amazing time! Almost 400 people showed up to shop and peruse wares from local artists and crafters!

Not to mention we raised 225$ for Stray Rescue of St. Louis!!! Yay!!!

There will be a next year, save the date for sure the first Sunday of December! Location tentatively Mad Art. Applications go up late spring or early summer.

Here’s a few pictures from the event…

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Full Steam Ahead for a busy Autumn!

With the recent launch of all three of my websites (I did it all myself by the way! It took forever but hey, at least it’s done!).

So check them out! Amorticious now has items for sale – it only took me 6 years! i will be updating the shop every couple weeks with new items or restocking items!

Exotic Rhythms got an update as well! So please check those out!

 

I also have these upcoming shows, appearances and performances:

Ami Amore’ – Undercover Cabaret at Nara Hookah on Washington -September 10th and 16th; October 7th & 28th; 11:30pm & 12:30am – Free! But bring dollars for tipping and buy a drink and hookah!!!!

Amorticious – Vending at GroveFEST StL on October 1st with my partner RobotsDestroy

Ami Amore’ and Amorticious – Doing all the things like teaching, performing and vending at Waking Persephone in Seattle, WA, October 14-16th 2016

Ami Amore’ and Amorticious – doing all the things again at Atomic City Bellydance’s Event the Atomic Apothecary! Paducah, KY October 22nd!

Ami Amore’ producing and performing, along with other talented and wonderful bellydancers in my very own production, now over 6 years in the running. Urban Cabaret, Friday, November 11th at Mad Art Gallery

Ami Amore’ and Amorticious – Producing my 1st craft show (also STL’s first Dark Arts A-Faire) and also vending my wares  at  Something Crafty This Way Comes – December 4th at Mad Art Gallery

Born Again Artist

Little known fact that in the 90’s I did artwork. I had an art show or two and I was also a published photographer (then along came digital….). I couldn’t make a living at it, so I set it down for a while to pursue my bellydance and work for an architect for over 10 years.

In 2015, I rekindled my romance with painting. I missed it and felt inspired by a friend of mine who would paint small paintings and sell them at a reasonable price to her fans. So I started painting again. It’s amazing to see the difference of my paintings and artwork now compared to the mid to late 90’s where I was a fledgling artist and art student. Even in just the past year an evolution of sorts in my paintings as I learn much about the mediums and artistic component and myself! I am super thankful for you tube and the help of my boyfriend and fellow artist, JT Walls. I feel like he has helped me more than some of the things I learned in art school.

This Friday, I will be an artist in a myslart.org 33 artshow. 33 Artists. I will have 2 pieces – a print and a painting. I am super excited and a little nervous about putting myself out there as a visual artist again, since everyone knows I am a performance artist.

If you’re interested, here is a link to the free event! https://www.facebook.com/events/1203625396323979/

Something Crafty This Way Comes…

So much excitement!

Announcing my very first craft show and if you know anything about my shows (art or bellydance) you know it’s going to be a success!

Don’t miss out on St. Louis’s 1st and only Dark Arts A-Faire

Something Crafty This Way Comes

Something Crafty This Way Comes

We’ll have a raffle to win awesome prizes, amazing vendors and artisans (of course), impromptu performances, decadent food with The Capitalist Pig all with a dark/ gothy/ esoteric/ occult weird vibe but yet, family friendly!

Best of all it’s free to get in and all ages!

Facebook event page for the most up to the minute updates here

 

 

Sorry the applications for deadlines have passed 9-9-16

Awesome banner design by http://www.robotsdestroy.com

 

Welcome to my blog, while I am busy setting up my website and updating all three websites, please enjoy this video of my performance at Aalim Dance Company’s – Night at the Casbah n April 30, 2016 

 

 

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