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Featured Instructor of the Month: Ambrosia Pierre

12 Dec 20

Ambrosia is the resident Liquid Motion Instructor at Dimension Fitness in Cincinnati. She loves using the 1.0 and 2.0 Liquid Motion techniques to help her students connect with their bodies and emotions. Ambrosia is also a student at the Tantric Institute of Integrated Sexuality. Once completed she wants to combine the two teachings into a class that helps build confidence in expressing self-love, awareness, worthiness and empowering one to become their authentic self.

1. You’ve been certified in Liquid Motion for several years now! Tell us how you got started with Liquid Motion.

I found Liquid Motion at Pole Expo – maybe in 2015 – I think it may have been a teaser class even. I fell in love with Jeni’s energy and the movement. I became certified in 2016 and have since gotten my 2.0 and soon will obtain the Heels certification.

2. What is your teaching philosophy? Do you have a motto or mantra?

I found Liquid Motion at Pole Expo – maybe in 2015 – I think it may have been a teaser class even. I fell in love with Jeni’s energy and the movement. I became certified in 2016 and have since gotten my 2.0 and soon will obtain the Heels certification.

3. What has been your most rewarding teaching experience? Your biggest struggle as an instructor?

I love everything about teaching Liquid Motion – the pleasure I see on the faces of my students when they finally understand something complex. The emotion I can feel coming off them during the dance breaks, seeing them embrace those emotions and their bodies through movement lights me up.

4. How do you apply Liquid Motion as a methodology outside of the studio? Do you feel that it impacts other areas of your life?

 The confidence I have gained in myself, learning and teaching the methodology, has definitely changed aspects of my life in work, school, dance and many other ways.

5. What are your goals in your own personal movement journey? Has Liquid Motion changed the way you work toward these goals?

My personal goals are to connect more with my body and to get out of my head during my training sessions. I like to find unique pathways inside the core moves that get to the desired place. Liquid Motion has definitely built my confidence in my own movement style.

6. Your students and fellow instructors love how you create a fun, yet sultry, class atmosphere. How do you approach planning your lessons and creating a positive vibe in a multi-level class?

All of my classes are multi-level. I plan my progressions from my own training sessions, so I know how they feel in my body to help my students understand the mechanics of the progression we are working on. I curate everything, from the lights to the playlist, and encourage my students to engage with each other as well as with me. I scream encouragement at them during all parts of class and give many compliments and constructive criticism.

7. How has COVID affected you as a mover and instructor?

As a mover, I have become more connected to how my body wants to move. As an instructor, It has not really changed anything except how many people I can have in class.

8. Do you have any hidden talents?

I can touch my tongue to the tip of my nose.

9. Do you have any tips for aspiring or new instructors who are hoping to build a supportive community for themselves?

Do not show up to your classes as someone you are not. Know all the ways in and out of moves so you always have a beginner and advanced progression inside the same class. Set the atmosphere for the class based on how you set up for yourself. Have fun and don’t be scared of your students.

10. In one sentence, share a life lesson you’ve learned. What do you think everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime?

It’s pretty basic but BE YOU. Stay true to yourself. Don’t try to be perfect; that’s impossible. When you let your true self shine, the people that need you and your energy in their life will come to you organically.

 

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