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Welcome to Dance 4 Fitness

My name is Maree, and I am the creator of Dance 4 Fitness and Embodiment Coaching.
Dance 4 Fitness is a boutique studio in Elwood, Melbourne. We have been proudly running sensual dance, tantric practices and feminine embodiment coaching since 2007.

Our sensual dance classes and feminine embodiment programs help women unlock their feminine power and sensual magic. They activate the sensory pathways in your body, awakening energetic flow and are a powerful transformative modality to awaken energy flow and feminine power.

Feminine Embodiment Coaching offers transformational private coaching, courses and programs, to move past emotional hurts and trauma, and live an empowered, happy and abundant life.

My Story
I grew up in a household where there was emotional dysregulation.
My parents fluctuated from repressing emotions, to the other extreme, anger and conflict. I didn't realise that I was absorbing people's projections and negative emotions. I spent most of my life disassociated from my body and didn't understand I was carrying rejection, abandonment issues and related trauma. I experienced high anxiety and my nervous system was always in fight and flight - a sympathetic response.

Whilst training in acting, I was able to access my shadow and realised I was living in constant drama, repeating old stories and patterning of childhood. I studied Tantric Yoga Teaching in 2011 and had a spiritual awakening, which set me on a divine path to help others.

How I can help you

Most people have experienced hurt and pain, (and trauma), but are not aware they are are carrying this in their body and energy field. This pain and hurt can turn into chronic disease.

As I have experienced trauma, disassociation and high anxiety first hand, I can help my clients by using somatic methods and energy healing.

You are invited to join us for a journey of deep awakening and discovery....

We believe every woman is a Goddess and an expression of exquisite radiant love and beauty.
We would love to help you bring more pleasure into your life, awaken your sensuality and unleash your personal power.

Let us help you ignite the FULL FORCE of your FEMININE ENERGY and SENSUAL SELF.
In 2024 we are partnering with the local council and community businesses to make dance based training and embodiment coaching accessible for all.


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Maree is also a professional actress on stage and screen and upcoming projects include a featured TV appearance, an interview for Australian/UK You Tube Series and supporting role in a Short Film.

Maree is also a highly sought after Presenter and Speaker at wellbeing events and performance engagements.

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About Us

Dance 4 Fitness has been running a fusion of dance and feminine embodiment classes at a variety of locations since 2007. Our Burlesque and Embodiment For Actors taster classes are currently taught at Laneway Learning and a range of private and group classes are run from the St Kilda Studio.

Dance 4 Fitness is currently the only studio in Melbourne, offering a combination of Dance Fitness, Tantric Yoga and Embodiment For Actors programs.

Creator - Maree Shefford

Maree Shefford is a trained, Dancer, Actor and Tantric Yoga Facilitator with over 10 years teaching experience. Maree started ballet training and drama classes at age five and went on to perform in many stage, tv and film productions, in both Australia and New Zealand. She has had leading roles in many short films and stage productions. (More info at www.mareeshefford.com)

Maree studied Tantric Yoga Teacher Training in 2011 and gained a Tantric Yoga/Tantric Healing Diploma. She incorporated the ancient practice of Tantra into many of her teaching programs and imparts this wisdom in a contemporary framework suitable for beginners to advanced practitioners.

Other qualifications include: Certificate III Dance, Cert III in Fitness, Cert IV in Business, Diploma of Business and Advanced Diploma in Management.

We are passionate about providing dance fitness to promote conscious healthier living in the community and empowering women of all ages.


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