Maha Al Hindi
Maha Al Musa is a mother of three gorgeous children - two sons and a daughter, writer, human rights activist, dancer, doula and lover of all things connected to the divine 'feminine'. She is of Palestinian / Moslem and Lebanese / Christian background and was born in Kuwait and migrated to Australia in the early 60's.
In 1996, whilst pregnant with her first son Kailash, she reconnected with her cultural roots through bellydance. When her son was six months old, Maha began facilitating Bellydancebirth® classes in Byron Bay, Australia after being introduced to the dance by a local midwife, Annie. The classes were extremely popular with pregnant women and Maha developed a keen rapport with many of her students and midwives. She began working as a doula (birth assistant) with local home birth midwives and encouraged women to embrace their pregnancy journey with strength, empowerment and courage. She realized many modern women were estranged from not only their physical but also their emotional and spiritual body in this most powerful feminine cycle.
Through her classes, Maha presents Bellydancebirth® as a means for women to explore these most primal movements, drawing on her cultural heritage for its wisdom, healing and ancient knowledge. She weaves together the 'old world' with the 'new world' through the belly dance creating a joyful and uplifting experience for all mothers to be.