As part of our Feminine Sensual Fridays, I dedicate two Fridays each month to one of the beautiful, sensational, vibrant women in our program. As part of our journey we each select an alter ego, a Burlesque name, to inspire the changes we wish to unleash in our lives. Today you meet Liza VonSass!
Who is Liza VonSass?
This thirty six year old bombshell, physiotherapist, hugger and dancer, Liza VonSass, lights up the room with her radiant smile and sizzling personality! She’s a great listener and always ready to share a hug. So if you need a hug don’t be shy, you know where to go!
Two things she loves about her life are 1) she really does feel free to choose and 2) she enjoys being surrounded by loving and supportive family and friends.
On her quest to becoming more confident and a little bad ass, Liza VonSass reveals that she fell in love with Burlesque dancing when she began taking classes in 2008. “My life gets better with Burlesque in it and I love it.”
An Interesting Twist
Do we have a performer in the crowd? Yes we do! In 2011 Liza VonSass began performed, for the first time, at Capital Pride. She has since performed at :
- The Rainbow,
- Barrymore’s Music Hall,
- Capital Expo,
- Sexapalooza and the
- Ottawa Burlesque Festival…where I popped my pastie cherry.
Her two solos are performed to Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady and Mother by Danzig.
Oh, and she can still do the splits!
Power of Class
As part of the Transformational Burlesque program the women identify qualities within themselves that they wish to unleash in order to live a more vibrant, fulfilling life! The women can choose whether or not to share these with the other women in a safe and supportive environment. Liza VonSass reveals that she wants to continue to learn and grow self-love, self-confidence, her bad-ass self and to look in the mirror more when she dances.
When we asked her what she loves about the class she had this to say, “I love the choreography that we learn and the fact that I get to practice it in a supportive environment with strong and fabulous women.”
Oh la la…the Sensual Side
In addition to unleashing characteristics such as self-confidence, self-love and self-value, the women are also working on opening up their sensual sides, to experience the full range of feminine energies. Over time, women can cover their femininity and sensuality hiding it beneath protective layers…being a mom, a career woman, an athlete, experiencing a negative life event or demands on our time can all take a toll pushing some of our feminine or sensual elements to the back burner. So, we asked Liza VonSass about a few things she enjoys that elicit a sensual feeling. Here’s what she had to say:
What is your favourite song: Mother by Danzig which is a punk/rock song. I started listening to that song when I was trying let go of something hard in my life. Now I listen to it because I love it.
What colour makes you feel sensual/happy/calm ? I love deep purples.
What’s you favourite fabric to feel on your skin? Leather and lace always feel nice.
What scent makes you melt? I love the smell of vanilla and caramel.
Please feel free to leave Liza VonSass a comment below. We love having her light and radiant energy in our class!