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“Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment." 

~ Zig Ziglar


Ariellah’s dance background spans over 30 years.  She has studied and trained in fusion dance for 20 of those years and has taught in this dance form for over a decade, all over the world, on every continent. She specializes in fusion dance, vinyasa and kundalini yoga, as well as in technically strong isolations, layering, stage presence and choreography.


Ariellah has a deep love of dance and shares every bit of her knowledge and experience with her students.  She is a compassionate and passionate teacher who wants to see her students grow and flourish. She goes above and beyond to ensure that each student receives what they need and reaches their goals and their full potential.  Ariellah is here to help you in any way she can.


All are welcome at her "Darker Still Studios"…it is an all-inclusive setting and holds an absolute judgement free atmosphere in her home studio.  Her studio fosters a deep sense of community and is a grounding and calm space.


Ariellah also offers private instruction and workshops upon request. 

Please contact her with inquiries.

Her training, work, and offerings can be followed here:

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Owner: Ariellah

For Darker Still Studio location and registration,

please email Ariellah directly at:

Ongoing LIVE Classes:

Mixed Level Fusion Dance, Meditation, Conditioning,

Drilling, Zilling, and Choreography Courses



Upcoming Class Schedule with Ariellah is as follows:


Spring Class Sessions


Online via Zoom

Mindful Movement and Technique Clas


Take classes online when it fits best into your schedule! 

Ariellah's Patreon Page has many fusion classes to choose from
and each month more are added!

Check it out and join here:
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Nourish: 3-Day Online Immersive Home Retreat

March 10-12, 2023

Registration is OPEN!

Contact Ariellah at for more info




.be kind to yourself.

.with nourishment our (well)being thrives, refreshes and calms.

.the quieter you become, the more you can hear.

The intention is to offer something absolutely delicious for every fiber of your being.

all are welcome.

Have you been wanting or needing to take some time to slow down…?

Would you like to take time out to nourish your being?

In this online home retreat,

we will indeed slow down, breathe, move our bodies in delicious, juicy ways, gain more insight into our well-being and our lives, and deeply nourish our being.

We will work from the inside out ~

Practice deep listening

Get Grounded

Feel Calm

Move the Body

Relax the mind

Nourish body, mind, spirit, and heart.

It brings me deep joy to have the opportunity to share my ever-deepening practice and exploration of meditation and Buddhism, alongside movement and dance…I bring a lifetime of practice in yoga, meditation and dance to the table in this retreat..

Through meditation, discussion, reflection and grounding, you will delve into these ideas/philosophies/understandings and techniques with me, and immerse into the nourishment of both body and mind.

Deep nourishment.

This home retreat is 3.5 hours per day, working in both meditation and movement(including warm up, yoga and fusion technique) - allowing space for personal feedback, discussion, reflection, growth and most importantly, deep nourishment of your entire being from thee inside out.

All levels are welcome.(NON-DANCERS/MOVERS ARE WELCOME! You have the option to attend just the first half which consists of meditation, discussion and stretching/warm up/free flow movement to get the body moving and feeling nourished.)

One can think about this home retreat in terms of simply setting aside time to deeply and wholly nourish yourself.

Think of soaking in a warm, delicious bubble bath for 3 days…

It will leave you feeling rejuvenated, inspired, calm and grounded….radiating…

This retreat will also offer perspective and deep insight.

Our days will consist of an opening meditation and discussion, followed by a nourishing, delicious, deep dive warm up, followed by free flow movement, ending with an optional last hour together focusing on our dance practice and technique in a more relaxed atmosphere that focuses on the joy of moving the body, exploration of vocabulary, and awareness…


March 10-12, 2023

(Recording will be available to those who cannot make any of the days in person)


No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please reach out to me personally to discuss options.

General Sliding Scale - $150-$500

Payment Options:

Tier 1:

Full Course Meditation, Movement, Dance Technique: $350-$500 (Sliding Scale Pay as your financial means allow.)

Tier 2:

Meditation and Some Movement (first 2.5 hours):


Tier 3:

Financial hardship:


To secure your registration in this retreat, please send payment with the tagline “Nourish” to Ariellah at:

Paypal –

Venmo - @Ariellah-Aflalo

Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation and also all details regarding the online retreat.

I look so forward to sharing these 3 nourishing days with you and cultivating more love and well-being...


Spring Class Session

Online via Zoom and In-Person!

Mindful Movement and Technique Class

Mindful Movement Workshop
June 11, 2023

Portland, Oregon

Details TBA



Gothla Brazil

May 20, 2023

Online Show

Carpe Noctem



June 11, 2023

Portland, Oregon



June 13, 2023

Portland, Oregon



November 11, 2023

Bay Area California


Past Performances


April 27, 2022

Nevada City, CA
Event Details Here


World Goth Day: Above The Waves
May 21, 2022

Alameda, CA
Performance with Anthony Jones and Monica Richards!
Event Details Here


a Black Wedding

October 8, 2022
DNA Lounge


Event Details Here


November 12, 2022



Circling Sorrows

December 1-3, 2022

Website: Circling Sorrows


Midnight Frolic

June 5, 2021
Online via Zoom

7p.m. PDT


Serpent's Circle

June 13, 2021

Online via Zoom
3p.m. PDT


Gothla UK

July 17, 2021

Online via Zoom

Details TBA


November 13, 2021


Please check back soon for more information. Also, remember to "Subscribe" today for the email newsletter list and stay up to date on all of the upcoming performances, workshops, and other dance related events!



(Use the slideshow arrows below & rotate through the many years of past performances)

2020 Past Performances

July 10, 2020
Online Elegant Creatures Show

Livestream from Cincinatti, OH

2019 Past Performances

July 6, 2019

13 Annual Darker Still Student Hafla!
Darker Still Studios
Oakland, CA

July 19-21, 2019

Gothla UK
Leicester, England


May 4, 2019

San Jose, Costa Rica
Festival De La Luna Ariellah


April 6, 2019

Fresno, CA
Requiem: A Gathering of Souls 2019

March 2019

March 23, 2019

Gothla IT Milan, Italy

January 25, 2019

Edwardian Ball SF 2019
San Francisco, CA

2018 Past Performances


November 2, 2018

San Francisco, CA

August 19, 2018

Oakland, CA
Bellydance Fantasy Showcase

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Intro to Fusion Dance Tutorials:


Shoulder Combo, Shoulder Rolls, Shoulder Triangle


Belly Isolation and Preparation, Belly Roll Practice, Pelvic Lock Isolation Practice

Additional Intro to Fusion Dance Tutorials:

Stretches (Yoga): 

Meditation and Stretch, Shoulder Opening Exercises, Spinal Mobility and Flexibility Exercises, and Yoga Lunge Exercises

Keep up with the latest drills, happenings and classes with Ariellah here: 

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"Ariellah has been a teacher and a mentor for over 15 years. I was in attendance at her first out of state workshop, and I have joined her in the jungles of Costa Rica. The amount of care thought and preparation that she puts into every class is so very evident. Equally evident is the amount of care and concern that she displays for each individual student.  I love that she takes a holistic approach to dance.


Each lesson integrates mind, body, and spirit. Her years of consistent practice are evident in her meticulous attention of technique and her ability to articulate and break down complex, layered movements. She is kind but relentless as she meets each person where they are and then challenges them to grow and expand.  She gives of herself freely – without ego – and genuinely roots for student’s success."


~Kelly Hart, Texas



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