Loretta Brown, host of The Original Loretta Brown Show, heard Thursdays at 8 a.m. and repeats Mondays at 6 a.m., welcomes the creator of a popular workout based on African dance (Aerobics with Soul®). Maria Nhambu has made sharing her love of Africa and its culture and rhythms the focus of her life. Her memoir series, Dancing Soul Trilogy, begins with her childhood in a harsh German orphanage and continues with her arrival in the United States, her adjustment to a new culture, the creation of family she longed for, and dramatic discoveries about her past. Her books together are The Dancing Soul Trilogy, Africa’s Child, America’s Daughter, And Drum Beats, Heart Beats.
Born in Tanzania, East Africa, she was raised by German missionary nuns at an orphanage for mixed race children. Throughout the hardship and mixed blessings of her childhood, Nhambu (as she is called) sustained her spirit through dance and kept alive her dream of further education. She was able to fulfill that dream in the United States where she attended college, became a teacher and eventually married and raised two children.
Maria Nhambu is a gifted writer with a unique voice and style. Whether she talks about a dramatic scene or describes the lush landscapes of her native home, the writing is captivating and laced with powerful insights. She will make you cry and smile at the same time, because she writes with an uncanny sense of humor. Her books offer a stament of what happens when we consciously choose to embrace ourselves. The author invites readers to face life with courage, to look into the future with hope, but above all, to take full control of their lives by fighting self-pity and being responsible for their actions.
This is one of those edifying stories that comes across as a light in the darkness of our fears, our uncertainty, and our hopelessness. Nhambu teaches readers how to look past their tragedy to see the seeds of a flourishing future.
Her passion for African dance, art and culture inspired her to create and teach the African dance workout Aerobics With Soul® and fuels her work as an unofficial cultural ambassador. In that role she gives African dance presentations and speaks about Africa nationally and internationally.
Currently Maria Nhambu lives in Delray Beach, Florida, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Loretta Brown, owner of Reiki Oasis, has been practicing and teaching Reiki Energy Medicine, sound healing, intuitive Guidance, past life regression, meditation and psychic development since 1995. Born as a sensitive, Loretta always felt at home among the concepts of angels, spirits, fairies, energies, vibration, sound, music, devas, goddesses and God. However, it took years for her to understand not everyone had these gifts, and to figure out how to use them to help others navigate their lives in a more positive way. Now, she is dedicated to helping everyone discover their own gifts, resonate from the very center of their Being and live the joy-filled life they were meant to live. Loretta has traveled the world extensively, teaching and performing internationally, has studied with great spiritual teachers, and has spent years chanting, searching for truths, visiting sacred sites and learning the great mysteries. Her joy is sharing as a Teacher, Channel and Healer so you can renew, refresh, and re-member who you really are and why you are on the planet at this time. Loretta also offers Crystal Bowl Healing Concerts, Loretta offers in person one-on-one sessions, as well as workshops, skype and phone sessions.
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