Connection + Community + Soul 

ANYA Dance Method™ is the premier dance-centered health and wellness program designed for Recovery, Community + Transformational Growth.

Woven with brain health practices backed by solid research, ANYA Dance Method™ focuses on simple layers–no choreography to learn, easy on the body, and energizing for your soul.

Whether you are taking your very first step into a dance studio or you “used to” be a dancer, ANYA Dance Method™ meets you where you are–at the beginning of your next chapter.


Ancient Foundations + Modern Movement + Solid Science

“Playful, healing, powerful, so much laughter, and a whole buncha fun.”

Connection over competition, growth over loss, ANYA Dance Method™ focuses on flow, balance, stability, flexibility, and grace—and most of all, possibility. No dance experience needed, because we all begin at the beginning.

Wondering what to expect?

When you step through the door, you’ll probably want to start dancing–whether you admit it out-loud or not.

Your very first class will fly by, as you get reacquainted with your body and amazed at what it will do. Our music is fantastic and the good laughter is always going around.

We move together, unlocking our dance bodies (even sitting down). Oh, and about that laughter–it might even be you who makes someone else laugh because they totally get you.


Here’s the good part: Even though you know you’re getting some exercise, you’re just dancing–better and better, gaining more brain-to-body control, more flow, and more glow.


Donna Syed

Founder + Creator ANYA Dance Method™

ANYA Dance Method™ Format Designer + Master Facilitator

Founder, designer, and creator of the ANYA Dance Method™ evidence-based trainingand “edutainment” movement and growthprogram designed for Recovery, Community + Transformational Growth.

Donna’s specializations include:

  • Certified Brain Health Trainer – Functional Aging Institute
  • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor; ACE-GFI
  • Functional Aging Group Exercise Specialist – Functional Aging Institute
  • John Maxwell Certified Speaker | Trainer | Coach
  • Expert Rating Certified Personal Development Coach
Influences + Educators

Influenced by the foundations of Classical Egyptian, Turkish, and Persian dance with the educational and inspirational contributions of Zaina Ali, Sahra Saeeda, Dr. Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi.

Modern Western movement style influences include Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, Anna Halprin, François Delsarte, Bob Fosse, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Mia Michaels, and of course, Jennifer Lopez.

The ANYA Dance Method™ format has been both inspired and informed by the collective clinical and neuro-research of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Martin Teicher, Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Oliver Sacks, Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, and Dr. Pat Ogden among the many, deeply committed trauma research professionals and practitioners.

Guest Facilitator + Author + Inspirational Speaker

Author of Truthfairy Field Guide: No Guru Required, Donna is the personal growth training designer and visionary of the Truthfairy Project™, ANYA Dance Method™ and other breakthrough experiences designed for women who are seeking more from their life journey.

Donna’s interactive designs take journey-seekers on a self-paced “deep swim” of self-acceptance and enrichment. Her work leads women toward the path to wholeness, purpose, and vision to experience the power of Choice, Truth, and Trust in their own lives.

Still Curious?

Contributing Writer for PsychCentral | World of Psychology, Crisis Response Care, and the Huffington Post, Algebra Lover, Logophile, Research Geek, Parking Space Pull-Through Protestor, Book Buzzsaw, Period Fashion Drooler, Laughing Foot-Clapper (with a side of snort), Wisdom Seeker, Lesson Learner–but otherwise, and foremost, just Donna Syed.

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