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The Goddess Bastet represents happiness, joy, music and dance, exalted as protector of family; her beauty, grace, strength & confidence personify her elegance thus, the House of Bastet is the cultivation of health, beauty & vitality for all.

OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE, EDUCATE, INSTILL DISCIPLINE, BUILD SELF-CONFIDENCE, ENHANCE CREATIVITY AND OFFER
TOOLS THAT WILL ASSIST PEOPLE IN MAINTAINING HEALTHY & POSITIVE LIFESTYLES.


 


Bast, Egyptian goddess of the rising sun, was much admired for her warm and playful nature, not to mention her fierce protectiveness. One of the most ancient of Egyptian goddesses, Bast (who was also known as Bastet and Basthet) was actively worshipped for several centuries. The Greeks, noting the similarity between the two goddesses, referred to her as the "Egyptian Artemis".

Many statues of the Egyptian goddess Bast have been excavated. She is depicted as a shapely woman with the head of a cat. In her myths, she takes on three forms...as a woman, as half-cat, and in a fully feline form.

goddess Bast

Bast, as the rising sun, rode with her aged father, the powerful Sun God Ra, protecting him during his ride through the sky. Then at night when Ra was defenseless in the dark, she turned into a cat to protect him from the snake Apep who sought to usurp Ra's power.

Domestic cats themselves were worshipped as incarnations of the goddess Bast. In addition to being the patron goddess of cats, she was associated with all things sensual and pleasurable including music and dance (any graceful movement), childbirth and mothering, and all things feminine, especially perfume.

Since Bast was the goddess of all things that give pleasure, it's only natural that the annual festival honoring the goddess  was a riotous affair.... complete with thousands of revelers floating down the Nile, drinking, dancing, gyrating, and shouting to the townspeople on the bank.

Bast : Cat Goddess

Like any kitten, no matter how soft and playful, Bast could, if need be, bare her teeth and claws to ward off a threat.  She was known as a healer and as the protector of the home. Statues of Bast were often used to ward off all manner of evil spirits, snakes, thieves, illness, and even fire.

The goddess Bast, more than any other of the Egyptian goddesses, offers to teach us to not take things too seriously, and to luxuriate in our feminine grace and sensuality, and especially to never waste our energy on worrying about things that may never bring us rewards.

 



Our Fabulous Staff

Ms. Tene'




Ms. Tene' is a performing artist sharing her energy and creativity with all who receive her. A native of Detroit Michigan, she continues to revitalize the artistic energy of Detroit. She earned her B.A. in Telecommunications at Michigan State University with a Fine Arts cognate and Dance Specialization where she produced and directed her own television show and dance company.
Relocating to New York in 1997 she taught dance and modeled for various schools and organizations in addition to studing with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. Tene’ has studied with many Master teachers including Denis Jefferson, Joan Peters, Baba Ali, Lisa McCall, Fabayo, George Curry. She is a certified yoga and fitness instructor, a relaxation specialist and Reiki one practitioner.She currently teaches hatha yoga, belly dance, pole dance, modeling and personal development at House of Bastet, Head Instructor at Barbizon Modeling & Acting School and is the dance coach for the International Model and Talent Association competition.
Ms.Tene
is an artist and an educator in the truest sense, celebrating being a woman and living fully, assisting young people by helping them reach their maximum potential!


LaNita Moss



LaNita Moss is an extraordinary artist, and person to take notice of. She is a Native of Detroit, MI and has made her moves through out the metro city, as well as other states. LaNita has trained in the Katherine Dunham technique for over 15 years as a Modern, Ballet, and Folkloric style of Dance. LaNita Moss and her talents in the arts have taken her to Dallas, TX where she danced with Dallas Black Dance Theatre under the direction of Ann Williams and Director of DBDT II Allyne D. Gartrell. She also found a place with Happy Nia Dance Company under the Direction of Dereque Whiturs. Ms. Moss has been teaching ballet, modern, and hip hop dance well over 8 years. Her variety of students in both age and genders has always shown her versatility in teaching, but also her passion to just dance.

Arryal Ramsey


Arryal Ramsey, originally from Detroit, discovered that she had formed an undying hunger for dance at an early age. She began her journey with the rhythmic dance of Hip-Hop. Her training took off early with world renowned choreographer Roland (RoRo) Tabor who has danced/ choreographed for many celebrities such as Omarion, MC Hammer, Columbus Short, Marques Houston, Julia Stiles, and the late Aaliyah. She traveled to Los Angeles, CA to kick start her career. She presented her early work in Los Angeles at numerous dance spaces and a series of Co-operative showcases. She also has performed at various shows, festivals and attended many video shoots. She returns back to Michigan to expose herself to more of the dance arts. She has been trained in Belly Dance, Hula, Modeling, Latin Ballroom and Hip-Hop!
Arryal has taught at various dance studios such as Arthur Murray, Deliz Dance & Sport, Elements of Exercise and the fabulous House of Bastet!

Aisha Ellis


Aisha Ellis is one of the great unique artist of Detroit,Mi. As a drummer/percussionist, writer and model she will be also using her exceptional dancing talents as the African Dance instructor at the House of Bastet for this exciting nine week course. As a well sought after dancer, Aisha is a current member of The Bambuti Dance Troupe and has performed with other well respected troupes such as The Omowale Dancers/Drummers 1998-2000, African American Arts and Cultural Society 2002-2005 and Bifal Drummers and Dancers 2004-2006 and others.
As an instructor Aisha has taught African Dance and Drum at Youthville Dertroit 2005-2007,The 21st Century After-school
program 2005-2006, Exerdance Dance Studios 2009 and Camp Fabulous Summer 2009 season.


Lorena Craighead


Lorena/Balqis, RYT is an educator, designer dancer & editor who teaches yoga Wednesdays 6-7pm. Yogini for 13 years, she has been trained in Iyengar method for kids & adults. 
Looking forward to helping you center, smile & sweat at our oasis in the city, House of Bastet.


Pat Dukes-Jorden


I'm so excited about ZUMBA!!! I'm a professional dancer trained in many areas of dance, Hip-hop, Afro-haitian, Afro-cuban, and the Dunham technique. I believe that dance is the "fountain of youth". Allow me to help you to maintain your youthful energy or help rediscover it! Join the Party Dance Dance Dance....Zumba, Zumba, Zumba!!!



Seycon Nadia


Seycon Nadia (Singer/Choreographer) started performing at the age of 3. Her repertoire includes a wide genre of dance from ballet to hip hop. Of West African and Caribbean parentage, Seycon specializes in ethnic dances such as Mento, Bomba, Calypso, Rumba, and many traditional African dance forms. She teaches the youth at the House of Bastet in Ballet technique, Jazz choerography and Musical Theater.

Andrea " Hetheru" House

Andrea enjoys the art of dance and has been dancing since she was 5. Andrea fell in love with African dance after giving birth to prepare her for the wonderful world of motherhood. She was under the direction of Nubia Polk, in 2003 she began dancing professionally. Andrea, was invited to join two dance groups in Detroit; Bambuti featuring Efe in 2006 and Ngoma Za Amen Ra in 2009.  She is currently studying various dance forms at the House of Bastet under the direction of Tene' Dismuke. Currently Andrea hosts dance parties and assists with Saturday dance classes at the House of Bastet and dances professionally with the HOB ~ Wild Spirit Dance Company.



Our Students & Clients

" This is the best class ever, the teacher is great with the instruction on belly dancing.  I'm glad I found her."

"This place has been transformational for me!  I have truely discovered my feminine power and attractive force fields.  I have manifested more in my life these few months as a result of touching my true power!"

"The House of Bastet was my light in my personal darkness.  I have found the sexy lady I was afraid I had lost.  It has helped me find my peace."
-Simmer

"The House of Bastet inspires me to be strong and powerful.  It has empowered me to use all of my untapped talents and become a competely balanced women.  I now live in my very own satisfying world."

"Coming to the House of Bastet reconnects me to my feminine side.  After a day of doing everything for everyone else.  I feel comfortable in a safe environment free from stress."
-Terry

"The House of Bastet is more than a place to exercise, we learn as women that we have a special purpose, to embrace our sexuality and beauty that comes in all shapes and sizes."
-Diamond Sparkle

"House of Bastet is a wonderful hidden treasure in the heart of Detroit.  It provides women with a place torenew their mind, bodies and souls.  No matter what stage or phase of life you are in, you will undoubtely benefit from the wonderful classes offered."
-Fox

"I've been looking for a belly dance class in Detroit for years and was invited to a party.  Belly dancing for me is the perfect feminine workout.  It builds strength, muscle, confidence and sensuality.  Tene' is a wonderful teacher and I recommend this class to everyone."
-Danelle

" The House of Bastet is a wonderful place to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit and ultimately find your feminine happy place."                           -Aisha

" House of Bastet has opened an inner confidence and awareness for my total existence, it's the perfect fit and vibe for all your needs to feel fine and fabulous. "

When I first  came to House of Bastet in Sept 2009 ....I attracted to Tene's misson statement, her goals ,her concept getting in touch with oneself. Tene was featured in a local newspaper I had picked up at local grocery store. I called and spoke with her and the rest is history I attend belly dance class every Tuesday and I love it ! Tene style and personality cannot be duplicated she is one of a kind "Original"!

She instructs us on how to love yourself MInd Body and Soul !

God Bless the HouseofBastet !

BECAUSE I HAVE COME THROUGH THE DARK PASSAGE WHOLE AND HAPPY I CAN SEE AND AGREE WITH ALL YOU SAY.  IT WAS HARD, BUT I WAS NOT GOING TO DIE AND GIVE UP, THE GOOD LORD WOULD NOT ALLOW THAT.  I HAD SOME CHOICES TO MAKE AND I CHOSE TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY.  AND LOOK AT ME NOW.  I AM FABULOUS, THANKS TO THE HOUSE OF BASTET.  IT WAS MY SAFE PLACE ON MY TRIP FROM THE DARK.  IF YOU ASK FOR THE LORDS HELP HE WILL SEND IT, AND MY CAME WITH A BEAUTIFUL ANGLE.  THANK YOU TENE, FOR BEING YOU.

-Simmer

Last Friday we had Tene doing belly dancing with our girls support group here at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.  It was exactly what we were looking for.  I myself felt so powerful just in the fact that I’m a woman--after being reminded that we possess endless creative energy.

-Clara |Rosa Parks Youth Program Asst |Capuchin Soup Kitchen

 

greetings, your performance for Brothers In Motion event was quite wonderful.  please feel welocme to come again,

duane - Liberal Arts

 

"I started taking classes at House of Bastet in September of 2011. Now, almost eight months later, I have nothing but positive remarks to leave about my experience there. The instructors make sure that every single class is fun, but there also immediate benefits to be seen and felt. I have lost almost thirty pounds in eight months, without making any significant changes to my diet and other exercise regimens. I feel stronger and more flexible, and I see muscle tone forming that I haven’t had in years. I have NEVER been the girl who everyone comes to for workout advice, and suddenly all of my girlfriends want to know how I’ve made such a drastic transformation in such a short period of time. The benefits have been more than physical, however – my confidence is improved, and I now experience on an almost daily basis an overall sense of happiness that stems from my new body and attitude. The classes are super affordable, and the class sizes are small enough that I have ended up with amazing one-on-one instruction and coaching on multiple occasions. I live approximately a half hour away from the studio, and I have never once regretting making the commute. I highly recommend House of Bastet to anyone who asks me about it – it’s a fabulous investment in both your body and your happiness."

Heather Beauvais AKA-Honey

 


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