“Life is a poem, live out the metaphors.” Britta
Brittanië “Britta” Stumpp is a mother, wife, dancer, yogi, graphic designer, teacher, and writer. She teaches belly dance, prenatal belly dance, samba fusion, and Vitality Flow in the Northern Utah area. “Like” her Facebook Page .
Britta has a Bachelor’s degree from WSU in English – Creative Writing and an Integrated Studies B.A. She also studied with the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University with an emphasis on Yoga Philosophy.
As a child, Britta’s mother and grandmother put her in many dance classes, like ballet, jazz, and tap, but she suffered from chronic asthma which made it difficult to keep up. In junior high, she decided to seek the advice of natural healers and was finally able to manage her asthma in a satisfying way. She found the great healing art of Yoga in 1996 at The Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple and has integrated it into her life ever since.
She discovered the man she refers to as her “Yoda,” Joseph Campbell, in early college and has been an avid collector of folk stories, myths and allegories ever since. As a researcher, and ardent student of myth, Britta is what she calls a self-professed “Dreamkeeper.”
“Myths are public dreams, dreams are public myths.” ~Joseph Campbell
In college, she decided to take a few world dance classes. While studying Middle Eastern or “belly dance” in particular, Britta became obsessed with the sacred wisdom of ritual movement and the amazing healing it brings. Dance has become a huge part of Britta’s life.
After many years of using Yoga to heal, focus and meditate, Britta entered the Registered Yoga Teacher training in 2011 and she studied Yoga Philosophy at Oregon State University in 2013. She continues to use pranic intelligence (the vital life force of breath) and yogic principles daily.
In 2010, Britta met a fire fox of a woman through mutual interests named Tamara Herrin. Having spent much of her life in Hawaii, Tamara brought a treasure trove of disciplines to the table: Qigong, Yoga, Nia, and 5 Rhythms dance. She and Britta co-developed Women’s Vitality Movement using Qigong, dance and yoga shortly after. Qigong has become a part of Britta’s daily practice and lifestyle.
Britta also began writing Poetry at a young age to make sense of the world. She later pursued a Creative Writing emphasis under the tutelage of Brad L. Roghaar, Dr. Victoria Ramirez and Ron Deeter at WSU.
She lives in Ogden, Utah with her son and her husband, Adrian Stumpp, who is also a writer.
Britta is available for private tutoring in yoga, samba, belly dance or prenatal dance. She is also available for performance within reasonable notice. Prices vary on the occasion.
To schedule, email her at email@example.com