Type of Event
1:30pm to 4pm
Sunday February 9th 2014
Shakti Yoga Dances are choreographed asanas that dance the mat. Like all Yoga, they combine body-mind connections expanding consciousness. Like all dance, they express emotionally. Enriching your beautiful nature is part of the pleasure felt when moving into Shakti Yoga Dances. In learning a dance, bodies feel possibilities of transforming the mundane to the mystical, the logical to intuitive, and depression to peace. If you love Yoga, are drawn to music and dance, then you flow into the process and creativity which build the many layers within each dance. Whether a student, or a teacher, this expanded awareness connects you to your spirit and your passions. You will express the movement fully because it is of your nature. The dances are further enriched by what you bring to them.
Shakti Yoga Dances are body mudras, and like their better known hasta, or hand mudras, they express as physical prayer, coming through ‘beingness,’ not brains. They can be as simple as physical exercise, and as profound as moving meditations. The dance on the mat is the discovery of the dancer within, and as that dancer weaves layers of asana, breath, mudra, chant, and poetry their body opens in profound and surprising ways. In the age-old process of breath and movement, repetition and dedication, each dance emerges from resilient muscle and sweet spirit. Ancient Tantric practitioners understood the power of dance and used it to call in the divine. We long for tribal joining and shared ritual, and Shakti Yoga Dances take this longing to weave it into new rituals of shared joy.
This practice is rigorous. A minimum of one year experience with Yoga is suggested.
Samantha Cameron, E-RYT 500, creator of Shakti Yoga Dances, Instructor and Choreographer at Wellesley College, Writer, Poet and gifted Astrologer.
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