Ma Shakti is a visual artist, holistic educator and energy worker. She combines her academic background in art, philosophy and education with her training in yoga, energy healing and spiritual psychology to offer a creative holistic approach to well being. By integrating arts and yogic psychology she developed a unique creative healing technique that she shares through various projects based in the UK and overseas.
She embraced the path of Yoga in 2009 and explored different styles with various teachers- such as Kundalini Yoga, classical Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Tantra.
After a couple of years of dedicated practice, she was inspired to move to India and experience Yogic tradition in its original context. She travelled solo across the Indian subcontinent until she finally found her guide and settled in Rishikesh, where she took celibacy vows and devoted herself to an ongoing training in the oral Himalayan tradition and Samaya Tantra under the expert guidance of Gangesh Chaitanya, a direct disciple of many illustrious masters, such as Swami Veda Baharati, Swami Rama, Goenka. Her studies encompass Yoga Philosophy, classical Raj Yoga, traditional Kundalini Yoga, Tantra, Yoga Nidra and basics of Ayurveda.
Upon her return to the Uk in 2012 she founded Shakti Healing Gardens and, in collaboration with her teacher's school, she began to facilitate courses, retreats and intensive yoga teacher training courses in India and other locations in Uk and abroad.
On her second visit to India, Shakti met her tantric mentor - international painter and Naga Sadhvis Druvinka Puri, disciple of Baba Ram Puri, Sri Mahant of Juna Akhara, the largest and oldest order of Sadhus in India. She offered yet another dimension to Shakti’s studies, which took a more tantric angle.
In 2015 she started studying Odissi at the Bharat Vidya Bhavan from Guru smt Urbi Basu. Dance is now yet another reason to travel regularly to India, where she undertakes intensive training with local teachers such as Sri Padma Ileana Citarristi in Bhubaneswar.
Very safety-oriented when it comes to asana teaching; far more radical and experimental with her creative approach to yoga as a path to merging and transcending polarities.
Her knowledge, experience, sensitivity and dedication gently inspire and guide many to the innermost dimensions of their existence.