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Temple Arts Immersion™
Yogini Temple Dancer
Journey of profound Feminine Awakening and related disciplines.
Get a total of 20 class video recordings!
Welcome into the sacred, and what has thus far been, secret sanctum of my heart and devotion, along with polished jewels of my research, study, and practice from the past 25+ years.
By dancing, doing yoga, lifting our vibration, stilling the mind, we are holding the torch of faith and wellbeing for others. The world needs us more than ever to shine and inspire others to do the same.
Part 1 – Inner Realms of the Yogini Temple Dancer
This course is meticulously designed to provide you a strong foundation of understanding and internal development to optimize your experience and practice in the Odissi Indian Classical Dance Choreography included here.
I am using the term “Yogini Temple Dancer” due to my theory and practice that the fully embodied and accomplished Temple Dancer must first embody and excel as Yogini.
Learn for yourself what this means and how these rare insights, disciplines, and tools cultivate your being into your authentic beauty, power, wisdom, and service.
6 Week Outline:
Week 1 & 2: Yogini & Temple Dance Herstory + Slideshow
Week 3: Inner Alchemies of the Yogini Temple Dancer: Energy Rivers & Wheels (nadis/chakras)
Week 4: Sacred Seals: Ancient Shakti Technology of Adornments & Costume
Week 5: Sacred Seals: Science of Mudras ~ The Heart & Universe Expressed
Week 6: Ancient Secrets of “Bhumi Pranam,” a moving prayer of sacred geometry: Visualizations, Invocation, Shakti Embodiment
Part 2 – Odissi Indian Classical Dance ~ Choreography
Merging Sacred Feminine Traditions from India & Tibet
I have constructed a choreography that symbolizes and merges the Yogini Tradition from India and the Dakini Tradition from Tibet. These ancient Feminine Archetypes are amongst the most powerful, expressive, and sensual Goddesses. Their duties are similar: dissolving illusions, representing our fully awakened state, and offering boundless compassion for all beings.
Odissi originated in one of India’s epicenters for Yoginis and Temple Dance, so Odissi is deeply rooted in Yogic Tradition. Classes focus on these principles of physical and energetic alignment, breath, sharpening our mental capacity, and other elements at the foundation of this dance.
Each class includes yoga, dance conditioning, and Odissi practices including mudra (hand gestures) and padha (language of the feet). Plus discussions on the Herstory of Temple Dance and Yoginis.