Join Shakti Bhakti and the best of Santa Cruz Dance for this free and lively event.
Shakti Bhakti Ensemble will perform Odissi at this FREE National Dance Week event in San Jose
An online initiation into the divine realms of tantra (Revital joins as a guest teacher)
Odissi is a form of Indian Dance characterized by the ecstatic expression of grace and power. Unifying feminine and masculine energies through fluid movement and rhythmic footwork, Odissi is an exquisite Yogic art.
Revital teaches workshops and retreats Internationally. She offer study courses year around at her home base, the San Francisco bay area.
Stocking the fire of passion with the winds of inspiration, overriding logical callings with intuitive whispers... I've been continuously following my gut and heart in my life path choices.
…As much as I learned immensely powerful lessons from my teachers, and perhaps even greater lessons from my connection to spirit, I feel I've learned the most precious gift of all from you, my students; the gift of connection - of uniting in passion, in pain, in joy, and in ecstasy. Of being One in the Cosmic Dance.
Our capacity for love is infinite. We all need more care and attention anyone outside of us could truly give us. When we realize the key is in our own heart, a powerful shift happens. When we wake up to the fact we are love, we release the contraction of pain, relax the belly, drop deeper into our body, and realize it’s a choice, a choice to open up, relax, and allow love to be. Allow connection to heal our pain, and intimate presence to boost our confidence.
By beautifying ourselves we reflect the worlds beauty, we engage in the capacity to make this world, this moment, this experience - beautiful, and we allow that beauty to flow and nourish our capacity to feel alive, vibrant, exuberant with passion.
A traditional performance begins with Initiation – “auspicious opening of the way”, continuous with rhythmical-technical foundation – “setting the ground”, proceeds to melodious ecstatic expression – “opening the channels of creativity”, then dives into emotional expression – the depth of the heart, and climax with spiritual culmination – liberation.
What makes a good teacher is not their masterfulness but their presence.
A teacher inspires their students to a greater level of accomplishment by intimately knowing and understanding the student/s’ perspective.
Depth of connection facilitates transmission and receptivity.
A creature of love. A mother a wife, a daughter, a seeker, a lover of life, in quest of the way to be true, to be kind, to be dancing with life, to connect and be touched.
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There are evidences of dance worship in temples during all of these eras, in particular after the 8th century CE, a unique time period in which Buddhism, Shaktism, Saivism, and Tantrism had become amalgamated into one practice. You can see many evidences of this hybrid in the ancient temples around Odisha. For example, the temple of Vaital in Bhubaneswar combines imagery of Chamunda (the goddess), Bhairava (Shiva), Ardhanadishvara (Tantric Deity half shakti /half shiva), Buddha, Shiva nataraj (the cosmic dancer), and more.
Commitment may have a bit of a negative air for some. It sounds like a chore, an obligation. Yet it could just as well translate as “devotion” and “dedication”. It is an integral ingredient in the formula to success.
The most profound role of a dancer is her ability to touch her audience deeply; her offering of an opportunity to transcend ‘ordinary’ moments into ‘extraordinary'.
Her presence is the center axis between heaven and earth, a pillar of light, connecting above and below, letting all manifestation revolve, rise and fall.