Shakti Dance, Intensive - Harmonious Attunement

Sat. Aug 25, 2018 at 9:00am - Fri. Aug 31, 2018 at 7:00pm EDT
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$1,350.00 - $1,500.00
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"SaraSwaraRasa" - Harmonious Attunement
 6-Day Intensive

Touching your Life with a Wave of Grace...

Join us for a joyful, deeply nurturing 6-day Intensive, in Florida, USA - and give radiant expression to the impulse of your soul!

In this week, we will explore the cyclic entwinement of flowing movement with rhythmic breath and voice. We will illumine our practice with mindfulness, blissfully synchronizing it all with Jappa - the sacred repetition of mantra. This alchemy interweaves a unique and ‘tuneful’ space of consciousness - a relaxed atmosphere of ‘wakeful harmonisation’.

This subtle ‘tunefulness’, or Swara, arises effortlessly from a relaxed inner state. The delicate tapestry of yogic practice releases inner blocks and deep conditioning, returning us to our natural state of Peaceful Presence. Vocal repetition, coordinated with organic cyclic movement, patterns our prana harmoniously to a point of resonance and... Swara ‘lights up’. Swara is the radiant Self, illumined with awareness. Its subtle tuning of the mind-body instrument activates inner healing, opening us up to our core vibration and the expressive fullness of aware Being. As waves of prana-shakti align and awaken, they spontaneously cascade through our body into free dance and song - inviting us to surrender to inner guidance and embody this invigorating flow, or Rasa. Together, we will celebrate the originality of this creative soul-impulse! 

SaraSwaraRasa is the radiant resonance of aware prana-shakti, characteristic to Shakti Dance. Its unique atmosphere of 'harmonious attunement' imparts vibrant health and clarity of purpose. Bathing in SaraSwaraRasa brings a profound shift of perspective. Horizons expand for creative fulfilment, opening out into a deep meditative space of Peaceful Presence. 

We warmly invite you to share in this truly magical and blissfully transformative experience.

Shakti Dance®, the 'Yoga of Dance' is based on the technology of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan. This discipline was developed by Sara Avtar, with the blessing of Yogi Bhajan, in 2001

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Who Can Take This Program?
It is not necessary to be a dancer or a long time experienced yogi to participate! This 6-day intensive is for both Newcomers and more experienced Shakti Dance® Teachers. The teaching program will be arranged into different sessions to accommodate both levels - separately and together. It gives ample time to relax, integrate the teachings, socialize and enjoy the beautiful location.

  • Shakti Dance U.S. Lead Trainer, Dharma Devi, will assist with some of the Newcomers’ sessions.

  • Founding Creator, Sara Avtar, will teach the “Whole Group Classes” and most of the Teachers’ sessions.

Your Teachers:

Sara Avtar: British born, living in Italy, she studied with Yogi Bhajan since 1987 and has taught Kundalini Yoga for 30 years. She is a life-long dancer and founding creator of Shakti Dance®. Sara Avtar is a KRI Kundalini Yoga Level 1 & Level 2 Lead Teacher Trainer, Sat Nam Rasayan healer, and singer. She has released two CDs; “Shakti Lila” and “Merging”. Her new CD, “Swara Rasa” is soon to be released. 

Dharma Devi: Italian born, Dharma has been living in the U.S. since 2011. She is a Yoga Teacher, dancer, artist and KRI Kundalini Yoga Level 1 Teacher Trainer. Dharma Devi is one of Sara Avtar's first students, and is currently the most experienced representative of Shakti Dance® in the U.S. She leads Level 1 Shakti Dance® Teacher Trainings, workshops and weekly classes in the U.S. and Canada.


  • For Newcomers: This Intensive is an excellent opportunity to learn Shakti Dance®, and opens the path to Level 1 Certification. Participation counts as 15 of the 30 additional classes included in the requirements of a Level 1 Teacher Training, should you choose to train in the future. (Please ask for more information if you are interested.)

  • For Certified Level 1 Shakti Dance® Teachers: This course counts as a Level 2 Module (certifying for 5 modules completes Level 2). With this module’s certification, you can then enrol with the Shakti Dance® Academy website and list yourself with Level 2 Modules. To certify in this Module, attendance of all six course days is required, with completion of the follow up homework. 

  • If you are a Trainer in Training or thinking to become one: This is a required course.

Conditions & Logistics:

For Newcomers:

  • Discounts or different rates are not offered for missed days.

  • This Intensive does not certify you as a Shakti Dance® Teacher 

  • Full attendance gives you the following credit toward a Shakti Dance® TT Level 1 Teacher Training:

    • Completion of 15 of the 30 additional classes included in the requirements to certify as a Level 1 Teacher.

    • A $100 discount coupon to be used toward the Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teacher Training Program tuition fee in U.S. 

For Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teachers:

  • Full attendence is required for certification in this Level 2 Module. 

  • Absence cannot be recuperated, full course payment is a requisite.

Cancellation and Refund:

  • Cancellation by June 25th, 2018: full refund, less $350 included in your deposit payment

  • Cancellation by July 25th, 2018: 50% refund of what paid 

  • Cancellation after July 25th: No refund (you might transfer the funds to another Training Program if approved)

Accommodation and Food:
Accommodation and food are not included in the program cost. 

The course will be held at an exquisite exclusive private site, which however does not offer accommodation.

We are happy to help you find accommodation in the nearby hotels and Airbnb’s. Please contact us if you require assistance. Let us know the following information:

  • your maximum budget per night;

  • if you would like to have a place on your own or you are happy to share (Room or home in case of Airbnb);

  • date of arrival and departure;

Please send us your information by June 20th, 2018. Based on this, we will match you with suitable accommodation and other participants with similar needs.

Food: Meals are not provided. Good food can bought at local farmer markets, and a ‘potluck’ group meal-share can be organized on request. We provide snacks such as fresh fruit, water, and some cold drinks during the course. 

Contact & Info:
Please, feel free to call or e-mail Dharma Devi with the above information.

For additional information please visit the USA Shakti Dance Website







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