Shakti Yoga Dances began in 2009, growing out of my many lives and interests, mainly years as a dancer/choreographer, and Astrologer. In the beginning, I created short dances for each month that embodied energies of the season, both Ayurvedically and Astrologically. They were simple and strictly within asana-lines. As I’ve grown more courageous, the dances have become like myself, freer, bolder, and more trusting that spirit walks in to dictate the dance. I need a Practice that pushes and supports me to become emotionally alive, where I’m willing to embrace risk, to move out of the past, and stand in greater vulnerability. I want structures that hold many confluences, where movement is meaningful, where it becomes the teacher instructing us to embrace all the pieces and parts we disdain. The unfolding of the Shakti Yoga Dances have given me a greater understanding of the power in small steps, and tiny bites. They have offered enormous pleasure in the process, making that process the satisfying end result.