Currently exploring depths of tradition and creatively crafting spiritual life. In 2020 - practising, teaching and sharing somatic embodiment, yoga studies, experiential anatomy, physical rehabilitation and therapy, wellness consultancy, creative writing and movement workshops along with training bodies in contemporary – classical ballet dance techniques.
Over the last one decade I have shared and taught in settings like retreats, teacher training, festivals, universities, professional dance companies, wellness studios and tree house communities. With work experience around the world in countries – India, China, Italy, Costa Rica, Portugal, Singapore, Austria, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, USA and the UK.
All participants at my workshops, immersions and sessions have contributed to the progression of my body of knowledge. I commenced this early through helping and educating pre professional and professional actors and dancers strengthen, release and balance their bodies. Subsequently expanding to people from all different backgrounds and institutions- liberal arts, wellness and health care - physiotherapy, yoga communities and young children. What I appreciate the most is connection. I rather say human connection.
My goal is to equip everyone with full insight towards mind and body and value health and wellness in an experiential and primary way. Using a mindful and friendly approach for sensing the body, my work has benefited many to attain a greater awareness, better mobility, and several other bodily developments.
As a practitioner and educator, my pedagogy is ever evolving as I shift from continent to continent every few weeks, embodying different cultures in my work. Despite that I believe in precision and like using references from both philosophy and anatomy in my classes/consultation.
I share yoga philosophy, mindfulness tools, and body mapping whilst instructing traditional Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa flow, Chakra healing, Reiki, Yin yoga, Pranayama and Meditation, and Restorative forms of yoga besides Classical Ballet, Creative (somatic) Movement and Cardio Barre.
Rehab: Besides teaching I offer healing and re-alignment sessions where I use amalgamation of several practises from both Western and Eastern parts of the world that I mastered over many years.
Classes: Exploring mind and body connections, movement, use of breath, gravitational tools, transitions, internal sensing, self- inquiry, dialogues, somatic dialogues, re aligning, basics of anatomy, spinal health, techniques for better awareness along with injury prevention and healing.
Holding experience in dance performance, teaching, consultancy, wellness and yoga festivals, academia dance education, event curation and management, product branding, public relations and visual art exhibiting. Furthermore, my main area is dance research where I have dedicated the last six years investigating and publishing work in classical ballet, somatic and kinaesthetic studies alongside yoga.
Education and Dance: I received my International Baccalaureate Diploma in the year 2010 and a 3 year Diploma in Dance from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. I attended ‘The American Dance Festival’ for six weeks at Duke University in North Carolina. Following that I successfully completed BA (Hons) in Dance and Professional Practice from the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. In 2016 I completed an MA in Dance Cultures from the University of Surrey in England.
Some of my other qualifications include teacher training in yoga from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and learning Ashtanga Yoga from R. Sharath Jois (KPJAYI) in India. Ameriga Giannone influences my vinyasa flow practice and I studied Yin Yoga with Canadian teacher and author Bernie Clark. In 2017 Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival was precious where I completed my Teacher Training in Somatic Movement. 2019 I concluded my intensive education in physiotherapy and also acquired an advance diploma in Health and Wellness from Chiva Som International Academy in Thailand.
My study in cultural studies has had a huge impact on my work as an art practitioner, art maker and human being. Being absorbed into topics on cultural identity through movement and innovative approaches to address cross-cultural embodiments of dance as an art form and also somatic practices in self development and healing processes has created a post-post modern approach to bringing fresh ideas in play through various theories and mediums. Currently I am significantly interested in hybridity concerning techniques and explorations. Having performed nationally and internationally at various platforms and presenting my work in different spaces globally, I continue projects based on site-specific installations, academic seminars, writing workshops, wellness dialogues, rehabilitation for all and film for both choreography and performance.