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Pranam: Of Hands & Heart

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Of hands & Heart...

June 2 & 9
Sunday 7-8:30 pm (greek time)

“Reverential Salutation” – using the body to crystallize intention, join in a creative flow of movements and shapes from ancient Indian dance practices, yoga and the naturally abundant inner landscape of your own body.

For decades now Colleena has been exploring this theme of Pranam which she presents as the very crux of Indian classical dance when viewed as a Yogic practice.  In this workshop students will learn a bit of history, context and tradition of Pranam from Sanskrit sources, as well as learn a choreographed Pranam inspired by Indian aesthetic, then finally explore the theme through guided exploration and manipulation of the motifs presented.

Any level of dance/yoga experience is welcome!

  • Refine intentions and develop articulation through your body
  • Learn practices that sanctify your sacred space
  • Flow through graceful phrases with shapes that hold meaning
  • Create your own shapes from the meanings that want to come through
  • Explore tools and techniques from classical Indian dance (Odissi), yoga and Sanskrit texts and theater practices
  • Learn about traditional Pranams in Indian dance and Sanskrit texts
  • Experience healing through offering prayers

Price: $48

Registration Terms:

*Join the series at any point and catch up with recordings!

*Recordings of all classes available for the full month of the series.  Recordings expire June 15.  Class recordings posted within 24 hours of class completion.

*Join Student Facebook Group to get class notes, links to music and discuss class content: https://www.facebook.com/groups/396960230358807/

*Students Not joining the classes live on Zoom are requested to email Colleena during the course with questions and progress to stay engaged with the course.

*Scholarships available for Indian Nationals currently residing in India or students of genuinely challenged financial backgrounds.  Please email: ColleenaShakti@gmail.com

Live via Zoom (link will be sent via email). 

Please Contact ShaktiSchoolofDance@gmail.com for any registration inquiries

HeArt Series

Intentional Dance & Yoga Online Class Series

19 May – June 11

Within the heart is a brilliant light…

Hone your inner light through graceful embodiment practices from deeply rooted traditional dance and yoga practices, and ‘in the moment’ creation states.

Dance and yoga being one and the same, view the body as a multi layered site of performance – performing intentions that effect multiple layers of the self simultaneously.  Dance can be fun, technically challenging, relaxing and vigorous all at once while achieving both personal and stylistic goals.

Practice profound self empowering technologies that use the body as a means of transcendence, while also enjoying the beauty of our own body in union with the music.

This special May – June Online Class Series I am offering is about re-kindling the inner fire as we near the peak moment of light of the Summer Solstice.  There are classes for all levels of experience and recordings are available for the whole series so you are welcome to join from anywhere, at any time!


June 2
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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