is a yogini firekeeper, sacred activist, global adventurer, and innovator in the evolution of vinyasa flow yoga that integrates the tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya's teachings, and a universal, quantum approach to the body.
“Join our annual Thanksgiving retreat to tend your heart fire as the center of wisdom, soul satisfaction, and most of all the transforming power of love,” writes Shiva Rea. “For many years, we have retreated to the warm springs of Esalen during the Thanksgiving weekend for a ritual deepening and renewal of the heart fire. This popular retreat always changes and yet is constant in the regeneration of the ‘body of love.’”
As the very flow of consciousness, you dance the world into existence. – Ksemaraja
“The spring equinox is the cosmic shift that is also awakened in our cellular bodies as we honor the renewal and rebirth of the light,” Shiva Rea writes. “We will immerse ourselves in the ‘fire and flow’ of Prana Vinyasa Flow yoga as we return to Esalen's fertile land and healing hot springs to thaw, rejuvenate, and awaken into the new cycle for our body, life, and activation in the world.” The Leonard Pavilion overlooking the sea will be our sacred space for the following activities:
Dive into a regenerative yoga retreat and align yourself with the emergence of spring. Reconnect with the rhythms of nature through the fluid yoga of Prana Vinyasa and the ancient art of kalarippayatu (an Indian martial art). The healing ground of Esalen and the Leonard Pavilion will become a “living flow ashram” in which you can choose your daily rhythm in a transformative cycle to align yourself with the emergence of spring, including the following activities:
· Morning tantric-based meditation and yoga with Demetri Velisarius