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Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea
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.

Tending the Heart Fire: Regenerating the Body of Love Thanksgiving Yoga Journey

Nov 24 - 26, 2017 Begins this weekend
with Shiva Rea

“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.’”


Soul Rising: Ritual of Renewal

Mar 30 - Apr 01, 2018 Begins in 4 months
with Shiva Rea

See and taste the flowing One through your whole being.
Feel the Holy Spirit moving you within the flowing fire of the One.
—Mechthild of Magdeburg
“We find the spring season, with its power of emergence, in the very nature of our own bodies, and also profoundly mirrored in the mythic landscape of Esalen,” says Shiva Rea.


The Practical Art of Living Flow Spring Regeneration Retreat

Apr 01 - 06, 2018 Begins in 4 months
with Shiva Rea

“Dive into a regenerative retreat to align yourself with the emergence of spring,” says Shiva Rea. “Reconnect with the rhythms of nature through the fluid yoga of prana vinyasa, massage, meditation, and movement meditation forms including the ancient art of kalarippayatu. The healing grounds of Esalen and our workshop meeting space will become our ‘living flow ashram’ where you can choose your daily rhythm.
Activities include:
• Daily regenerative prana vinyasa flow yoga for fluid strength, flexibility, unwinding of tensions, and creative flow



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