Shanti is an 8 Elements Datura Style™ Certified Teacher and 200-hr Certified Yoga Instructor with over a decade of teaching experience.
In Shanti’s teaching, the main focus is on deep understanding of movement so that it can be fully and easily learned. Whether it’s the basics or complex layering, Shanti emphasizes technique and discovering the deeper experience of movement that comes from within.
Weekly classes Datura™ Style Bellydance classes co-taught by Shanti Bardot and Sarah-Kate Moore!
Fall 2017 Class Series:
October 11th – November 15th
Spring Fall Studio:
2547 8th Street, Studio #20 of Bay 2
Berkeley, CA 94710
$75 for the 6-week series or $15 drop-in.
Payable via check, cash, or Paypal
Datura Style™ is a dance vocabulary and approach to belly dance technique developed by Rachel Brice. Key components of this method include: cultivating a welcoming environment for learning and growth; deep practice that connects the mind and body; and an aesthetic that blends American Cabaret with American Tribal Style, creating movement that values musicality and connects dancers to each other and to audience members. You can learn more about this unique style at http://
Datura 101: Introduction to Datura Style™ Bellydance
Wednesday October 4th, 2017 • 8:15-9:30pm • $15
Spring Fall Studio: 2547 8th Street, Studio #20 of Bay 2, Berkeley, CA 94710
If you’re unsure about committing to the full series this is your chance to get a taste of what this new style is all about! Shanti Bardot and Sarah Kate Moore will outline the essentials of dancing Datura Style Improv in a duet formation using basic steps, formation changes, and shadowing.
Note that this is not an introduction to basic bellydance technique but rather an introduction to a new style of improvisational bellydance. All levels of dancers are welcome, however a year+ of bellydance is recommended.
Datura 101 is complimentary for students who have signed up for the 6-week series, or $15 as a single class. This $15 tuition can be applied to the full 6-week series, making the series $60 (instead of $75) for those who want to sign up after attending Datura 101; we ask that the series balance be paid in full by October 7th. If you’re interested in this class, please Sign-up via e-mail!
Shanti is available for private lessons within the Bay Area. Rates start at $65/hr and go up depending on number of people and location! Send an e-mail via the Contact Page for rates and more information.
Interested in hosting a bellydance workshop for your community? Send an e-mail via the Contact Page for a current list of workshop offerings!
If there is something specific you are looking for please include that in your email. It is possible to create a workshop custom for your dance community’s interests!