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: Bellydance and Yoga:
Learn the beautiful art of bellydance in an environment that’s relaxed and encourages having fun while learning!
In this class you’ll learn the basic hip movements, what to do with your feet and hands while dancing, how a belly roll is practiced, and where to find the beat of the music you’re dancing to! There will be details on how to connect these movements into a full dance and where aspects of this dance form come from.
This is a true beginner class! No previous dance experience is required or expected.
Work-trade options are available if money is stopping you from being able to attend class.
Datura™ Style Bellydance
Spring Fall Studio:
2547 8th Street, Studio #20 of Bay 2
Berkeley, CA 94710
All levels of students are welcome though it is recommended to join with the start of a series.
$17 Drop-in, discounted prices available when you sign-up for a full series! See the current Datura Style Series Schedule for more details or Sign-up via e-mail!
Bliss Fitness & Health: 4268 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
• Tuesdays 10-11amVinyasa Flow
• Tuesdays 6-7pm Vinyasa Flow
Flex Circuit Gym: 3925 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
• Thursdays 9:15-10:30am Hatha
• Sundays 5-6pm Restorative
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!