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Shiva Rea, MA, is a leading teacher of prana vinyasa flow yoga and yoga trance dance worldwide. She began exploring yoga at the age of fourteen as a way to understand her name, given to her by her father, a surfer and artist. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, tantra, ayurveda, bhakti, kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. She is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways and for offering the synthesis form of vinyasa flow out in the world.

As a global adventurer, she has lead over 70 retreats and pilgrimages nationally and internationally as well as served as a creative catalyst for conferences, festivals and actions for the environment, yoga and the arts including the third annual Yogini Conference of Kripalu and Omega. Shiva writes for Yoga Journal and is the author of award-winning CD's and DVD's to empower and transform yoga home practice. She lives with her family near their favorite surf break at Sunset Beach in Pacific Palisades, California.


  • Great Shift Dialogue: Andrew Harvey and Shiva Rea (excerpt)

    Mystic scholar Andrew Harvey and renowned yoga teacher Shiva Rea come together to illuminate a path towards sacred embodiment and activism while exploring the initiations that humanity must face: radical heartbreak, death, and rebirth. In this process, two great fires need to be married in the human heart: the passion for justice and the passion for Spirit.

    • Shorts
    • 2008-01-22
    • 00:02:46
  • "Yoga and Sacred Activism" with Shiva Rea (excerpt)

    Shiva begins with a meditation from the ancient Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, which explores the vibratory nature of consciousness. She and host Stephen Dinan then explore how consciousness becomes "calcified" in the body, a state that can be shifted through dance, movement, yoga, and other spontaneous motions.

    • Shorts
    • 2007-07-18
    • 00:04:39

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