Odissi is a form of tantric yoga-dance originating in the temples of ancient India. This class introduces the fundamental principles of Odissi Dance, including the basic positions, Chauka and Tribhangi, which represent the male and female principles. Curvaceous movements, sculptured poses, fluid grace, theatrical expression, and impeccable rhythm characterize this vibrant art. We will weave together an exciting practice that slims your waist, tones your abs, bottom, and thighs, and gets you glowing like a Goddess! The moves are playful, elegant, graceful, and sensual, and will make you look and feel amazing!
Revital has been dedicated to the practice of Indian spiritual arts for over 20 years. Yoga and meditation led her to discover her passion for Indian Dance, where she finds the sensual and the spiritual expressing as one. Revital is the co-author of the new book, Mudras of India: A Comprehensive Guide to the Hand Gestures of Yoga and Indian Dance, and she is the creator of three instructional DVDs: Temple Goddess Workout, and Odissi Dance Vol. I & II. She draws her inspiration from the elements of nature, the wisdom of her own body, and the rich spiritual heritage of ancient India. She currently lives and teaches in the bay area of San Francisco.