Modern Yoga is a unique practice Sita created from years of contemporary dance and practicing yoga extensively. It is a fusion of Hatha Yoga and Contemporary Modern dance. This combination produces a fun, innovative way to practice yoga and introduces elements of dance allowing the practitioner to find a groovy flow within the practice. Modern yoga affords the practitioner the ability to flow seamlessly through vinyasa postures using transitions derived from contemporary dance. By adding the element of dance to yoga the collective journey transforms into a blissful ecstatic celebration of love and light.
Sita Devi is a yogini, Kirtan artist and ecstatic dance facilitator in service to the divine. She teaches Bhakti Vinyasa Flow Yoga, a combination of hatha vinyasa yoga and Kirtan, the art of ecstatic chanting and Modern Yoga a combination of Modern Dance and Yoga. Sita holds a BFA in dance from the University of California Santa Barbara, and performed professionally with Method Dance and Ledges and Bones Dance Project in Los Angeles. She has been teaching yoga for 7 years most exclusively at Bhakti Yoga Shala in Santa Monica, CA.
As a Kirtan Walli, Sita sings and plays harmonium, guitar, kartals and mrdanga and has performed with David Starfire and Freq Nasty in Dub Kirtan Allstars, Jaya Lakshimi, Arjun Baba, Dave Stringer, Govindas and Radha, Prema Hara, Joey Lugassey, Saul David Raye, Steve Ross and Craig Kohland of Shamans Dream. In 2011 she performed at - Lightning in a Bottle, Wanderlust, Bhaktifest, Earthdance, Hawaii Spirit Festival and Mystic Island Festival.