Indian Classical Dance & Yoga Retreat – Colleena Shakti – Kauai 2014

August 19, 2014

One week on the beautiful and lush island of Kauai with Colleena Shakti and ‘The Dance of Shiva”.

Indian puranic lore hails Shiva as both Lord of dance (Nataraj) and as Lord of Yoga (Yogeshvara). Centering our theory class discussions on the exquisite philosophy of Yoga, puranic literature and classical Indian dance aesthetics, we will delve into the great dance moods (tandava) of Lord Shiva. After studying the epic texts describing His “transcendent dance postures”, we will visit one of the worlds few collections of golden carved statues of Shiva’s “108 karana” at the Kauai Hindu Monastery where our Odissi dance performance will be offered at this beautiful Shiva temple. Yoga asana, meditation and pranayama, as well as Odissi classical dance fundamentals, exercises and pieces of Odissi choreography will make up the curriculum.

-Stay on the beautiful island of Kauai eating healthy Ayurvedic meals and enjoying Ayurvedic massage and beauty treatments.
Each day we will take time out to rest, relax and enjoy the natural wonders of Kauai. Crystal blue ocean swims, hikes to waterfalls and Hawaiian sacred sights. Ayurvedic and Hawaiian Massages available. Fresh organic, Ayurvedic meals will be served.

* Live Performance - Kauai’s World Known Shiva Temple*