Movement is life for Shiva Rea, M.A, global prana vinyasa teacher, activist, and innovator in the evolution of vinyasa yoga around the world from large- scale festivals and conferences to unplugged retreats. She has taught thousands of students, teachers, and movers and shakers how to integrate yoga as a way of life.
As founder of Prana Vinyasa & Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, she integrates the roots of vinyasa, yoga, ayurveda, and tantra in creative and life- transforming online courses, workshops, retreats, and trainings. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, kalarippayatu, world dance, yogic arts, and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow. Shiva has collaborated across many fields and is known for offering the synthesis form of Vinyasa Flow throughout the world, bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways for over 25 years around the globe.
Her life-work in reviving the art of namaskar through diverse namaskars or salutations as well as developing wave-sequencing, three-part vinyasa to teaching alignment in the flow, energetic alignment, multi-dimensional sequencing, mandala circular wave-sequencing, rasa prana vinyasa, and integrating the creative, spontaneous movement known as “sahaja” in post- modern yoga.
Since 2000, Shiva has created and offered over 27 award-winning DVD- CD’s for home practice as well as served as an ambassador for prAna, Banyan Botanicals, and the catalyst for Yoga Energy Activism and the Global Mala Project which has raised awareness and funds for local and global climate change. She is a contributor/ featured author in media from Origin, Mantra, Yoga Journal Magazine, and featured in the LA Times, Vanity Fair, and Self. Her latest book, Tending the Heart Fire – Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life is about living vinyasa, our energetic heart, and our energy future.
She has led free-form movement in festivals from Wanderlust, Chant 4 Change, Yoga Journal Live, Yogini Conferences, Bhakti Fest, Lightening in a Bottle, Barcelona Yoga Festival, Earthdance, Beloved, Bali Spirit Festival, TEDx, Tadasana Festival, and Burning Man. Shiva has collaborated with many DJ’s, artists and musicians to bring the art and healing power of music into the flow of yoga live and through the compilation and original music for yoga as a moving meditation for everybody.
Music is the breath of Love
As a musician and a student of yoga and meditation, Anne has a deep understanding of how music and movement flow and unfold with ease and grace, creating a world of Sacred Sound & Motion with Pure Devotion.
Anne’s love of yoga and meditation has added depth of devotion and physical awareness throughout her journey, her constant inspiration & guide, Prem Rawat, her Teacher of Meditation is at the core of Anne’s heArt share, and by combining her training in Sacred Sound: (Chris James/ SoundsWonderful), The Journey (Brandon Bays) and Shamanic Ceremony (Annie Spencer/Hart Lodge) she offers a unique yogic musical exploration ... and has been privileged to share musical journeys with Shiva Rea over many joyful years.
Her passion for music has taken her on a journey of sound from the vibrant music of Dublin in Ireland to the tropical rhythms of Latin America, the eclectic sounds of USA and the rich folk traditions of Europe. With a wealth of recorded music, a nomination for an NME Award and iTunes top 10 chart, Anne’s love of SoundScapes allows her to share her internal souworld.
Anne’s pioneering Sacred Sound Trainings have grown over past 8 years, and now partners with Yogacampus, Mind Body Spirit, Ministry of Sound and numerous Retreat Centres and Corporate Companies sharing the magic of Sound and Song.
What people say ...
"Oasis of Sound is the perfect counterpoint to the stresses and hassle of living in a major city.
The music is sublime, played on an assortment of instruments and Anne’s stunning voice transports the room to a haven of tranquility. Sound actually becomes physical when Anne places a singing bowl on various 'chakra areas' of the body, its vibrations coursing through every cell. I can honestly say it’s one of the highlights of my week.” Michael Reece, Artist