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. She holds a BFA in dance from the University of California Santa Barbara, and is registered with the Yoga Alliance RYT 500.
As a Kirtan Walli, Sita sings and plays harmonium, guitar, kartals and mrdanga and has performed with Jai Uttal, David Starfire and Freq Nasty in Dub Kirtan Allstars, Dave Stringer, C.C. White, Jaya Lakshimi, Arjun Baba, Govindas and Radha, Prema Hara, Joey Lugassey, Saul David Raye, Steve Ross and Craig Kohland of Shamans Dream. Sita has performed and taught at – Lightning in a Bottle, Wanderlust, Symbiosis, Gaia, Pranafest, Bhaktifest, Shaktifest, Earthdance, Yoga Rocks the Park, Hawaii Spirit Festival and Mystic Island Festival.
She has accompanied yoga classes with live Kirtan for Baron Baptiste, Elena Brower, Annie Carpenter, Janet Stone, Shiva Rea, Micheline Berry, William Duprey and Govindas. Sita’s devotional service is intended to include all beings in experiencing divine love and light.
Tyler is lover of many Energy Arts. His embodied spirit began from the games of an early Athlete, and after depleting the body from chasing after too much competition, he entered into the depths of Healing through Table Massage, Vibrational Healing, Reiki, Breema, Psychic School, and Matrix Energetics before becoming one of the first Certified AcroYoga Instructors in 2006. After overcoming a childhood fear of dance, Tyler went on to cofound Ecstatic Dance Oakland in 2008, helping to ignite Ecstatic Dances around the world from the inspiration that began on the Big Island of Hawaii. Ecstatic Dance also launched his DJ career, this time fulfilling a childhood passion, making mix tapes with a storyline. He now uses his Spirit Name from the OSHO Community, as DJ Avani, meaning River. Tyler is also currently working on his Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medical QiGong, and is an advanced student of QiDao, a Tibetan Shamanic QiGong taught by lineage holder Lama Tantrapa. He is also a new Father, and the Adventure continues to Evolve…
Rana Satori, passionate playful soul, is a veteran teacher of dance and movement workshops and classes for the last 10 years in the Bay Area. She co-founded Santa Cruz Contact University and also teaches Contact Improv at Motion Pacific Dance studio in Santa Cruz . Her offerings and performances can be found at Festivals, Retreat Centers and outdoor adventure trips across california as well as NCDC Summer and Winter Dance Camps, Ecstatic Dance Oakland, and Ecstatic Dance Los Gatos. Rana balances the structure and athleticism of contact improv with mindfulness and expressive arts practices to bring participants to full presence and surrender to the mystery of improv. Rana Satori is also the creatrix and captain of the Shamanic Cheerleaders, CEO of Rana Satori Designs and senior member of the cabaret clown troupe FouFouHa! She has been featured in Yoga Journal Magazine, Conscious Dancer Magazine, Project 52, San Francisco Chronicle, Marin Independent Journal, and recently won “Most Revolutionary Spiritual Guide” in the East Bay Express “Best of the Bay” Awards.
Christabel is a life-coach and extreme self-nurturing expert and who has trained transformational leaders for over 12 years in North, South, Central America, Europe and Asia. She is the creator of Breath of Bliss, a breathwork practice which increases the capacity to feel more love. She delights in facilitating empowerment retreats throughout the year in Bali and Hawaii, including the Exotic Bali Bliss and Mermaid Retreats.
“Amadora means…”She who loves”…it is a musical offering born from Eden and Ilan’s shared desire to create “prayerformance music” and their devotion to awakening together through their creative love and joy.
Their “prayerformances” combine sound and movement where the public is guided to participate by chanting mantras and doing mudras.
Eden is the melody maker and lyricist. She sings and plays the archetypal channel that receives the transmission from the Goddess. She is an explorer in the mysteries and a muse.
Ilan is the musical wizard that realizes these strange musings and helps manifest them in the audible realms through his classical training and digital mastery- He made it clear early in their relationship, “I’m here to serve the Goddess!”
Their music is inspired in several genres from Chillstep to World Music with deep basses, solid grooves and angelic melodies and harmonies.
May Amadora be part of a larger wave of awakening and healing on the planet as the age of the open heart brings back balance and harmony and lifts the veils of separation. May we know freedom, grace, peace and love.