Facilitators


141211_ecstatic-HI_0349Sita Devi

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.

www.SitaDeviLove.com

Tyler Blank QigongTyler Blank

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…

Anjuli Mahendra

Anjuli Mahendra is a creative, heart-felt movement arts teacher, board certified massage therapist (LMT, 1000+), and founder of Embodied Resonance. Her initiation into somatics started in 1999 with a dedicated yoga practice and since then has trained in Contact Improvisation, Butoh, and Acro-yoga. Her passion to explore movement and bodywork cross-culturally took her to the far reaches of India, Thailand, Hawaii, and Bali giving her a well-rounded, non-dogmatic approach to her teaching.

Anjuli loves teaching Contact Yoga, weaving together juicy practices from partner stretching, contact improvisation, and Thai massage. Her teaching is a bridge between yoga, dance, and massage worlds, encouraging trust, intimacy, and connection amongst her students. She humbly bows to the feet of her teachers and students as well as the immense wisdom of Nature that continually supports us all. 

You can find Anjuli teaching Contact Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Thai Massage, and Dance workshops and retreats in the US and abroad.

www.anjulimahendra.com

Alok Rocheleau

Alok is the founder of Rock Water Healing Arts which focuses on wellness in all aspects of life. Since 2004, Alok has traveled extensively studying a variety of yoga styles including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Shadow, Acroyoga, and Hatha.  He then started his bodywork journey studying Thai Massage in Thailand.  Alok has since done trainings in Acupressure, Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang techniques.  With his dedication to the yogic arts and a degree in exercise physiology, Alok has a keen knowledge of the muscular and energetic systems of the body.

Alok is currently leading workshops and retreats in Contact Yoga which combines contact improvisation, partner yoga, and Thai Massage.  This practice develops trust, communication, and awareness through touch and is essential to healing the self and relationship to others.

www.rockwaterhealingarts.com

Erina Love 1Erina Love

Erina Love is a movement therapy specialist with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She was drawn to the healing arts due to her deep love and in-born intuition of the human body’s ability to heal itself. Through her own journey of searching for healing from chronic pain and dysfunction, Erina discovered true healing only occurs when emotional, mental, and spiritual healing align with the physical. Emerging out of pain and dysfunction using Tai Chi, diet modifications, prayer and play, she arrived to the understanding of health from the holistic perspective. Body, mind, and spirit transformed, Erin now dedicates much of her time to her performance art including poetry, dance, and aerial acrobatics.

Through her education, her own healing journey and experience of working with people of all ages and lifestyles in her physical therapy practice, Erin is uniquely qualified to guide others through their healing journeys.  Her ultimate passion is to assist others in discovering their own power to transform their bodies and their lives.