A Weekend of Devotional Dance
Experience the joy of devotion through the graceful and powerful movements of sacred dance. Explore how devotion can be directed through the rhythms and gestures of Indian dance and how to bring this joy into your life while asking—what are you devoted to? What do you want to cultivate within yourself?
The Ashram is delighted to welcome back Anusha Fernando, artistic director of Vancouver’s Shakti Dance along with Ashram dance teacher, Swami Yasodananda, for this inspiring weekend of devotional dance and reflection. Anusha has studied Bharata Natyam dance for over 25 years and received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the B.C. Arts Council. She will be offering a Saturday evening performance called “Devotions – a Repertoire of Bharata Natyam dance ” which will illuminate Bharata Natyam’s rich range of expression. Anusha will give an introductory Bharata Natyam dance class during the retreat, as well as classes for those who have experience with the Bharata Natyam tradition. Swami Yasodananda, will offer reflection classes, exploring how devotion can be directed through the rhythms and gestures of Indian dance.
Those new to the dance are welcome.
Cost: $490; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.
Anusha will also offer a 2-hour introductory workshop on this ancient classical dance of India on Sunday, August 19th, 10-noon. Cost: $50.00. Email email@example.com for more information and to register.
Upon cancellation of a course, retreat, or other program, Yasodhara Ashram will hold your deposit for application towards your next stay.
Deposits are non-refundable.