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Yoga Intensive

Rasa Vinyasa Prana Flow

with Shiva ReaLondon

Shiva Rea 2014 headshot

The word ‘rasa’ has many beautiful meanings: in the arts, rasa is the transforming “taste” that brings inner satisfaction to the beauty of dance, music or painting. Within yoga and Ayurveda, rasa is our “inner juice” associated with longevity, joy, devotion, and flexibility. Without rasa, it is said, our experience of yoga and life, becomes “dry, rigid, routine”.

Experience a full-spectrum yoga practice intensive into the art of RasaVinyasa™- an approach to sequencing vinyasa yoga drawing from yogic arts, tantra, and ayurveda.

In this four-day teacher training intensive, Shiva will offer the theory and practice of Rasa Vinyasa by exploring three consummate rasas: Vira (strength, potency), Sringara (divine love and sensuality) and Shanti (living peace). We will explore the power of alchemical yoga that is sequenced in harmony with the energetic state of the day for activation, healing and rejuvenation to bring balance and “juice” to your practice, teaching and life.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Rasa Vinyasa – Yoga Alchemy within Tantra, Bhakti and Ayurveda
  • Four Rasa Vinyasa namaskars with the dance of hands-on assists
  • Rasa Vinyasa Sequences to balance and evolve your practice
  • Sringara Rasa Vinyasa – a creative sadhana which cultivates the fluid flow: Sringara Rasa Namaskars, transformational wave sequencing for backbending, and deep meditation/relaxation for the flow of love
  • ViraPranaFlow – a dynamic sadhana integrating PranaDandaYoga, a evolutionary form combining standing asanas, which will engage challenging combinations of arm-balances, standing poses and hip openers
  • ShantiPranaFlow – a meditative vinyasa for peace; a complete practice with ritual namaskars, mudra vinyasa, asanas of inner equilibrium: forward bends, hip openers leading to pranayama and meditation
  • Meditation and mudra for Vira, Sringara and Shanti Rasa
  • Cultivation of Bhava (feeling awareness) to enter the natural flow of yoga
  • Poetry in Motion – integration of inner teachings of poetry, music and rhythm in cultivating the “theme of the class”
  • Temple of Rasa – prana flow abhyanga massage and radical relaxation
  • Sahaja Vinyasa™ and Yoga Trance Dance® – the roots of Sahaja and Rasa Vinyas as a movement meditation
  • Sringara Rasa visual powerpoint exploration inclding the sublime eros; the physiological and spiritual benefits of embodying the power of love
  • Awakening Vira Rasa through Kalarippayatu (fluid martial art form in the tradition of CVN Kalari in Kerala) and PranaDandaYoga –a unique and powerful mind-body training method that works with a five-foot flexible staff for inner and outer alignment.

Please note that Cecil Sharp House does not provide yoga mats or props and you will need to bring your own. Thank you for your understanding!

Shiva will also be offering a Global Mala charity event on Sunday evening. Click here for details and to book your spot.

Related video: Watch Shiva combining yoga with Kalarippayatu ()

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Los Angeles based Shiva Rea is a leading teacher of vinyasa flow yoga worldwide. Shiva began exploring yoga at the age of fourteen as a way to understand her name, given to her by her father, a surfer and artist. She has studied in the Krishnamacharya lineage, and explored Tantra, Ayurveda, Bhakti, Kalaripayattu, world dance, yogic art and somatic movement. Her studies and zest for life infuse her approach to living yoga and to 'embodying the flow'. She is known for bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic and life-transforming ways. Read Shiva Rea's full biography.


You will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Attendance on completing all intensive hours.
This Intensive counts as an elective for the Yogacampus Teacher Training Diploma.

Are you eligible?

For yoga teachers, trainee teachers, and experienced practitioners of vinyasa yoga.

How to book

When there are still places available you will see a Book Now link in the Action column of the table below. Clicking this will take you to our a online booking area (which opens in a new window) where you will need to log in, or create an account if you do not yet have one, before proceeding to select and book your chosen sessions. If you see a Waiting List link this means the session is sold out but you can still register and join the waiting list.Once your booking/payment has been processed you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you do not, please check your “junk” email inbox as emails from unknown senders are often treated as spam. Please add to your safe senders list. If you still cannot find the confirmation email please contact us and we will verify that your booking has been made. Thank you for booking a course with Yogacampus!

For more information please email or call +44 (0) 20 7042 9900

Dates, Costs and Venue


Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 September 2014

8.30 am to 5.45 pm each day

Please note that Cecil Sharp House does not provide yoga mats or props and you will need to bring your own.



Cost details

Includes intensive manual.

Other info

Maximum participants: 90
Total hours: 32

What our students say

The intensive was wonderful! I enjoyed the energetic consciousness...

Antti Lecklin on Chakra Vinyasa Summer Intensive June 2011, August 2011

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