Samantha is an international E-RYT-500 Yoga instructor, with a Masters in Dance from UCLA. She is the creator of Shakti Yoga Dances, shaktidances.com and a professional Astrologer dailybreathjournal.com. She instructs Yoga/Dance and Dance of the Wisdom Body at Wellesley College.
She says – “My joy in teaching comes from the heart space of sharing and learning with others. I love that the root meaning of to educate is ‘educere’ ~meaning to lead out.’ This has been a deeply satisfactory two-way-metaphysical lead much of my life. The richly expansive experiences of Yoga, as well as dance, both as student, and teacher have helped heal and transform my life. The celebratory two-way exchange of student and teacher offers new and wider perception, layered wisdom, and shared understanding. There are many reasons to practice Yoga, and together we unveil more. When you enter class, I ask what you need. It is a moment for you to pause and ask yourself what your body needs, what emotion and mind hunger for. Together, we explore and move from prevailing planetary energies, releasing emotional blocks that have tightened muscles. We use mudras, and pranayama that subtly connect to healing possibility, informing us of greater self-acceptance. I offer gratitude to the amazing teachers who chose to ‘educere’ me over the years, especially my students who continue to be my greatest teachers.”