Increase balance & flexibility
Develop strength, grace, & poise
Increase focus & meditation
Build discipline & control
Increase awareness & become fully present
WHAT IS ODISSI?
Odissi is one of the eight Classical Dances of India, originating more than 2,000 years ago. This meditative, yogic dance was initially practiced in the temples of Odisha and pulls strongly from Hindu tradition. In Hinduism, it is believed that this dance was invented by the god, Shiva, the supreme yogi, who taught it to a dancer named Manirambha.
Odissi involves flowing movements of the hands, eyes and torso together with rhytmic movements of the feet. It uses mudras, or hand gestures, expressing a particular act, and includes moments of stillness in particular poses that originate from asanas.
Combining powerful, masculine footwork (called tandava) with fluid, feminine poses and motions (called lasya), Odissi connects the body-mind-spirit.
A DANCE FOR EVERY BODY
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Private, Semi-Private or
For groups of 3 or less, I teach out of a small studio in my home. If your group is larger than 3, I am happy to travel to your studio/event.
*travel fee applies for locations outside of Anchorage
For groups of 3 or more, I will come to your home, studio, or event and teach Odissi basics and choreography.
Ongoing Group Lessons
4 Classes for $60
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