Vedic Dance

An Online Preview of the Indian Classical Dance Styles Kathak and Bharata Natyam

 

A live online, interactive weekend webinar

21-22 November 2020

10:00-12:00 on Saturday and 16:00-18:00 on Sunday, CET

 

Apply by 31 October for the early bird price of 36 euros

hours of online, interactive sessions

pre-recorded session to watch before the workshop

euros for an interactive experience

Open to all women who practise TM

hours of online, interactive sessions

pre-recorded session to watch before the workshop

euros for an interactive experience

Open to all women who practise TM

About the webinar

All women who practise the Transcendental Meditation technique are invited to join instructors Yagyaa Srivastava and Rebecca Busch for this interactive online preview of their in-residence courses on Vedic Dance.

A modality of the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health, Vedic dance cultivates the relationship between consciousness and physiology, increasing mind-body coordination. This beautiful form of artistic expression provides excellent exercise in a blissful way.

As a participant you will learn basic steps and simple postures that can be incorporated into your routine. Two forms of Indian classical dance will be introduced: Bharata Natyam and Kathak. You’ll gain an appreciation and understanding of the Indian performing arts and how Vedic Dance enhances health and well-being.

Join us for this online preview!

A flavour of Vedic dance, by faculty member Rebecca Busch

 ‘Take dance as an aspect of therapy — dance as a system of medicine, a system of health care.’

Maharishi

Faculty

Yagyaa Srivastava is a kathak dancer living and working in New Delhi, India. A Master in business administration by education and a dancer by calling, she chose her passion for dance over an advertising career. Yagyaa has been giving performances in India and abroad and is listed as a ‘Promising artiste’ under the Government of India’s Festivals of India programme. She also conducts Kathak workshops for young dance enthusiasts and adults alike, and has given special workshops for international groups.

A long-time meditator, Yagyaa integrates her experiences of meditation with the knowledge of classical dance and seeks to promote a holistic approach towards spiritual evolution and wellness, both on the individual and societal levels.

Rebecca Busch has taught Vedic Dance for over a decade to ladies around the world, giving lecture demonstrations and performances globally, including performances at the 2018 International Ayurveda Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique, Rebecca supports coherence-creating groups and offers instruction in Vedic Dance in schools and universities offering Consciousness-Based education.

Rebecca has studied with master teachers in the T. Balaswaraswati tradition of Bharata Natyam and is a graduate of Paramparai Foundation’s DASI ATTAM course in South Indian dance, music, and poetry taught by Dr. Saskia Kersenboom and certified by the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO. She received a Master of the Science of Creative Intelligence degree (M.S.C.I.) from Maharishi European Research University (MERU).

Joining the webinar

The webinar consists of three sessions, including one pre-recorded session and two two-hour sessions. The live sessions will take place on Saturday 21 November from 10:00-12:00 a.m. and Sunday 22 November 2020 from 16:00-18:00 CET, the local time in the Netherlands.

The webinar will be conducted by Zoom video conferencing software. Technical requirements to join live are that you have a desktop, laptop, or mobile device that can access the internet. Instructions for using Zoom, and login details for joining the course, will be provided before the webinar. If you’re not familiar with Zoom, let us know in your application and we can send further instructions.

The workshop fee is 54 euros* (+VAT where applicable), which includes access to the five hours of material, and the recordings for three months after the webinar on our online course platform. For the early bird price of 36 euros, apply by midnight on 31 October. Read our terms and conditions for full details on our refund policy.

*Further discount available to some countries, see in application form.

Interested in Vedic Dance?

Apply by 12 noon, 20 November to join this workshop. For the early bird price of 36 euros, apply by midnight on 31 October!