Shakti Dance Level 2, 2022

Shakti Dance® International Teacher Training

Level 2

"Wisdom of the Whole - The Guiding Light of Synchrony"

Live Intensive in Gallese, Italy

12th - 18th August 2022

The Emergent Inner Guide:

In this Level 2 Retreat, we will look at the rhythmic synergy occurring in each of us, when we synchronise the pulse of breath, movement, sound and geometry with aware intent. We will observe how an inner harmonic resonance emerges, enabling our inner guidance to shine forth and flow. In Shakti Dance®, this process is known as ‘Swara Rasa’.

When we come together with other like-hearted people, moving, breathing, singing in synchrony, our individual resonance is then further enhanced. The rhythmic pulse of our practice together creates a group interlock; a group psyche. This group psyche, or Inter-Being, is the emergent property of our group consciousness and, being greater than the sum of the parts, has its own transcendent wisdom.

This group wisdom embraces not only the experience of each participant, but it also reflects the qualities of the particular practice we share. The wisdom of our Inter-Being coalesces around the rhythm and pulse of the constellated movement, sound and breath-patterns that we assume together. It is then further imbued with the archetypal theme of our intention.

The brilliance of a diamond arises as light reflects and refracts within it, bouncing off its different internal angles. Similarly, as we join in this Level 2 Retreat, moving together in geometrical group constellations, the essential qualities of our soul-vibration meet, dance and twinkle together. The inter-play of the light of our awareness seeds a ‘crystal lattice’ in the Earth’s magnetic field. As the pattern of our group consciousness is woven together, our different perspectives are reorganised, becoming harmonised, rather than opposed.

When the light of our common essence radiates through a geometrically and rhythmically balanced constellation, it can coherently reflect through the diversity of our individual experiences and perspectives. This then prompts an emergence of the guiding wisdom of our group consciousness.

The harmonious attunement of our group consciousness, synergistically reinforces and enhances the ‘brilliance’ of each of us. Each perspective adds to those of the others, without detracting from them.

Through this synergy – a form of ‘synarchy’ can emerge. Synarchy is where the group is jointly orchestrated by all its members. In this case, it arises when the group is simultaneously and harmoniously led from the wisdom of our common essence ‘within’, rather than being governed from the outside.

It is where each perspective is intrinsic and integral to the directive flow. Synarchy is the new form of governance that is being heralded in by our newly emerging paradigm. It has the capacity to bring Heaven to Earth.

Enhancing the Full and Vibrant Expression of Creative Being

Shakti Dance® is the point where yoga and dance meet – transforming dance into yoga. Here, dance becomes a conscious practice, heightening awareness and unfolding into yogic union.

In this Dance of Life, we live as individual vibratory fields in a swirling mass of vibrations. Our health, vibrancy and wellbeing depend upon how the vibrations in these fields are aligned and harmonised. As the yoga of dance, Shakti Dance® facilitates balance and harmony, using a three-fold synergy of rhythmic breath, movement and sound – together with sensory awareness, or mindfulness.

“The soul is reflected and expressed through our dance when we are in most intimate contact with that Being that animates us.” ~ Sara Avtar​

Experience of a Lifetime 

This Shakti Dance® Teacher Training journey leads you to a place of true enchantment. Becoming part of a vibrant group, charged with spiritual energy, you can discover and unfold new self-nurturing aspects of yourself.

Express your Creativity

You will gain an increased sense of vitality and inner spaciousness through the harmonious alignment of your Shakti energy.  Your meditative state of peaceful presence is enhanced, so Shiva can blossom through Shakti, and organically express your inner potential.

Connect with your Inner Self 

Through this conscious yogic practice, you will increase your sensitivity and intuition, unfolding greater insight and inner guidance.  

Connect with your Self-healing Power

You will experience how this practice massages your body, releasing tension and blockages in your fascia. Your body and mind will be liberated from deep conditioning, relaxing stress, for self-healing and renewal – opening out into a peaceful, aware state and a gracefully flowing life.

Deepen your Personal Practice

The Teacher Training Program will help you take your yoga practice to a whole new level. By learning advanced techniques and poses from our experienced Trainers you will improve your personal practice and learn how to guide others to experience benefits from this discipline.

Improves Quality of Life

As you develop your daily Shakti Dance routine you will feel increased mental and physical energy, boosting your alertness and enthusiasm, diminishing negative feelings.

Sara Avtar
Shakti Dance® Founder

I’m British born in Edinburgh, educated in London and qualified in Germany, currently living in Italy. I am a life-long dancer and Originator of Shakti Dance®️ ~ The Yoga of Dance. I have practiced and trained in various styles of yoga and meditation since 1987, certifying as a Yoga Alliance / E-RYT 500 Kundalini Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer and Sat Nam Rasayan Healer.
Along the way, my inspiration has been sourced from Sufism, Theravadha Buddhism, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and an array of different dance and movement styles, all of which have found confluence and synthesis in the unfolding practice of Shakti Dance®️.
Studying Naturopathy in Germany and training to be Art and English School-Teacher at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, was a foundational experience for creating and writing the Curriculum & Manual for the Shakti Dance®️ Teacher Training Program, first launched in 2005.
I am a Mother and CEO of the Shakti Dance Academy and have trained hundreds of Shakti Dance®️ Teachers all over the globe, including a talented team of Teacher Trainers.
Alongside dance, I love to compose music and sing, and have released six albums to date, with mantra-music for Shakti Dance®️: “Shakti Lila”, “Merging”, “Swara Rasa“, “Waves of Grace“, “Swaha” & “Release“. – available on the Shakti Dance®️ Academy.
Through spontaneous playfulness and spiritual practice I have found Self-support and empowerment as a woman and mother. My intention is to share this inner resource with others, transforming art into yogic technology – combining harmoniously dance, breath and song with awareness, for the vital expression of peaceful Presence.
Through teaching Shakti Dance®️, I love to help others savour the nurturing depth of their Being, while holding space for deep release and the much-needed unfolding into wholeness, for planetary harmony. Read More

Dates of Level 2 Shakti Dance Teacher Training:
Arrive: evening of 12th August 2022
Departure: evening of 18th August 2022
Lovely country house Giulia di Gallese in Italy

Retreat Costs*:
Early-Bird Price
for 6 Retreat Days with Payment before 1st July 2022:
€360 for Academic Members
€410 for Non-Academic Members

Regular Price for 6 Retreat Days with Payment after 1st July 2022:
€400 for Academic Members
€460 for Non-Academic Members

*€25 for certification for those Shakti Dance Level 1 Teachers who are interested to follow the Training with homework

Accommodation & Food Costs (shared room):
 – for 6 x L2 Retreat Days 

Camping & Food Costs (bring your own tent):
With a minimum number of rooms occupied, it may then be possible to choose a camping option.
€300 – for 6 x L2 Retreat Days

This Level 2 Retreat is primarily for Shakti Dance® Teacher Trainees or Certified Teachers. Certified Level 1 Teachers may gain a Level 2 Certification for this module on fulfilment of the requisites. Teacher Trainees must certify as Level 1 Teachers before qualifying for this module’s Level 2 Certification.

We have a few places open to those who are neither Teacher Trainees nor Certified Teachers. Please inquire before sending your Application Form or making Payment – and await confirmation.You would not be eligible for certification, nor Academic Membership, so your Retreat Cost would be that of a Non-Academic Member.