Odissi Class Schedule
- Intro Odissi: Tuesdays 1 – 2pm in Kaslo, BC
- Choreography: Wednesdays 4 – 5:30pm in Kaslo, BC
- Intro Odissi: Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm in Kaslo, BC
Odissi is a whole body conditioning program that builds strength, power and grace. Previous experience in dance is not required in order to partake in classes and sessions.
Odissi is considered to be a form of yoga and meditation as both help to connect the physical body with spiritual energy. Both practices calm and focus the mind while strengthening the body. Odissi involves flowing movements of the hands, eyes and torso together with rhythmic movements of feet. It uses mudras and includes moments of stillness in poses that originate from asanas. Odissi combines powerful and masculine footwork called Tandava, with beautiful smooth and feminine poses and motions called Lasya.
Body is a temple, discover the divine dancer within…
“Honouring all that is beautiful and gifted within, each dancer braves divine re – connection to her soul, breath, body, and power. As she begins to move with new found strength and grace, she activates the essential consciousness and essence of her own feminine nature, awakening to the bliss and joy of her love and devotion. It can be felt and understood that as she dances, she is also weaving the Sacred Feminine into every aspect of her life.”
Increased self-love, care, devotion, discipline, commitment and ability to express one’s deepest sentiments and feelings, memory, alertness, strength, flexibility, grace, body-mind awareness, balance of left / right halves of body; masculine and feminine, coordination, happiness, joy from learning dance as a new language, improved posture, muscle tone and memory, alleviation of muscle aches and pains, improved circulation, respect to the body as a sacred space and home to the divine self or soul, connection to the divine and sacred feminine energy, compassionate love for humanity and all of Creation.