Sara Avtar is the founding creator of Shakti Dance®.
This practice has evolved from her lifelong inspiration of movement and 30 years of Kundalini Yoga practice as a teacher, trainer and Sat Nam Rasayan healer.
The development of Shakti Dance® is not the result of a contrived intention, but rather blossomed organically over many years.
When asked, Sara Avtar says that she has always danced for as long as she can remember. She discovered yoga when she was 19 and became a Kundalini Yoga teacher shortly after. As her personal teaching style developed, she found herself drawn to incorporating more and more meditative dance-like stretches and Flowing Asanas into the opening stages of her classes. She became known as the teacher whose eagerly awaited warm-ups were often longer than the kriyas themselves.
Sara Avtar has been developing, teaching and training Shakti Dance® in its current form over the past 20 years, although prototypes began to emerge in the early 1990's. To experience a class with Sara Avtar is a real privilege as she is an artist in movement and a true master in her own right. She transmits the essence of Shakti Dance® in such a beautiful, inspiring and powerful way that the essence and depth of this practice is easily transmitted, tasted and embodied.
Sara Avtar is also gifted with a beautiful singing voice and has released several albums with music for Shakti Dance® : “Shakti Lila”, “Merging”, "Swara Rasa", "Waves of Grace" & "Swaha" with more to come.
She regularly teaches throughout Europe, co-teaching in all the Shakti Dance® teacher training courses, as well as in Kundalini Yoga Trainings.
Sara Avtar currently resides in Italy.
"While acknowledging the effectiveness of Kundalini Yoga practices, I and the Shakti Dance teaching collective in no way condone the abusive or corrupt actions committed by Yogi Bhajan. We acknowledge and deeply regret the pain and heartache of every abuse - made all the worse for having been carried out in the name of consciousness and virtue. We are committed to acting with fairness and respect and finding wholesome ways to support the survivors of this or any other context. Our intention is to facilitate their healing and safeguard against dysfunctional attitudes and conditions that could continue to render people vulnerable to abuse." ~ Sara Avtar
Shakti Dance – Interview with Sara Avtar:
Sara Avtar – “Toon Mayraa Sakhaa”:
Sara Avtar – “Mangal Saaj”:
Sara Avtar – Dance to Adi Shakti (with Benjahmin Ji):
Sara Avtar – Dance to Bandh Jameeai (with Benjahmin Ji):
Sara Avtar - Lex van Someren's "Traumreise" - Pinella's Beach:
Sara Avtar - Lex van Someren's "Traumreise", Baden Baden, 2002:
Sara Avtar - Lex van Someren's "Traumreise" - Hanoa Le Heyoa:
Sara Avtar - Lex van Someren's "Traumreise" - Northern Sky:
Sara Avtar - Lex van Someren's "Traumreise" - Born In The Heart: