“What is here is elsewhere.
What is not here is nowhere.”
This round, open-air temple, thought to have been constructed in the 9th century CE, houses sixty-four, doll-sized goddesses who dance atop their vahana, a Sanskrit word meaning “that which carries or pulls.”
In this regard, they serve as the devi’s vehicle and are referred to as her mount. These rich symbols also serve as clues to a Yogini’s mythological essence.
You will experience the initial eight yoginis and their mounts in order to learn their stances and gestures, a divine alphabet designed to activate the sacred feminine by triggering and awakening dormant frequencies inside the dancer.
The goal of the workshop is to unite the dancer’s personal passion and spiritual prowess with the yogini enigma to help the dancer access the goddess’s limitless power.
The workshop ends with a choreography based on the information encoded in the 64 Yoginis "House of Creation."
"Absolutely gorgeous workshop! The theory... research... your understanding and translating of this idea into dance... the whole process is beautiful. Publish/document your findings. You may change the history as we know it today."
~ Dipika Vijay
Photographer: Scott Belding