"Burial" 2013 Photo City Arts Online

"Burial" 2013 Photo City Arts Online

The Yoga of Physical Arts

With the Yoga of Physical Arts, I explore the intersections and complementary practice of martial arts, dance and yoga. I approach these various disciplines as an integrated practice of embodied art. In doing so, I emphasize utilizing the physical body as an instrument of mental focus and developing a capacity for functional and efficient movement as well as the deep stillness of meditative absorption.

I am a dancer, actor, performance artist and yoga instructor. I teach privately and at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers and Culture Shakti Dance. Based in Seattle Washington, I have taught and performed in Europe, India, Canada, Latin America and throughout the US. I am a member of the Urvasi Dance Ensemble, performing the classical Indian dance form Odissi under the guidance of Dr. Ratna Roy. I also work with the experimental dance/theater groups Degenerate Art Ensemble and Saint Genet. Other collaborators include DK PanAmy O’NealWaxy MoonLily Verlaine, musician Stephen Fandrich, photographer Steven Miller and artist Mark Mitchell.

There is no art, no knowledge, no yoga, no action that is not found in Natya (dance/dramatic art).
— From the The Natyashastra of Bharata, translation by Adya Rangacharya.