Movement is life for Shiva Rea M.A.Global Prana Vinyasa teacher activist and innovator in the evolution of vinyasa around the world from large scale festivals and conferences to unplugged retreats. She has taught thousands of students, teachers and mover and shakers how to integrate yoga as a way of life. As founder of Prana Vinyasa and Samudra Global School of Living Yoga, she integrates the roots of vinyasa, yoga, ayurveda, and tantra in creative and life-transforming online courses, workshops, retreats, and trainings. Her studies in the krishnamacharya lineage, kalarippayatu, world dance, yogic arts, and somatic movement infuse her appraoch to living yoga and embodying the flow.
Shiva has collaborated across many fields and is known for her offering the synthesis form of Vinyasa Flow throughout the world, bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways for over 25 years around the globe. She is a pioneer in reviving the art of namaskar through diverse namaskars or salutation as well as developing wave-sequencing, three-part vinyasa to teaching alignment in the flow, energetic alignment, multi-dimensional sequencing, mandala circular wave-sequencing, rasa prana vinyasa, and integrating the creative, spontaneous movement known as "sahaja" in post-modern yoga.
Since 2000, Shiva has created and offered over 27 award-winning DVD-CD's for home practice as well as served as an ambassador for prAna, Banyan Botanicals, and the catalyst for Yoga Energy Activism and the Global Mala Project which as raised awareness and funds for local and global climate change. She is a contributor/featured authro in the media from Origin, Mantra, Yoga Journal Magazine, and featured in the LA Times, Vanity Fiar, and Self. Her latest book, Tending the Heart Fire - Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life is about living vinyasa, our energetic heart, and our energy future.