How do we incorporate community, wellness, peace, sustainability and activism into the landscape of modern Yoga?
These are the types of questions I am asking of contemporary yogis as we excel into the 21st century. We all need a sense of home.Whether it's our self care routine, connection with nature and spirit, community, family or an awareness of how to harness our higher purpose and power. We crave a sense of belonging.
When we trust and believe in our divine soul light, we move into the place of truth and passion. I am here to help you cultivate a strong awareness of self, nature and community. Check out the links below to find out more!
The Journey of Yoga Starts NOW
Waddle Om Farm
Free Range Eggs
Farm To Table Goods
Herbal Body Products
Female and Black Owned
SHOP THE FARM
Charlottesville City Market
IX Art Park Winter Market
SHAKTI ORGANIC BODY PRODUCTS
Crystals, Herbal Remedies, Wands
Scrubs and Soaks
Available at Mandala Tea Shop
In 2017, I began the journey into a more sustainable way of living. This journey included deep connections with nature through livestock raising, farm to table living and creating holistic body products with herbal medicine. My husband Dan, and I purchased our very first Organic and Non GMO Farm and Homestead in 2018!
Living in Scottsville, Virginia, has proven to be such an incredible journey full of chickens, ducks, goats, sheeps and dogs. We have close to 70 animals taking up residence at Waddle Om Farm! In addition to animals, we harvest from our organic veggie crops and medicinal herb garden, which has allowed us to return to our ancestral roots and cultivate a connection with Gaia.
Waddle Om Farm will continue to grow and expand, and offer farm fresh, local options to the Blue Ridge Mountain communities around Charlottesville, Virginia. We are dedicated to preserving the soil and using the art of permaculture and regenerative farming to sustain the land and animals.
We also love to acknowledge and learn from other Black and Jewish farmers to help change the stigma against Farmers of Color or diverse community agriculture. Connect and share! Don’t hesitate to help build a community with us. If you are interested in purchasing eggs, veggies, canned goods, Shakti Organic Crystals or Body products, please contact Shankari.
* CommUnity Farm Yoga Coming Soon! See details in class schedule.
Classes, Workshops and Retreats
Come practice with Shankari all over the world
45 min session - $50
60 min session - $75
90 min session and Deep Relaxation - $100
Virtual Classes NOW available
* Satchidananda Ashram
Join Shankari LIVE
March 23, 2019
For a Panel Discussion on the Teachings of Integral Yoga
* CommUnity Yoga and Market
Waddle Om Farm
Summer 2020 - Dates will be announced soon
60 min.'s of Mixed Level Yoga. Local community sharing, market and discussions. Bring your goods to share! Weather permitting. Outdoor event.
Practice with Shankari on the Yoga Festival Circuit! Check out dates below.
* Bhakti Soul and Mantras
Maha Vira Yoga Teacher Training
September 22, 2019
CATCH A VIBE WITH ME IN 2020
* Bhakti Soul and Mantras
Body Positive Yoga Teacher Training
January 19, 2020
Join Shankari and friends at the 5th Annual Shensara Festival in 2020. The tribe decided to practice what they preach and take a much needed wellness year off in 2019, to focus on
family, farms and self care.
Shankari is Creative Director and Co-Owner of Shensara Yoga and Music Festival.
Tap into divine feminine energy
Virgo Meets Libra
Join Shankari and friends in the land of new age, devotional music!
These tunes combine a fusion of techno trance with overtones of mystical vibes. This music, when merged with Bhakti incantations, yields a state of bliss not experienced before.
Click HERE to find out more about The Ascendants, and purchase their Album - "Virgo Meets Libra".
What is Kirtan?
Derived from Bhakti Yoga, Kirtan or Bhajans are chants and songs that are set to melodies. This call-and-response style of music, is said to invoke the divine.
This devotional performance art is said to quiet and ease the mind.
"Kirtan is a direct path to freeing the authentic voice within.'"
Robin Simmons Blackwell
My time with Shankari during her workshop was a gift filled with community, love, and song. She brings an energy of compassion and grace to the practice of Yoga that lingers long after she’s gone. It’s been a special honor to share her music with my Yoga students and I look so forward to the next time I get to share the fruits of this magical Yoga journey with her again.
Sheer Power! My energy is still buzzing two weeks after a Weekend of Bliss Workshop with Shankari. I felt as if she had brought Yogaville to Charlotte, NC. I was mesmerized, I cried, I felt the Kali, Durga, and Lakshmi within me, within the 30+ women of all colors. We were a tribe, singing, breathing, dharma talking, and my favorite, Active Resting! I will continue to support and visit Yogaville on the strength of her goddess essence.
Christy Ross Lee
My second trip to Yogaville afforded me a chance to hear Shankari 's story and connection to Swami Satchidananda. Her story brought us all to tears. And my most recent workshop with her to learn about Bhakti Yoga has yet again been life changing. Shankari has a deep love for this practice and shares in a way that touches your soul.
Mari Malati Kurashvili
Shankari’s Yoga classes and workshops simply strike through your heart. It opened my eyes to what I can deeply experience inside. During the class she is very observant and gives full attention to the students needs. She is authentic and her teachings come from her own practice and from her heart. It is a pure pleasure to be in her class. I learned a lot and also enjoyed every single moment of her powerful teachings.