• Waddle Om Farm

    In 2017, Shankari started an Organic Farm and Homestead with her life partner Dan! It has been such an incredible journey full of chicken and duck raising. The harvest from the organic garden and crops is so rewarding! Waddle Om Farm will continue to grow and expand, and offer farm fresh, local options to the Blue Ridge Mountain communities around Charlottesville, Virginia. They are dedicated to preserving the soil and using permaculture to sustain the land and animals. If you are interested in purchasing any eggs, veggies or canned goods, contact Shankari @shankarinow@gmail.com ~


    Follow Waddle Om Farm on Instagram @waddleomfarm

    * CommUnity Yoga and Market - Beginning in October! See details in class schedule.

    Yoga Teacher

    Committed to Sharing ~

    Be Inspired! Be Empowered!

    Kirtan Innovator

    Festival Director

    Homesteader and Farmer

    Artist and Designer


    Read HERE

    Autobiography of a C'ville Yogi

    Goddess Power

  • "When you receive the biggest heart breaks, is when your Soul Center cracks open and the Breath of Life really Flows..."

    ~ Shankari


    Since 2009, Shankari has been on a journey of self discovery, connection and expansion in the universe. By allowing herself to move in time and space, while witnessing her actions, she has become a stronger Yogi. She understands the need to invoke the six paths of yoga, for not only herself, but her students. Trained in the lineage of Integral Yoga, she has spent years connecting to breath, body, strength, movement, and energy to inspire her own style of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, which she calls Soul Flow.


    This style of Yoga draws in elements of her time training with Faith Hunter and Toni Bergins, as well as her primary training, at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville. She is the Founder of Shakti Tribe, a group that is based on the principles of empowering women in sacred space, through yoga, self care, motivational insight and inspiration. She is also a partner and Creative Director of the Shensara Yoga Festival, an annual 4 day Yoga and Music Festival held in Luray, VA. She finds deep transformation, by being 1/2 of the magical Kirtan and world music duo, The Ascendants. She also leads her own Soul Kirtan events. In 2017 she founded the Black Yogi's of Virginia group on Facebook! Join NOW! She encourages everyone to tap into their unlimited potential and spirit!

    • Registered 500 hour (RYT 500) Integral Hatha Yoga Instructor.
    • Certified Yoga of Recovery Instructor, which helps participants heal and access Yoga, who are in 12 step recovery or dealing with trauma. This training uses 6 tenent’s of Yoga philosophy and asana to tap into the student’s potential for healing.
    • Director of Visitor Services at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville.
    • Serves on Leadership Board at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville.
  • Classes, Workshops and Retreats

    Come practice with Shankari all over the world!

    Class Schedule

    Soul Flow

    * Satchidananda Ashram *

    Sunday - 7:30 am

    Yogaville, Virginia



    * CommUnity Yoga and Market *

    Waddle Om Farm

    1pm - 4pm

    October 15

    November 19

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    75 min.'s of yoga and music. Local community sharing, market and discussions. Potluck optional. Bring your goods to share! Weather permitting. Outdoor event.



    Practice with Shankari on the Yoga Festival Circuit! Check out dates below.



    * The Amplify & Activate Summit *

    December 2-3, 2017

    Charlotte, North Carolina

    Tickets ON SALE SOON!


    * Winter Workshop *

    March 9-11, 2018

    Satchidananda Ashram

    Yogaville, Virginia





    * Shakti Tribe Retreat *

    Goddess Energy ~ Community ~ Strength

    October 19-22, 2017

    Yogaville, Virginia

    Tuition + Accommodations + Meals: $415

    * Register NOW * shankarinow@gmail.com



    * Shensara Yoga Festival *

    July 12-15, 2018

    Luray, Virginia

    * More details @ shensara *

    Tickets on Sale SOON!!



    Join Shankari at the 4th Annual Shensara Festival. Shankari is Creative Director and Co-Owner of the event.



  • 2017-2018 Music Tour and Events


    Soul Kirtan

    Private Event

    October 13, 2017

    Yogaville, Virginia


    Community Kirtan

    October 15 & November 19, 2017

    Waddle Om Farm

    Charlottesville, Virginia



    October 28, 2017

    Satchidananda Ashram

    Yogaville, Virginia

    More info HERE

    The Amplify and Activate Summit

    December 2-3, 2017

    Charlotte, North Carolina



    Shensara Yoga Festival

    July 12-15, 2018

    Luray, Virginia

    Festival of the year






    The Ascendants

    Opal Yoga Studio

    October 27, 2017

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    Learn more about the studio - HERE


    Soul Kirtan


    See Shankari Chant here!

    The Ascendants

    Virgo Meets Libra

    Join Shankari and friends into a the land of new age, devotional music!

    Their style of music is 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 Debut 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 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.'"

    ~Sean Johnson

  • Testimonials

    Feel the Vibe!

    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.

    Keisha Battles

    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.