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    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

    Seasonal Selections

    Farm To Table Goods

    Herbal Body Products

    Female and Black Owned



    Charlottesville City Market

    C-ville, Virginia


    IX Art Park Winter Market



    Crystals, Herbal Remedies, Wands

    Body Butter

    Scrubs and Soaks


    Available at Mandala Tea Shop

    Yogaville, Virginia


    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.

    Follow Waddle Om Farm on Instagram


    Be Inspired! Be Empowered! Speak Your Truth! Know Your Hustle!

    NOW Yoga and Farm Life in real time!

    Read the Blog

    Wanna learn skills to become a homesteader? Watch my show-

    Living Off The Land with Shankari


    Watch episodes below!

    Episode 1:

    How to Start a Garden and Thoughts on Cornavirus

    Episode 2:

    Starting Seed Trays and Building Soil

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

    ~ Shankari


    Practicing the art of Guru - disciple relationship 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 for 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 signature style of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, which she calls Soul Flow.


    This style of Yoga draws in elements of connecting with earth and creating space to allow your practice and body to expand beyond the mat. In 2014, she established 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 the Creative Director of Shensara, an annual 4 day Yoga and Music Festival held in Luray, VA. 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! When we feel empowered and lift our voices we move closer to universal, divine love.

    • Registered 500 hour Integral 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
    • Certified in Accessible Yoga
    • Programs Manager at Mind & Life Institute
    • Director of Group Services at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville
    • Served on Leadership Board at Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville
  • Classes, Workshops and Retreats

    Come practice with Shankari all over the world

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    Class Schedule


    * Private Lessons Available

    45 min session - $50

    60 min session - $75

    90 min session and Deep Relaxation - $100

    Virtual Classes NOW available

    Book Today


    * Satchidananda Ashram

    Yogaville, Virginia

    Learn about the 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

    Scottsville, Virginia


    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.

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    * Bhakti Soul and Mantras

    Maha Vira Yoga Teacher Training

    September 22, 2019

    Richmond, Virginia



    * Bhakti Soul and Mantras

    Body Positive Yoga Teacher Training


    January 19, 2020

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    * Fall Shakti Tribe Retreat ~ Dates TBA

    Tuition + Accommodations

    * Register NOW


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    * Shensara Yoga Festival July 16-19, 2020

    Luray, Virginia

    More details @ Shensara

    New artists and teachers sign up here

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    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.



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  • 2019 Music Tour

    Bhakti Soul Concert

    September 22

    Richmond, Virginia

    Details Coming Soon!






    Soul Kirtan


    Tap into divine feminine energy

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    The Ascendants

    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".

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    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.'"

    ~Sean Johnson

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  • Testimonials

    Feel the Vibe

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.