Shakti Flow Yoga
The Places We Meet
Shakti was born in NYC, it was the perfect launch pad for a Dynamic YogaLife. In 1977, Shakti picked up and was in love with her first Yoga book-'Yoga Made Easy' by Desmond Dunne. It was in 1981 that she dropped out of college to become a full-time student of Yoga with the Sivananda Organization. It was in the Sivananda Ashrams in Canada and The Bahamas that Shakti completed her initial and advanced Yoga teacher training courses.
"The past 40 years have been an absolute blast, Sivananda's teachings have been passed on to thousands through my classes and it was just the beginning!
After meeting Amma in 2017 in Atlanta, I was compelled to reschedule my life to go to Toronto to join her and thousands of others. It was a life shifting week-long retreat and the last stop on her North American tour. Amma's finale was definitely a spirited spiritual party.
I feel blessed to have the opportunity to learn spiritual and life lessons with another Spiritual Master. I was delighted to have been one of seven to a personal question answered by her.
Amma walks the Earth sharing love and wisdom with Humanity. She has hugged and given Darshan to over 34 million of us Globally-WOW! I'm sure the next 40 years of my YogaLife will be an even greater adventure, Jai Ma!" smiles Shakti.
Yoga has taken Shakti to many US Cities covering over 3/4 of America. Visiting several Caribbean Islands and many exotic places. London, Maui, Paris, Johannesburg, Barbados, Montreal, Bangkok, and Brisbane are a few of the places where Yoga has taken Shakti.
Shakti has called SW Florida home base since 1990, it is the place she returns after Yoga Adventures take her abroad. She is always welcomed back with loving arms from her Family of Origin, Spiritual Family, Friends, Students, Clients and any who have partaken of that Shakti Glow.
Shakti is known to give of her Heart & Soul in service of Humanity with the ease of an unconscious breath. Tell me she says, "Where did you meet Yoga and where has she taken you?"
If by chance you haven't met Yoga, meeting Shakti will more than likely provide you with an unexpected and exciting experience of Yoga.
Shakti Flow Massage & Healing
Shakti has shared her loving healing touch as a Licensed Massage Therapist-LMT since 1994. Once again Yoga was her inspiration, as she would massage students backs and shoulders while they held yoga postures. Her students mentioned that not only did it feel wonderful to be massaged deeper into yoga poses, but that her hands seemed to radiate a warm healing sensation, that often eliminated pain. This encouraged Shakti to become attuned as a Reiki Healer and soon after she became a LMT.
In the late 90's when Shakti moved to California she landed a great job at a celebrity getaway-Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Some of her massage clients included actors Dennis Hopper, Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen. Shakti spent time in the celebrity vibe of Seal, Oprah, Clint Black, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Anthony Hopkins, Ellen Degeneres, producers, agents, directors and so on. Also during her California life, Shakti ascended in love with Horses and apprenticed as a Equine Massage Therapist.
Shakti's experience of embracing horses, rubbing elbows with the celebrity life, (Shakti smiles and says "it was more rubbing of their elbows, etc"), her walk with spiritual masters and ashram life has given her a beautiful balance, a unique approach to life. It is evident in everything she shares with others. This balance is soon felt within her clients and students.
Shakti is a creative artist in the field of Holistic Touch
With over 20 years of sharing healing touch, Shakti brings a lot to the massage table.
Expect a down to earth, caring, professional, empathic and intuitive body work session.
Light emanates through touch, giving clients what they need from a gentle healing massage and chakra balancing to a deep tissue myofascial release.
A 16 year old Client shares:
Not only is a great yogi, masseuse, etc, she is an amazing person and she has touched my life! When she did Reiki with me she read both my chakras and my physical body. She found that my chakras were low and I had a pinched nerve and it explains my chronic stomach pain.
I come to find out that I have a condition called Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome or MALS. My diaphragm is compressing my celiac plexus nerves and has caused nerve damage. She has been so helpful, supportive and just radiates love.