What This Is
- This is an online Shivanata class – for anyone: complete beginners who want to know what this is about; for those in need of guidance through levels 1-3 or for those who just want to hang out and practise together up to level 5.
- 30 or 60 minutes of brain-training, body-toning and mind-blowing dance practise.
- I will run classes at any time that meets both our schedules [my timezone is GMT], which could be twice a week or once every 6 weeks. It’s totally up to you.
Shivanata: If this is new to you, check out What Shivanata Is, My Classes in Person? and Where to get the DVD and Starter Kit? [with affiliate link] before you sign up. Or not; if you’re feeling adventurous and curious, jump on in!
How It Works
- We communicate by email to create a session that’s tailored to what you want and where your current practise is. You can do this prior to buying a session if you’d prefer – my email address is below.
- Once the call starts, we check-in and discuss the focus of the session. We cover the theory as we practise and investigate how it feels. Any stuck-ness is dealt with gently. We laugh. A lot.
- My two ducks and my purple squidge, Cthulu, will join us in learning how to hold our hands, loosen our shoulders and where to position our palms and thumbs. Your cat is also welcome to join in.
- We work through any problems, difficulties, questions or alterations.
“I was having trouble getting started at Shiva Nata from just the worksheets, and especially wanted to focus on learning the positions. Before I began the first session, I was a little nervous that I wouldn’t do it well. However, I found that I loved the physical sensation of a scrambled brain afterwards and Rose’s gentle, fun approach. I found it hard to be reminded about my posture, before I realised that being reminded to check doesn’t necessarily mean I’m doing it wrong. The most impactful moment of the sessions was realizing I was having brain scramble – that it was *working*.
The session was both helpful and empowering, and Rose is a patient and gentle teacher, making Shiva Nata accessible by talking about how to adapt it to your own body. After just two sessions, I’m more confident in practicing by myself.“
– Paulita, of PaulitaPranschke.Com
The 30-minute Schedule:
0-5 minutes: Check in, discuss plan, set intention.
5-15: Practise together.
15-20: Time to question, go through extra theory or difficulties.
20-30 minutes: More practise and Shavasana.
The 60-minute Schedule:
0-10 minutes: Check in, discuss plan, set intention.
10-25: Practise together.
25-35: Time to question, go through extra theory or difficulties.
35-40: Another burst of practise.
40-50: Check back in, share experiences, discuss and document.
50-60 minutes: Shavasana and Closing.
If you’re a beginner, this will be a full start-up session giving you all eight arm movements. If you’re in the know but want to practise, then I tailor the session to fit around your current level and the next step up.
You Will Need
- Skype Free [free software – don’t worry if you’ve never used it – I can do most of the work and guide you through the set-up of camera if necessary]
- A Web-Camera
- A microphone [USB headsets work best]
- a T-shirt/top that allows you to move your arms in circles [like warming up for sports]. Most people find sleeveless tops work best.
The Energy Exchange
- One session of your choice [baring in mind time-zones].
- £8 (13$) for 30-minutes, or £14 (22$) for an hour.
- Two worksheets, two tip sheets, & (optional) tailored assignments between sessions if you wish to enhance your own home-practise.
- A chance to reflect on your practise after each session via email.
What’s your time-zone and when are your best time/days in general (a rough guide)?
What email address would you like me to contact you through?
What is your Skype address/name?
Any additional information I need to know about your capabilities or computer?
Want to Book a Session or Have Any Questions
Ask away by emailing Rose [at] ThePhoenixMind [dot] com or, if booking, email with answers to the four queries above.