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Shakti Smith

Shakti Andrea Smith is happy to be back teaching at Movement Research! She is a Somatic Movement Educator, Registered 500 Hour Yoga Teacher, Dynamic Embodiment Therapist, Sound Healer, and founder of Prema Soma Healing Arts in Brooklyn. She served on the faculty at The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, Movement Research, and the Muscular Therapy Institute. She developed the courses Integrating Chakras into your Bodywork Practice, Movement for Bodyworkers, Medicine Dance, and FALLing into Nature. A long time member of ISMETA and Yoga Alliance, Shakti is an instructor or Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement, and has been teaching and practicing the Sun Salutation for 35 years. She has developed a somatic approach to yoga that integrates shamanic earth-based practices, developmental movement, and awareness of the chakral/neuroendocrine bridge. She empowers others with this self-healing practice. As a social worker and psychotherapist in training, she looks forward to continuing to bring these healing modalities to populations on the frontiers of social change.

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Embodying Yoga with Somatic Awareness

April 24, 2022