Video | Shakti Sunfire Creates Serious Tapas

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From the mat to the fire, Shakti Sunfire brings light to the scene.

Vesica Sister and co-founder of The Kaivalya Hoop Dancers and Cosmic Firehoops, Shakti Sunfire knows a thing or two about yoga and the element of fire.

Shakti was introduced to the hula hoop during her days as a gypsy. Her first two years in the hoop were characterized by community gatherings and musical events. Performing a fusion of traditional dance, yogic philosophy and circus arts, Shakti’s hooping encourages unfettered self-expression centered in the heart – a deep release and illumination of the energetic body.

Aside from being an incredible dancer and hoop master, Shakti is a Hatha yoga teacher and enjoys teaching periodic hoop dance workshops.

Shakti Sunfire has been a master of the hoops for over 4 years and has performed all over the world with bands and DJs such as The String Cheese Incident, EOTO, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, MC Yogi, Michael Franti, and many more. She has also spent time in various Colorado elementary schools bringing Circus Arts to kids and developing a teaching method that uses metaphor to encourage growth and safe choices for at-risk youth.

In this video, Wanderlust Alumni Shakti Sunfire dances with a double fire hoop alongside Rainbow, who has a double staff, at Sonic Bloom in 2008.

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