Sacred Dance Series: Dancing With the Elements
What is Sacred Dance? It is using meditative movement to bring us closer to our connection with Nature and the Divine. Instead of transcending our bodies, we recognize our bodies as a vehicle for access to Spirit and a tool for our magic. In this series, we will explore our connection to the 5 elements of Water, Fire, Air, Earth and Spirit. Curious about why they’re listed in that order? Only one way to find out!
Sacred Dance Guild Panel, April 30th, 2022
Faelan is honored to be a guest speaker for The Sacred Dance Guild’s “Is This Sacred Dance?” panel, April 30th, 2022, 1-2:30pm PT. Join live via zoom or catch the recording. Details here: Sacred Dance Guild
Faelan’s Dance Background
Faelan Shiva is an internationally known dancer, with specialized focus in American Fusion Belly Dance. Before the pandemic her career was focused on traveling to train, teach and perform. She spent 13 years dedicated to mastery of the art form culminating in developing her own format, which she coined West Coast Fusion Belly Dance.
As well as being a solo artist, she directed her own dance company, Satinka Bellydance, and was a member of Zoe Jakes’ Coven Dance Company, House of Tarot and performances with Beats Antique. Other heart projects included being a percussionist, vocalist and dancer with the Feldthouse Family Band, and a dancer and percussionist with Arcana Music & Dance. She has been a guest performer with Stellamara, Helm, The Silk Road Caravan, and more.
Faelan is certified as a practitioner of Rachel Brice’s 8 Elements of Belly Dance and as a Datura Style Instructor. She is certified as an instructor of Amy Sigil’s Hot Pot ITS, as a Fitour Myofascial Release Instructor, and as a Group Fitness Instructor with the American Council on Exercise. She co-created and was the structural consultant for Zoe Jakes’ DanceCraft program, and received her Yoga and Meditation Instructor credentials while living in a Buddhist Ashram for many years.
Like so many of us, the pandemic caused her to reevaluate her vision and she has chosen to focus on her work as an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Spiritual Counselor. She is a Druid member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and is a certified Evolutionary Astrologer in the Steven Forrest Method. She now chooses to teach small semi-private belly dance classes and is focusing on merging her spiritual calling and dance background into Sacred Dance, a way to fully and artistically embody our divine connection. For more info about her dance life visit www.FaelanShiva.com.