from me to you
Welcome to our hub for living vinyasa
I am Shiva Rea, yogini and mother, yogadventurer,
founder of pranavinyasa & global school for living yoga.
I am passionate about helping people awaken
to the untapped energy that is available to us all:
- our breath power that is breathing us all
- the power of love - that regenerates, nourishes, heals and transforms
- and elemental power of nature - the renewable abundance of solar, wind, water, and earth composting power that will be our green future
This hub is a soul sanctuary to be inspired to breathe more fully,
love more deeply and to shift towards a greater vital life for all.
Join us in the invitation of live and online events, meditations, sacred activism, immersions, retreats, home practice tools and teacher trainings. We are passionate about living vinyasa, sacred activism, natural flow, regenerating self-care, vital health, natural spirituality, passion within compassion and all things living flow.
Come as we are - all are welcome to the open circle.
The seed of my life’s vinyasa began when my mother and father, a young surfer, gave me my name – Shiva – after the first teacher of yoga and the cosmic dancer.
I was studying, teaching yoga, and on a Ph.D. path in dance anthropology
until I broke my pelvis in a car accident, was evacuated from Topanga fires,
and lost my mother to cancer all in one year.
I learned that the vinyasa of life is change and that we must live our deepest passion now. Yoga was my love, my healer, art, and a universal purpose. It changed my embodiment from a tight, disconnected, over-thinking, type-triple A, pitta athlete and academic into a sacred embodiment in tune with the flow of nature and intrinsic happiness.
I have since been on a world-wide pilgrimage, sharing yoga in over 44countries around the world. Inteaching for 25-years, I am grateful for an expanded sense of living vinyasa, connections with people around the world. I learned that a natural rhythm to life, vital health practices, yoga alchemy, creativity, love, community is a way to thrive.
From seed to fruit, there has been a sacred manifestation beyond my dreams of the Global School of Living Yoga. What has unfolded through living yoga has transformed my life and I know the seeds of our sva-dharma (life-purpose) within us all can be fertilized too.
Through home practice, live retreats, and teacher trainings, pranavinyasa has spread around the world by helping people find the pulse of breath and life as the central guide to the flow of their body. We all have one teacher inside our breath.
This web-sanctuary is to share with you all the ways to live love and serve life not as an altruism but as a practical wisdom and way of living to pass the torch to the next generation.
My mission is to share yoga as the flow of consciousness - healing power of breath and movement with as many people as possible around the world.
Light the lamp.
Love All Ways.
See you in the flow of life…
your friend on the path
Movement is life for Shiva Rea, M.A, global prana vinyasa teacher, activist, and innovator in the evolution of vinyasa yoga around the world from large-scale festivals and conferences to unplugged retreats. She has taught thousands of students, teachers, and movers and shakers how to integrate yoga as a way of life.
As founder of Prana Vinyasa & Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, she integrates the roots of vinyasa, yoga, ayurveda, and tantra in creative and life-transforming online courses, workshops, retreats, and trainings. Her studies in the Krishnamacharya lineage, kalarippayatu, world dance, yogic arts, and somatic movement infuse her approach to living yoga and embodying the flow.
Shiva has collaborated across many fields and is known for offering the synthesis form of Vinyasa Flow throughout the world, bringing the roots of yoga alive for modern practitioners in creative, dynamic, and life-transforming ways for over 25 years around the globe.
She is a pioneer in reviving the art of namaskar through diverse namaskars or salutations as well as developing wave-sequencing, three-part vinyasa to teaching alignment in the flow, energetic alignment, multi-dimensional sequencing, mandala circular wave-sequencing, rasa prana vinyasa, and integrating the creative, spontaneous movement known as “sahaja” in post-modern yoga.
Since 2000, Shiva has created and offered over 27 award-winning DVD-CD’s for home practice as well as served as an ambassador for prAna, Banyan Botanicals, and the catalyst for Yoga Energy Activism and the Global Mala Project which has raised awareness and funds for local and global climate change. She is a contributor/featured author in media from Origin, Mantra, Yoga Journal Magazine, and featured in the LA Times, Vanity Fair, and Self. Her latest book, Tending the Heart Fire – Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life is about living vinyasa, our energetic heart, and our energy future.
She has led free-form movement in festivals from Wanderlust, Chant 4 Change, Yoga Journal Live, Yogini Conferences, Bhakti Fest, Lightening in a Bottle, Barcelona Yoga Festival, Earthdance, Beloved, Bali Spirit Festival, TEDx, Tadasana Festival, and Burning Man. Shiva has collaborated with many DJ’s, artists and musicians to bring the art and healing power of music into the flow of yoga live and through the compilation and original music for yoga as a moving meditation for everybody.