Our Purpose

The Dancing Shiva center that began in Los Angeles, California in 2001 has now extended its focus into numerous affiliations through out the southern California area and internationally. This includes an active presence (yoga classes and programs) in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties as well as Asia, India, Mexico and Europe. Additionally, the Dancing Shiva school and brand shares numerous affiliations with philanthropic organizations aligned with health & wellness, animal advocacy, childrens education and the propagation of Hindu-Vedic values (dharmas).

Dancing Shiva is committed to improving the quality of life in all individuals regardless of race, religion or cultural diversity through the universal teachings of integral yoga practice, Ayurveda lifestyle, Vedic counseling, therapies and the basic principles of astrology.  Our focus is based on a three-fold approach of education, practice and lifestyle of Vedic wisdom integrated into modern day living.

Our vision is to bring practical ayurvedic wisdom into daily mainstream living to eradicate the chronic health issues of today, as well as to inspire individuals to live with a spiritually harmonious attitude. Through its public yoga classes, workshops, certification programs, private counseling and lifestyle retreats, Dancing Shiva aims to provide an integral approach to personal healing and social transformation. Dancing Shiva endorses Ayurveda as a real health-care reform that is capable of bringing the mind-body complex into living a natural and balanced lifestyle. We believe in Yoga as the most complete system of holistic healing that fosters simple living and high thinking as the best solutions to the apparent individual and societal crisis.

The term-name of the school "Dancing Shiva" is not related to any particular form of dance in the literal sense. As told in the the Hindu mythological wisdom, Shiva in the "dancing" form, reflects the bliss that one experiences when one practices integral yoga, through the awakened supreme consciousness within our individualized being.

We invite you to join our global community that enjoys the promise of wellbeing, peace and happiness.

Namaste!