Indian Classical Dance Form
Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest classical dance forms that originated in southern India. Initially practiced as an offering in temples, Bharatanatyam today has adapted and evolved to be one of the most prevalent performing arts.
Interlaced with melody and rhythm this artform is a unique way of expressing oneself through movement. Practicing Bharatanatyam brings a sense of awareness of one's body, mind and emotions, helping improve your balance and stability.
What you’ll learn
9 Live Online Sessions,
1 Hour Each
The composition “Stuthi” is a compilation of verses from the Devi Mahathmayam, an ancient Indian classical text describing the goddess or the feminine divine form.

As an assistance in learning this piece, we will be introducing a few preparatory dance postures and movements.
Upcoming Programs Details
Fee
USD 130
Session
9 sessions, 1 hour every day
Language
English
Eligibility
14+
Guidelines & Requirements
  • It is mandatory to attend all the sessions in sequence in order to complete the program.
  • Please be in a light stomach condition.
  • A 10 ft x 5 ft area is required to participate in the program. A quiet outdoor space is preferred.
  • The flooring should not be slippery as it can lead to injuries.
  • For any medical concerns, please refer to the Health Disclaimer in the registration form. If you have any health conditions, please consult your doctors prior to registration.
  • The Zoom Conferencing App is needed to participate.
  • A Wi-Fi or wired internet connection is recommended.
  • If you are below 18 years of age, please get parental consent before registering for this program.
Timezone : CST
(Each session is for 1 hour)
Date Time
19 - 27 Nov 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
17 - 25 Dec 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
17 - 25 Jan 5:00 AM - 6:00 AM
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“The highest way the body can express itself is dance because that is the highest level of exuberance it finds.”-Sadhguru
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FAQ
Program Requirements
Im really obese, I want to become slim and flexible. Is it possible to lose weight with this dance practice?
With any physical activity, the level of fitness and agility will increase naturally. So in that sense you can say that this dance might be of support, though it is not specifically aimed for this purpose.
I live in a small apartment, and I am unable to do the dance moves properly. Is there some modification?
There is no modification. We recommend finding a more conducive space for practice.
I am very clumsy and I don't remember the sides correctly. I fell down once already. Will this get better with practice?
For most people, it gets better with practice. As you repeat the steps, you will feel more comfortable and familiar over time.
How important is it to expression emotions through the face? I notice that all dancers do this, but I cannot.
Yes, expressing through your face is one of the important factors in Bharatanatyam. You can keep in mind the meaning and emotion of the composition and express it in the best way you can.
Why is the traditional dance and music so slow? Can you teach us something more upbeat?
It is not that these art forms are always slow; they too have fast-paced movements and compositions. Since this might be the first time many of you are getting introduced to Bharatanatyam, the program is starting with something slow.
Do I need privacy while doing it? Is it ok if someone else is in the room?
It is perfectly fine if there are other people in the room as long as you are comfortable with it.
Are there any specific requirements like food timings or any other dietary restrictions?
There are no specific dietary restrictions and the food timing is according to every individual’s comfort.
Is there any restriction on practicing Bharatanatyam during pregnancy or menstrual cycles?
No. Once again, you can take the call. If you are having pain or discomfort, it is recommended you rest.
I have a severe back pain after doing this. Is it normal?
Since you have just begun dancing, it might be natural for you to have pain but if you have had an injury or the pain is acute, it is best you consult a doctor.
I have a poor memory, I can not remember these names. Will we get a written pamphlet?
You need not worry about remembering the names. As you keep repeating the names, you will remember them.
Are there any tips to become more flexible?
The warm-up exercises and even the adavu practices that will be taught during the program will be of great support to help your flexibility.
How can we reach out to you?
You can contact us at .
Can we visit Isha Samskriti when we come to the Isha Yoga Center?
Presently, Isha Samskriti is closed for visitors. You can check the website from time-to-time for updates.
Registration
How do I register for the program?
Please visit this link to register for the program. Click on the "Register for Free" button and log in using your Isha profile. If you do not have an Isha profile, you can click on "Sign Up" to create a profile. Then, fill the registration form and click on the "Complete Registration" button. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email.
What is the refund and cancellation policy?
Please visit this link to learn about the refund and cancellation policy: Link
I did not receive the confirmation email for the program. What should I do?
If you have already submitted the registration form and did not receive a confirmation email, please check your Spam/Promotions/Other folders. If you are still unable to find it, please send your details to the support team from your registered email address. To find the contact details for the support team in your region, click here.
Is my registration transferable to another person?
No, your registration cannot be transferred to another person
Can I join after the program starts?
The program is structured in a way where you go through it step by step. As such, you must join the program from the beginning.
What are the recommended computer and internet requirements for this program?
You can use any laptop / desktop computer or mobile device. If you are using a phone, it is best to connect to Wi-Fi and keep the phone on Airplane Mode during the session.Please ensure that the device you use for the program is kept on charge for the entire duration of the program. Internet Requirements: A stable internet access with sufficient bandwidth (2 mbps) and internet data of 1.0 GB for each session. A Wi-Fi or wired internet connection is recommended. The best-recommended browser is Google Chrome.
Contact Us
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