Instructor of Sundays: Yoga for the Sexual Priestess- Connect with the Loving Sexual Embodiment of our Souls at Solstice Studio.
Zahava has always been a somatic and kinesthetic adventurist. She started training as a professional dancer at the age of two. By age twelve, she began her professional performing career with legends including the Joffrey Ballet, the cultural anthropologist and “Matriarch of Black Dance,” Katherine Dunham, Urban Bush Women, and the Sufi Dancemeditation ensemble, Dunyati Alembic. She has had a childhood fantasy of learning the dances of every culture and embodying a dance of Oneness and peace. Thirty years later she has been focusing on 5 main forms, truly appreciating the depth of each one: modern, Middle Eastern, West African, ballet, and yoga. She has performed with Tania Isaac of St. Lucia, Wanjiru Kamuyu of Kenya, and Mana Hashimoto of Japan. Her dance training has been a lifelong study including attendance at the Juilliard School, Tisch School of the Arts, North Carolina School of the Arts, the Alvin Ailey School, the Princeton Ballet, Sarah Lawrence College, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, with Oh!ni Sowa of Ghana and Marie Basse Wiles in Senegal.
Zahava ventured into the spiritual and sexual arts studying Sexual Shamanism with sexologist and SunDancer, Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D. She trains prenatal yoga teachers in Anusara yoga for birth. She teaches birthing dances for the the NY licensed midwives. She studied Earth based Spirituality and community ritual with Starhawk. She has trained in Sacred Activism leadership with Seane Corn, Hala Kouri, and Suzanne Sterling, of Off the Mat, the Chakra system with Anodea Judith, and seven years in the Dancemeditation Sufi community with Dunya. She studied the intimate arts with Sheri Winston, the pelvic floor with Virginia Reath, and Energy Awareness with Teeni Dakini from the Twisted Hairs tradition and the bioenergetics of William Reich. Zahava and her mom have studied Healing Rage together with Ruth King. She has also shared years of trainings and beloved friendships with sacred sexuality pioneers including Kiana Love, Rev. Goddess Charmaine, Isis Phoenix, Cindy Highfield, Laurie Handlers, Anton Diaz, Sheri Winston and Om Rupani. Zahava is thrilled to be sharing her offerings at Solstice Studio. For more information visit www.LoveMakingDances.com.
Dancing on beach photo by Stephanie Rudloe
Dancing at brick wall photo by Paul B. Goode