INSPIRATION: WITH TEACHER BE SHAKTI

Words: Be Shakti / Photo + Video: Audra Rhodes

Lay down that warrior's armor. You know: the one you put on every day before going out to face the world, the one you only ever remove for the chosen few. Lay it down, excavate a little more deeply, and find the truest, strongest parts of yourself. We spent a sunset on a beach just outside of Brooklyn with teacher Be Shakti to discover how...

There is no comfort here (and never has been)
in this human creature form.
No promise of honeyed sweetness,
happiness, or
pleasure. 
Instead, only a pact made with the
Buddha.
That through the tremblings,
shakings,
tremors,
terrors,
and dis-ease,
that You, I, We
will armor ourselves
in Love
through the continued practice
and excavation of
Grace. 

BE SHAKTI


ABOUT BE SHAKTI

Spiritually athletic in nature and practice, Brooklyn-based Be finds gratitude in movement, stillness, and transition. She teaches sequencing that is traditional, spiritual and geometric, with boundaries of line and space that do not limit, but rather guide and show oneself - to oneself. Exposing one's strengths, as well as one's vulnerabilities. Freeing the spirit, igniting the soul. Be graduated from NYU's Gallatin School with the concentration of Human Wellness, Addiction, and Culture Studies and completed her original 200 hour training in Todos Santos, Mexico at the Yandara Yoga Institute.  As an ERYT she has completed advanced trainings with Manju Pattahbi Jois in the Primary Series of Ashtanga, Hala Khouri in Teaching Yoga to At Risk Adults and Youth, Allison Eaton in Reiki Master Training, as well as through personal one-on-one mentorship with Lauren Imparato of I.AM.YOU.

Be is thankful for these teachers as well as Raghunath, Sondra Loring, Ossi Raveh, Todd Grube and Erika Hildebrandt for their continued inspirations and teachings on and off the mat.

Find Be's classes on her website, and find her on Instagram and on Facebook.