Shivadasi

About Shivadasi

Felise (Shivadasi) Berman, E-RYT Director and Founder of Shiva Shanti Yoga School. Felise Berman (Shivadasi) is an intuitive yogini, sensitive, and a well-trained teacher. She brings years of personal experience in the field of yoga, holistic studies, innovative thinking and metaphysical teaching. By trusting her intuitive abilities and her in-depth training, she has offered loving guidance and yogic teaching to people around the world. If you visit her class or studio, you can see her love for her work and students as she teaches people from every country and every religious background. Shivadasi teaches Yoga Asana classes in a Vinyasa style and places a strong emphasis on the educational and historical aspects of yoga and the ancient teaching. Classes include music, spoken word, asana sequencing, yogic breathing, and meditation. Shivadasi's commitment to continuing her personal studies and growth is unfaltering, as is her strong belief in practicing a yogic lifestyle. She lives her life truthfully and with deep integrity; always placing a priority on divine service. Felise Berman was in High School when she took her first yoga class. The year was 1981, and the yoga class was offered as an adjunct to the physical education curriculum at her High School. She was immediately taken by the creative connection sparked within her and the mind-body-spiritual concept that would later become her life's passion. Soon following, Felise was introduced to Buddhism by a ballet teacher, and she practiced Buddhism diligently for the ensuing seven years. Felise spent 15 years from 1985-2000 touring and working as a dancer, singer, and musician, during which time the seeds planted within her began to grow. In between tours, Felise met the founder of Starseed Yoga, Jyoti Chrystal, the first yogini and shaman to inspire her to explore yoga. Jyoti also employed Felise to work in the office of her yoga studio as Felise began to move away from the performing arts and immerse herself deeper into spiritual and metaphysical studies. In 1992 Felise was teaching and lecturing on metaphysical principles as well as the study of the mind and intuition. Jean Munzer, the president of the Metaphysical Society, encouraged her to become the program director for the New Jersey Metaphysical Society this included arranging all the guest speakers for lectures at William Paterson College. In 2001 Felise graduated from the One Year Jivamukti Teacher Training in New York City, a time to which she offers gratitude to all her teachers. In 2003 Felise became an Advanced Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher at the encouragement of Sharon Gannon and a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT. In 2005 Felise Berman received the name Shivadasi and accomplished one of her greatest dreams as she traveled to India on a fellowship from the NOK Foundation. Her time of study and discipline was rewarded when she graduated from Bihar Yoga Bharati Institute for Advanced Studies in Munger, India. Bihar Yoga Bharati is the first university of its kind to impart a comprehensive Yogic education, and Bihar Yoga Bharati offers complete, academics, yogic education, and training in the traditional Gurukul or ashram environment. On January 28th, 2006 she received Mantra Diksha from Paramahansa Niranjanananda Saraswati in Munger India a truly ceremonial moment with Swamiji. As Felise studied and disciplined her life with the very core teachings of Yoga, she also found herself fulfilling a broader vision that was rapidly progressing and she was involved in the implementation of Bally Total Fitness Yoga with a team of other creative forces she has also been a Master Yoga Instructor for Bally's Sports Club. The next logical step leads Felise-Shivadasi to lovingly manage the yoga studio of her beloved Master teacher and friend where she eventfully purchased Starseed Yoga with an SBA-approved loan and thus began the vision of Shiva Shanti Yoga School in Rutherford, New Jersey in 2008. In her usual innovative style, Shivadasi released her first Yoga CD- Level 2 - Series 1 you can now purchase this on ITunes. Felise Berman
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No Mud- No Lotus

 No Mud- No Lotus By Felise Berman August 17th, 2018 Nam Myho Renge Kyo I have been seeking advice from the elders my (mentors) to understand some reoccurring painful events. The question I ask is, why do I allow people into my life that betray or hurt me? I have done this in relationships [...]

No Mud- No Lotus2018-08-18T11:20:26-04:00

Free Yoga in the Park Summer 2018 Rutherford NJ

Shiva Shanti Yoga School Presents FREE YOGA IN THE PARK 2018 RUTHERFORD NJ, the USA July and August 2018 Hutzel Memorial Bandshell In Lincoln Park, Rutherford, NJ 8:00 AM Saturday Saturday, July 7 Felise, Saturday, July 14 Theresa, Saturday, July 21 James, Saturday, July 28 Helen, Saturday, August 4 Kristy, Saturday, August 11 Caitlyn [...]

Free Yoga in the Park Summer 2018 Rutherford NJ2018-07-05T21:20:29-04:00

Free Yoga in the Park 2018

Shiva Shanti Yoga School Presents FREE YOGA IN THE PARK 2018 RUTHERFORD NJ, the USA FREE YOGA IN THE PARK- RUTHERFORD NJ July and August 2018 Hutzel Memorial Bandshell In Lincoln Park, Rutherford, NJ 8:00 AM Saturday Saturday, July 7 Felise, Saturday, July 14 Theresa, Saturday, July 21 James, Saturday, July 28 Helen, Saturday, [...]

Free Yoga in the Park 20182018-06-24T14:14:00-04:00

Chair Yoga – Surya Namaskar

Shiva Shanti Yoga Surya Namaskar – Standing Chair Version Watch on Utube - Chair Surya Namaskar with Felise Berman All rights reserved Created by Felise Berman 2017 Surya Namaskar with a chair was designed those whom struggle with balance and cannot go all the way down to the floor and get back up onto [...]

Chair Yoga – Surya Namaskar2017-11-07T11:44:48-04:00

The Enchantment of Chandra

Chandra Mantra Written and Translated by Felise Berman 2017 Moon - Chandra Bija Mantra Om Shrim Som Somaya Namah. Shrim - denotes the power of refuge, surrender and peace. Som - an exclamation interposed in reciting sacred texts. Somaya – Nectar of the Gods. Namah- Bow. Chandra Gayatri Mantra Om Padmadwajaya Vidhmahe Hema [...]

The Enchantment of Chandra2019-08-20T13:46:51-04:00

Free Yoga in the Park Rutherford NJ – July and August Saturday 8:00 AM 2017

Free "Yoga in the Park" Sponsored by Shiva Shanti Yoga School in Rutherford, New Jersey & Rutherford Recreation Center Shiva Shanti Yoga School is happy to announce that the free “Yoga in the Park” will resume for Summer 2017.  Please Join us on Saturday Mornings at 8 [...]

Free Yoga in the Park Rutherford NJ – July and August Saturday 8:00 AM 20172017-07-07T14:42:10-04:00

Yoga Retreat August 2017 St Thomas US Virgin Islands with Shiva Shanti Yoga

The First Annual Shiva Shanti Yoga Retreat at The Marriott Frenchmans Reef St. Thomas, Virgin Islands USA. $500 Deposit ASAP Date: August 24-27, 2017 Cost: $1, 500 per person – One in a Room or $1, 100 per person – Two in a Room 0r $ 850 per person – Three in a Room [...]

Yoga Retreat August 2017 St Thomas US Virgin Islands with Shiva Shanti Yoga2017-04-26T20:03:51-04:00

Shiva Shanti Yoga by Felise Berman.

Shiva Shanti Yoga Manual by Felise Berman Founder Shiva Shanti Yoga, In my attempt to understand the deep philosophical system of Yoga I read and study continually, it has become a lifelong endeavor.  I began my teaching and healing work first in Buddhism, then moving into Metaphysics and [...]

Shiva Shanti Yoga by Felise Berman.2017-04-08T06:24:09-04:00

Shavasana and Massage at Shiva Shanti Yoga School

Shiva Shanti Yoga - Shavasana There is nothing more thoughtful then a caring massage from a yoga teacher during shavasana as long as the teacher’s energy is clear and there is no misdirected sexual energy, yes, I said it! 99 percent of most yoga teachers are healers, [...]

Shavasana and Massage at Shiva Shanti Yoga School2017-04-05T18:53:07-04:00

Warrior Two – Virabhadra by Felise Berman©

Virabhadrasana Two — Warrior Two Pose. Vira means a hero, brave; Virabhadra is the name of a fierce mythical warrior created by Shiva. Feet:  Feet are a leg’s distance apart.  Front foot is facing forward, and back foot is slightly turned in.  All four corners of your feet pressed into the floor. Front heel intersects [...]

Warrior Two – Virabhadra by Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:28:14-04:00

Qualities of a Shiva Shanti Yoga Teacher by Felise Berman©

As the director of Shiva Shanti Yoga, I feel all the teachers I train must imbibe these ideas. • Kindness – Kindness is the best quality for any teacher. • Integrity –We implement a high moral and ethical code in all our affairs. • Humility – All teachers understand they are there to serve. [...]

Qualities of a Shiva Shanti Yoga Teacher by Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:30:40-04:00

Get Certified 300 Hour Teacher Training E-RYT- Felise Berman E-RYT©

300 Hour Training Program at Shiva Shanti Yoga Continuing Education for Yoga Teachers E-RYT Shiva Shanti Yoga Est. 2008 Classes and Teacher Training www.shivashantiyoga.com 165 Park Ave, Rutherford NJ 07070 201.531.9642 The Benefit of joining Shiva Shanti Yoga Teacher Training is, you will be working with a school, teacher, and system to grow together [...]

Get Certified 300 Hour Teacher Training E-RYT- Felise Berman E-RYT©2017-02-23T19:37:47-04:00

Trikonasana Triangle Pose – The Inner Triad By Felise Berman©

Understanding Angles in Asana. Trikonasana - Triangle Pose. Trikona meaning triangle, and asana meaning posture or seat.  Author - Felise Berman Founder and Director of Shiva Shanti Yoga - If you look at an angle, it has no arrows, but it is still a ray, and goes on infinitely, only the angle, does not [...]

Trikonasana Triangle Pose – The Inner Triad By Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:38:15-04:00

Swadhisthana – The Second Chakra, Ones own Abode By Felise Berman©

Sanskrit and English Name: Svadhisthana (also Swadhisthana,) = One’s Own Abode Second Chakra: The next major chakra within the chakra system is Swadhisthana chakra, located at the very end of the spinalccolumn directly above Mooladhara chakra. Swadhisthana chakra is said to be the director for the subconscious storing of past memories, feelings, and sensual impressions. It does [...]

Swadhisthana – The Second Chakra, Ones own Abode By Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:32:53-04:00

Muladhara Chakra By Felise Berman©

Sanskrit and English: Name: mula = root, source + adhara = support, vital part. First Chakra: Muladhara is the first major charka within the system, located slightly beyond the base of the spine at the pelvic floor. Mooladhara chakra is the most basic charkra as it is considered to represent our animal instincts and personalities. [...]

Muladhara Chakra By Felise Berman©2017-07-27T18:23:13-04:00

The Five Koshas a Gateway to Self by Felise Berman©

The five sheaths (pancha-koshas) are alluded to in the fourteen verses of the Atmabodha. Atma Bodha one of the finest treatises on the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta of Shankaracharya.   In this text Sankaracharya lucidly explains the nature of Self, the nature of the ignorance of the self, how it arises, and how to [...]

The Five Koshas a Gateway to Self by Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:39:34-04:00

The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras By Felise Berman©

  There is little known about this person named Patanjali who outlined stages of practice along the yogic path.  There is numerous works and commentary on the text itself.  I have found the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga to be an excellent source of living yoga with a moral compass.  Pantajali has thoughtfully outlined [...]

The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras By Felise Berman©2017-02-23T18:46:45-04:00

Salamba Sarvangasana By Felise Berman©

Shoulder Stand- Shiva Shanti Yoga School. Salamba = support, Sarva = whole, Anga = body or limb, Asana = seat or posture. BE different, lets see from a new perspective.  When you reverse your stance, the effects of gravity decompress the spine, creating a new erect disposition, waking up vital energy flows [...]

Salamba Sarvangasana By Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:41:58-04:00

What is Shiva Shanti Yoga? By Felise Berman©

At Shiva Shanti Yoga, we focus on the practice of asana with a flow (vinyasa), philosophy, deep breathing, restorative yoga, meditation, Yoga Nidra, and mantra; to enhance one's health and wellbeing. Classes are paced, systematic and provide a foundation for understanding the many branches of yoga. In our classes the duration that you are [...]

What is Shiva Shanti Yoga? By Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:43:23-04:00

Om Namah Shivaya By Felise Berman©

Shiva Shiva represents unlimited Consciousness, which is omnipresent and resides in everyone.  Shiva is referred to as 'the good one' or the 'auspicious one'. Shiva - Rudra is considered to be the destroyer of evil and sorrow. Shiva - Shankara is the doer of good. Shiva is 'tri netra' or three eyed, [...]

Om Namah Shivaya By Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:43:12-04:00

Shat Karma Kriya by Felise Berman©

How to use a Neti Pot Shatkarma kriyas are the six cleansing techniques as outlined in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and should be practiced before pranayama. “Shat” meaning six and “karma” meaning action. These kriyas create space in the human temple for living spirit -- they detoxify the body, the blood stream, [...]

Shat Karma Kriya by Felise Berman©2017-02-23T19:43:53-04:00