Almost 16 years ago Sharada’s spiritual journey started with the love for Yoga, Ayurveda followed by an Indian Classical Dance called Odissi.
She studied Odissi Indian classical dance and learned about the different archetypes of Hindu mythology, their meanings and stories in India. This devotional dance is a puja, a prayer, in itself. In 2009 she created a group of seven students from Bali and Lombok called “The Yoga Dance Dakini” . Together they danced all over Bali for two months in temples and sacred festivals, as well as at the popular Bali Spirit Festival.Today she still shares the jewels of this ancient practice in a prayerful authentic way during ceremonies, classes and women’s devi circles .
10 years ago she met her revered teacher, Shree Swami Vagishananda Saraswati with whom she has been living and studying the teachings of Advaita Vedanta, Yoga, Vedic mantra chanting, Puja and Sanskrit language.
He introduced her to Shree Radhaji, Dr. Carol Whitfield Ph.D. Radha has been Sharada’s teacher of Vedanta, as well as mentor. She guided her personally in psychology, inner child work and meditation.
With the blessings of her teachers she had the privilege and honor to live and study with Shree Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati during the last three-and- half year course of Vedanta, Yoga, Sanskrit and Vedic Tradition at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Anaikatti, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.
She was asked to teach along with her teachers on many different occasions, guiding and introducing Vedanta, chanting, puja, meditation and Sanskrit language.
In Bali where Sharada lives, she has ongoing classes and teaches on different occasion at well known Yoga Teacher Trainings like: Sama Yoga with Sky, Meghan Currie, One Yoga with Tanya Kap, Soha School with Daniela Garcia as well as Beta Lisboa’s Yoga Teacher Training.
In the summer, Sharada visits Europe to host her yearly Vedanta Retreats.
In 2016 she started teaching online classes so that her students who cannot travel are able to stay with the teaching and continue to learn and feel supported and connected. See Vaidika Online.
Her love for Vedic chanting and prayers have inspired her to record mantras and prayers so that one can learn and chant along. Visit her Soundcloud page for an extensive list of Sacred Vedic Mantras. https://soundcloud.com/shaaradaa
The secret of Devi, ‘the way of the sacred feminine,’ has been a deep discovery for her. Learning many Devi chants brought her closer to understanding more about Goddess, how to honor and worship her.
Her passion and love for the sacred feminine brought her to lead Women’s Circles & Retreats, sacred gatherings for women, offering a safe non-judgmental space to heal, find self-acceptance and courage. The circle offers support to overcome fears, insecurities and the sense of unworthiness through knowledge, sharing and devotional practices.
Be Woman Project is her vision to inspire as many women as possible to rediscover the value of being a woman. The 4 pillars of support & education on the sacred feminine.
Sharada offers 3 yearly Women’s circle facilitator trainings in Sweden, the Mediterranean & Bali.
Vaidika Dharma Rituals & Teachings
Be Woman Project:
May we find healing, support, growth, and the courage and confidence to share our story. May we lay down the weapons of jealousy, competition and rivalry and give up insecurities and our sense of unworthiness. May we find solace in truth, sacred beauty and sisterhood through ceremonies and prayers, embracing Devi ‘the goddess’ as our own heart and finally discovering the true meaning of love.
I can never pay back when all that I have been given is the infinite. All I can do is express my infinite gratitude again and again and again, bowing my head in deepest reverence and share the love and blessings that I have received from the whole lineage, the teaching and my teachers with another being who would like to go on this journey from where there is no return.
The sacred journey of life towards absolute happiness and fulfillment in the here and now.
Infinite Gratitude Dhanyoham Lotus Heart