Jaia Mara, an Appalachian native, of Ananda Dance Company, is dedicated to the sacred, and brings passion, depth and commitment to her work. She is a professional performer and instructor, and has over seventeen years of profound and dedicated study in yoga, tribal belly dance, energy work, and various other healing modalities. A sacred movement devotee, she facilitates Women’s Circles, rites of passage gatherings, wellness groups, and shares one on one gentle spiritual coaching. Jaia’s movement practice and dance form weaves together the strength of technique, the flow of conscious breath, and the importance of true connectivity with others and the divine. Jaia’s work nurtures re-union between mind and body. Her authenticity pervades her dance, inspiring others to joy and healing. Jaia has been facilitating yoga, belly dance and sacred movement workshops locally around Knoxville and regionally at art and culture festivals, dance conventions, and esoteric gatherings since 2001.

Website: Ananda Dance Co.