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Shiva Rea
American yoga teacher

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea
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Intro American yoga teacher
Is Yogi Teacher
From United States of America
Field Academia Religion
Gender female
Birth 1967
Age 55 years
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Shiva Rea in Hawaii, 2007

Shiva Rea (born 1967) is a teacher of Vinyasa flow yoga, and yoga trance dance. She is the founder of Prana Vinyasa yoga.


Rea's father liked the image of Dancing Shiva (Nataraja), and named his daughter after the god. Chola bronze, 12th century, Tanjore, India

Shiva Rea was born in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1967; her father, liking the image of Nataraja, dancing Shiva, named her after that Hindu deity. She studied dance anthropology at UCLA, completing her master's thesis in 1997 on "hatha yoga as a practice of embodiment". She studied under yoga and tantra masters including Swami Sivananda Saraswati and Daniel Odier. She practised the vigorous Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for ten years, adopting a more restorative style when she became pregnant. She teaches Vinyasa flow yoga, having created her own style called Prana Vinyasa, and yoga trance dance. She teaches in the USA and many countries around the world, touring each year. Teachers are similarly trained in the USA and around the world in 200, 300 and 500 hour courses in her Prana Vinyasa yoga, which claims to combine tantra, yoga, and ayurveda. She has contributed to publications including Yoga Journal and Yoga International. The Los Angeles Times described her as one of "yoga's rock stars".

Honours and distinctions

The author and yoga therapist Janice Gates honoured Rea with a chapter of her 2006 book Yoginis.



  • 2014 Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life. Sounds True. ISBN 978-1604077094


  • 2006 Yoga Shakti
  • 2006 Yoga Trance Dance
  • 2007 Fluid Yoga
  • 2007 Fluid Power
  • 2007 Radiant Heart Yoga
  • 2007 Fluid Yoga Spinal Stretch
  • 2007 Fluid Yoga Standing Strength
  • 2008 Flow Yoga for Beginners
  • 2009 Surf Yoga Soul
  • 2009 Daily Energy - Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • 2009 Creative Core + Upper Body
  • 2009 Daily Energy Flow - Yoga Upper Body Core Stretch
  • 2011 A.M. Energy Yoga
  • 2011 More Daily Energy
  • 2012 Daily Energy Collection
  • 2013 Yoga in Greece - Deep Lunar Stretch
  • 2016 Creative Core Abs: Spontaneous Core
  • 2016 Creative Core Abs: Water Core
  • 2016 Creative Core + Lower Body - Creative Roots


  • Gates, Janice (2006). Yogini: Women Visionaries of the Yoga World. Mandala. ISBN 978-1932771886.
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