Critically acclaimed classes
Learn from someone with well over 15+ years of experience teaching adults, with award winning students
Timed to your needs
Learn in 5 minute chunks or 50 - whatever fits your schedule.
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Every class at Navatman will be filmed and added to the library, alongside individually recorded tutorials
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Navatman is the best and largest community for...dance (and other Indian classical art forms) that I have found in Manhattan, and the teachers are so talented. Navatman caters to students that are new to Bharatnatyam, all the way to professionals. Sahi is such a talented dancer and teacher. She really emphasizes techniques that are sustainable and prevent long term injury, while maintaining the intricacies of the art form. This alone sets Navatman apart from other dance schools. I'm thankful to be a part of this community every day, and encourage anyone interested in the Indian classical arts to join Navatman.
Don't put off your learning any longer
I'm so excited for you to start learning dance or music. I created this video library because I realized having access to a knowledgeable teacher in the Indian arts - one that you respect, has a huge amount of research behind them, and have dedicated their lives to the art form - is a rarity. I tell my students all the time: Access to knowledge is a privilege. While I advocate for in person classes with a teacher, sometimes, it's just not possible for any number of reasons: financial constraints, time, distance, availability of the class, or otherwise. Every day, I see students who are dying to learn. They all tell me "I've dreamed of learning kathak all my life," Or "I feel so drawn to the structure of bharatanatyam." I know what this art form can do. It is transformational if done well, not just making you a beautiful dancer but shaping you beyond the classroom into someone with more patience, more empathy, more love, more soul. And so I'm on a mission: to help as many of you as I can start your journey in the Indian arts. Because, even if you only access a small piece of this world, I know how amazing it can be. And just by learning: while you do something to better yourself, you also get to become an advocate for these incredible cultural spaces - a space that for so long was taken away from us, were bullied, were culturally stigmatized. (I mean, to this day - Indian art forms are not as valued as Eurocentric styles!) So join me - become part of the movement to find empowerment, joy, and strength through learning the Indian arts.
What we are all about?
Because of my 20+ years of experience teaching, I was able to pour all my knowledge - what to look out for, how to break down each step so you can learn it and self correct with a mirror (or without!) and how to keep yourself injury free while learning with the structure and intensity you crave from the live class. I'll also be adding what I think makes a holistic dancer: an understanding of the history, theory, how to learn the right way, and various other tidbits of information that make powerhouse Indian artists so very good at what they do. Then, when you're ready, you can hit the ground running when you finally have the time to join a class with a teacher (any teacher, really) and take your dancing to the next level.