Calixa S. - New York
Greetings! I'm Calixta Starr and from Long Island NY. I found out about Meera's Faces of the Goddess program and the Lakshmi series through her Facebook page. Signing up and taking them with her has been one of the greatest dance experiences. Meera does a beautiful and thorough job of giving the cultural context, symbolic meanings and intentions behind each movement, which is an essential element when performing a culturally respectful and responsible fusion dances.
I felt she did a wonderful job supporting students of all levels and dance forms- giving variations of certain movements, very open of questions and "can you go over that one more time" requests. Her energy and passion for us to just experience the dance rather then "doing it perfect" created a comfortable, and uplifting environment in which to explore this fusion style.
I loved this series so much, I purchased the recordings of her previous series, Durga, because I didn't want to miss her teachings and studies from that series as well. I highly recommend this program/series and will absolutely continue participating in as many series as she makes within the Faces of the Goddess program.
Chandini E. - France
I really enjoyed the class. It's rare to get classes so complete in point of view of techniques and philosophy, the different energy aspect. The fusion between Indian dance and bellydance was very intelligent and inspiring.
It's really an unique formation and the theme of the goddesses is very original. That's why I would recommend it