About Sila Rood
Sila offers both Yoga and Bellydance classes.
An experienced dancer, Sila is trained in American Tribal and Egyptian cabaret styles of BellyDance, Fire Dance, Salsa, Brazilian Samba, Chinese, and more. For two years, she has been the featured performer with a live Greek band at Taverna Tony, a popular attraction for celebrities in Malibu, California. She BellyDanced in a Feature Flim by National Geographic, premiered on February 9th, titled Party Like A... She taught BellyDance at the famous John Cassese's The Dance Doctor in Santa Monica, CA, as featured on reality tv shows such as Blind Date. She previously performed at Tangierino, a Moroccan restaurant twice named “Boston’s Best,” and “Top Showtime Restaurant in Boston” by Zagat. In 2009, she danced with the Santa Monica College World Dance Company. She went on to dance with the BellyDance troupe Raqs Nouveau, led by Jennifer Jesswein. She also danced for Beat Dance Team, a salsa team lead by Javier Campines who was named second best male solo dancer in Los Angeles in competitions.
Sila's interest in Yoga began at age thirteen, inspired by her grandmother, penelope Holden, who was a leading force in bringing the practice of yoga to Vermont. In 2006, Sila made her voyage to India to study Ayurvedic medicine and yoga in Auroville, an eco-village and community of spiritual practice based on the philosophies of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. In 2009, she completed her teacher training in Santa Monica, CA through the Tree of Life yoga school, taught by Psalm Isadora. The process of this training was fueled by a very primal intention, focusing on the practice of kundalini. Through her yoga and a background as a professional belly dancer, Sila has created a form of movement that is designed to strengthen the core and teach the body to move and undulate naturally, in its animal form. Join Sila Rood in a class with elements of power vinyasa, pranayama, kundalini, and even some writhing hints of belly dance designed to awaken the serpent spine. Appropriate for men and women. She currently teaches yoga and bellydance in Vermont and is studying to become an herbalist at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism.