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Surapsari is an accomplished Balinese dancer and teacher on Balinese dance, spirituality, and culture. Surapsari, a long
time resident of Bali, studied Balinese temple dance with internationally acclaimed masters from the villages of Ubud and
Batuan. The intense dance training she received invited her to search for the spiritual dimension of Balinese dance, which
culminated into the extensive study on Balinese cosmology. She received an initiation ceremony (mawinten) and spiritual
name, Surapsari from Ida Pedanda Temuku, a high priest in Tampaksiring, Bali. Surapsari co-founded a Balinese dance
company, Purnama Sari in 2000 and has been performing and teaching Balinese mysticism in the U.S. and Bali. She
holds a Master’s degree in intercultural relations from Lesley University in Massachusetts,
USA and published “My Bali – memories of the Island of the Gods”, a collection of essays on Balinese dance, culture, and
religion in 2005. Surapsari is also a certified yoga instructor and is registered through the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour
harmony, we witness beauty. Where harmony is present, we
experience love. The people of Bali have been embracing the
esoteric teaching of harmony since ancient times. Listen to
the wisdom from “The Island of Gods” and see how you can
apply the knowledge to your daily life.
This class explores Balinese cosmology with movement,
prayer, mantra, storytelling, and meditation. It invites the
participants to seek their inner sacred space where their
emotions, thoughts, and perceptions are brought to harmony.
The participants will learn about key concepts of Balinese
philosophy such as; Sekala-Niskala (the material/spiritual
worlds), Rwa Bhineda (balance between opposite forces),
Buana Alit-Buana Agung (micro/macro-cosmos), and Tri-Hita-
Karana (The harmonious relationships with the Divine, human
beings, and environment).