Sivani Mata has been practicing yoga asana since childhood, over the years developing her understanding of the practice in align with the wisdom and intuition of her own body. She has been greatly inspired by her incredible teacher and friend Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, who she met when she was 19, and has helped her to listen further to her own intuitive wisdom and honour the cycles and rhythms of life that arise naturally.
Sivani Mata is an artist who is blessed to be a student of Bhakti (the yoga of love and devotion) and began her journey with this practice through attending various Kirtan evenings in London and on her travels. She is grateful for the many teachers and traditions that have influenced her journey, and is particularly inspired by the teachings of Babaji: to live in Truth, Simplicity and Love. She began to share Kirtan in her local London community in 2009 and has continued regularly ever since, there and around the UK and Europe. During this time Sivani Mata has released four Kirtan albums, the most recent titled Jasmine Garden which blends Kirtan with her passion for mystic poetry.
Sivani Mata organised the UK’s first ever Bhakti Music Festival (in August 2011), and subsequent BE LOVE Bhakti Immersion days in London, which have brought devotional musical practices from various traditions together as one, in the spirit of universal love and devotion. Inspired by her Bhakti practice, Sivani Mata also shares responsive yoga practice honouring naturally arising internal rhythms, including yoga nidra, nourishing asana and dance predominantly for woman, and now co-teaches on Uma Dinsmore-Tuli’s “Well Woman Yoga Therapy Teacher Training”.
Sivani Mata is also currently working on an exploration for ancient Goddess traditions from around the world through drawing, and is writing a book on this theme called “Faces of the Feminine”.