Monika Nataraj is a pioneer of sacred practices for women. An international tantra teacher, she leads retreats and women’s transformational trainings in 24 countries worldwide. Nataraj weaves a holistic model of embodied empowerment, incorporating wisdom practices of sacred dance, yoga, philosophy, meditation, ritual, and inner work.
Nataraj is creator of Mystical Dance® and Shakti Spirit®. There are 300 women from 46 countries to whom she has offered 200-hour teacher certifications in the yogic feminine arts.
In 1999, Nataraj left her life in New York City, as corporate executive by day and professional belly dancer by night, to follow the call of her soul. She has dedicated the past 20 years to intensively studying with masters of Indian tantra, Tibetan Buddhism, Shamanism, and Sufism. She co-led a yoga and meditation school in Dharamshala, India, for a decade, for 15 years held a seasonal women’s mystery school in Koh Phangan, Thailand, and has taught at Omega for 11 years.
Monika has adventured to more than 70 countries and all 7 continents. She lives mostly on the road, passionately sharing ritual magic and women’s ceremonial journeys. Her recent offerings have been in Chile, Peru, Russia, India, Thailand, France, Turkey, Japan, Canada, and Egypt.