As we all know, International Yoga Day is June 21st, and many celebrities are making sure to help reinforce living a healthy lifestyle. Once such celebrity is dancing diva, Madhuri Dixit who has been a strong proponent of culture and a healthy lifestyle, as evidenced by her “Dance with Madhuri (DWM)” online series. In honor of International Yoga Day, DWM is all set to launch a set of lessons dedicated to Yoga on its apps and website. DWM is an online dance initiative helmed by actress, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, and her husband, Dr. Shriram Nene, that allows you to learn, move, and unite across every aspect of the art, craft, and universe of dance and culture.
There are several different sections on DWM that can be accessed to learn about yoga and, of course, dance. The section dedicated to fitness is called Move, and it efficiently entertains, educates and helps keep viewers in shape. The Power Yoga coursework on DWM is geared towards all experience levels and includes beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons that are led by fitness expert Shalini Bhargava. Bhargava has over eighteen years of experience in the fitness industry. Power Yoga is a style that focuses on a vigorous fitness based approach using the vinyasa style of yoga.
In addition to Power Yoga, DWM also has ‘Dance Yoga’ – a fusion of the Indian classical dance form, Bharatanatyam, with the ancient Yoga Asanas. Namita Bodaji, a Bharatanatyam master, has designed this workshop that works wonders for both dance lovers and fitness enthusiasts.
Speaking about the newest addition to DWM’s Move section Madhuri Dixit-Nene says,
“Fitness needs to be a way of life. I’m ecstatic about launching the yoga series on International Yoga Day as I have practiced yoga, along with dance, as a means of staying focused and in shape.”
Talking further about the about the ‘Dance with Madhuri’ endeavor Madhuri elaborates,
“It has been very humbling to see how fans and dance enthusiasts have accepted our online dance offering. I am amazed by the talent we are discovering and nurturing on the platform. It is clear that everyone has a spark of genius. The key is giving everyone access. It’s been an exciting journey and I am glad that I am being able to share the joy of dancing with lakhs of dance enthusiasts across the world. With growing number of the users, we were encouraged to scale up the content and have now introduced more dance forms, and introduced new gurus to offer a more robust learning experience. At the same time, we have introduced new ways to use dance to stay fit with dancercise, body conditioning, dance pilates, dance yoga, tabata and more. People can learn dance and stay fit by accessing the DWM any time anywhere on any platform.”
Dr. Shriram Nene, with a very experienced team, has been the brains behind the endeavor so to speak. Talking about the e-learning platform, fitness portal and social network called ‘Dance with Madhuri’ he says,
“The beauty of the dance initiative is that you can learn dancing at your own convenience in your own comfort zone without having to physically go to a studio. Instead of replacing physical academies, it actually allows dance institutes to scale and reach out to their users and build passion. It’s an exciting time for media and content as the world is getting smaller. The wonders of modern technology are offering numerous options to connect with audiences. Through this online dance academy we are able to reach a large number of people and create a global village for culture.”
Are you ready to dance yoga? We sure are!