I fold & unfold as I rise & fall


I fold & unfold as I rise & fall

My breath deep & constant,
A rhythm well in sync.
My body folds & unfolds.
The folding & unfolding, rising & falling- all seem so subtle & monotonous at the start
As I go deeper into the process there is a wave of things folding & unfolding, rising & falling within me.
My thoughts, my feelings, my emotions, my instincts- all of them rise & fall through the wave of my breath;
All of them fold & unfold along with my physical body.
It’s a beautiful journey through the breath, mind & body.
Then comes my voice, layering the process that is already on a roll.
The entire texture of the fabric I am weaving, changes .
It changes to a new colour , New feel & New flow.
Then you add your breath, voice & touch to my process 
& the entire story of my fabric takes a new form.
It’s like our day-to-day story;
How we rise & fall with each other;
How we fold & unfold with the events that happen; 
How we resonate with the breath- with self & with each the other.
Life seems like a constant journey of rising & falling, folding & unfolding- too simple to watch,
Too elaborate to live through.
My entire being is contained within this process of rising & falling, folding & unfolding;
Constantly changing form, colour, shade & texture;
Yet maintaining the uniqueness that I am blessed with 


108 Surya Namaskar to welcome 2018


Team 'KalaTattva' started 2018 with 108 Suryanamaskar @ Swastika School of Dance & music, Jakkur

'The head that won't stand' - a book review


‘The past is a candle at the great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.’ - Amy Bloom

I am not sure what I was expecting when I chose the book ‘The head that won’t stand’ written by Kavita Chandran, as my bed-time read. It’s a very simple book with a very simple language yet with deep stories in it! Once I started going through the pages, my hands refused to put the book down, my head & heart just wouldn’t agree to break the train of memories, thoughts & imagination they were going through. It was as if  I was totally engulfed by the book. With every page I was walking with the author through her memory lanes which I have also passed through in the past- the same city, same Shala, same guru. Only the other characters were different.. 
This book is so special to me for having given me an opportunity to re-live the life-changing experience I have had with the beginning of my yoga journey in this beautiful place called Mysore & the amazing Guru Bharath Shetty. The ever supportive & encouraging fellow practitioners who inspired me to look at myself & the life around with an entirely new perspective. I have never been the same since. That was the birth of a new person within me.
Now when I think, my life feels like a huge spiral staircase decorated with some interesting memories at every step. It feels like, through this book, I am reminiscing the fond memories of my experience in Mysore. Like in a fairy tale, I look through the magic mirror & marvel at the various experiences & people who have contributed in moulding me into the person I am today. And I just can’t stop being amazed at the thought that this moulding of personality is a life-long process; a new me is going to be born every day, bringing in the opportunity & possibility of a new life.
With immense gratitude I thank the author Kavita Chandran for penning down her experience & memories and sharing it with the World, making it possible for me( & probably for many more people) to re-live those  wonderful days of life! 









Who we are

'KalaTattva' is a platform to explore, experiment & express art. We are here to bring forth the science, essence & aesthetics of art/yoga forms & their interdependence, co-relation, co-existence with each other. Founded in February 2017 by Shashikala Reddy, a Dancer & Yoga teacher, 'KalaTattva' is an initiative to bring forth the importance of different body works in forming ones personality & shaping our society. We believe in the transformative power of movement arts!                 


"Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself" - George Bernard Shaw

What we do...


  • Creative dance
  • Free style                                      
  • Improvisation
  • Line dance
  • Dance stories  
  • Dance games




  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa flow
  • Yin
  • Prenatal
  • Postnatal

*For both dance & yoga we teach ongoing classes, workshops, choreography for events & customized sessions


  • Dance-in-Education programs
  • Dance therapy sessions (Individual & group)
  • Yoga therapy sessions (Individual)
  • Stress management & team building through movement & art 
  • Customized dance performance for events
  • Choreography


The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice. - Brian Herbert

The team:


Shashikala Reddy

Founder/Prinicipal teacher 

A movement Artist/Therapist, Yoga practitioner & Performer, Shashikala Reddy is very passionate about exploring the positive effects and the good that Movement art can do to one’s personality and life. She believes that Art and Culture are an integral part of life and are as basic and significant in enhancing one’s personality. With an intention to reach out Movement arts as not just entertainment but also as education, Shashi works in collaboration with different artists, NGOs & organisations with an aim to cater Movement education to different quarters of the society. As another major step towards her initiative into the field of arts & education, Shashi started her company ‘KalaTattva’ in February 2017.

Learning so far:

  • Bharatanatyam - Learning under the able tutelage of Ms.Anuradha Venkataraman (Swastika school of dance & music)
  • Contemporary - From 'Attakallari centre for movement arts' & 'Shiamak davar institute of performing arts'
  • Free-style & Latin American - from various teachers (India & UK)
  • Authentic movement, movement improvisation & contact improvisation -  From 'Studio for movement arts & therapies', Tripura Kashyap, Katie Duck (Magpie institute, Amsterdam) & various other teachers & artists
  • Yoga - Hatha,Vinyasa & Yin yoga from  Yoga India(Mysore), Mr.Ramesh Kumar (Mysore), Angeline Liew (PranayogaKL, Malaysia), Yoga Retreat (Co-Phagan, Thailand)
  •               Prenatal & Postnatal certification from PranayogaKL, Malaysia
  • Kalaripayattu - From Kalari academy of performing arts, Bangalore
  • Theatre technique - from Adishakti theatre, Auroville
  • Zumba - from Zumba International          


Shashi has the experience of working with children, teachers, doctors, lawyers, artists, musicians, corporate houses, social workers, homemakers and people with special needs. She travels extensively both in India and abroad with her performances, teaching workshops and facilitating therapy work.


Sudha D


Sudha is a certified Therapeutic movement facilitator, Dancer, Healer & a HR professional.Apart from being a Bharatanatyam dancer,  Sudha is a Reiki master, practicing for over 7 years now. She combines movement arts with other healing modalities to make it more effective. Her work focuses on creating awareness on how one can balance, grow & express through body movement.











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'We' for a cause:

We, at KalaTattva, believe in communal living where we all support & stand for each other. To put our belief in practice we contribute to the society we live in. This practice begins with taking care of our lovely four legged friends who are abandoned. As an initial initiative we collaborate with 'Let's live together', an organisation working relentlessly for the care & adoption of street animals. As a part of this collaboration KalaTattva would contribute some basic essentials like food & hygiene material to Let's live together every month & also be a part of their promotional camps & activities, as much as possible.

So the more number of registrations we have for our classes & programs, the more we will be able to provide for our lovely animal friends.


Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. - Anthony J. D'Angelo

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Swastika School of Dance & Music

#187, GKVK Layout, Jakkuru, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064

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Shashikala Reddy - A certified Pregnancy yoga teacher