Vedic Dance

An Introduction to the Indian Classical Dance form
Bharata Natyam

An interactive online course

22 July–6 Aug 2023

with Rebecca Busch


Experience Vedic Dance to nourish your body and mind, enliven consciousness, and enjoy increased energy, strength, flexibility, balance, and bliss!

Learn Vedic Dance with live instruction on Zoom access pre-recorded practice videos during and after the course

Available in English and other languages based on demand

Standard course fee: € 175

(There is a reduced price for lower-income countries, please see the application form.)

Affiliates of the International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF) receive a reduction of 10% on the course fee.



About the Course

Learn fundamentals of Bharata Natyam, South Indian dance, one of the main forms of Indian Classical dance. With easy to follow, step-by-step instruction, this course is designed to guide anyone to learn and practice Vedic Dance and enjoy its benefits. The beautiful and ancient art of Indian Classical dance increases mind-body coordination, provides excellent exercise, and nourishes and strengthens the whole physiology.

In this course, you will
  • Learn and practice adavus, rhythmic, geometric patterns of movement which are the basic units of pure, abstract dance
  • Learn and practice a short expressive, storytelling dance choreographed to a verse from the Vedic Literature
  • Practice hasta mudras, hand gestures, which have a healing, balancing influence on the physiology and are part of every dance movement
  • Connect your experience of dance with Maharishi Vedic Science, the Science of Consciousness, and enjoy tapes of Maharishi on dance therapy, art and music, and yoga
Rebecca Bush
Joining the Course

Beginners are welcome to attend this course, no previous dance training is necessary.

Technical requirements to join are that you have a desktop, laptop, or mobile device that can access the internet. The live practice sessions will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software. Instructions for using Zoom, and login details for joining the course, will be provided before the course.

Course participants will also have access to pre-recorded instructional videos on the Vedic Dance Academy online platform for three months after the course start date. Live, interactive practice sessions on Zoom are recorded and available to view for one week. Videos of Maharishi are only played live on Zoom, so everyone is encouraged to attend live.

Total Hours
Live online sessions
Sessions each week

Course Structure

Saturdays and Sundays for 3 weeks
Each session is 2 hrs long
Course schedule
Weekend 1
  • Saturday, 22 July: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CEST
  • Sunday, 23 July:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CEST
Weekend 2
  • Saturday, 29 July: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CEST
  • Sunday, 30 July:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CEST
Weekend 3
  • Saturday, 5 Aug:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CEST
  • Sunday, 6 Aug:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CEST
About Vedic Dance

Maharishi said that Vedic Dance is a means to attain Brahma Vidya, the totality of knowledge. Vedic Dance is a blissful technology to support our development and help us realize our full potential. Vedic Dance is a therapeutic modality of Maharishi Ayurveda and has a profoundly integrating and harmonizing influence. The benefits of dance are felt on the level of body, mind, emotions and consciousness, and extend to an audience. Even by viewing the dance, the physiology is transformed.

Enjoy a video from the 1st lesson of the course

About the Faculty

Rebecca Bush
Rebecca Busch

Rebecca Busch is a certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation technique and the founder of Vedic Dance Academy. She studied with master teachers in the T. Balaswaraswati tradition of Bharata Natyam and is a graduate of Paramparai Foundation’s DASI ATTAM course in South Indian dance, music, and poetry taught by Dr. Saskia Kersenboom and certified by the International Dance Council CID-UNESCO. She is an Advisor for the Performing Arts for the Academy of Arts for Enlightenment. She received a BA from Maharishi University of Enlightenment and a Master of the Science of Creative Intelligence degree (M.S.C.I.) from Maharishi European Research University (MERU).

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

'Indian classical dance... is the most natural and complete technology for enlivening the relationship between transcendental self-referral Being and its expression in the physiology.'
– Maharishi Mahesh Yogi