Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Dr Tony Nader, MD, PhD

Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR

Vedic Dance Therapy

Enlivening the Relationship between Consciousness and Physiology
“Take dance as a system of medicine. Dance as therapy, as a system of health care.” - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


Maharishi Mahesh Yogi explained that Vedic Dance is a direct means to achieve Brahma Vidya, the totality of knowledge. Vedic Dance or Indian Classical Dance is the most natural and complete technology for enlivening transcendental, Self-referral Being and its expression in the physiology.

Vedic Dance Therapy is a powerful technique for health and well-being. Practicing the dance as well as seeing the dance performed creates bliss and balance, transforming the physiology, developing higher states of consciousness, and generating more coherence in collective consciousness.

Movement, gesture, expression, meaning, fine feeling, and Transcendental Consciousness are integrated and unified, and the dancer performs in an expression of wholeness, beauty, and bliss.

Vedic Dance is a sacred discipline, connecting the individual to the Supreme, the Divine. Arising from a dancer’s consciousness, the movements are created as an expression of the Self and a form of communication with the world.


Vedic Dance Therapy increases mind-body coordination. This beautiful form of artistic expression provides an excellent exercise in a blissful way. Benefits of practicing Vedic Dance include:

  • Increased strength and flexibility
  • Improved circulation
  • Enhanced feeling of energy and bliss

Maharishi said that Indian Classical Dance is essentially a Vedic performance. It has its basis in Total Natural Law which maintains all physiological functioning at the basis of self-referral consciousness and maintains orderly growth.

Vedic Dance is an aspect of Gandharva Veda, lively with the integrating and harmonizing value of Natural Law. Through Vedic Dance we align our physiology and consciousness with the Cosmic rhythms and patterns of Total Natural Law.

Vedic Dance can be seen as ‘flowing Yoga’. It enlivens the inner energy and intelligence in the body, unifying silence and dynamism, wholeness and parts, creating health and balance in the individual and the environment.

The Department is currently offering courses and performances in two styles of Vedic Dance, Kathak and Bharatanatyam with our faculty members Yagyaa Srivastava and Rebecca Busch. 


Here you can find information about the various courses in the Indian classical dance styles of Bharatnatyam and Kathak being currently offered by our faculty.

Scheduling and duration of courses are flexible. We are happy to work with you to design an ideal course for your group and location.

Please feel free to write to us! Scheduling and duration of Vedic Dance courses are flexible and the faculty will be happy to work with you to design an ideal course for your group and location.



Vedic Dance
An Introduction to Kathak

Indian classical dance practice for increased harmony, energy and bliss

Open to everyone.

No prior training in dance required.


In this weekend workshop, you will:

  • Gain an understanding into the principles of Vedic Dance and its therapeutic value, and learn the basic movements in the graceful classical dance style of Kathak
  • Practise live with the faculty. Receive feedback, address questions during interaction
  • Get access to recordings of the live meetings for 3 months
  • Receive music for self-practise



17-18 February, 2024

Vedic Dance
An Introduction to Bharata Natyam

Experience the joyful art of dance for bliss, balance, and wellbeing!

Open to everyone.

No prior training in dance required.


In this course, teacher Rebecca Busch will give an introduction to the profound knowledge and practical application of the South Indian Classical dance form Bharata Natyam.

Four Saturdays

2, 9, 16, and 23 March, 2024

“We connect dance with Gandharva Veda, Yoga Asana, and Dhyan, and then it will become a part of Brahma Vidya. Different dance forms, different Ragas are assigned in different health situations and this will be called as Dance Therapy. People go to watch dance anyway and the Dance Therapy will serve as entertainment as well as there will be realistic transformation of their physiologies.” — Maharishi


Bharata Natyam performance by Rebecca Busch, at the Invincible Middle East Assembly, May 2016, Antalya, Turkey.

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Vedic Dance by Yagyaa Srivastava-  Kathak – Excerpts from Virtual Performance.
June 2021, Netherlands

Play Video about Yagyaa - Kathak


Vedic Dance Therapy