The Yoga of Light
The Path of the Priestess

Sharron Rose

Sharron Rose, MA.Ed, is a true renaissance woman. A filmmaker, choreographer/ composer, author, teacher and performer, she has spent the past thirty years working in the fields of education and the arts to investigate integrate and impart the knowledge and wisdom of ancient and traditional cultures throughout the world.

Trained from childhood in the Classical Western arts of Ballet, Opera and Theatre, after receiving a diploma from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Education from George Washington University, during the mid to late 70’s while studying with modern dance luminaries, Merce Cunningham, Louis Falco and Twyla Tharp, she became a member of New York City’s vital dance/theatre/performance art scene.

From 1983-1988, with the assistance of a Professional Development Grant from the American Institute of Indian Studies (1983-84), and a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship (1986-88), she began extensive research into the art, culture and spiritual traditions of North India. During this time she became the first American disciple of early Bollywood film star and renowned Classical Indian dancer, Sitara Devi and was initiated into a sacred tradition of the ancient feminine Yogic Arts that had been handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years. Since that time of introduction and initiation she has consistently sought out other remnants of these symbolic teachings in the ancient cultures of Egypt and Tibet, as well as in those of the Kabbalah and Gnosticism.

Due to her knowledge and expertise in these ancient traditions, as well as her ability to assist in developing programs to foster harmonious dialogue between people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, from 1993-97, together with Ramzi El Edlibi , she created multicultural arts-in-education programs for Arts Horizons and Lotus Fine Arts in New York, as well as Young Audiences of Connecticut, New Jersey and Virginia. Ms. Rose has lectured and performed in numerous universities as well as for cultural organizations and museums throughout the world. In addition, she has served as a consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts.

In the realm of filmmaking, Ms. Rose is the producer of the forthcoming feature film Shasta, writer/director of the documentary films, 2012 The Odyssey and Timewave 2013, executive producer of the feature documentary, Infinity: The Ultimate Trip, and producer of the Sacred Mysteries DVD Collection. Since 2000, she has been president of the DVD distribution company, Sacred Mysteries Distribution.

Ms. Rose is the author of the award–winning book, The Path of the Priestess: A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine (Inner Traditions) and contributing author to the book, The Mystery of 2012 (Sounds True). Currently, she is producing/directing/composing the ritual performance/cd/film project, Shakti’s Bliss, a celebration of the music, dance and myths of the Divine Feminine. For more information: www.sharronrose.com, www.sacredmysteries.com