Wendy Faith’s love of movement, music and freedom of expression through the body began in her youth. She began her first formal training at Penn State University studying contact improv, modern dance and performing with a hip hop group, Absolute N.R.G. She continued studying various forms of dance over the years inspiring much of her travels. Wendy has had the honor of performing West African dance for a king in Ghana (2009) and danced with her afro-brazilian teacher in Carnaval in Bahia, Brazil (2010).
Wendy Faith was also a founding member of the Bay-area based performance group, The Shamanic Cheerleaders. She has danced with The String Cheese Incident (Vegoose, 2006), opened for Michael Franti (2007) and engaged smiles while raising consciousness at a myriad of other events like The Yoga Journal Conferences and Green Festival. Wendy has also performed outside the Cheerleaders, including a highlight show at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco opening up for one of her favorite producers, Tipper (2012).
One of Wendy’s delights is teaching a union of her two loves in a self-created Yoga/Dance class incorporating many of the dance styles she has studied over the years, like salsa and tribal bellydance. She will always teach at least one dance class at her transformational yoga retreats, including facilitated Ecstatic Dance based on the plentiful ecstatic dances she has attended in the Bay, as well as facilitated dance forms like Soul Motion and Five Rhythms.