Educator and Ceremonialist
Zahava has facilitated community ceremonies for shamanic, tantric & somatic educators, performers, and medicine folk deepening the intimacy between the body and soul. She has offered Bare Energy: Nude Yoga and Dance Meditation, as well as Sensual Inner Expansion, a series for women at Phoenix Temple in midtown Manhattan.
Zahava has taught neuro-muscular reprograming to patients at East Physical Therapy. She has lead sacred birthing dances at Ina May Gaskin's Farm, in Tennessee, internationally recognized for its woman centered birthing practices. She taught shamanic birthing dances at the 2011 annual conference for the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives.
Zahava was a primary meditation and yoga teacher at Deepak Chopra's Center in midtown Manhattan 2005-2010. She co-founded and facilitated Sundays for Peace. This weekly satsang based on Chopra’s book, Peace is the Way, lasted over 2.5 years for spiritually and emotionally sustainable activism. She has been adjunct faculty for The Next Wave of Women & Power/We Got Issues! a collaborative initiative that focuses on arts & activism for young women.
She co-founded White Folks Soul, By Any Dance Necessary, a dance collective exploring the incompatibility of wholeness and the race construct for white people. The collective presented Zahava’s workshop Re-educating the Body Mind Soul Free From Racism at the 10th national White Privilege Conference drawing over 1000 pioneering educators, artists, and activists replacing racism with authentic power dynamics and relationships. White Folks Soul, By Any Dance Necessary has also danced interactive rituals in the Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop offered by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and lead workshops through the Anti-Racist Alliance.