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Shivani Jane, Somatic Source & Temple Taste

Updated: Dec 12, 2020

Shivani joined Diana twice this year at the Center for

In The Kitchen at Flourish Ojai

where they cooked up an Immunity Soup and introduced us to Kitchen Yoga.

She was also featured as a practitioner in

Immunity With Our Community

An online restorative immunity series.

These free offerings can be accessed through our Program page, or by clicking the images to the right.


"Food, Movement and Community are the 3 main dishes that have served me throughout my life. My relationships in the kitchen and the classroom have nourished a sense of curiosity, creativity and connection, while offering a safe haven to feel my place of belonging.

What if we created a learning environment to cultivate life skills and the art of caring for ourselves through loving choices?

Some of my most heart-warming experiences have taken place with friends sharing a steaming cup of Chai made with aromatic spices, accompanied with the earthy tastes of Italian olive oil on freshly made bread. "Food is memory" and when we savor the simple pleasures of "soul foods" created with loving hands and hearts we are served and invitation to return home again.

What if we could appreciate our diversity through potlucks instead of politics?

For decades, I've been intuitively guided by my mother's gift for gardening and cooking. Later through my studies of Yoga and Ayurveda, I was inspired by the teachings of Mother Maya.

And in my aspiration for living life in balance, I blended this mix of food and movement, while Diana Syvertson, founder of Flourish Ojai, added the key ingredients of Encouragement and Love.

What if we stop using sugar and alcohol as a substitute for Love and remember to share sweet and tender moments with each other?

Through Diana's support I followed my "YES", cultivating Temple Taste a sanctuary for your senses and Somatic Source offering Feldenkrais programs for moving through life with greater awareness and ease. Tending to the essentials of life together, we can flourish and nourish our heart connections through Food, Movement and Community."


Visit for free movement lessons and for free recipes.


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