Shakti Andrea Smith, RSMT, LMT, RYE, APP is a registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered 500 Hour Yoga Teacher, Polarity Practitioner and owner, teacher, and healer at Prema Soma Healing Arts. She also teaches at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and is a former faculty member at Movement Research in NYC, as well as being a member of ISMETA and of Yoga Alliance.
She has 30 years experience as a student and teacher of the key areas the book is focused on: Yoga, Movement, Chakras, Glands (body-mind centering and anatomy), developmental movement. Shakti has been a yoga teacher for 20 years, movement teacher since 1992, and a licensed professional health practitioner since 1998. She is based in New York City.