Bast serves as a writer, poet, yoga teacher, holistic coach, visual and performance artist, fusion temple dancer, healing artist, and musician. Bast studied at New College of San Francisco with an emphasis on Art and Social Change, and studied fusion bellydance for over 20 years.
Bast is the producer and co-director of the Nouveau Devadasi Fusion Temple Dance Festival & workshop series.
Artistic inspiration comes from fertile personal experience in the non-dual path of yoga and both traditional & avant-garde forms of ritual performance.
Her performances are an opulent, surreal living dream, in which the barrier between artist and audience always dissolves.
Since 2007, she has lived and co-created with notable spray paint artist, Chor Boogie. Together, they have produced numerous collaborations of visual and performance art at galleries, museums, and special events.
Bast is the author HEART MEDICINE: A True Love Story, an intimate memoir about a healing experience with the African sacred medicine known as iboga.
She is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
photo by Dogadi