Bast serves as a writer, poet, yoga & tantra teacher, holistic lifestyle mentor, visual and performance artist, fusion temple dancer, healing artist, and musician. She studied at New College of San Francisco with an emphasis on Art and Social Change. Her greater intention is to help facilitate 100% natural bliss & promote synergy between culture and nature. Her blog highlights adventures with yoga, art, activism, natural health, sacred dance, eco-designers, travel, unique subcultures, sustainable lifestyles, organic whole food, all forms of healthy decadence.
Bast is the author HEART MEDICINE: A True Love Story, an intimate memoir about a healing experience with the African sacred medicine, iboga.
Bast is the founder of the Nouveau Devadasi Fusion Temple Dance Festival, which celebrates traditional and modern forms of sacred dance.
Since 2007, she has lived and co-created with artist Chor Boogie. Together, they have produced numerous collaborations of visual and performance art at galleries, museums, and special events. After their healing experience with iboga, Bast and Chor Boogie were inspired to serve others with the medicine. In December 2014, the couple traveled to Gabon, Africa, where they began their iboga provider training and experienced a traditional Bwiti initiation, Rite of Passage, and wedding. They are educators and advocates for iboga, sacred medicine ways, the Bwiti tradition, indigenous peoples rights, drug policy reform, and holistic addiction treatment.
Bast is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.