I graduated from a 5 month long residence teacher training program as a certified Prana Flow Yoga teacher on June 1, 2012 and have been teaching yoga ever since. I'm continually amazed at the power of yoga practices in my life and my goal is to share these practices with others. I am on a path of life long learning, always trying to expand my own practice.
The style of yoga I am trained in is vinyasa or flow yoga. In Vinyasa, poses are sequenced in a special order, so that transition from one pose to another is natural, graceful and fluid; whereas in Hatha yoga, a series of individual poses is done methodically, one at a time, on the right and then left side of the body, Vinyasa is more like a dance. When practiced with attention to the breath, and aligning breath with movement, this style of asana practice also helps calm and focus the mind, as well as reviving important subtle processes in the body that help keep us vibrant and functioning at our best. We also were trained in some of the basic principals of Ayurveda, as well as some pranayama practices.
In addition to movement styles of yoga, I took the Art of Living Basic Course back in 2009 and have been a faithful practitioner of Sudarshan Kriya ever since, and a practitioner of pranayama with the Art of Living, meeting locally for Maha Kriya practice with the local Satsang group.
I am also a student of Tantric Japa Yoga, which is a system of practices linked through my dear and respected friend and guide, Shajesh, to a 5000 year old family lineage, a Shiva Lineage in India, dating all the way back to the days of Lord Shiva. Shajesh is not a teacher in the worldly sense of somebody who has only studied and learned from books in order to gain worldly certifications and degrees. Shajesh is knowledgeable in the world of books, tho however well read he may be, his real knowledge comes from experience, practice, and what has been shared with him by tantric masters before him through his own lineage. Shajesh is a true Master of Tantric Yoga and I feel lucky to know him and blessed by all he has shared with me. With this in mind,I feel inspired to share from what I know with others.