Hatha and Kundalini Yoga Classes
“I am a Kundalini Yoga student of Anya, and I’m very greatful for finding her. Kundalini Yoga has changed my life for the better. I highly recommend Anya as a teacher, you will feel an immediate difference in your presence.”
Kundalini Yoga, also know as the Yoga of Awareness, was kept secret in India. It was not taught publicly until 1969, when Yogi Bhajan challenged the age-old tradition of secrecy and began teaching on the West Coast of the United States. In Kundalini Yoga, we practice what is called a kriya. Kriya means “action” and is made up of exercises that are systematically designed to have a specific intention. It is a science that works with the seven chakras and the aura. The practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions, so that we can be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our thoughts and feelings. The goal of Kundalini Yoga is to give us the opportunity to experience our creative potential and our highest consciousness and to awaken our awareness, so that we can live from our authentic self. In Kundalini Yoga we call this Sat Nam, which means “our identity is truth and our truth is our essence”.
“Anya is truly a gifted Yoga instructor. Her natural educational abilities are wonderfully complemented with a style that combines gentleness, encouragement and a great sense of humor. Anya as a dedicated and continuing student of the Yoga tradition, brings to her classes a sense of freshness and exploration that adds to the wisdom she has already gained and shares so freely. My five years as a student of Anya have been transformational-physically, mentally and spiritually. Yoga for me has become a practice, not just an exercise and that practice as been inspired and graced by Anya.”
Hatha Yoga refers to the practice of bringing harmony to the two main energies in the human body – the energy of the moon and the energy of the sun. It restores balance among the mind, body and spirit. The result of this practice is a discovery of inner peace, inner contentment and mental clarity. The purpose of life becomes more clear.
I began my own yoga practice with Anusara Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga. I completed teacher training with John Friend, the founder. Afterward, I studied Iyengar Yoga for many years. With a strong background in alignment, I now teach a Vinyasa flow style of Hatha Yoga, emphasizing flow and alignment. As we take our practice off the mat, I believe in moving with grace, aligning ourselves with our higher truth and pausing to make that connection.
- Awaken Awareness
- Strengthen the Nervous System
- Quiet the Mind
- Balance and Strengthen the Body
- Unite the Body, Mind, and Spirit