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ANAHATA’S BIO

About Anahata

I began Kundalini Yoga and Meditation studies in 1972 in the southwest and I was fortunate to begin with Yoga’s pioneering youth of the sixties. I was fortunate to study with renowned teachers in those early days of yoga and meditation. Since settling in South Carolina, I have taught Yoga and lectured on Yoga And Wellness Related Topics for four decades and in many places such as CCI, Bellsouth, Richland County schools, fitness facilities, churches, the University, factories, and many more!

I was a staff member for the Mind Body Medical Institute’s licensed affiliate program in Columbia S.C. and received training through the Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard University under Professor Herbert Benson to teach Yoga and Stress Management skills for medical symptom reduction. To this day I have continued with my practice sharing yoga skills for health and self care.

I have three yoga certifications: 200 Hour RYT with the National Yoga Alliance, a Prenatal Yoga certification under Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and a prenatal yoga certification under Stephanie Keach of the Asheville Yoga Center. I opened the Yoga and Wellness Center of Columbia in 1994 as “Kundalini Rising”, and I operated the center for sixteen years. I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association. I teach Yoga And Stress Management Skills for the South Carolina Bar.

WHAT IS KUNDALINI?

What Is Kundalini?

Kundalini is called by several names and the ideas associated with them: your “life force energy”, “soul self”, or “conscious self.” Kundalini is not something you have to gain! It is your life potential for happiness health and wholeness in mind and body. At this stage of human evolution, it is our conditioning rooted in fear and self doubt that perpetuates unhappiness. Kundalini is your internal energy whereby you grow physically and mentally through life experiences gaining soulful wisdom and awareness.

WHAT IS KUNDALINI YOGA?

Kundalini Yoga, brought to western culture in the mid 60s by Harbhajan Singh Yogi, is for the experience of the timeless core and essence of yoga (union). It is comprehensive in that it is for the whole self (body, mind, emotions and behaviors) a yoga system for health and transformation through self awareness. This yoga practice emphasizes moving meditative yoga exercises through different sets of formulated sequences which are called “kriyas”. Kriyas are often synced with various breath control techniques (pranayama). They may also incorporate mantras, meditations, visualizations and guided relaxation.

Kundalini Yoga practice builds strength and flexibility as in other forms of yoga. It emphasizes awareness of the patterns of the mind body and emotions that are self sabotaging and offers applications for the complex challenges of being you. Kundalini Yoga increases oxygen capacity, improves circulation, balances the glandular system and strengthens the nervous system. It increases self-awareness, vitality, peace of mind, concentration, and self-confidence.

There Is Something For Everyone At Any Age Or In Any State Of Health: If you are an absolute beginner, I suggest private classes or participation in the Stretch & Relax Class. You can also participate in my Beginner’s Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Course. Upcoming courses also include WomanLight Pregnancy Yoga. If you are already experienced with pranayama and asana, you are ready for the deepening yoga experience of ongoing Kundalini Yoga And Meditation Level Two classes.

MANTRA MASH and Gong Bath Relaxation

2730 Millwood Avenue Columbia
Tuesday October 24th 6:30 – 8:00 PM:
Our Mantra will be one to celebrate our own and nature’s harvest cycle, a dedication and gratitude to the Divine Mother, to the Earth for bounty and one that includes the gift of the physical body that we may “be”. To start we will have a light Kundalini Yoga and pranayama warm up and a shivasana melt with the oceanic sound of the gong will follow!
Tuesday November 28th 6:30 – 8:00 PM: The Siri Mantra (thanks for gifts sometimes forgotten) As the light of the season diminishes a mantra such as this one keeps things in perspective. You often forget the small things the simplicity that is the contentment. It is also challenging to keep up the race, the pace, hurrying here and there so that the mind forgets its own need for soul connection a need for reflection and relaxation) The Siri mantra is powerful for cutting off the habit of negativity and complaint.
$15 Drop In Or Class Pass
OPEN TO ALL

ANAHAAT PLANET

Kirtan & Music @ 2730 Millwood Avenue Columbia SC 29205 | Friday November 17th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
We bring you songs so divine, to heal, to inspire and to uplift. Some you will like to sing along, some you will like to receive in listening. Join us for a magic carpet ride to soundscapes of the spirit and heartbeat rhythms that will bring you joy...   MORE...

MOVING IN GRACE: A Personal Exploration Of The End Of Life

@ 2730 Millwood Avenue Columbia SC 29205 | Saturday December 9th 2:00 – 5:00 PM
What if death and dying can be a finality and transition you can anticipate with a change of heart and mind, looking towards the event of your passing with an awareness of the inherent human capacity to make of this major life transition one of goodness, of adventure or even joy? Have you thought about approaching this experience with practiced skills and some familiarity with the scope of that crossing? In this workshop, we will explore the possibilities available to us to move in grace through our life journey and how the transition of death and dying can be approached with courage, peace, and love....   MORE...

Beginner’s Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Course

10-WEEK COURSE Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30 PM Starting January 17th Thru March 21st, 2018:
Kundalini is a universal process of spiritual growth. Kundalini Yoga is the physical path and involves more than just the physical body. It is an awakening of the true nature that exists in all of us. Discover Yogic solutions for refreshing sleep, abundant energy and deep relaxation. Set yourself for health, success and ease in the days ahead.   MORE...

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