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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.

PLEASE NOTE:
There Will Be NO CLASSES
January 3rd & January 4th.
Regular classes will resume on Tuesday January 9th

ANAHAAT PLANET

Kirtan & Music @ 2730 Millwood Avenue Columbia SC 29205 | Saturday January 13 6:30 – 8:30 PM | Sunday February 18 2:00 – 4:00 PM
“a musical healing arts ensemble” bringing a musical magic carpet ride to Yoga and Wellness for your heart’s journey! Be uplifted and elevated by a repertoire of sacred sound and music rich in the tradition of the Divine word with a weaving of mantras, songs and poetry rooted in the wisdom of the ages.   MORE...

Beginner’s Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Course

10-WEEK COURSE Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30 PM Starting January 17th Thru March 21st, 2018:

  • SOLUTIONS FOR TENSION AND CONFLICT WITH YOGA & MEDITATION
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF ADVERSITY AND HOW TO GRADUATE
  • TRUE SELF, TRUE VALUE
  • LIFE ENHANCEMENT SKILLS IN WORK AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS
  • POSITIVE CHANGES AND POSSIBILITIES
  • YOGA AND THE WEALTH OF MIND AND BODY HEALTH
  • MORE...

MANTRA MASH, MEDITATION & Gong Bath Relaxation

2730 Millwood Avenue Columbia
Tuesday January 23rd 6:30 – 8:00 PM:
Now is the time for getting down to the business of self - support in your goals for renewal. Our mantra meditation is takes you deep within so you may become more aware of what it is you must overcome and hone in on the inner resources for strength and clarity. Our mantra “Chattre Chattre Varti” is one written by a warrior saint and yogi. It enhances your commitment to yourself and champions your self for living more intuitively and wholeheartedly. For this one must find a potent strength and fortitude. Victory to you in your efforts towards happy and healthful habits!
Tuesday February 28th 6:30 – 8:00 PM: “Celestial Communication” A spirited meditation in English and in the mode of joyful resonance and seated movement (optional)
$15 Drop In Or Class Pass | OPEN TO ALL | Yogi Tea will be served on a donation basis.

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

@ 2730 Millwood Avenue Columbia SC 29205 | Saturday February 10th 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...

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