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?
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.