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ANAHATA’S BIO

About Anahata

I was fortunate to begin my practice and study of yoga and meditation with Yoga’s pioneering youth of the sixties and studied with renowned teachers in those early days.

My practice, training, and work experience in yoga and meditation span over four decades and have included a 200 hour certification through the the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher’s Association and the National Yoga Alliance. These include two Prenatal Yoga certifications under Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and one under Stephanie Keach. I opened the Yoga and Wellness Center of Columbia in 1994 as “Kundalini Rising”, and held proprietorship of the center for sixteen years at 2740 Devine Street, relocating to 2730 Millwood for seven years. My associations have included the South Carolina Bar teaching yoga and meditation for substance abuse and mental health risk management, an International Association of Yoga Therapists membership and a license for professional massage therapy in the state of SC.

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.

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. 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.

Yoga and Wellness Classes & Events

YOGA FOR PARTNERSHIPS WORKSHOP with Anahata

SATURDAY March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm AT Yoga Warehouse Columbia “Love is the Experience of Selflessness Within the Self” Join Anahata with love notes on relationships and the shared heart   MORE...

Beginner’s Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Course

10-WEEK COURSE STARTS AGAIN MONDAYS @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM MARCH 16th THRU MAY 18th 2020 AT Prem Zura Bodh   MORE...

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation 101 Saturday Drop In At Yoga Warehouse Columbia

Join Us Saturdays On A Single Session Drop In Basis   MORE...

Level Two Class Schedule

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Level Two: EVENING CLASS WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 – 8:00 PM | MORNING CLASS THURSDAYS @ 9:30 – 10:45 AM,   MORE...

EVENTS AT PREM ZURA BODH - REFRESHMENTS SERVED BY CASH DONATION

Full Moon Meditation For Everyone

Sunday February 9th, Monday March 9th, Wednesday April 8th   MORE....

New Moon Meditation For Everyone

Sunday February 23rd, Tuesday March 24th, Thursday April 23rd   MORE....

SPECIALTY CLASS: REBIRTHING

Monday February 3rd - “The Phoenix rises from the ashes.” This is a good metaphor for processing, transformation and awakening to the next phase of your life evolution...    MORE....

SPECIALTY CLASS: OPEN HEART CERTAINTY

Monday February 17th - Love Without Limit! Join in for an inspiring “open your heart” class and learn about the parameters of the anahata chakra... MORE...

CHAKRA LIFE: THE THIRD CHAKRA

Monday March 2nd @ 6:30 pm - Kundalini Yoga and Meditation practice for the third (manipura) chakra at the navel point and the physical anatomy of the core...    MORE....

Yogic Cleanse & Detox

Sunday April 5th @ 2 pm - Stay Healthy With The Seasons And Experience Self – Renewal! Learn how to unclog physically and mentally.... MORE...

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