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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

Full Moon Meditation For Everyone

Friday September 13th, Monday November 11th, Thursday December 12th,   MORE....

New Moon Meditation For Everyone

Sunday September 29th, Monday October 28th, Wednesday November 27th, Thursday December 26th,   MORE....

Level Two Class Schedule

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Level Two: EVENING CLASS resumes WEDNESDAYS @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM (After the Fall equinox on Wednesday September 25, evening class will start 6:30 PM) | MORNING CLASS is on THURSDAYS @ 9:30 – 10:45 AM,   MORE...

Pranayama Meditation Immersions

Returning This Fall 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM Monday September 9th, Monday September 23rd, Monday October 7th, Hatha Yoga Or Kundalini Yoga Practice Experience Required.   MORE...

Beginner’s Kundalini Yoga & Meditation 10 Week Course At Prem Zura Bodh

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM starting September 17th thru November 19th, 2019 Solutions For Tension And Conflict, Life Enhancement Skills For Your Workplace, The University Of Adversity And How To Graduate, True Self, True Value, Positive Changes And Possibilities, Ways To The Wealth Of Health,   MORE...

Beginner’s Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Drop In At Yoga Masala

Saturdays 9:00 – 10:30 AM starting August 17th, 2019, $15: register online at Yoga Masala OR register and pay at the door on Saturday Morning,    MORE...

Awakening the Spirit Within: An Introduction to Kundalini Yoga At Yoga Masala

Friday September 20th, Saturday September 21st and Sunday September 22nd, 2019: While this 3 day event is open to anyone, you will get the most out of this series if you have some yoga experience.    MORE...

Music & Kirtans With Anahata At Prem Zura Bodh

Friday October 5th, 2019 @ 6:00 – 8:00 PM,   MORE....

Winter Solstice Gathering At Prem Zura Bodh

Friday December 21st, 2019 @ 5:00 – 8:00 PM,   MORE....

NOTE: REFRESHMENTS SERVED AT EVENTS AT PREM ZURA BODH BY CASH DONATION

Transformation Journey – Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
At Yoga Masala

Friday September 27th, 2019 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM,   MORE....

Grit And Gratitude – Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
At Yoga Masala

Friday November 22nd, 2019 @ 5:30 – 6:30 PM,   MORE....

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