Tantra yoga is an eclectic style that weaves together asana (physical postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation and visualization. However, the Tantric style tends to place more of an emphasis on the energetic effects of the practice through the control of prana (life force energy). Physically, Tantric yoga classes integrate dynamic asana, static classical postures, and flowing vinyasa sequences together. Energetically, classes will explore bandhas, marma points, meridians mudras, kriyas and extended breathwork for a truly integrative experience that will leave you feeling vibrant from the inside out. Yoga nidra, or guided relaxation, is also a Tantric practice that I'm passionate about teaching. Read more about yoga nidra here.
I strive to constantly learn. Truly, I learn the most from difficult situations and am grateful for the people in my life who create those situations with me and for my community who support me as I learn and grow through them.
I currently study Yang style daoist taiji with Timothy Suh in the lineage of Chang Men-Ching, Huang Sheng Shyan and Patrick Kelly. Taiji is a very subtle, powerful practice that elevates my awareness. I'm learning so much and love this practice.
Gary Kraftsow is a great teacher. His depth and breadth of knowledge of yoga is vast, as is his experience as a practitioner and teacher for almost forty years. Learning from him is truly an enlightening and educational experience. I met Gary at Himalayan Institute about ten years ago and I still practice and teach techniques I learned from him then. Every time I study with Gary, I feel elevated as a practitioner and empowered as a teacher. Studying with Gary Kraftsow is mandatory for students seeking authentic yoga.
Judith Lasater has taught yoga since 1971 and holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. I am a certified a Rest and Renew teacher through her teachings. Judith is a role model to me about how to be direct and kind. She also offers the best quotable one liners.
Himalayan Institute is the ashram, or place of study, that I belong to in Honesdale, PA. Read more about HI and more about their spiritual leader, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.Panditji's teachings resonate within me as a daily practice.
Yoli is my Tantra for Women teacher. She's a wise and learned yogini, explaining the universe in a way that I resonate with. From her website: "I have dedicated my life to the realms of Yoga, Vajrayana Tantra, Native American Philosophy, Healing Arts, Experiential Education and Travel/Adventure."