My Yoga JourneyI fell in love with yoga after I moved to the Bay Area in 2008. With my background as a nurse and my Doula practice, I always been dedicated to helping people on their healing journey. When I discovered how yoga and meditation helped me to reconnect with that deeper peace, to accept and better control my type 1 diabetes and to manage my arthritis pain, I felt called to study and share the tools of Yoga with others.
Why Integral YogaA Integral Yoga class is a transformative experience. At once, it soothes the mind and focuses the thoughts; it deeply relaxes and energizes.
A seamless blend of the spiritual and physical practice, each Integral Yoga Hatha class begins with chanting to center the mind and uplift the energy, moves through asana sequences essential for full-body health, and concludes with deep relaxation, breath work, and a brief meditation. For more than half a century, it has been the key to an easeful body, a peaceful mind, and a useful life.
This is a uniquely designed yoga practice that is not just an ideal form of exercise for pregnant people, but also a great way to calm the mind and connect with your baby. Focusing on breathing, pelvic floor and core strengthening, Prenatal yoga can prevent or relieve common discomfort and prepare for delivery. Donation based, online: Tuesdays 5pm IYI SF or Thursdays at 7pm over BumblebeeSF.
Postpartum YogaEmphasis is often placed on the process of labor and delivery, while little attention is given to the early postpartum period — a crucial and powerful time for a woman’s recovery, well-being, and vitality. Integral Postpartum Yoga uses tools from Therapeutic Yoga and include practical exercises and techniques to recovering core strength, rehabilitating and toning pelvic floor and abdomen, which are most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Integral Yoga integrates the mind, body, and spirit and gives the students the tools they need to live a peaceful, easeful and useful live, that directly influences the child's physical and mental state.
Integral YogaIntegral yoga follows the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda, who came to the United States from India in the 1960s. His teachings go beyond the physical practice of yoga postures: He sought to inspire students to find fulfillment in themselves and promote a peaceful existence with others. Today, the Integral Yoga worldwide community includes over 20,000 teachers and therapists who practice within the yoga and healthcare communities to develop programs for both general and special populations like Yoga for Arthritis. Integral Yoga integrates the mind, body, and spirit and gives the students the tools they need to live a peaceful, easeful and useful live. www.integralyogasf.org
- 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Integral Yoga Institute San Francisco with Swami Ramananda, Swami Divyananda, and Mukunda Morozumi.
- Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training and certification by Beth Donnelly Cabán and Lara Kohn Thompson through IYI New York.
- Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training and certification by Beth Donnelly Cabán and Lara Kohn Thompson through IYI New York.
- Yoga for Arthritis at Integral Yoga Institute with Dr. Steffany Moonaz.