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DISCOVER INNER STILLNESS

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Laura "Kirtan" Marcotte

Kundalini & Sound

Sundays 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)

Kundalini & Sound

Tuesdays 9am CT (In Person & Online)

Kirtan brings years of teaching experience & is a Level 1 Teacher's Trainer.  She has been assisting people with stress management & inner connection since 2004.  Having transformed her life by adopting a daily meditation practice, let her support you on your yogic journey.

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Siri Bahadur

Cultivating Shuniya

Mondays 10am CT (In Person & Online)

Live Music Mantra & Meditation

Wednesdays 7pm CT (In Person & Online)

40 Day Meditation Immersion

Starts August 2, 2024 (see Special Events page)

Siri Bahadur has been practicing Kundalini Yoga since 1973 in Dallas, Texas. Since then he has taken steps to deepen his practice, first beginning to teach (in 1976) the style taught by Yogi Bhajan, then training Kundalini Yoga teachers in 1998 in Austin, Texas and around the world. He is a 500 hour certified Kundalini yoga teacher and a professional teacher trainer.

 

As a result of a lifelong interest in music, Siri Bahadur’s teaching centers around sound – sound in its many forms – that of breath, voice, instruments, and nature. He uses guitar, gongs, crystal bowls and, of course mantra to align the body mind and spirit with the Essential Self, the base of our individual being. He teaches drop-in classes, workshops, retreats, and personally guided programs designed for your particular needs and intentions.

 

One of the most interesting facets of teaching yoga with its many tools to influence perception is the ability to adjust our response to the experience of life. In every moment we have an infinite number of options upon which to base our chosen relationship to the flow of Cosmic Creativity. Siri Bahadur shares ways to find the appropriate attitude of the circumstances of the moment with the intent to move from self-defeating patterns of behavior towards responses which lead to a fuller appreciation of the constantly expanding play of the Divine as Life. He employs investigation, an open attitude, and humor as essential aspects of the yogi’s adventure.

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Amrit Dev

Kundalini through the Chakras

Mondays 6pm CT (In Person & Online)

Rise & Shine Kundalini

Fridays 7:30am (In Person only)

Amrit Dev discovered Kundalini Yoga in 2005 & has taught classes in San Marcos & Austin since 2011.  His classes reflect his deep appreciation for the technology of sound, using mantra & the gong for transformation & healing.  Amrit Dev's approachable teaching style provides a great foundation for understanding Kundalini, making his classes wonderful for beginners & advanced yogis alike!  In addition to teaching yoga, he also enjoys cooking, gardening & creating music.

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Abigail / Jot Amrita

Kundalini to De-Stress

Tuesdays 12pm CT (In Person & Online)

Kundalini for Prosperity

Thursdays 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)

Join Abigail (exactly as you are) for a fun and accessible Kundalini meditation class filled with laughter and love. Expect to leave feeling refreshed, restored and rejuvenated. Through an enjoyable combination of breath work, movement and chanting, her offerings will support you clearing away outdated energy and beliefs so you can emerge lighter, brighter and even more like yourself. Each class concludes with a full sound bath. All ages and abilities welcome - no experience necessary.

Abby has experience as a Kundalini Meditation teacher, guiding people of all ages & abilities to a higher operating frequency at several studios around Austin. Prior to teaching yoga, Abby worked in Boston, MA as a licensed clinical social worker. After ten years in the field, she knew there needed to be more skill applied to her work with individuals to target the mind, body and spirit. She moved to Austin and studied 400 hours of yoga, kundalini meditation and earned her reiki master certification. Now, in addition to teaching yoga, Abby works with clients individually, supporting their healing and self-directed meditation practice. Through a blend of spiritual coaching and counseling, clients integrate their personal breakthroughs into daily life, resulting in a consistent feeling of joy. When she’s not teaching, Abby can be found hiking along the greenbelt, swimming at the Barton Springs, and enjoying the sunshine on her porch with her husband and two cats. 

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Liz Vartanian

Candlelight Restorative

Thursdays @ 7:30pm CT (In Person & Online)

Rest + Manifest

Monthly Special Event

Liz Vartanian is a yoga teacher, mindfulness teacher, and mama. Her carefully crafted classes include restoration practices, meditation, and a emphasis to come “home” to your body. Liz’s playful attitude keeps her classes fun and challenging. She has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and has studied with various teachers in different modalities. 

When she’s not on her mat, she can be found on her paddle board, sipping coffee, or hanging with her family.

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Gurudhan

Kundalini for Transformation

Saturdays 12pm CT (In Person & Online)

Wednesdays @ 9am CT (In Person & Online)

Gurudhan has been practicing & teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1971.  Gurudhan is RYT 500 hour Kundalini Yoga certified & has taught in New York City, Los Angeles & Austin.  His classes will provide a strong physical workout, an opportunity to "deep relax" afterward & a meditation at the end of class to elevate the soul.  

Gurudhan lives with his 2 cats and loves fresh air. You can find him outdoors almost every morning on either a run or walk.

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Brent Thomas

Qi Gong: Meditation in Motion

Fridays 9am CT (In Person & Online)

 

Qi Gong Energy Cultivation

Sundays 12pm CT (In Person & Online)

Brent has been studying Qigong for over 20 years and teaching for over a decade. He has a Masters degree in Chinese Medicine from the Texas Health and Science University (formerly the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and has taught at the Paleo f(x)™ conference as well as festivals such as Art Outside, Sonic Bloom and SolarPunk Summit.

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Xenia

Kundinyasa

Tuesdays 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)

A friend first introduced Xenia to Kundalini Yoga when she was in her mid-twenties looking for some form of physical activity for her stiff & inactive body. Unable to formulate an opinion after taking the first class, she took another class, & then another, and another. Not only did she get the exercise she sought, but she soon discovered the chronic pain she had for 14 years began to diminish and then disappear altogether. In her life, she found calmness and patience in situations that normally frustrated her, tolerance where she was used to feeling anger, and focus and efficiency amid harried deadlines. Filled with a sense of vitality and connection, Xenia discovered that yoga brought her an ease and grace in Life she had never experienced before.

With an open heart, Xenia shares her experiences so that others might also live more fully within each moment. Xenia has been a yoga and meditation practitioner for over 2 decades, teaching and training students in the Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and New Orleans areas since 2003.  As an E-RYT 500 and YACEP with Yoga Alliance, thousands of hours of teaching experience, and hundreds of hours in continuing education Xenia bridges the benefits of yoga and meditation with everyday life using sound to further assist the body, mind and spirit towards healing, grace, and ease.

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Carmen Gray

Candlelight Sound

Mondays 7:30pm CT (In Person & Online)

Candlelight Yin & Sound

Tuesdays 7:30pm CT (In Person & Online)

Somatic Yoga + Reiki

Saturdays 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)

Carmen has been a Reiki master, Sound and Vibrational healer and Yoga teacher since 2015. She has taught Yin, Nidra, Hatha and Meditation classes in both Austin and Seattle. Carmen has a calming voice and uses her gentle energy to help guide and assist her students into discovering their own ability to center and heal themselves. She loves nature, writing and teaching both children and adults. She considers that everything we do in life is an opportunity to learn and expand our minds and hearts.

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Erikka Walor

Soul Flow

Tuesdays @ 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)

Yoga has changed Erikka's life because it gave her everything she was ever looking for, and that was herself. She would love to share some of the wisdom she has learned along the way. At the heart of her practice lies a deep reverence for somatic movement, the art of embodiment. We all feel so much emotion and that is expected in a human’s journey but what do we do when we cling too much? When we try to be perfect…or control everything in our lives. We are the vessel for the soul. Meaning, the body is the temple. The body can be moved through fluid and free-flowing expressions that help us tap into the innate intelligence of our physical being, this unlocks the capacity for more healing, growth, and self-expression.

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Tracy Firsching

Returning Summer 2024!

Tracy Firsching began studying Iyengar Yoga in London in 1985. After taking bodhisattva vows with the Dalai Lama, she studied Kundalini Yoga in Austin and in India.

In response to Covid-19 pandemic Tracy re-located to Hawaii in June 2020, taking advanced training with Dr. Swami Shankardev of the Bihar school and Jayne Stevenson a Jungian Psychologist. In addition, she is undertaking a systematic study of Tanta & Kriya yoga practices as outlined by Swami Satyananda Saraswati several hours each day.

 

Her classes emphasize relieving physical, mental and emotional tension, and ease us to a natural inner stillness.

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Amber Soberón

Candlelight Sound with Reiki

Mondays 7:30pm CT (In Person & Online)

Yoga, combined with physical fitness and nutrition, has been a part of Amber's life for over 20 years.  Amber's practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires her to live each moment mindfully.  Amber is a 200 Hour RYT of Kundalini Yoga, IFPA Certified Personal Trainer, and a Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher.  She will always be a student of the practice and is deeply grateful for the loving wisdom her teachers have shared. Amber infuses Reiki into her classes as well as a spirit of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice.  She seeks to help others thrive in life by nourishing body, mind and soul with yoga and Reiki and her hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished, and balanced.  

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Joshua Berry

Ancestral Meditation Journey

Tuesdays 6pm (In Person & Online)

 

Qi Gong Energy Cultivation

Sundays 12pm (In Person & Online)

Joshua's focus is to guide people to go within so they can reconnect with themselves, with the earth and answer the call of their spirit to be in this world from a radically different place than many of us have been residing. That is what lights him up.

He teaches the Wudang style of Tai Ji and Qi Gong as taught by Master Yun Xiang Tseng (Chen). It is excellent for people who are looking for balance and ease in their life, no matter what age or level of health. It is a great compliment to athletes to train with more ease and flow. It greatly improves any other physical activity while giving your mind space to enjoy the experience. It is a practice that knows no boundaries and limit of depth.

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Sarah Sullivan

Ayurvedic Flow

Fridays 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)

Sarah has been a teacher and student of the healing arts for as long as she can remember. Sarah is certified in both the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga lineages and with additional studies in certifications in massage therapy from the California Healing Arts College, integrative healing arts at The Shiatsu School of Massage, and Visionary Craniosacral work with the Milne Institute.

Sarah has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. She guides students to listen to their inner teacher, while building strength and flexibility, increasing mobility and energy, and enhancing relaxation and discipline.

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Ellie Ray

Somatic Yoga + Myofascial

Thursdays @ 4:30pm CT (In Person & Online)

Yin & Sound

Fridays @ 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)

Ellie's classes are designed to take you inward and develop a closer relationship to your energetic body.  As a long time practitioner of Ashtanga yoga, she values the importance of recovery, consistency and balance. For over 10 years, she has studied yoga all over the world and returns each year to Mysore, India to practice with her teacher.  At Shuniya, Ellie offers therapeutic and restorative practices that incorporate sound healing, mantras, meditations and positive affirmations. When she is not in the yoga room, you can find her on a hike, sharing tea with a friend, or swimming in one of Austin's natural swimming holes. 

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Mimi Daraa

Energy Cleansing Vinyasa

Wednesday 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)

Mimi is the founder of Maison Palo Santo, retreat leader, 500-hour CYT, and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. She connects people to their innate creative potential through Palo Santo and daily rituals, sourcing her products sustainably close to her home in Ecuador. In 2022, Mimi discovered SOMA Breathwork, which profoundly transformed her life. Mimi is dedicated to helping others enhance their physical, mental, and emotional health by building a global community of like-minded individuals committed to elevating consciousness.

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Janice "Harimandir" Samuelson

Candlelight Sound + Yoga Nidra

Mondays 7:30pm CT (In Person & Online)

As a teacher and practitioner of 30+ years, Janice brings her love of the gift of Yoga, an attitude of compassionate playfulness, and the healing experiences of Traditional Lakota ways and Earth-centered practices, as taught to her by Servando, a Native American healer and elder, for a unique yoga experience like no other!

She believes that Yoga opens us up to the possibilities of discovering the True Self, and she strives to help you awaken your inner guides to awaken your Soul's Destiny.

She received her initial 200 hour Hatha teacher training from the Yoga Institute of Houston and has continued to study with a 100-hour training from Dharma Yoga Austin and a 300-hour Kundalini Yoga teacher training. She has studied Gong therapy with Mehtab Benton and Siri Bahadur Singh and Sat Nam Rasayan with Guru Dev Singh. Learn more about Janice's upcoming events and retreats at www.essenceyogabyjanice.com

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