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DISCOVER INNER STILLNESS

OUR TEAM

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Laura "Kirtan" Marcotte

Meditative Yoga

Sundays 10am CT (In Person & Online)

Full Moon Illumination

Special Event

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)

Friday Frequency: Tune Inward

Fridays 4:30pm CT (In Person & Online)

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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Janice "Harimandir" Samuelson

Kundalini: Raise Your Vibration

Wednesdays 9am CT (In Person & Online)

Thursdays 10:30am 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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Amrit Dev

Chanting through the Chakras

Mondays 6pm CT (In Person & Online)

Kundalini Foundations

Wednesdays 6pm CT (In Person & Online)

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: Mid-Day Reset

Tuesdays 12pm 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

Restore & Renew

Wednesdays 7pm CT (In Person & Online)

Morning Yin

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

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)

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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Melissa Abdine

Slow Flow + Sound

Fridays 12pm CT (In Person & Online)

Candlelight Sound with Breathwork

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

Melissa is certified yoga teacher with 300+ hours of yoga including aerial, kids and family. She has been a collector of experiences and teachings and currently can claim that she is a channeled light healer, sound bath practitioner, holistic health & mindset coach, hypnosis guide and breath work facilitator who has spent the last year studying with David Elliott. She is now working to release the need for more certifications~ this is one of her current practices!

 

Mel loves coffee. Magic. Trees. Breath work. Creative expression. Kundalini. Long soulful hikes and snuggles with her fam and pups. Travel is a key ingredient in her life experience~ she adores slow mornings and writing morning pages. She is passionate about teaching people how to breathe, and it makes her giddy to share the years of study and practice with others. Once upon a time Melissa dreamt of being a choreographer or a curator for a museum. Now she helps others curate an embodied and authentic life. She loves guiding breath and sound healing circles and hearing the release of old emotions. Music makes her heart and soul hum with life. Melissa treasures her connections in life and is always down for jumping in cold water, coffee dates and vintage shopping. Melissa is committed to practicing breath work daily to embody her truth, to release the neurotic patterns of her mind, to be a kind human, to give back to others with compassion, and to love deeply with each moment she is gifted. She wants to know,are you ready to breathe into the wholeness of YOU?

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Tracy Knowles

Integrated Vinyasa™️

Thursdays 9am CT (In Person & Online)

An illustrious and gentle force, Tracy is a healer and yogi to her core. Currently in her 17th year as a massage therapist/bodyworker and 10th year as a yoga teacher, she continues to witness the synergy of her crafts and the importance of their combined effects. For Tracy, hands on healing appeals to her compassionate nature and love for supporting others to receive and feel a resounding sense of peace and ease. Teaching yoga appeals to her steadfast belief that each individual must take ownership for their state of being and that they must have an invested interest in their personal evolution and engage in the process for true healing and wholeness to transpire. In massage, one can learn to surrender. In yoga, one must learn to show up.

 

Tracy completed two, 200 hour YTT trainings in Denver, CO in 2011-2013 and completed her 500hr YTT certification in 2020 with Gina Caputo, Founder of Colorado School of Yoga and Integrative Vinyasa™️ Yoga. Additionally, she studied Dao Yin and completed her yin yoga training with Mike Ninomiya in 2015. Outside of massage + yoga, Tracy loves to Hula Hoop dance and teaches beginners how to find their flow. Learn more about Tracy and her offerings at www.syncmassage.com

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Xenia

Kundinyasa

Tuesdays 4:30pm 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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Amber Soberón

Candlelight Sound

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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Penelope Glifort

Dynamic Flow

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

As a former Ballerina and Ultramarathoner, Penelope was led to yoga after experiencing multiple injuries and slow recovery in her sport. Blown away by the easily accessible benefits of breath and movement, she found a calm and space to heal physically and mentally. After a decade of on/off personal practice, Penelope decided to deepen her knowledge and completed her 200hr RYTT with Black Swan Yoga in 2014. In 2018 her husband moved the family to Abu Dhabi, UAE where she co-founded her own yoga studio, The Hot House. This was especially exciting as The Hot House became the number one Yoga Studio Choice for locals. Always looking to learn, connect, and deepen her practice, Penelope completed her 500hr RYTT through Authentic Movements in April of 2019.

Her classes are creative, athletic, and dynamic flows. Designed to leave students with the feeling of Santosha- Contentment-and true connection to themselves physically, emotionally emotionally, and mentally. 

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Gayl Hubatch

Qigong

Sundays 12pm CT (In Person & Online)

Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD, Lac is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and author. She enthusiastically has led Qigong classes and practiced energy medicine for over 30 years, bringing a wealth of knowledge to her clinical practice and courses. She has co- led Qigong and Tai Chi trainings at Omega and Esalen and Kripalu Yoga Center. Since 1983, Dr. Gayl has taught aspects of Chinese Medicine at various colleges, universities and privately and is a diplomat through NCCAOM. Gayl specializes in qigong, integrating eastern and western medicine with a practice in acupuncture, herbology, and bodymind therapies in Austin, TX. As a certified HeartMath Trainer, Gayl offers resilience training online. For more information, please visit www.blueheroncenter.com.

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Meg Sylvester

Candlelight Sound  

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

Meg is a 200 hour KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, sound healer, meditation teacher & spiritual mentor who is passionate about supporting others through transformation & transitions.  Meg's life changed when she answered the intuitive nudge to go into her first Kundalini class 7 years ago.  Meg has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, but it wasn't until her discovery of Kundalini that she had finally felt like she found home.  This led her down a path of overhauling her life - moving from a corporate career to starting her own coaching business.  From there, Meg once again answered another intuitive, life-changing nudge, & learned how to play singing bowls.  In that moment, it was as if everything changed from color to techni-color.  Every fiber of her being knew she was a sound healer & a deep connection to the bowls was instantly formed.  Meg has been leading classes, workshops & retreats throughout the world to groups of men & women for the past several years.  For Meg, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student go through their own transformational experience.  Her mission is to elevate the vibration of the planet through self-awareness, sound healing, meditation & Kundalini Yoga.

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KC Taylor

Kundalini Unplugged

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With the backdrop of the majestic redwoods & cliffs meeting the Pacific Ocean, KC attended a Maypole party in Big Sur, California in his early teens. The heady vibes of the gathering were raised & expanded when a local Gong master & Kundalini instructor did an hours-long gong bath culminating in an orchestrated finale with the stunning spring sunset. KC found himself in a state of being that he had never experienced before. Physically, energetically & mentally in a state of alert calmness, he was clear & lucid & able to be truly "himself". Changed & extremely intrigued, he knew he had to deepen his connection to this mystical & powerful practice of Kundalini Yoga. 

 

Now, as a 200 hour KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher & sound healer, KC likes to focus on making the esoteric more pragmatic & down-to-earth. He knows from experience the power of Kundalini Yoga - that it as technology creates & expands our own innate dynamic vitality. Presenting these ancient practices in ways that are palatable & easy to integrate is his passion. While he aims to hold true to the methods & methodology from the lineage of teachers that have come before him, he looks to keep things clear & simple, reflecting the technology of Kundalini Yoga in a way that resonates with our own modern times.