Laura "Kirtan" Marcotte
Kundalini & Sound
Sundays 10am 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.
Mondays 10am CT (In Person & Online)
40 Day Meditation Immersion
Special Event - starts August 2023!
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.
Chanting 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.
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.
Wednesdays @ 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)
Wednesdays @ 7:30pm 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.
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.
Qi Gong: Moving Meditation
Thursdays 4:30pm 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.
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.
Wednesdays 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)
Influenced by yoga philosophy, energetic instructors and Balaram Shakti's belief that yoga can change the world; his teaching style is aimed at providing a balanced, intuitive and uplifting class. He focuses on grounding, setting intentions and linking breath with movement through all levels of vinyasa. Balaram Shakti offers alternatives, challenge and practice for all body types with the mindset that yoga is for everyone without limits. This is his dharma and purpose.
Somatic Yoga + Myofascial
Saturdays @ 10:30am CT (In Person & Online)
Summer is a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor with twenty-five years of experience. In 1997, Summer completed a two-year apprenticeship Yoga teacher training program in Austin and obtained her massage therapy license in 1998. Using the combined modalities of Yoga and Massage enhances and deepens her holistic approach as an instructor.
Her extensive trainngs, including Advanced Yoga Studies with renowned expert Donna Farhi, have refined her knowledge of anatomy and alternative healing methods, such as Acupressure, Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, Watsu, Healing Dance, Bodywork for the Childbearing Year, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Functional Yoga Therapy, and Reiki.
Integrative and therapeutic, Summer’s classes focus on harmonizing mind, body, and nature. Summer believes a personal yoga practice can allow her students more clarity and focus. Yoga helps to prevent injuries and heals tension, as well as improves posture and quality of movement. Yoga empowers and transforms us. Practice, essentially, is treating yourself to the gift of self-care. Ease of breath, better balance, and stress relief, the consistent practice also promotes strength, flexibility, healthy range of motion, and improves circulation.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Summer is at home in the Hill Country. She is truly blessed to be the mother of three: a 26-year-old, a 17-year-old, and a 9-year-old.
Friday Frequency: Tune Inward
Fridays 4:30pm CT (In Person & Online)
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.
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.
Qi Gong Energy Cultivation
Tuesdays 9am (In Person only)
Daoist Breathwork & Meditation
Tuesdays 10am CT (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.
Vinyasa: Sweat + Serenity
Thursdays 4:30pm CT (In Person & Online)
One of the many things Stephanie loves about yoga is its ability to create space in our lives. It gives us the freedom to change, grow, expand and evolve to become the best possible version of ourselves. After 13 years as a wedding planner in Chicago, Stephanie turned to yoga to create more space in her life and forge more life into her day. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training through CorePower Yoga in 2015. When she moved to Austin with her family, she had the privilege to teach more than 1,500 classes at CorePower and TruFusion combined.
Stephanie's focus in every class is safety, proper alignment and mind-body connection. You will experience a vigorous and invigorating practice that is the perfect blend of sweat + serenity. With carefully curated playlists and meaningful themes, every class is a total experience. And through it all, you will create space for yourself – physical space through movement, emotional space through breath, and spiritual space through meditation.
Candlelight Sound: Cosmic Alignment
Mondays 7:30pm 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
Janice "Harimandir" Samuelson
Returning in August 2023!
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