Wild Unity Inc Teachers
Teachers offering services for Wild Unity have training recognized by Yoga Alliance, experience teaching yoga using multiple limbs of yoga, and passion for diversity and equity. They teach "off the mat" for heightened awareness of student needs and can choose to offer services under this non-profit in a number of ways.
I have been teaching yoga since 2012 and am a registered E-RYT 500 trained in Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Ayurveda and Qigong. I found yoga as a means to stretch my muscles. Then yoga found so much more in the way of healing in me - mind, body and spirit. Though I didn't plan on teaching yoga after training, teaching offered me a profound deepening of the totality of yoga and unfiltered beautiful connection with others. Because of this, teaching yoga is one of the realest things I can do in life.
I don't wear spandex anymore and am an enthusiast student of world cultures and philosophies who is much less concerned with perfection in a pose and what other people think than in mental clarity, strength and an open heart.
My classes contain a few different types of yoga, breathing techniques, energetic balancing and sequencing to support optimum functionality of the musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine systems.
A chronic condition has taught me so much about adjusting poses to work with our bodies in ways that provide a similar benefit of energy direction, muscle and spinal strength and fluidity, no matter what condition a person may be working with. You'll hear lots of options for poses and a lot of options for challenges in my classes.
I believe everyone is on their own journey and yoga can be a map for each of us to find our way in our own way.
A native Michigander, arriving in Junction City in 1993 due to a military PCS move, I’m a late comer to yoga having attended my first official in-studio class at East West Shala Yoga in 2019 at my chiropractor’s recommendation due to a lower back injury.
At first, yoga was another form of physical exercise/activity I added to my schedule of workouts, running and jiu-jitsu classes. Until I attended a shakti circle practice on Mother's Day 2019. It was the first time I connected with the spiritual aspect of yoga. It was such a powerful experience! I was hooked and wanted more, so I began attending as many yoga classes as my weekly schedule would allow and, through East West Shala Yoga, completed my 200hr YTT in May 2021. Yoga teacher training was an intensely personal and transformative process for me, and its philosophies are still transforming me today. I expect they always will.
As a registered teacher through Yoga Alliance, I enjoy leading vinyasa flows, yin classes and recently I started delving into kundalini yoga. My true passion, however, is Qigong which I discovered and "fell in love" with during YTT. It appeals to my senses with its lyrical qualities and mind/body/spirit connection, and I find it to be energy work in its most natural form.
In my classes a person can expect to sweat, chant, do breathwork and find connection to their inner self. I’m interested in continuing to explore yoga beyond the asanas (poses) and hope to bring others along on my journey.
I have always been inclined towards yoga, being an open-minded thinker and lover of Astrology. However, I did not begin my practice until 2017 when a co-worker signed me up and persuaded me to go to Charmion’s first classes when the East West Yoga studio in JC.
My heart and will centers had been closed for so long, the idea of being part of any group was overwhelming. Gradually, with the yoga classes and myriad of events, I came to see things in a new light. Yoga was becoming more than a class. But would it hold?
Enrolling in teacher training was a perk of being a member of the Wild Unity Board several years later. Charmion, who was my first teacher, became more of a guru to me during this time. I joined so I could learn more about the history and philosophy of yoga, but what I learned was life-changing for me. I learned that yoga is a lifestyle that goes through the layers of who we are. Not just the physical, but the mental and emotional. Not just the poses, but the choices and habits that color who we are.
After completing training, I taught my first classes for Wild Unity at Valley View. The support I’ve received has helped me tremendously, and now I plan to continue teaching and growing as a teacher.
For me, yoga is about connection and balance. My classes infuse literature in the form of poetry and story quotes that I read aloud, while combining both strength and mobility work in a dynamic, Vinyasa Flow style. Expect to move, hold poses, sweat, and breathe.
Come and grow with me.
I was borned in Nepal and came to the United States in 2015. I am currently living in Fort Riley, Kansas.
I came to yoga through asana practice to relieve myself from stress, anxiety, overthinking and exercise. I got introduced to other limbs of yoga through the teacher training program.
I have found a deep sense of joy practicing yoga on and off the mat. Yoga has been so important in my life; It has been healing me and continues show me a way to live a peaceful and content life being kind and non-judgmental to myself and others. And I would be so honored to share what I have learned and continue to learn each day.
I am a yoga practitioner looking for my purpose and serve. My favorite yoga styles are vinyasa power yoga, yin yoga and meditation, but all of my classes are guided by an intention towards, stillness and inner strength.
My path led me to yoga because I wanted to give to myself instead of always sacrificing my needs for others.
I am committed to helping others, and for work, I help young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder work on socially significant skills and goals.
In my classes, people can experience my passion and love for helping others find their breath, released tension in the body, and find mental clarity through the wonderful practice of yoga.
I bring consistent energy from the warm-up to cool down to inspire individual's to push through and build their strength and flexibility.