Developing a Personal Practice

On Saturday June 28,  I returned to Yoganic Studio to work with a group of friends and students in developing the theme of personal practice. One of my observations as an instructor and studio owner is that as our lives become busy with children, job, and social responsibilities, our yoga practice is often abandoned. If we change our definition of practice to include short sequences, or lifestyle routines, which include some breathing and moving, possibly we can find 5, 10, or 20 minutes a day to call yoga. By allowing ourselves to adapt our yoga to accommodate our lifestyles, there is the potential of maintaining consistency. Eventually we realize that the practice of yoga is the living of life, moment to moment and breath to breath.

Thank you to Yoganic Studio and to friends in San Diego!!

Personal Pr.

Good Bye San Diego!

When I arrived to San Diego in 1997 I had no idea that I would sit down permanently, or that I would open a yoga studio. Two studios and 11 years later (!!!) I have tied up the loose ends of my time here and will be moving onto another phase of my life and career. It has been a wonderful blessing and learning experience to live in “America’s Finest City”. The 7 years of owning the Astanga Yoga Centers and the 2 years with the Yoganic Studio have introduced me to many extraordinarily beautiful people. All of you hold a special place in my heart! I do expect that our paths will cross again.

Thank you San Diego! You have truly made my decade!

Please enjoy these photos taken at a “Bon Voyage” event given in the home of Nancy Caciola and Richard Cohen. Muchas Gracias to all you party planners and well wishers! Please click on the photos back and forth for a larger view.

Yoganic Teachers’ Graduate!

After 8 months of study, experimentation with different styles, and practicing yoga together I am pleased to certify six beautiful ladies as Yoga Instructors. The emphasis in the course has been the techniques of the Krishnamacharya lineage which includes rigorous Ashtanga Vinyasa, precise Iyengar techniques, and therapeutic Viniyoga methods. I feel confident that the newly certified Yoga Teachers will have the knowledge to use yoga in ways that will be beneficial to many students by addressing the needs of their students. By meeting the qualifications of the Yoga Alliance, the new instructors can be certified as RYT’s (Registered Yoga Teachers). Please enjoy the photos of our graduation ceremonies and festivities. You can click on the images for a larger view.

Course Instructors: Anne Nowell and Skyler Myers

Course Participants: Samantha Smith, Lisa Marchesini, Anne Nowell, Adesh Kaur, Skyler Myers, Keryna Johnson, Janet Dehart, Jennifer Shultz

Keryna Johnson

Janet Dehart

Jennifer Shultz

Samantha Smith

Adesh Kaur Khalsa

Lisa Marchesini

Artist Laura Rogan gifted the graduates with beautiful henna tattoos.

Kirtan (devotional music) performer, Thierry, performed on sitar and harmonium, leading the group in devotional chanting.

Happy Graduates: Lisa and Adesh

Happy Directors: Anne and Devi Kirn (Yoganic Studio’s Assistant Manager)

Congratulations Ladies!
Please enjoy these new instructors as they offer classes through out San Diego.