Whitney’s yogic path first began when she took her first class at around 20 years old. Throughout the exciting chaos of being an international traveller in her 20s, she kept coming back to a grounding yoga practice through various styles and countries. As an independent individual from California, she has lived in various countries all over the world teaching English as a second language to adults and has found education to be an immense passion and service to others. Her meditation practice began while living in Japan and this is when her devotion really started to bloom. Amidst her travels, her second visit to India brought her into her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training; since then she has become a 500-hour Register Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance studying various yogic styles (Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, etc.). Additionally, she is on the way to completing a Certification IV in Yoga Teacher (800-hours) in Melbourne, Australia where she also teaches at various studios. She also currently studies and practices Tantric Hatha, pranayama, and mantra under master teachers while also creating content for new yoga teachers and their use of language. Whitney’s passion behind teaching is simply to spread invaluable knowledge in an approachable manner to all.
“There is divinity within each of us, and I’d like to help ignite and fuel the conversation for each of us to get closer to tapping into it.”
The 7-day Foundational Yoga Series is a deep look into the beautiful design of yoga. Most yoga studio classes hardly have or give enough time to explaining some of the fundamentals of yoga: asana, pranayama, and meditation. In this series, we will go beyond the postures and flexibility, and focus on the HOW and WHY we are coming into these poses (asanas), breathing techniques that can shape our bodies’ autonomic nervous system (pranayama), and come into the centering practice of meditation. If you haven’t been including meditation within your yoga practice, then you’re missing the path of yoga.
Each day we’ll learn the specifics of new postures, their benefits, and why they’re effective coupled with pranayama techniques. You will be able to come back to these practices again and again so that you can then see that consistency paired with intentional breathing will bring you into a meditative flow. We begin by looking at various sun salutations / sequences and how to include the breath, learn a new pranayama technique each day, and finally sit in meditation to soak up the amazing benefits from each practice. We’ll practice Vinyasa, Slow flow, and Hatha
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