Sunday Yoga

Every Sunday 11am-12pm

Practice yoga on Sundays at 11am before you get your veggies.  Classes will be in the Kundalini tradition and vinyasa style on alternate weeks.

Link breath with movement as you flow through yoga postures with grace and ease. Take this opportunity for self care as you build your mental and physical strength. Kundalini makes use of chanting and strong core movements to harness energy.  Vinyasa style relies upon the tristana method to help students find focus and self awareness.

Discover and expand your yoga practice every Sunday and support Sweetwater Organic Community Farm with a suggested $5 donation.

 

 

Gururas Khalsa  Gururas

 

 

 

Yoga entered my life in 1972. One Saturday morning, flipping TV channels between cartoons, I found pioneer yoga teacher, Lilias Folan. I was so intrigued! I soon began practicing yoga with Lilias every week. I didn’t know a soul then who was doing yoga. Now, there’s a diverse, worldwide community of yoga practitioners! I’ve practiced many types of yoga since my classes with Lilias: Iyengar, Kripaulu, Jivamukti, Svaroopa, Hot Yoga, and found my home in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yoga Bhajan. In 2007, I became certified to teach through the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Program at Guru Ram Das Ashram.
I work from the heart and meet yoga students wherever they’re at — both in mind and body. You’re never too old or too young, not fit enough, or flexible enough, large or small, to do yoga! Kundalini Yoga is great for stress relief, relaxation, flexibility, and strength.

 

Though a Florida native, I lived from 2007-2013 at an intentional yoga community in Massachusetts, the Guru Ram Das Ashram. In addition to being certified to teach Kundalini yoga, I am an Acupuncture Physician and direct a community acupuncture clinic in Seminole Heights.

Click “Gurras” for more information about Kundalini Yoga and Gururas.

 

 

 

Leanne

 

I teach Kundalini Yoga because I want to share the amazing benefits this practice offers. I began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 2006 when I joined a beginners class held at a hospital-based wellness program in Massachusetts. I immediately felt yoga’s effects and fell in love with Kundalini Yoga. Soon I developed my own daily practice and began regularly attending classes. In 2009 I completed teacher training at Guru Ram Das Ashram and became certified to teach. Since then I’ve taught yoga in a variety of settings, and in 2015, moved to Tampa. I’m delighted to have found the Sweetwater Farm community and be a part of the yoga collective.

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Christie

Christie has always loved working with people. Her lifelong passion for helping others led her to pursue her master’s degree in social work in 2010. During that time, Christie began a regular yoga practice and quickly discovered that it helped her to deal with the stresses of graduate school. This realization provided the subject matter for her graduate thesis, which explored yoga as a mode of teaching mindfulness, positive thinking, and relaxation. After graduating, Christie wanted to continue sharing the benefits of yoga. This eventually guided her to Yoga Loft’s 200 Hour YTT, which she completed this past year. Christie teaches Hatha yoga flow with emphasis on mindful movements and breathing.

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Elie, RYT-200

 

Elie was introduced to yoga in 2007 when she joined a studio as a bonding experience with her mom. Her practice ebbed and flowed early on, but was always holding space for her to return when she needed its benefits. As her curiosity of the spiritual side of yoga grew, Elie decided to fully immerse herself in Yoga Loft’s April 2017 YTT program. Elie received her RYT-200 certification in 2017 and loves sharing her passion for yoga with her students. Elie intends to guide donation-based classes within her community in order to make yoga accessible to all students. Elie likes to include specific themes and yoga philosophy in her hatha-style teaching. She invites you to come meet her on your mat just as you are.

 

Lisa Recchione, MA, ERYT 500, KRI level one

 

 

I have been studying meditation and holistic practice since the 80s. I started out as a mental health counselor and learned stress management, breathing and meditation in that discipline. I then discovered aerobics and the body piece. I got into yoga about 15 years ago to help my daughter with scoliosis and help me manage the demands of being a caregiver to my dad who had Alzheimer’s.

I started with vinyasa based yoga and got my 200 hour certification. I then fell in love with Kundalini yoga and got my level one certification from KRI. I have taken 3 of the level 2 programs. I work with seniors in all types of facilities with all types of challenges. Working with special populations prompted my to get my 500 hours with a therapeutic  focus . My classes are tailored to the needs of my students. I love yoga and meditation and love sharing these blessings with others.

I own a gong and bowls and have been known to bring them, on occasion, to class.

Find me online at www.learnyogawithlisa.com

Tara Laval, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

I first discovered yoga through a general education requirement in college 20+ years ago.  I never anticipated it would lead me to the path I’m on today. The profound calm and peace I felt in that first savasana propelled me to develop a steady practice, which then led to self-study, and eventually teacher training.  I completed my 500 hour certification with Yoga Loft in Tampa, and have been teaching yoga and meditation since February, 2015.  I also studied at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Ocala, Florida, and obtained 100 hour certification as a Yoga Nidra Facilitator.

My classes are suitable for all levels, and focus on the breath, alignment and safety in postures. I am particularly passionate in teaching beginners and those brand new to yoga. My belief is that yoga is for everyone. If you can breathe, you can do yoga!

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