Viparita Karani, which means “inverted lake,” is one of my favorite words in Sanskrit. I love the way it rolls off the tongue, and its meaning paints a beautiful picture of the circulatory system. The story goes that before B.K.S. Iyengar came along, all inversions were called Viparita Karani. Iyengar gave the different inversions their Sanskrit names. Who knows if it’s true, but either way, Iyengar has contributed so much to the development and naming of many incredible postures.
We’ve added some new teachers and classes to the ALIY mix! Please welcome Anneliese Singh, Myka Harris, and Ron Young to the All Life is Yoga team!
Starting in June, join Sarah on Wednesday evenings from 7:45-8:45 PM for Inverted Lake, a new class which combines slow flow and gentle inversions. Inversions are the greatest boon of the asana practice. Increased circulation, immunity, improved brain function and strengthening of the nervous system are just a few of the benefits. Sarah completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Rutu in December of 2016 and also teaches Form & Function on Thursday evenings from 6:45-8 PM.
Join Anneliese on Sunday evenings from 6-7:15 PM for Slow Stretch & Rest. Anneliese Singh completed her 200-hour yogateacher training in 2015 with Rutu at All Life is Yoga, and recently completed her 500-hour training with Aadil and Savitri. Additionally, Anneliese is a professor at the University of Georgia, and co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and Trans Resilience Project. Along with her academic justice work for the trans community, she aims to bring healing and peace to the LGBTQ community through yoga and mindfulness.
Join Ron on Saturdays from 10-11:15 AM for Form & Function. After teaching Saturday 10 AM classes for over ten years, Rutu is happy to hand this class over to Ron. In 2005, Ron received his first yoga certification and in 2012 went through training with Rutu. He went on to study with Aadil Palkhivala, and in spring 2017, completed the 500-hour Purna Yoga teacher training. Since 2005 Ron has been teaching yoga and meditation in public schools, private and public universities, and retirement centers, as well as working one-on-one with clients.
Join Myka on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30am for Empower Hour. Myka has been practicing yoga for over a decade and decided to get certified as a teacher to deepen the practice that has been so influential in her life. She received her 200 hour certification with Rutu in 2015. She is an energetic entrepreneur, blogger, mid century modern devotee, recycler, world traveler, voracious eater & lover of allthings wild and free. She also serves on the board for the Community Farmer’s Market and is a full time mom!