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Mondays 5:30 - 6:45 pm EST
(live online on zoom)
Illumina Yoga Online Portal | illuminayoga.com
Recorded classes (Illumina Flow and Restorative Yoga) are available for rental in Illumina's On Demand Library.
Illumina Flow is a philosophy of sourcing inspiration and creating and teaching yoga classes founded by my wise teacher Johanna Bell. An Illumina Flow practice is a vinyasa style class with a strong unified intention that is carried throughout the class on all layers including the asana. My classes are rooted in Tantric philosophy, the understanding that there is an innate divinity in all things. Designed creatively around a specific energetic theme and peak pose, we will weave together asana, dance-like moving metaphors and mudras, breath, mantra, mythology and archetypal energies, and music to explore the infinite wonder of nature and the depth of this human experience. This class is recommended for those with a strong foundational practice who love to explore. FMI visit illuminayoga.com.
A practice intended to create the conditions for your body to connect to its innate ability to restore and rest. Passive postures on the ground heavily supported by props invite the body, breath, and heart to settle and feel into more subtle layers of being. Expect 3-4 poses per hour, some guidance, gentle breath work, and lots of silence for your body's wisdom to lead the way.
Illumina Slow Flow (on hiatus)
Based on my weekly Illumina Flow class, Slow Flow is a practice for those who prefer a slower pace. Some parts of class will move one slow breath per movement, while also incorporating opportunities to hold poses for several breaths, allowing time for deeper alignment cues and a more meditative approach to the asana and energetic theme. A good option for those looking to develop a foundational asana practice.
Trainings and Continuing Education
200hr YTT - Sonic Yoga with Johanna Bell and Kathleen Savoy, 2015
300hr YTT - Illumina Yoga with Johanna Bell, 2017
Movement in Stillness - Restorative Yoga TT with Margo Rosingana, 2017
Shiva Rea's Yoga Trance Dance TT with Jeffrey Duval, 2018
Applied Psychology for Yogis - Livia Cohen-Shapiro, 2019
Sri Dharma Mittra - Kripalu, 2019
Medicine Yoga - Johanna Bell, 2019
Racial Diversity in Yoga - Louisa Irele, 2020
Notable influences from self-study: Sally Kempton, Shiva Rea, Judith Hanson Lasater, Lizzie Lasater, Melissa Landers
My Yoga Story
Yoga is an invitation to enter into deep and loving relationship with all parts of ourselves. Within me, yoga has ignited a dance between inner exploration and outward expression, and serves as a path to remembering the sacredness and interconnectedness of all things. I began practicing yoga in 2009 in the tradition of B.K.S. Iyengar with Melora Gregory. With a strong foundation in asana alignment, I discovered vinyasa flow and fell in love with the way that the practice embodies the rising and falling, always-changing nature of life. From then on, yoga became my path inward and outward toward self-acceptance, expression, empowerment, and the ability to connect with truth. As a graduate of Sonic Yoga's 200 hr and Illumina Yoga's 300 hr teacher trainings, both under the guidance of Johanna Bell, I am now honored to be on the teaching faculty of Illumina Yoga's trainings which have been so deeply transformational in my life. In my teaching I encourage all practitioners to trust their body's intuition and embrace their own individual experience. My classes are rooted in Tantric philosophy and hold the sentiment that the Divine can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Designed around a specific energetic theme, my flow classes weave together asana, dance-like moving metaphors and mudras, breath, mantra, mythology and archetypal energies, and music to explore the infinite wonder of nature and the depth of this human experience. I honor the 5,000+ year old South Asian roots of Yoga and offer gratitude to all of the teachers who have skillfully and ethically transmitted these powerful teachings.
Illumina Yoga Teacher Training
Illumina Yoga is the heart of my training and the style in which I teach. I am honored to be on the teaching faculty of Illumina Yoga's 200 hr and 300 hr teacher trainings. Follow Illumina Yoga on instagram: @illumina_yoga
Learn more about Illumina Yoga and see upcoming training dates here.