BYTA Launches First National Initiative
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BYTA 2019 CONFERENCE
AUGUST 22-25, 2019
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
BYTA presents a documentary short that traces the historical roots of yoga practice in black communities in the U.S. Read more…
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I began my yoga journey at Shambhala Meditation Center of New York. Meditation at the center proved to be a grounding force and anchor during some very unsteady moments in my life. With this new sense of equilibrium, I wanted to further my exploration and began to read everything by BKS Iyengar that I could get my hands on. I knew I wanted to go even deeper so I added the physical limb to my meditative practice. Asana transformed my being both internally and externally so much so that I wanted, no needed to bring this same awakening to others. I choose to teach power vinyasa-flow classes (sometimes with the aid of a heated room, sometimes by creating the heat within) because I believe in the sacred art of sweating. Sweat grounds me, forces me to be present and washes away every bit of negativity I’ve either thrown at myself or attempted to dodge in the moments before they happen. There’s a cathartic cleansing in perspiration akin to tears that I choose to never live without.
I bring my entire soul to teaching because the art of yoga is sacred. To be able to offer the practice from a knowledgeable standpoint is literally the gift that keeps on giving; one of the intentions I set for every class is to be present and present that gift. I open myself to transparency in hopes that my journey will help, heal or inspire anyone I may come in contact with.
Yoga Teacher Training
Garden State Yoga, Bloomfield, NJ Stacey Bell, Erin Barry, Christopheray
I’ve an Energetic yet soothing style of teaching – some of my students have compared my classes to a sanctuary or spiritual experience. Although I normally teach hot power vinyasa flow classes, I am grounded in Iyengar because I believe your foundation and your knowledge of self will take you deeper into the 8 limbs and allow your practice on the mat to meet you out in the world.
I encourage my students and am hands on if they are comfortable with physical adjustment; I especially enjoy the beginner yogi and witnessing their progression and happiness with themselves as they create more space in their bodies and their awareness. With an emphasis on the breath carrying us through postures, I enjoy creating a collaborative and soothing environment, often laughing through intense stretches and mindful movement.
Where I Teach
386 Orange Road Montclair, NJ 07042
Khairah L. Walker
Montclair, NJ USA
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