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.
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 to 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.
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.
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.