Earth and Ether Classical Yoga
Experience the Difference
Classical Hatha Yoga
AngamardanaA fitness system rooted in yoga, offers everyone the opportunity to invigorate the body and reach peak physical and mental condition.
Surya KriyaA potent yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner wellbeing
YogasanasOut of the innumerable asanas a body can assume, 84 have been identified as Yogasanas, through which one can transform the body and mind into a possibility for ultimate wellbeing.
Bhuta ShuddhiThe basis for all creation, including the physical body, is the group of five elements: earth, water, wind, fire, and space. Master the fee elements with this simple practice.
Surya ShaktiAn active form of the Sun Salutation. It is an ancient yogic practice designed as a holistic process to cultivate great physical fitness and strength.
Children's YogaA set of practices that will help children will experience enhanced concentration and memory, more focus, and improved mind/body coordination.
Why Classical Hatha Yoga?
“Essentially, once we use the word “yoga” attached to anything, it indicates in the tradition that it is a complete path by itself. “Hatha” has the word “yoga” attached to it because Hatha Yoga is a complete path by itself. If it is a complete path by itself, how it should be approached is the question. If it was just a simple practice, you can approach it one way. If it was an exercise you could have approached it another way. If it was an art form it could be approached another way. Or if it is just entertainment, it could be approached another way.
So Hatha Yoga is about creating a body which is not a hurdle in one’s life. The body becomes a stepping stone—not a hurdle, not a roadblock—in one’s progress of blossoming into his ultimate possibility.” - Sadhguru
Barbara’s training spanned 5 and a half months in India at the Isha School of Hatha Yoga. The school is part of the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences with locations in Southern India and in McMinnville, Tennessee in the United States. Her training includes over 1750 hours training in teaching classical hatha yoga, as well as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and an introduction to aspects of traditional Indian Medicine including Ayruveda and Siddha.
Her certification includes the ability to offer Upa Yoga, Surya Kriya, Yogasanas, Angamardana, Bhuta Shuddhi, Surya Shakti, Children’s Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, Bhakti Yoga, Isha Kriya as well as aspects of yoga as complementary treatment for various health conditions and chronic ailments.
Barbara has over 600 hours of instruction time with both adults and children. She offers classical yoga in it’s purest form to all who wish to learn, creating the right atmosphere for yoga students to attain overall health and wellbeing, find joy and bliss in their lives, find relief from chronic ailments or take this yoga to whatever level they desire.
She strives to inspire students to continued practice to attain their goals, and offer classes, practice sessions and one-on-one coaching to meet the needs of each student.
Training and Experience
Living Hatha Yoga
Living Hatha Yoga serves as a simple description of my life on this path. I hope that you will find bits of inspiration and wisdom here as I share my story and experiments with food, yoga, this body and this life.