“I came to experience yoga about 25 years ago after a car accident. Yoga became an integral part of my life after that. Later though, I was dissatisfied with studio yoga and discovered Isha Yoga when I was looking for a teacher. I longed for the experience of yoga as a deeply personal and spiritual practice and was seeking something I could do at home. The transformation I have experienced through this yoga lead me to want to share it with others. I continue my career managing design and research at a software company, merging my passion for design thinking and innovation with the individual transformation that is only possible through Yoga.
I believe everyone should have the opportunity to live at their peak of joy and peace personally, professionally and spiritually.”
Why Classical Yoga
What makes it unique?
“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.”
Training and Experience
Classical Yoga for Health Peace Wellbeing & Joy
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 Surya Kriya, Yogasanas, Angamardana, Upa Yoga, Bhuta Shuddhi, Surya Shakti, Children’s Yoga, Yoga for Pregnancy, Bhakti Yoga, Isha Kriya as well as aspects of yoga as adjunct treatment for various health conditions and chronic ailments. Barbara has over 300 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.