with International Master Teachers Jonas Westring & Kim Nguyen
Join us for 2 incredible extended practices with internationally renowned teachers Jonas Westring & Kim Nguyen as they visit Sacramento. Kim & Jonas have been friends with Tyler & Annie for 5 years after having immersed in their Teacher Trainings in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but they have also inspired Shala teachers Michael Fong, Tristina Kennedy and Katie Macrae who have studied with them too. Expect to be challenged but in a graceful way, and then go deep into your body but in a safe way, and feel amazing after a strong but therapeutic class that integrates your whole body, mind & heart.
Feel the Fullness of all that you are! "Purna" is the affirmation of your Wholeness from physical to spiritual.
Backbends are beautiful and should not be scary, and they feel amazing and should not be painful, but it takes patience and proper approach to enjoy these powerful shapes. Come and enjoy an educational and inspirational class which will leave you feeling full of hope, peace, and love after a fun & strong physical challenge.
Anusara Yoga® is a profound, therapeutic and elegant Hatha Yoga system that blends the ancient art of yoga with the science of biomechanics. Anusara features an effective framework for practice called the Universal Principles of Alignment™, a Tantric philosophy, and a celebration of the full potential of life as a whole. Welcoming students of all levels, it emphasizes alignment not only of the body, but offers guidance in how to bring yoga beyond the mat into life. Through Anusara’s life affirming approach, effective biomechanical alignment principles, and dedication to community – students enjoy a new level of inspiration and confidence in yoga.
Jonas Westring, originally Swedish with decades both in the USA and Asia, began his yoga journey in 1981 at the Scandinavian Yoga School and hasn’t stopped since. He is founder-director of Shantaya Yoga & Bodywork School that conducts 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Programs. Jonas is a yoga educator and yoga therapist, Certified Anusara Teacher Trainer (CATT), a licensed physiotherapist (PT), master therapeutic body-worker, E-RYT 500 - who brings to his teaching 38 years mind-body experience in a multitude of yoga styles, therapies and healing modalities. With an extensive background in traditions from both East and West, combined with a lifelong personal inquiry and quest for the Self, Jonas naturally transmits the essence of yoga with insight, clarity, and joy. Continually he shares his passions around the world with a full international teaching schedule. www.shantaya.org
Kim Nguyen is an experienced, popular yoga teacher and studio owner from Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Kim is passionately interested in the body’s full potential for movement, fitness and balance. Kim has 15 years yoga experience with teacher certifications from Anusara Yoga (Thailand), Ashtanga Vinyasa (Singapore) and Gymnastics & Sport Federation (Vietnam). Kim is an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and faculty for Shantaya Yoga School. Known for her warm compassionate attitude, graceful advanced personal practice, thirst for knowledge and high standards - Kim skillfully guides her students into a well-aligned, mindful and safe yoga experience. She is happy to be holding an important space for alignment-based educational asana teaching in Vietnam, where she helps many people find joy and healing through a holistic fulfilling yoga practice. Kim teaches equally well in English and Vietnamese. www.shriyoga.vn