In this retreat we will do morning Asana practice to start our everyday sessions. An one-hour session for physical movement, breathing exercise and meditation. Our yoga sessions will be slow Vinyasa style. The term Vinyasa refers to the alignment of movement and breath, which turns static Asanas into a dynamic flow, moving from Asana to Asana, linking each pose with an inhale and exhale. The movement will be smooth and continuous. The classes will cater all levels of yoga practitioners.
Karuna is also a name that you can call Frika. Karuna means compassion, a spiritual name that she has embodied from her guru, Padmaji. Karuna has been practicing yoga since 2011. She came to yoga practices with many inspiring yoga teachers from different schools of yoga including Iyengar, Jivamukti, KAPHA and Ashtanga before completing a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training in 2016 from Indonesia Yoga School. In 2018 Karuna had the unique opportunity to complete a 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training Program conducted in India which was a life-changing experience in many aspects. Jivamukti yoga is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings. The core philosophy of Jivamukti is expressed through its five tenets – Ahimsa (non violence which extends to all beings), Bhakti (Acknowledgment that God/Self-realization is the goal of all yoga practices; Dhyana (meditation: connecting to that eternal unchanging reality within), Nada (The development of a sound body and mind through deep listening) and Shastra (study of the ancient yogic teachings).
For yoga practices bring her calmness, self-awareness, grounded-ness and an ongoing practice of spreading compassion and love to all beings, Karuna has been practicing yoga through both of her pregnancies, and also teach yoga for kids. Seeing the healing results of yoga in her own life both physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Yoga is more than physical exercise, she has this passion to share her love of yoga and its benefit to other people.