A system of yoga exercises and meditation that promotes health and spiritual awareness. It is a complete science that combines postures (asanas), movement, sound current (mantra), breath (pranayam) and meditation into powerful sets called kriyas. It is designed to provide you with an experience of your highest consciousness by raising your Kundalini.
The word "kundalini" is a metaphor, a poetic way of describing the flow of energy that already exists within each one of us. Kundalini Yoga is more than just a great physical workout. Called the Yoga of Awareness, it is an incredible experience in awakening and raising your consciousness, keeping you feeling young and giving you fullness of heart. You do not have to be an acrobat or gymnast to practice this style of yoga.
In this class everyone will be encouraged to work at their own levels as we explore through chanting, movement, breath work, and meditation. You will find that this class will have a subtle yet profound effect on your life.
As a child, Sofia was always interested in the beauty and flow of nature. She found enjoyment just being in it. That passion became her education as she found herself graduating from an environmental studies program, then becoming a community organizer working on environmental issues and familiarizing herself with the national parks along the way.
She is a graduate from SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, and for several years traveled to various states as a community organizer, working on environmental issues.
In 1998, she began her study of Hatha Yoga at the Colorado School of Yoga and realized it was the perfect way to relieve stress in her life. In search for a place to continue her studies, she stumbled upon a Kundalini Yoga Studio in Austin Texas based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan (3HO~ Happy, Healthy, Holy Organization). At this point, she began a daily practice which led to a greater awareness of her self, positive transformations and a deeper connection with yoga.
Upon returning to Buffalo in 2000, she received a Masters in Elementary Education and amongst other activities, she is currently a Home Instructor for the Kenmore School District.
She continued her Kundalini training with Siri Naryan Kaur enrolling in a 200 hour teacher training course that she completed in 2010. She loves freestyle dancing and Kirtan, has been teaching Kundalini to friends and family for a year, and is amazed everyday how the Science of Yoga helps shape a healthy, happy, holy lifestyle.
Her biggest gifts are her two wonderful sons who are the light of her life and keep her very active in her community.