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Shadow Yoga with Chandra Easton at Yoga Tree Berkeley

This weekend I enrolled in an Introduction to Shadow Yoga class.  This practice was developed by a fellow, Remeter, who was a martial artist and who studied under Iyengar as a senior teacher.  To heal from what he suspected was an “unbalanced” practice, he went on a ten year retreat to the South of India.   There he watched the acrobatics of Indian martial artists and dancers.  He developed “preludes” which involve “churning” of the joints.

So far a lot of what we did the first day is what I generally teach in my classes.  I have the movement without the concepts behind them.  But I’m not buying into the mysticism.  These days, “karma points” sound cool, but I need scientific language to motivate me.

So what’s a girl to do?

Shall I put together my Falling with Grace class and start teaching?  Why not?




Maria Young Ace Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (500) Independent Contractor providing the following services: Office Management, Bookkeeping, Web Design, Marketing and Instruction in Yoga and Martial Arts for children and adults. Black Belt, 4 year program, LockBoxing. Maria studied under Erik Lee and won Grand Champion at the Kuk Sool Tri-State Tournament in 2006. Experience Certified Yoga Instructor: 700 hour level. At Piedmont Yoga, Maria’s main instructors were Richard Rosen, Rodney Yee, and Clare Finn. To them she is eternally grateful. Richard Rosen, founder Piedmont Yoga Studio & editor of Yoga Journal says: “Among the 30...students Maria was always among the more assiduous and adept.  If you’re thinking of adding Yoga instruction to your program, then I highly recommend Maria for the job.” College: CSULB: B.A. English Literature, UC Berkeley: M.A. Comparative Literature