Kundalini Yoga

What is Kundalini Yoga?

Kundalini Yoga combines the elements of movement, meditation, breath-work and mantra to deliver a “full-being” work out. This means the mind, body and spirit are all combined and harmonized to bring peace and fresh energy circulation into our entire beings. We sing and chant healing mantras, meditate and visualize to still the mind and practice kriyas to complete the physical component of the class. Kriyas can be basic or advanced and can be specific or general in their focus thereby making classes very customizable to any level. It is sometimes called the Yoga of Awareness because of how much we learn about ourselves as we practice and can often bring deep healing (physical and energetic) into people’s lives.

When people first begin practicing Kundalini Yoga it is very common to experience a level of bliss not felt since childhood. Some people dive into the yoga right away and some find it more difficult because it is so outside our daily sense of “normal” especially if one is new to yoga entirely. Yet, many keep coming back despite an initial feeling of hesitation because of the deep medicine this practice provides. Kundalini Yoga is deeply nourishing for the nervous system, emotions, physical body and Spirit itself.

There is an ancient, primordial healing energy present when we gather to practice, heal and uplift in this way that is as real and old as humankind itself. In these modern times its more necessary than ever to move and release our stagnant energy, anxieties and fears. Our souls want to be free and fulfill their purpose here on Earth and Kundalini Yoga clears the path for us to find our way.

Ana Gioia

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Ana Gioia is a 500hr Kundalini Yoga Teacher based out of Kingston in the Hudson Valley. She has been a practicing yogini since 2005 and studied traditional Hatha Yoga for 7 years before encountering and eventually training in Kundalini. Some of her specialties include Children’s Yoga, Pre & Post-Natal Yoga and Mommy & Me.
Ana feels very drawn to serving Women, Families and Children as she feels there is so much healing to be done among these groups and the way society views family roles. She is the mother of two children and enjoys writing, philosophy, design and connecting with the Earth.
Ana has a B.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and an M.A. in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College (Santa Fe). After studying Eastern Philosophy and Sanskrit throughout her Masters, she found Kundalini Yoga to be the natural next step on her spiritual and philosophical path.
Ana aims to keep her classes warm, sweet, and at once calming and energizing- grounding and uplifting!