LIVE ONLINE YOGA with ROBIN VADA
9:00am (pacific) MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS
ALL LEVELS, AGES, & BODY TYPES WELCOME
I'm more concerned with the state of your heart than your ability to get into a handstand. (Though I will teach you how if that's your jam!) My yoga is not about toned buns, detoxes, or instagram-worthy poses.
It's about feeling at home and at ease in your own body, mind, and heart.
My approach is down to earth, and personal, and inclusive. Each student's body is different, and everyone has traveled their own uniquely rocky path to get to the yoga mat, so I offer variations (and challenges!) to meet you where you're at.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
"These classes are awesome and are definitely keeping me sane."
"I so appreciate these classes. It’s the perfect start to the day!!"
"Robin's classes are the perfect level of challenge and empowering mindset. She sets a calming, relaxing tone and gives very clear cueing, which I appreciate so much!"
I believe that: 1. chocolate cake is good for the soul, 2. the ability to laugh at yourself is the most important skill for meditation, 3. should is a dirty word.
I've been teaching yoga and meditation for 10 years, and practicing for much longer.
I spent the first 20 years of my life as a tightly-wound straight-A student, and have spent the second 20 years learning to lighten up.
My spirituality is more practical than "woo-woo." My teaching is firmly rooted in the traditional 8 Limbs of Yoga, and my worldview is rooted in science.
I focus my classes on emotional well being because I teach from firsthand experience. I live with OCD (the clinical kind, not the colloquial "I'm a neat freak" kind), and am 18-years-recovered from an eating disorder. My personal yoga practice helps me gracefully surf those choppy emotional waters instead of sinking in them. In other words, I'm not only the Hair Club for Men President, I'm also a client. (Click the link to get the joke if you weren't alive in the 80s.)
When I'm not teaching yoga I'm making art. I'm a professional filmmaker, actor, musician and poet.
I'm grateful to have learned (and continue to learn) from some of the best teachers I can imagine.
I earned my yoga teacher certification from Tiffany Cruikshank, founder of Yoga Medicine, in 2009-2010. My foundational sequencing and love of core work are legacies of her influence.
My mentor for the past decade has been Dina Lang, owner of Santosha Yoga. Her grounded spirituality and depth of practice consistently inspire me.
I've studied the works of Thich Nhat Hanh (creator of "Engaged Buddhism" who was nominated by Martin Luther King Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize during the Vietnam War) and was lucky enough to go on retreat with him in 2013. His deep embodiment of tenderness, and his emphasis on developing a friendly relationship with your own emotions had a deep impact on my personal practice and my teaching.
I'm an avid reader of Pema Chodron, whose magnum opus is (in my opinion) her book "Practicing Peace In Times of War." Her work in the field of vulnerability and sitting with discomfort informs a great deal of my teaching.
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