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Upcoming Courses

Begin 2021 with an eight-week therapeutic yoga journey where we will cultivate qualities that awaken our vitality and engagement with life.

Therapeutic Yoga is a great class for beginners, students recovering from injuries, illness, stress, and for those wanting a more peaceful practice. Therapeutic Yoga incorporates slower paced movement flows with breath awareness, gentle strength-building, joint lubrication, increasing range of motion, alignment cues that encourage a safe practice, and balancing of the nervous system for a calmer mind-state. Each class draws from a palette of yogic healing arts including gentle, yin, somatics, kriya, restorative, pranayam, yoga nidra, and meditation.

Each Sunday morning class in this eight-week series will explore a different quality of aliveness that awakens our vital connection with ourselves and with others. We will practice asana (movement and shapes), pranyam (breathing practices), along with any combination of mindfulness meditation, mudra (hand positions), manta (repeating word/phrase), and chanting as a way to weave and anchor qualities that we already possess more deeply into our body, heart, mind, and soul.

Sunday 9:15-10:30AM, Jan.3-Feb.21, 2021

Each class will be recorded on Zoom. If you are unable to attend a class, you may request the Zoom recording which will be available for two weeks, from the date of the original recording.

Cultivate qualities that awaken your vitality and engagement with life with an eight-week Therapeutic Yoga Journey in 2021.

Therapeutic Yoga is a great class for beginners, students recovering from injuries, illness, stress, and for those wanting a more peaceful practice.

Therapeutic Yoga incorporates slower paced movement flows with breath awareness, gentle strength-building, joint lubrication, increasing range of motion, alignment cues that encourage a safe practice, and balancing of the nervous system for a calmer mind-state. Each class draws from a palette of yogic healing arts including gentle, yin, somatics, kriya, restorative, pranayam, yoga nidra, and meditation.

Each class in this eight-week course will explore a different quality of aliveness that awakens our vital connection with ourselves and with others. We will practice asana (body movement and shapes), pranyam (breathing practices), along with any combination of mindfulness meditation, mudra (hand positions), manta (repeating word/phrase), and chanting.

Week One- Beginner’s Mind: Suspending Judgement

Week Two- Kindness & Friendliness: Becoming Our Own Ally

Week Three- Experiencer & Witness: Who’s Who

Week Four- Effort and Surrender: Finding Balance

Week Five- Forgiveness: Opening Our Heart & Letting Go

Week Six- Discipline: Holding Our Feet to the Fire of Truth

Week Seven- Playfulness: Love, Laughter, and Joy

Week Eight- Dedication & Devotion: Walking the Yogi Path

More about me:

In addition to teaching yoga since 2008, I am a mindfulness-based, trauma-informed licensed psychotherapist in private practice and a certified yoga therapist.

https://wellspringhealingarts.org/

http://www.heartsjourneyyoga.com/

Trauma-Informed Yoga invites us to inhabit our bodies more fully, safely explore and discover the natural joy of free movement expression.

Trauma-Informed Yoga (TIY) is a therapeutic movement style that elicits the relaxation response in our nervous system and helps to cultivate greater ease and comfort in our body again. When our body has been neglected, violated, injured, or abused, it can be difficult to fully inhabit. Each TIY class includes orienting, grounding, and centering techniques to help establish a sense of emotional safety and trust in body sensations and instincts. TIY encourages us to follow and explore our own innate impulses and discover our body’s authentic expression of joy and freedom.

TIY offers options and choices to students about how and when to participate. As a TIY teacher, I am not the “sage on the stage” showing you a yoga pose and telling you what to do, but rather a “guide on the side” offering invitations to explore and discover your own unique and heartfelt expression.

The classes offered in this series will only be available to those who sign up for the whole series (four classes), therefore we will have a closed group, creating a safe container of familiar faces in the class.

I offer these classes on a donation-bases, making this healing practice more accessible to all. Please share with others who you think may benefit from Trauma-Informed Yoga.

I look forward to meeting you!

More about me:

In addition to teaching yoga since 2008, I am a mindfulness-based, trauma-informed licensed psychotherapist in private practice and a certified yoga therapist.

https://wellspringhealingarts.org/

http://www.heartsjourneyyoga.com/

“This is my favorite yoga studio. From the moment you step inside, whether it is the Mount Washington or Hampden location, you feel a sense of calm and peace”.

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“Dear Anjali I have taught workshops in many places but there was a wondrous atmosphere that permeated the walls of your studio, and I can honestly say that your students were amongst the best, but even more than that – you transferred a special energy that penetrated everyone in the room”.

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Hi, I’m (Teacher’s name)

I’m the founder of Village Life Wellness . I create environments for individual and community health, peace, and wholeness. Through the ancient systems of yoga and Ayurveda, I work with humans who want to engage with the natural world as a means to improving quality of life.

I want to empower you to express yourself without shame or apology—in the body you have today. No cookie cutter diets and fads, we uncover the natural wisdom of your body, mind, and heart.

'Live your best life: I was broken & now it is my time to teach'

My Story

For me, yoga and ayurveda have been an integrated healing journey which not only rid me of chronic eczema and anxiety, but taught me to love the process of nourishing myself and to root out deeper seated toxic emotional stories, thereby improving relationships with myself and others. I always say ayurveda is the greatest anti-depressant!

Ayurveda is true mindfulness in practice; it teaches us to engage all of our senses in each moment! I have learned how to find healing with every day substances in the kitchen, bathroom, and garden — and I want to teach you to do the same.

I know what it’s like to struggle with low self-esteem, embarrassed of chronic illness, and with traumatic memory; and I also know what it is like to open like a fresh flower thriving in the perfect degree of sunlight.

I want to do my level best to listen, educate, and give you the best quality service and de-mystify the secrets of this ancient healing science, such that you feel deeply grounded on this earth and in your body. ​

Need Credentials?
Anjali Sunita is the Founder and Director of Baltimore Yoga Village, a community wellness center which offers space to life changing and affirming programs and Village Life Wellness, her private Ayurvedic practice.

She has been trained through the Sivananda Ashrams in India and Canada, anusara yoga immersion, acroyoga international, in prenatal and children’s yoga classes, as well as North Indian classical singing.​In Ayurveda, she studied at the Ayurvedic Institute under Dr. Vasant Lad in New Mexico and Pune, as well as with Charak Ayurveda in Jaipur, India.

She has integrated knowledge from her beloved teachers and shares it with a great love for making the teachings accessible, easily understood, and applicable to each person she encounters. She offers training for yoga teachers throughout the world through her signature program, the Jivan Yoga Teacher Training.

YOGA FOR EVERY BODY