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My Yoga Philosophy

I draw from close to twenty years of teaching experience to offer eclectic yoga and movement classes. I cater my instruction to the needs of the student and strive to support the emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of each individual. I enjoy sharing my knowledge of psychology, yoga, bodywork, anatomy, and movement arts to create a safe, fun and well-rounded practice suitable for every kind of body.

Think of a large tree as a metaphor for your practice and how it evolves. The many branches extending from this proverbial tree are constantly growing, shifting, and reaching towards the light. The stuck places we feel in our bodies are there to inform us of how we move (or don’t move) in the world, and yoga is one of the many tools to guide us into this understanding. The branches extending from the universal yoga tree are constantly developing, and when we dedicate time to nurture the soil, our trees grow stronger and feel more supported.

When we create space in our bodies and offer our inner life some loving presence, life can flow more freely through us. We become more receptive and more able to cultivate strength, joy, creative expression, love, productivity, and wellbeing. My teaching style is eclectic and symbolizes the ever shifting/expanding nature of the human experience. I hope to see you in class, retreat or a workshop soon!

 

Private Sessions available (outcalls available for an additional fee). Call or text for an appointment: (805) 448-4111 or email.

 

About The Yoga

Santa Barbara Yoga Classes

Romi’s intention is to nurture and support the unique inner exploration of her students, so they may find more freedom in their bodies and lives. Her classes build strength, awareness and flexibility, while nourishing the deeper layers of personal growth. Romi evokes transformative experiences through the medium of yoga, and has been inspired by movement arts such as gymnastics and dance since childhood. Her classes are a blend of various yoga approaches, and she injects humor and life into an otherwise often ‘serious’ method of contemplation. Romi shares psychosomatic insights with her students that are based on both personal experience, and an academic understanding of clinical psychology. Her light-hearted approach also supports individuals to easily understand anatomy and the body, as it pertains to injury prevention, rehabilitation, and fitness.

Romi offers compassionate healing energy and focused, mindful sequences, to assist individuals to uncover innate body wisdom. Each class emphasizes pranayama (breath exercises), core strengthening, postural alignment, mindful awareness, and intention-based transformation. Although trained in various Hatha Yoga styles, Romi chooses not to be limited by one approach.

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I can always count on finishing a yoga session with Romi feeling more energized, open, calm, and centered. Her classes are challenging yet safe, constantly evolving, and presented in a way that enhances each student’s ability to explore and tap in to his or her own body’s innate intelligence. She teaches with dedication and a fun sense of humor. I have recommended friends and colleagues to Romi and will continue to do so.
Sean MarnaneClinical Research Associate, Personal Trainer, Bohemian Phreak.