About Us

Kirsten Hale, CSYT 700 Hours

Kirsten began taking Svaroopa® Yoga classes in 2001. She always wanted to try yoga, but due to nerve damage in her shoulder, the more “athletic” styles of yoga weren’t a good fit. A dear friend told her about Svaroopa® Yoga, and encouraged her to give it a try. After the first class, she knew this was home. Kirsten has been training with Master Yoga since 2002, and has had extensive teaching hours with Swami Nirmalananda, Founder of Svaroopa®. She is continuing with the Advanced studies program thru Master Yoga, and Meditation studies with Svaroopa Vidya Ashram. She is a CSYT (Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher) with over 700 hours of instruction, including asana (poses), anatomy, and yoga philosophy. Kirsten is also a certified Embodyment® Threrapist (Svaroopa® Yoga’s hands on healing technique), Beginning Svaroopa® Meditation Teacher, and certified Vichara Therapist. She is also trained in Breath Awareness, and the subtleties of working with your breath to unravel deep inner tensions.

Kirsten has worked in the corporate HR environment for more than 20 years, and understands the devastating effects of poor health. Wellness is essential now, and this practice does this in every way: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This is a path of Grace. Kirsten is a compassionate teacher, who understands chronic pain, how to work with it, and overcome it. She has a deep appreciation for the body, and the benefits of this yoga practice. Kirsten is dedicated to helping you find the depth and richness that Svaroopa® offers.

Anita Snellings, Beginning Hatha Yoga Teacher 200 Hours

Anita has been a student of Svaroopa Yoga, and has completed her YTT Level 2 training with Master Yoga Foundation. She has also completed Embodyment® training. Anita is an angel, and will take great care of you as you begin and continue your practice. Anita is also a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner.


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