As a dancer, I was originally drawn to yoga for its athleticism, grace, and natural rhythm. My practice began at a YMCA in Charlotte, North Carolina and quickly deepened into a full-blown obsession. A quieter mind, a kinder heart, and a stronger, supple body are what keep me addicted to the mat. Relentlessly invested in mindful movement and body-full living, I invite you to join and enjoy the journey.
I earned my 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification in Power Vinyasa Yoga from Dolly Stavros in 2008 and completed my 500-hour training at the Himalayan Institute in the Pocono Mountains in 2013. Utilizing foundational and contemporary techniques, I lead a challenging and adaptable asana class, interwoven with pranayama and capped off with meditation. I teach with a light heart and keen eye for detail, encouraging students to push their capacities with kindness. As student of Ashtanga yoga since 2015, I value rigor and ritualism and strive to serve as an example of a strong personal practice through my words and actions.
As a Three Wisdom Traditions coach from Yoga International, I utilize elements of yoga, ayurveda, and psychology to build resiliency, maintain adaptability, and regulate a balanced lifestyle. Health is more than a diet — through important daily practices and personalized culinary choices, I practice and offer a wraparound approach to wellness through small changes, moderation, and humility. I’ll share my tips and trials along the ever changing path to wellness here. If you would like to schedule a personalized consultation based on your current needs and individual constitution, contact me!
Speaking of constitutions…
In the current political climate, I often find myself confused, frustrated, and furious beyond control — qualities not often associated with the levelheaded, peace loving yogi. You may empathize with the struggle, so let’s navigate this complicated, divisive, and fluctuating world in which we float through the multifaceted vehicle of yoga. I’m interested in learning and discovering new pathways of resistance, optimism, and sustainable action to cultivate more equity and visibility for all people and practitioners. I might need help.
Audrey Baran, E-RYT 500