Therapeutic yoga is defined as the application of yoga postures and practice to the treatment of health conditions and involves instruction in yogic practices and teachings to prevent, reduce or alleviate structural, physiological, emotional and spiritual pain, suffering and limitations.
A ‘3000 year old tradition’ yoga is now regarded in the Western world as a holistic approach to health and is classified by the U.S. National Institutes of Health as a form of Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Medicine.
Clinical research has shown that yoga practice enhances muscular strength and body flexibility, promotes and improves respiratory and cardiovascular function, promotes recovery from and treatment of addiction, reduces stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain, improves sleep patterns and enhances overall well-being and quality of life.
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese tradition involving a non-competitive, self paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Originally developed for self defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. It is often described as meditation in motion, as it promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.
Tai Chi Chuan has many styles and each style may subtly emphasize various principles and methods. Some styles focus on helath maintenance while others focus on the marital arts aspect of Tai Chi.
Qi Gong is a holistic system of coordinated body postures and movement, breathing and meditation used for optimum health, spirituality and martial arts training. With roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine, philosophy and martial arts, Qi Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance ‘life energy’ thus providing optimum mental, physical and emotional health.
Qi Gong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing and calm meditative state of mind.
Qi Gong practice benefits neurological, cardio vascular, pulmonary and musculoskeletal systems.
My name is Philipp Manser. My Life’s passion is Yoga.
My approach to yoga is guided by my compassion for the human condition inspired in part by my own life’s journey. I work with people that have never practiced yoga before, as well as the seasoned practitioners to improve their strength and flexibility within the body and mind. I facilitate motivated students to continually discover that which they are challenged by; whatever it may be, resulting in a sense of balance with in the body and mind free of what ails. For the beginning student I focus on teaching alignment in the various beginners poses to prevent injury, but also to remind that alignment with all that is creates stillness, strength and flexibility. More advanced students benefit from my strength building sequences with classes designed to flow or holding the various poses longer to build stamina, strength and flexibility.
My teaching style is supportive yet demanding of my students’ true beauty and strength from with-in. My classes focus on the need of the student on the particular day we practice together.
My Yoga Teacher Certification is from Yoga Works.. I am a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (RYT-200). My teachers are my students; as well as the great Masters including: Patanjali, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, T.K.V. Desikachar, B.K.S.Iyengar, Patabi Joyce, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Baba Muktananda, Sai Baba of Sirdi, Gandhi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Sri Yukteswar, Krishnamurti,…
I attend classes from various teachers to further my depth of yoga knowledge. I have practiced with Brian Kest at Power Yoga in Santa Monica. Douglas King in Thousand Oaks. Bikram at International College of Yoga in Los Angeles and Westlake Village. Sonya , Jeanne, Jasmine and many others at Yoga Works. Annie Carpenter and Birgitte Kristen were my primary teachers at Yoga Works while I took their 200 hour class. Patricia Borrega (Padma) at Lotus Blossom in, Easthampton, NY. Mary Angela Buffo at the Ananda Studio in Southampton, NY.
Marti Hubbard is a gifted clairvoyant and medium.
For over a decade she has provided guidance both in both group and private sessions. Marti’s certifications include: Angel Therapy Practitioner, Medium and Past Life Reader- certified under Doreen Virtue/ Integrated Energy Therapy, Master Instructor. Marti conducts clearing and healing meditation group sessions, often accompanied by mini-readings to guide attendees through some of their present challenges.
Nadege Lubrano discovered yoga while she was living in SE Asia. She took her first yoga teacher training in 2010 in Malaysia where she owned and operated her own health center and yoga studio. Nadege is a Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (RYT-200).
Nadege was born and raised in France, but her life-long dream has been to live in California. She is a mother of three children. Nadege is very happy to live in Los Angeles and very grateful to the Kinetic Center for having her as part of the team. Namaste.
Abbey Seiden - QiGong Instructor - has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since the mid-90’s. (Certified Shiatsu practitioner, Licensed NY acupuncturist, and Licensed Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Educator, and QiGong Teacher.)
She has studied QiGong Self-Cultivation and meditation with a variety of teachers, including the Universal Healing Tao System of Mantak Chia and the Buddhist Meditation practices of Pema Chodron.
Participants are always amazed at how fast and long lasting the effects are of Abbey’s teachings. Abbey’s weekly QiGong class is geared toward harmonizing your emotions while increasing your vitality through awareness, movement, meditation and visualization.
Jennifer F. Triggs
Jennifer F. Triggs MS, RD E-RYT500 - Yoga Instructor – has immersed herself in the field of bodily movement her whole life!
An avid athlete and instructor/trainer of just about every fitness fad for nearly 30 years, Jenny ultimately found her way to yoga as an antidote to years of over training.
She loves yoga because it is invigorating, inspiring, self-reflective, therapeutic and rejuvenating all in one. Jen has Ashtahga’d in India with Sri K Pattahbi Jois and studied in the USA with numerous masters of various yogic disciplines including Vinyasa, Iyengar, Restorative and Kundalini. She absolutely adores sharing the surfeit of gifts yoga has to offer with her students!
Petra Gordon - Yoga Instructor – Hi, my name is Petra and I’m a seeker of Truth.
I have been interested in yoga since I was a teenager and was blessed to meet Guruji – Sri K. Patthabi Jois in 1997 for the first time. I have been visiting the shala - KPJ Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore/India regularly since then. My practice has been guided by the most gentle teachers and given me great experience to adapt to life’s flow. I gave birth to two babies in my home. Taking care of myself, and the family has been a colorful journey between pure bliss and the beyond.
The focus of my work is based on integration of the traditional therapeutic values in Astanga Yoga and setting sensible goals for daily sadhana - practice. I combine this with my knowledge on natural healing and living.
I received various certifications and authorization to teach Yoga. Visit my site here: astangayogasadhana.com.