Kadisha Aburub has been doing yoga for 4 years and was certified RYT200 at Long Beach School of Yoga. Her personal favorite styles of yoga include yin and hatha yoga. For her yoga has been a practice of freedom; a practice that she utilizes on and off the mat. Throughout her class there will be an emphasis on meditation and creating a still mind while moving. Creating an environment that completely immerses you in what you are doing right now is the essence of yoga.
While yoga may seem like a physical practice it is only one limb of yoga, thus meditation will be implemented into every practice.
What Kadisha enjoys most about teaching is ultimately seeing transformation. When students provide feedback about being completely "in the moment" despite whatever was going on in their life prior to their lesson, this is when life flows.
Physical transformation is only the tip of the iceberg.
Finding this platform to take yoga lessons was the best thing that I could have searched for. First I can tell tell that Kadisha, the yoga instructor is very knowledgeable. During her sessions she provides a background in the yoga she is teaching. I also like that she’s very encouraging. I started doing yoga much later in my life so I like that through out her lessons she provides different alternative poses. I can still get the great relaxation workouts without having to worry about hurting myself.
Kadisha takes into account all levels in her practice - she gives us so many options if we don’t feel comfortable in a certain pose. I also love the balance she has between the “physical” yoga and the “spiritual” yoga. I’m able to work both in my fitness and more importantly, in my mindfulness and overall mental health. I feel supported throughout her session and am always looking forward to them. I learn something new every time!
Kadisha created a welcoming, inclusive environment. It was a very nice way to reconnect with yoga during the pandemic.
Kadisha is a wonderful yoga teacher and her lessons have been very beneficial to me. I love the positive energy she brings to every lesson. She creates a warm and friendly environment for her students. She is very knowledgeable with yoga techniques and does a great job explaining how these techniques help the body. Being exposed to a variety of yoga styles through her teachings has made me realize which style I enjoy the most. Kadisha is very helpful, kind and genuinely passionate about her work. Not to mention, she has a soothing voice which I find very calming. It has been a great experience practicing yoga with Kadisha and this journey has helped me appreciate yoga even more!
When working with a new student creating a connection is key. Thus before starting any type of practice a consultation is held where we can discuss your goals and interest in yoga and meditation. Seeing if we are right fit for one another will help to ensure you have the best experience.
Since 2016 I have coached a few different high schools in movement based regimens while receiving my undergraduate degree. I graduated from California State University of Long Beach in Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology with a minor in Chemistry in 2018. Since graduating I have worked alongside physical therapists and decided to get my certification in yoga shortly after! Recently I also obtained my Trauma Yoga certification. This has allowed to become more mindful and inclusive in my yoga sessions.
I have always been a teacher. I have coached water polo, swim, I've taught swim lessons, and tutored.
Teaching yoga fell into my lap. As a climber, movement and a still mind is key. I began practicing yoga as a way to control my mind into being completely immersed into the present moment. By becoming more in tune with this sense of quiet I then began to actually LISTEN. This listening in turns has us tune in to what our bodies needs in this moment.
I then began practicing meditation and yoga daily. My transformation within the realm of yoga has encouraged me to share this with others.
Kadisha has taught those who have dealt with substance abuse, geriatrics, athletes, and those who are new to yoga.
As a reminder to new students who may be afraid to step in to yoga. This practice is unlike any other. In my opinion there are no levels. There is simply YOUR practice. The sooner we all see that the less comparing we do and the more we look inward and become more accepting of who we are at this moment.
After a guided meditation and yoga class one of my students messaged me "I was really IN the moment, which I have never felt while meditating before."
This moment holds near and dear to my heart. Ultimately yoga, is NOT just a physical practice. When others come to me with this insight for themselves I can't help but feel genuine joy for them too.