Devi Yoga Center

Devi Yoga Center

5.0 (6)

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I help clients and students to have ease and freedom in their body so they can do the things they love once again.

I help clients and students to feel calm, centered and to enjoy the flow of life and learn to ride the rough waves when they come up.

I help people break free of limiting beliefs into joy, freedom and purpose.

What I love about this work is the mutual partnership that I enter into with my client. Yoga sees each being as already whole and complete. My intention is to create a safe space for bodies to come back into balance, for minds to find steadiness and calm and for inner awareness to expand. It is humbling and beautiful to witness the journey of my clients and for this I have deep gratitude.

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Sebastopol, CA 95472
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Kira Middleton

    The greatest gift I have ever given myself! I began at Devi Yoga hoping I would gain enough flexibility to touch my toes. I had no idea yoga is so much more than that! Through Kashi's fantastic guidance I have discovered breathing exercises, mudras, meditations, mantras, and I can touch my toes! Kashi's classes are consistent and holistic. Slow, gentle, deliberate, intentional, empowering. I feel physically more capable, but more than that Kashi's classes have taught me valuable techniques to navigate through life's stresses and maintain strong mental health as well. I would highly recommend you give yourself this gift!

  • Maria Freebairn-Smith

    Kashi brings depth, wisdom, compassion and experience to the practice of yoga. She brings the possibility of joy, the experience of gentleness, the wisdom of the tradition, compassion for where you are and the experience to guide you deeper and deeper into yourself and beyond to connect with a sense of wholeness.

  • Tara Crane

    Kashi is an amazing teacher. She embodies the qualities and practices of Yoga. A great role model and a clear, informative teacher.

  • Michele Taylor

    I have been taking Kashi’s online classes through the Devi Yoga Center regularly since the beginning of the COVID epidemic. I had studied with Kashi previously and know her well. Over the decades I have worked with many fine yoga teachers who have taught me well. I can truly say, however, that Kashi is one of the very best teachers that I have ever had. She embodies the spirit of yoga in all of its dimensions and brings her wealth of experience, extensive knowledge of the human body, profound dedication, spiritual depth and wisdom, to all of her students. Kashi celebrates all different body types (strong, weak, tight, athletic, young, old) and in her sessions sensitively guides each student through the yogic breathing exercises, asanas and kriya flows enabling each person to reap rich benefits from their practice. Kashi repeatedly reminds students to “honor where you are, that’s just where you want to be”. It is a great gift to be able to take classes with such a remarkable teacher as Kashi.


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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

In an initial phone consultation, we discuss what is going on with you and what you're needs are. If it seems that we are a match, then we determine what package would be best for you. Private clients would fill out an intake form. We then schedule your first session.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have 30 years experience of teaching yoga, meditation, breathwork and transformational yoga lifestyle coaching. 

I am a certified IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) approved yoga therapist.

I am a certified senior teacher and teacher trainer in TriYoga International.

I also hold Certifications in Y12SR , Yoga of Recovery, and Sivananada Yoga.

I hold a BFA in Dance from Temple University


How did you get started teaching?

Really, I started on the yoga path as a child! Then later as an adult I re-discovered yoga and experienced the inner peace and presence that came with the practice. Suffering from an anxiety disorder from growing up in a chaotic home and with an ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) score of 5, I've found the practices of yoga which include postures, meditation, mantra, mudra, philosophy and diet to be absolutely essential in maintaining balance, equlibrium and a healthy lifestyle.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students recovering from illness and injury, students suffering from PTSD, chronic fatigue, guillain barre syndrome, cancer, addiction, stress, anxiety, depression, stiff, tight, achy bodies, anxious minds, those wanting inner peace contentment and freedom.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Congratulations for following your inner guidance and opening up to explore how yoga may be helpful for you in your life! It's important to understand that yoga is not just postures! Of course if one wants more physical flexibility, strength, balance, and a strengthened immune system, yoga can give that and if one wants a calm and peaceful mind, yoga can give that too, but if one truly wants to breakfree and have joy, freedom and purpose, yoga can give that as well! 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1) What's going on in your body? Are you able (physically) to enjoy the things that you love to do? Hiking, biking, swimming, playing with kids or grandkids? 

2) What's going on in your mind? Are you stressed? Worried, Anxious, Fearful. How does that limit your ability to live your life? 

3) Do you feel an inner sense of fulfillment, peace and contentment? Or is there a sense that something is missing?