I'm a certified VA-based Yoga Instructor, practicing for the last 20 years, and teaching for the last 5. Having experienced first-hand the profound and transformative power of Yoga, I am happy to share this holistic science with my students. By integrating the body, mind and spirit, I help students find their own path to a healthy body, peaceful mind, and a joyous and purposeful life.
I teach classical Integral Yoga, which includes Hatha Yoga, Pranayam, Meditation, & Relaxation.
I design my classes to incorporate a gentle but complete asana practice, breathing, and relaxation. I offer alternatives and various options, to make the practice accessible to all, and to address the needs of students with specific requirements or issues! I love to hear from the students how some of their long-standing issues have been resolved and removed. It is very fulfilling to see how the practice transforms the lives of students for the better!
I have been attending Poonam's Yoga lessons for couple of years now. It is a complete yoga experience where she teaches not just the yoga poses but also gives useful tips on how to adopt yoga as a lifestyle. She tells the details about each pose and stresses on proper breathing during the pose. She remembers each attendee's physical limitation (if any) and suggests alternate ways of doing a pose to them. Each class includes exercises for all parts of the body, and the progression of poses in a class seems to have a natural flow that makes it easy and enjoyable. I am so lucky to have found Poonam as my yoga instructor. Her techniques have helped me learn the yoga poses, and her own calmness gives me a sense of inner peace.
Gentle yoga is perfect for me. I love the pace of Poonam's classes and the emphasis on all aspects of yoga.
I talk to the student first to see what they're looking for, and if my class will be a good fit for them. If it'll be a good fit, I offer them a free trial class to try out. I also provide them tips and suggestions for starting and developing a successful and regular yoga practice.
Besides the Yoga Alliance certification, I am certified in “The Anatomy of Yoga” and “Yoga Nidra “. I have also taught Pranayam and Meditation classes, Yoga for Weight Loss, Yoga for Backache, Kids Yoga, and private classes for adults and kids.
Classes are session based, $12/class.
Private classes are higher, depending on length of class and other factors.
Yoga was a life-changing and transformative practice for me. After learning and practicing yoga for many years, I felt I wanted to give back and share the practice from which I had received so much! I then took formal certifications and workshops, and have been teaching ever since.
All ages, from kids aged 7+, to seniors. My oldest student is 67 years old.
I’ve taught students who were new to yoga, and those who have been practicing for many years.
Get to know the teacher and ask for a trial class. You could even speak to some of her/his current students. Not every class is for every student. Sometimes you just have to try out several before you find the right one!