Yoga is the art and science of training the mind to fully inhabit the body so that there is an experience of wholeness and connectedness. Developed thousands of years ago by renunciates in India, today millions of people worldwide use yoga to heal their bodies, to connect more deeply to the Great Spirit, and to have a lifelong movement practice that grows with them as they age.

Modern practitioners of yoga benefit from the tremendous innovation of the somatic arts in the last 50 years, including modern dance, Feldenkrais, Rolfing, and the Alexander technique, and the cross-pollination of these body traditions with yoga.  The refinement of language, metaphor and experiential anatomy potentially enriches the practice and makes it more accessible through the adaptation of postures for their function.

Yoga is a path outside of habits and conditioning. What does that mean? When you are you sick of having the same reactions to situations, the same repetitive thoughts, or the same pain spots, yoga speaks directly to your bodymind, and presents the choice of a new way- A way that is truer to who you are in that moment, not who you used to be. Yoga allows you to literally forge new neural pathways, which helps not only your own mental health, but also enhances your relationships, allowing you to more freely and clearly express your personal gifts and share them with the world.

Kimberly Johnson, is an American woman in love with Brazil.

Yogini nomad, international yoga teacher trainer, and post-partum care revolutionary.


  • 48 years ago