Kyra Sahasrabudhe is a certified, Kripalu trained yoga teacher (YTT 200). Kyra also holds certificates in Deep Rest restorative yoga and Trauma-Informed Yoga for Adolescents. Her relationship with yoga formally began in the late 1960s when she was a child and her parents brought her to her first yoga class. She has had her own practice for over four decades and has taught yoga to adults and children for many years. A retired public-school teacher, Kyra taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders at Rosendale and Marbletown Elementary Schools, often using yoga asana and pranayama practice with her students as a way to integrate and deepen their academic learning. She brings her South Asian Indian background and yoga lineage, as well as her experience as an educator, to her classes. Her Hatha-style classes offer props, such as blocks, straps and blankets to both modify and make poses accessible for all bodies. “Yoga is for everyone and every body,” she says. “Practicing yoga not only helps us connect our bodies to our minds, but can also help us extend that connection into our lives, and then to our communities and the world.”
This Wednesday morning class is a 75-minute class and offers pranayama practice (breath work), asana (poses) and a deep rest savasana. Students can be at a beginner or intermediate level, but advanced practitioners will also benefit. While the class is primarily Kripalu Hatha-style, with poses held for several breath cycles, Vinyasa-style flows are incorporated as well. Students are invited to listen deeply to their bodies as they use the breath as their guide through each practice.
Wednesdays 9-10:15 a.m.