Having practiced for more than 18 years, I decided to formally study alignment based Hatha yoga at the Esther Vexler Yoga School where I received my teaching certificate in 2009. I am continuing to study classical Astanga yoga with Beryl Bender Birch and received my 500 hour certificate from the Hard and Soft Institute in October 2014. I have trained extensively with Nydia Darby, a physical therapist, and Esther Vexler, the grandmother of yoga in San Antonio. These two mentors taught me a functional approach to yoga, one where any body is capable of yoga. I have also been studying with Todd Norian, founder of Ashaya Yoga, where I am learning from a place of open-hearted Tantric philosophy. I can help you learn how to use your breath, maintain your strength, gain mobility and relax your body. Most importantly, you can learn how to pay attention and bring your life back to balance.
Harini’s yoga journey began in childhood and she grew to love the practice. Originating from in Southern India, yoga grew to be Harini’s passion and part tradition. She has had the blessing of having walked the path of all four aspects of yoga: Bhakti, Gnyana, Karma and Raja.
After completing her master’s in microbiology, she decided to deepen her practice and completed her first teacher training in Hatha Yoga in India in 2005. After coming to the US and having a family, she again turned back to yoga, all the while practicing. She became certified in flow-based yoga, from Yoga, Yoga in 2013. As her practices grew, she came across the ancient and traditional method of yoga through Krishmacharya yoga and developed deep connection to it. She continued her learning in that lineage through Krishnamacharya yoga mandiram, the foundation of yoga therapy school which lead to her becoming a yoga therapist.
Additionally, she completed restorative training from Judith Lasater, and Prenatal yoga.
Her teaching style includes Hatha, flow based Hatha, Vinyasa (KYM based), Prenatal and restorative yoga. In her class, she encourages students to find their edge, yet be compassionate to themselves, awaken their inner spirit and understand the various dimension of yoga. Her personal practice includes chanting, pranayama and meditation. She also takes private clients to work with therapeutic yoga.