Yin


This class is taught by:

CARLINA MUGLIA

Carlina Muglia
 
"Connect To Your Spirit"
 
Carlina received her 200 RYT through Black Swan Yoga, Austin, TX.  
 
Whether you're my family, friend or student chances are one element of our relationship is going to be work. Action is my love language. I'm also highly rational, so work resonates, more often than not, as play to me. "How can I do this more efficiently?" In my mind that's like solving a puzzle. It's fun. It took until my early-twenties for me to recognize and accept that part of my personality. During that era in my life I spent a good deal of time alone, reflecting and deep breathing. It wasn't intentionally yoga. I had never taken a yoga class and was not curious to do so. I was content with my involvement in Crossfit and the physical transformation that I was undergoing as a result of that discipline. That period of reflection and introspection did lead to a couple of very important self-discoveries that put me on the path of yoga. 1) I am inherently a peaceful, peace-loving person 2) My tendency toward inner peace is most apparent when I am undergoing challenges and I have to work harder to maintain.

While I'm peaceful, my rationality makes me pragmatic. Eventually, I found yoga and in yoga I recognized a through-line of pragmatism. The things that we do are not to get a hot body or as an escape from reality. In yoga, form follows function and the functionality of yoga is to use our bodies as a tool of expressing love and peace more aptly. My life has been full of trying times. In my younger years I was not up to the challenge. My body was subject to my emotions and to influences from the outside world. Even Crossfit only helped a small degree to mediate the tendency a fiery, rational person like me has to react and judge instead of being mindful and considerate. Yoga has helped me tremendously, however. Yoga reinforced my practices of spending enough time alone to focus on breathing and learning about myself. It further developed the mind-body connection I started to develop through Crossfit but added a spiritual component that I had spent most of my life purposefully avoiding.

All that's pretty heavy but I wouldn't be being true to myself if I weren't honest about the fact that I take yoga very seriously as an extension of a life wherein I am driven to be as good to myself and those around me as I can be - no matter how sparse or ample the material means in my possession. If I am spiritually grounded and physically capable, I'm going to work hard to love the people in my life. On a lighter note, my interests outside of yoga are being a mother to my wonderful son, Vorian. Hanging out with my partner Matt and our families in Virginia. I love to read. Of all the books in the entire world Frank Herbert's Dune and the resulting expanded series written by Herbert's son are a continued source of inspiration and have majorly impacted my world-view. I love to laugh. I prefer witty humor instead of mean jokes but memes are the ultimate form of humor in my opinion. I love to dance, cook, eat delicious food (paleo or vegetarian please) pet dogs, play outside and occasionally dabble in pursuits such as photography and working on my car. But let's be real, if you know me you know I have yoga on my mind all the time.

Follow Carlina on Instagram

@congruenceyoga

Spotify: Carlina Muglia

YA 200 RYT 105323

 

LAURA BJORKHOLM

Laura Bjorkholm
 
"Let your heart dance in the realm of pure possibility"

Laura received her 200 RYT from Carly Grace Power Yoga RYS, 2016. 
 
"I am a perpetually curious person, and a student of life. I love learning new things and meeting new people (despite the fact that I am very much an introvert). I tend to be serious and book-ish by nature, and yoga gives me a space where I can set that all aside and just “be”. On my mat, I turn off my mind, and find joy in simply moving.

After sixteen years of practicing yoga, I felt inspired to take TPY Teacher Training to deepen my own practice with no expectation that I might one day teach. As training progressed, I found myself drawn to the possibility of teaching in order to give back some small measure of the gifts my teachers have given me over the years. As a teacher, I hope that I am able to share what I find beautiful about yoga with others.

I am lucky to have the staunch support of my husband, John, our two sons, Johnny and Nate, and our dog, Buddy."

Follow Laura on Spotify: laura.bjorkholm2

YA RYT 196330

 

We would like to offer you the opportunity to enhance your practice. Yin yoga balances out the strength and endurance components of power vinyasa by allowing you to hold restorative poses for several minutes at a time. Yin can help you find the sweet spot of where to breath so you are safe and connected. Yin can help you gain flexibility and set you up for more advanced asana.
 
Take time to address the sticking points in your practice. Breath deep, integrate, get grounded.