Nanda Bondade and Maureen Clyne, Independent Teachers

Nanda Bondade, E-RYT 500 certified teacher
Iyengar based yoga teacher for adults and children 

Teaches at Durga Temple & Lee District Rec Center
Sunday kids classes at Durga Temple are FREE
Contact info: yoginanda [at] yahoo [dot] com

What motivates you to practice today?
I enjoy my practice every morning. Learning new asanas, discovering deeper meaning in every pose and the curiosity of where my practice will lead me today. I feel rejuvenated after my practice.

What effect has yoga had on your students?
Improvement in health and well being of my students, friendship with like minded yogi/yoginis. Children learn new poses, develop strength and flexibility, they also learn Sanskrit names, yoga games, and stories.

If you are offering karma classes, how/why did you choose the charity?
I have been supporting ‘Chaitanya Child Welfare Trust’, a schools for underserved children in rural area near Bangalore, India.  The school started with 1st and 2nd grade classes with plans to expand it to 6th grade. It is a very well organized school, managed by a group of dedicated people. I love children and this is a great way to help kids who will be able to go to school and have a better future.

What do you enjoy most about the yoga community in Virginia?
There are a lot of great studios in the area and they provide a variety of yoga classes. It is great to be able to attend workshops from the leading yoga teachers right here in VA. Virginia Yoga Week is also an opportunity to meet fellow yogi/yoginis and exchange ideas and learn from each other.

Check out the class offerings from Nanda Bondade during Virginia Yoga Week!

Maureen Clyne, Founder and Owner
Prasada Yoga/Prasada Presents

Teaches at LA Fitness
Private sessions, Kirtans, Special Events, Teacher Trainings
Contact Info: yoga [at] prasadayoga [dot] com

What motivates you to practice today?
Nourish my body
Still my mind
Feed my soul

What effect has yoga had on your students? 
Inspiration. “I am absolutely inspired by your teaching… The discussions we’ve had have changed everything about the way I practice asanas and think about yoga!” – student of Maureen Clyne

If you are offering karma classes, how/why did you choose the charity?
Exalted Warriors: Our country’s Warriors manifest the ultimate Karma yoga by choosing what is often a deadly – or near deadly – path of selfless service out of a sense of duty and passion.  Supporting yoga to help wounded warriors heal is my humble thanks to the gifts and sacrifices they’ve offered on our behalf.

What do you enjoy most about the yoga community in Virginia?
Fun, compassion, support.

Since 1997, Maureen has taught group classes at yoga studios, fitness centers, retreat centers and has collaborated with wellness practitioners.  In her yoga philosophy trainings, Maureen  inspires her students to integrate yoga’s rich teachings into their daily lives.  Find the balance between active practice and reflection, between effort and grace – the essence of Hatha-Yoga.  Whether or not you can touch your toes or stand on your head, take your practice to a deeper level with Maureen.  For private session, contact Maureen!

Maureen has promoted over 40 kirtans, workshops and special events for nationally and internationally renowned Kirtan wallahs and yoga masters.  Artists and teachers include Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman/Durga Das, Sharon Salzberg, Sharon Gannon, Keshavacharya Das, Benjy and Heather Wertheimer and more.  Her teacher trainings topics include Yoga history, philosophy, esoteric practices, spiritual texts, and Indian deities.

Check out the class offerings from Maureen Clyne during Virginia Yoga Week!