Anne’s interest in yoga began in 1985 when she attended her first yoga classes in Richmond – in the basement of a church on Park Avenue in the Fan. She also studied Tai Chi for many years before focusing on yoga in 2009. Over the past seven years, Anne has practiced various forms of yoga, from Hatha, to Vinyassa and Power Yoga. It was after a day visit to the Ashram at Yogaville that she became interested in Integral Yoga – because of its spiritual and inclusive approach. Anne completed her Yoga Teacher Training through the Integral Yoga Center of Richmond in April 2016. She was given the name “Bhudevi” the Hindu goddess representing Mother Earth. This is an appropriate name given Anne’s interest in gardening and sustainable living practices that honor the Earth.
ANNE teaches: Earth Yoga
Saturdays @ 10:30pm
October 1 – November 26 – No class on November 11
CARO (Carolyn) Kincaid-Anderson
Caro’s journey into yoga began in 2008 with a desire to simply improve her physical health. In the years that followed, the positive impact hatha yoga had inspired Caro to deepen her practice by immersing herself in the basic teacher training at the Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, VA. In the Spring of 2012, Caro earned her 200-hour certificate in the Integral Yoga tradition and immediately began teaching classes in the small community where she lived. By teaching regularly at the local YMCA, at a doctor’s office, a church, and the men’s and women’s cross-country collegiate teams, Caro learned to adapt every class to the varied abilities of the participants. Students are gently reminded to honor the body and to, in the words of Sri Gurudev, “Take it easy, but not lazy.” Caro believes that each person is their own best teacher and that her role is to facilitate the individual’s journey into yoga by offering non-judgmental, caring guidance and support.
CARO teaches: Beginners/Mixed Yoga
Wednesdays @ 6pm
September 21 – December 21
CAROL Bodhini Mahan
Carol Bodhini Mahan is a native of Richmond, Virginia. Yoga has been part of her life for over four years. It has helped her not only gain flexibility but to realize positive change is achievable. By setting small achievable goals a bit at the time, her life has been transformed in mind, body and spirit. Carol believes we all struggle with different issues in our lives, and the good news is Yoga can provide tools to survive the challenges we face each day. She completed her 200-hour Integral Yoga teacher training in April 2016 and is looking forward to sharing what she has learned in a fun, playful and safe environment at the Integral Yoga Center of Richmond, VA. She invites you to join her on her continuing journey with Yoga and all it has to offer.
CAROL teaches: Yoga for Everybody
Sundays @ 9am and 1:30pm
September 25 – November 6
CINDY Jyoti Sinanian, MEd
Cindy Jyoti Sinanian, MEd, has been a Language Arts teacher for Hanover County since 2004, where she currently teaches 6th grade Language Arts. She has served and presented in many capacities regarding the teaching of writing during her tenure. Cindy Jyoti is also an Integral Yoga (Yogaville) Certified instructor (200-hours), with endorsements in Teaching Yoga and Meditation to Children and Yoga for Teens. In addition, she offers Integral Yoga to adults at the Ashcreek Recreation Center, through the Hanover County Be-Well program, and through Hanover County Parks and Recreation.
Deborah trained with Satya Greenstone in Yogaville in the practice of restorative yoga and now teaches restorative yoga in Yogaville. Her Basic Yoga Teacher Training came from the Himalayan Institute. She has a Master’s degree in counseling and studied with Sandra Barnard at the Full Spectrum Center in Meadville, PA.
DEBORAH teaches: Restorative Yoga (TBA)
DURGA Sylvia Nofsinger
Durga Sylvia Nofsinger is a 500-hour advanced Integral Yoga hatha teacher. Sylvia studied in Yogaville and continues to live part-time in the Yogaville community. She is a hormone yoga therapy teacher for menopause, and diabetes. She is a Thai yoga therapist trained in Chiang Mai, Thailand and in America with Sudevi Linda Kramer. Sylvia is a certified pilates mat and apparatus teacher, prenatal yoga teacher, Shamanic Reiki Practitioner and full body MELT Instructor. She began dancing at age five at the Wise School of Ballet. Sylvia studied dance at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC where she graduated with a B.A. in French and International Studies. Sylvia studied physical therapy at VCU/MCV and taught anatomy and physiology at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, VA.
DURGA teaches: Mixed Level Yoga
Thursdays @ 9am
September 22 – November 3
KARLA Dharmini Helbert
Karla Dharmini Helbert received her teacher training as an Integral Yogini in 2003. She is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a Compassionate Bereavement Care® provider certified through the MISS Foundation and the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust. Karla’s psychotherapy practice has a focus on loss, grief and bereavement, working in particular with those affected by trauma and traumatic death. She has a private therapy practice in Richmond, VA. Karla also has training in Integrated Movement Therapy ™ a holistic therapy approach using yoga’s philosophical, spiritual and physical framework to address the needs of a whole person. She is also a reiki practitioner and works with aromatherapy with clients, and uses all these modalities in individual ways with clients as well in her own personal practices to support and address spiritual and emotional needs. Karla is also the award-winning author. Her book Yoga for Grief and Loss explores how the ancient paths of yoga can particularly and specifically support those in traumatic grief. Through meditation, ritual, service, devotion, movement, awareness, and breath, grieving people can find ways to connect with ourselves, with others, with our beloved dead and also come to re-member our true state of wholeness. Karla, a bereaved mother, relies on these teachings, on ritual, meditation, and creative expression personally as well as professionally to honor the pain and the joy which coexist in all of life. Seeking to remain as aware and present as possible to all of life, she sees grief, her own as well as that of others, as both a learning and a growth process.
KARLA teaches: Yoga for Grief and Loss (TBA)
LORI Lilamayi Speagle
Lori Speagle, M.A. E-RYT 200, RYT 500 is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She has a combined 30 years of dance, fitness, yoga, and meditation training. She teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University, Reynolds Community College, and privately. She is an avid runner and cyclist.