About Kay T. Ananda

Yoga brings Joy! Joy to your body, heart, soul and allows your mind to settle all the debris to the bottom of the lake, ripples gently subsides so that like that shining water, your lake in your mind is still and crystal clear. Only then, you can find your truth... when your mind clears and all distractions are gone, leaving you - stillness and clarity. Peace. Dog is doing yoga all the time and brings you laughs! Why Bark when you can Wag to express your JOY Joy joy !!!??? 全米ヨガアライアンス公認ヨガ教師養成コース修了、リストラティブヨガ指導者認定登録、アメリカRYT200登録インストラクター、今現在一瞬一瞬NOWをCELEBRATEするカリフォルニア*ライフ! 帰国子女としてニューヨーク、テヘラン、カリフォルニアと転々、いずれ東京に帰るつもりが、なぜかシリコンバレーにとどまる。ヨガはカリフォルニア州立、バークレー大学時代、ストレス解消に効くと聞きYMCAやスポーツジムで試してみるが、あくび、あくび。あまりにつまらなく、ジャズサイズ、ウェイトトレーニング、エアロビックスのクラスに移転。それが産後、久しぶりに足を踏み入れたヨガスタジオのヨガが大学時代のスローでポーズごと器械体操的ヨガとはまったく違っていた。もっと流れる踊りの振り付け的なヨガに魅せられる。やっと数々の流派があることを習い、数種類のスタイルを試す。ビクラム、ホット、アイヤンガー、ヴィンヤサ、アシュタンガ・パワー、などなど。数年前サンフランシスコにて、ヨガアライアンス認定インストラクター養成を経て、インストラクター証書ゲット。のりのり、同じ年にキッズヨガインストラクター証書もゲット。リストラテイブヨガ、インストラクター認定、今現在は陰ヨガのインターンとし、アシストしながら、陰とヴィンヤサなどの代行も務め、レギュラーハタクラスを教える。又プライベート、セミプライベートレッスンをクライアントのニーズの合わせセラピーヨガ提供。てきめんヒーリング効果ありと好評。もとは俗に野心に燃えた、金融関連の仕事の鬼がうって変わって、母であり、ヨガフリークであり、自分自身が心と体の調和で得た平穏…スピリチュラルな喜びをヨガ愛好者のどなたとでもと共有できたらと。。。願うばかり。元気に、前向きに。。。ジョイを共有し、ジョイフルライフを。もし犬に例えるのであれば、吠えるのではなく、シッポふりふりをふるまえる心持をヨガを通し保つ。LOVE LOVE LOVE:)Shanti Shanti Shanti:)

In Berkeley 

Yoga and Addiction is such a grim dark subject (NOT!), I had to counter it by upping my happiness quotient through good deeds – meaningful actions.  Got the above  for a teen who accompanied me to assist an Adaptive Yoga class at UC Berkeley Friday. 

So a little reward for spending 2+ hours on campus just observing yoga teachers aiding an Adaptive Yoga class.  To assist one must be min 18 years old so – unfortunately he could not help. I worked with 30-something young lady and her caretaker – This thirty-something, why don’t we call her “Anna” is normally wheelchair bound and has a conputer monitor to convey her words as Anna cannot speak. Yet she squeals  in joy when some movement or touch feels good to her – I learned a lot from Anna.Thank you Anna for allowing me to figure things out about our body and mind; what’s normal, what’s the new normal … what is it like to not have freedom and control over one’s motor functions. 

After the class – went to North Berkeley and stumbled into a French bakery. Treated this well-meaning teen to a Raspberry Dark Chocolate Cake – ahhh could not resist taking a little bite – ouuuuu – so sweet. Anyone addicted to sugar? That’s an addiction – food addiction, alcohol addiction, screen-addiction, hedonistic addictions, prescription drugs addictions … there are many kinds of addictions us weak mortals exhibit destructive behaviors with – why is that? How would a yoga practice help ? It’s an interesting module full of surprises. How does a mindfulness practice inherent in a yoga practice help heal?

*** Next months’s module is “Adaptive Yoga” and here we are, doing our homework before that actual intensive …

When Cal students come back, then these yoga students are in for a real treat as there will be such high ratio of assistants. Yeah hooray they get to get out of that wheelchair and move their limbs! You will be lifted out of immobility !!! 

Experience that freedom to feel alive ! That we all take for granted. 

Thank you for a valuable experience. 

Photos, videos?

To come, to come:)

Returned to teaching, assisting and taking few classes -and to my Yoga Therapist Teacher Training with Niroga – it’s lovely to see the regulars and some new faces. Thank goodness, so fortunate to accumulate so much in my toolbox to serve me when I’m feeling out of balance, I am here to share! Here are some of the things that I find yoga to serve ME quite well with … let me count the ways and teach by living it:

– jet lag (battled it? No befriend the body’s internal clock – resist sleep, why? get up 3am? why not?)
– sleep issues, insomnia (Here comes the Sun, the morning sun … and the mooon, ahhh, the moon – sun and the moon practices – love ’cause it … works)
– fatigue (REST then get moving you all)
– weight loss/gain (my weight has bottomed to 118lb and then up to 135lbs, all in the last 3 years – stop the yo-yo)
– anxieties (gone!)
– headaches (gone)
– heat stroke (it’s not only about hydration, it’s about the pores you guys – our pores, our entire skin, the organ, needs to breathe:)
– digestive issues (gone)
– hypertension (gone)
– injury recovery (yes, it’s that:)
– resiliency in stress management (on-going:)

All the while, in heaps I’ve gained in flexibility, strength, and mindfulness – living with gratitude in joy, yet at all times aware of grief, loss and struggles we all face. And overcome:)
We are divine and made to find the homeostasis when we live in clear, full awareness. Namaste:)