This Bhakti Yoga flow~ heart opening yoga workout with Kumi Yogini is a great foundational practice for yogis and yoginis seeking a physical yoga workout integrated with spirit and breath. This practice was filmed at Veda Yoga in Culver City, Ca.
Designed for intermediate practitioners, in this yoga flow, Kumi provides a comprehensive Bhakti yoga practice that includes mantras, asanas (poses), pranayams (breathwork), vedic wisdom and live music by Lokah Bhakti and Adam Dosey: (check out their page here: http://www.yogannalikeit.com ).
About Kumi Yogini
Kumi is short for Ma Nithya Kumudini which means “Eternal White Night Lotus”. The name was given to her while spending time at an ashram in India (2009). Kumudini began practicing yoga in 2001 at a gym in Denver, Colorado. “While on the mat, I immediately felt at home and sensed a deep connection to a part of myself that was numb for a really long time. My practice became the primary catalyst for physical, mental and emotional well being.” Seeing the significant change in her own life, she was compelled to begin teaching just two years later. She specializes in vinyasa flow, a practice emphasizing “one breath, one movement.” Her dynamic flow sequences are synchronized with high vibrational music and she provides a theme to compliment the essence of the ancient yogic teachings. Kumudini is an RYT/E-RYT certified instructor and has taught thousands of students and has led over a dozen 200 hour teacher training programs. She has been the featured guest for different yoga retreats and other yoga conferences across the country. She has served as Ambassador for Lululemon Athletica and Tonic apparel lines. She currently teaches yoga in Southern California (Los Angeles, Long Beach & Orange County) and continues to lead workshops, lifestyle programs and teacher training.
Kumudini and Trevor Tice, the founder & CEO of CorePower Yoga, were recently selected to shoot a yoga video for Gaiam, the world’s largest fitness DVD distributers in the world. These were released at Target & Barnes & Nobles stores in March, 2013. She also has a CorePower Yoga DVD and was featured as a teacher on a regular yoga program for Comcast (channel 5) for several years.
Some of her most influential teachers are Radhanath Swami, Tukaram Das, Bryan Kest, Alanna Kaivalya, Saul David Raye, David Swenson, Dave Porter and Jim (My first yoga teacher at Bally’s on Colorado Blvd in Denver).
“ I love all the different styles, approaches and techniques that yoga uses to help us wake up and realize our highest potential. That’s what yoga is about. Integrating body, mind and spirit in healthy and positive way to promote balance and harmony from within. “
teacher training progams
CorePower Yoga, Power Yoga (2003), David Swenson Ashtanga Yoga (2004), Amy Ippoliti, Anusara Yoga (2005), Alanna Kaivalya, Jivamukti Yoga (2006), Julia Danas, Viniyoga (2007), Saul David Raye, Holistic Healing Yoga (2009)
favorite yoga workshops
Bryan Kest, Carolyn Myss, Rusty Wells, Janet Stone, Shiva Rea, Sean Corn, Ana T. Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Rolf Gates, Sharon Gannon
Srîmad Bhâgavatam by Srila Vyâsadeva
Bhagavad Gita by A.C. Bhativedanta Swami Prabhupada
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Edwin Bryant
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya
Karnamrita, Temple Bhajan Band, DJ Drez, Mayapuris, Kirtaniyas, Bliss, Donna De Lory, Snatam Kaur, Michael Franti, Wah
MC Yogi, Jai Uttal, Midival Punditz, Karsh Kale, Krishna Das, Talvin Singh, Shamans Dream, Govindas and Radha, Girish
Links to Kumi’s Sites
Other videos by Kumi
Bhakti Yoga Flow with Kumi Yogini 2015