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Restorative


This class is taught by:

Veda Spidle

Veda Spidle was born in Lithuania and at a young age immigrated to the United States with her family. Since childhood, she has been surrounded by art, yoga, meditation, and spirituality in her own home through her parents’ daily practices. These influences led her to pursue a B.A. in Interior Design and later, to live abroad to teach English in South Korea, where she met her husband. Her experience there gave her a foundation for connecting to students, making learning fun, and expanding her perspective of life.

Upon completing her work in South Korea, she and her husband moved to Arizona where the opportunity to blend her love of yoga with her passion for teaching presented itself. With the support of her family, friends, mentors, and students, Veda has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and has taught over 2,000 hours. She continues as a life-long learner to expand her knowledge of yoga and related sciences by attending additional trainings, workshops, mentorships, and self-study.

Veda’s versatility enables her to teach people of all ages and ability levels, and she specializes in using yoga to help individuals find relief from physical, mental, and emotional pain. She aspires to continue sharing her love of yoga, meditation, health, and life with others, and, most importantly, hopes to teach people to have self-compassion through yoga!

Learn more about her at www.TheKarunaTree.com

Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)

Ilaiza Cochrane (Onkar Adi Kaur) began doing yoga after an injury left her with chronic back pain. Yoga brought relief both physically and mentally as she discovered the many hidden gifts that yoga brought into her life in body, mind and spirit. She is a 500 E- RYT ( Registered Yoga Teacher) trained in traditional Astanga whose classes focus on strength building and alignment. Ilaiza is a firm believer in finding balance in a practice. Having started with gentler practices, the quiet and inner modalities of Yin and Restorative yoga are her passion. She is a Senior Fitness Specialist certified through NASM, National Association of Sports Medicine and a registered Silver Sneakers instuctor certified to bring yoga to senior adults. She has taught hot Gosh lineage sequence, facilitates yoga Nidra, and is a Master Reiki Healer. She is certified to teach Barre, trained in Mat Pilates, and PWR Parkinson's Wellness Recovery. She is presently studying Kriya Yoga through The Self-Realization Fellowship in the tradition of Prahamanansa Yogananda.

Emily Blanche

Emily Blanche embarked on her exploration of yoga in 1992 when she began studying Kundalini Yoga and met Yogi Bhajan, the master of Kundalini Yoga, in 1993. She became a certified Bikram Yoga instructor and started teaching from that tradition in 2002, furthering her training and offerings to include Vinyasa style classes by 2008. In 2009, Emily completed her certification as a Kundalini Yoga teacher and, in addition to teaching in yoga centers, helped to develop and teach outreach programs that served clients with Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Autism. Emily is a creative and nurturing yoga teacher, respected for her delivery of yoga and meditation practices that encourage self love, patience, and upliftment both in class and in life. With over two decades of experience, Emily serves a diverse population which includes people of all ages, experience levels, and physical abilities. Her classes integrate practices from Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga traditions as well as sound healing to support physical well being, stress relief, and peace.
Experience Restorative yoga through breath awareness, gentle movements to relax muscles, and supported poses. All poses can be supported by props with modifications as needed. This practice will encourage the body into deep relaxation and total comfort in order to release tension, cultivate awareness of one's own inner stillness and peace, and elicit your own body's intelligence to aid in the healing process. All levels welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Dec 11 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Veda Spidle
  • Fri Dec 14 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)
  • Mon Dec 17 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Emily Blanche
  • Tue Dec 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Veda Spidle
  • Fri Dec 21 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)
  • Fri Dec 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)
  • Fri Jan 04 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)
  • Mon Jan 07 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Emily Blanche
  • Tue Jan 08 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Veda Spidle
  • Fri Jan 11 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)
  • Mon Jan 14 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Emily Blanche
  • Tue Jan 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Veda Spidle
  • Fri Jan 18 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)
  • Mon Jan 21 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Emily Blanche
  • Tue Jan 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Veda Spidle
  • Fri Jan 25 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with Onkar Adi Kaur (Ilaiza Cochrane)