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Whitney Berra

Yoga Instructor - Casa Mannabliss
Our yoga connects us to the heart and soul of who we are. It connects us to the heart and soul of life itself. We begin to see ourselves as a part of nature, and nature as a divine and nurturing unfolding. My mission is in holding space for others to return to their natural state of love, wholeness, embodiment, receptivity and strength. We don’t need to struggle, force or seek these things, they always are and the Yoga is direct participation in them, as well as an un-learning, untying of the knot, unraveling of sorts, back to these fundamental truths of each human being. The process of untying the knot is natural, it happens as we practice. Our healing and our relationship with ourselves and the world around us can transform organically, as we directly experience that we are already whole and already the perfection of our natural world, a resting place and gift of Yoga. We can begin to live and move from this truth, no longer comparing ourselves to others or buying into a disempowering system that tells us that we need fixing or to look outside of ourselves for answers. We can give up the fight and relax into all that we are. This is what I share and teach. Relax and breathe and feel. Over and over and over. I have been sharing and studying Yoga and yogic philosophy rooted in the Krishnamacharya lineage since 2015 and have also studied and incorporated free movement, sound, and energy healing modalities. I am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture at Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine which greatly impacts my teaching, as well. I am eternally grateful for grace, the long and winding road leading to this moment, and for teachers who saw me as whole and THE beauty of nature, before I was able to see this for myself. I currently cultivate a safe and loving room to explore the practice of yoga, offering Yin/Restorative practices for peace, receptivity, and nervous system balancing, as well as creative-mindful Vinyasa classes, in the area.