Rocio started practicing Kundalini yoga in 2007 as a way to recover her health and build her immune system. A few years later in 2012 she fell in love with the discipline and structure of Ashtanga yoga.
Rocio became a student of David C Kyle and was very dedicated to her practice. Inspired by such great teachers at AshtangaYoga Puerto Rico, led her to become a teacher in 2013.
By learning the Primary series, she went into a journey inward that not only saved her physical health but also brought her back to herSelf after going through some difficulties.
A chef by trade, Rocio started teaching Ashtanga yoga part time and has transitioned her daily life to her true purpose; to serve and help people live a better life physically, mentally and emotionally.
Continuing her education, in April 2016 Rocio completed a 40-hour teacher training with David Swenson and also completed 200 hrs of Hatha/Vinyasa Teacher Training at the Yoga Loft in Bethlehem.
Rocio sees herself as a yoga student for LIFE, she continues her yoga education and stays inspired by attending workshops and practicing daily. She truly believes yoga saved her health, and her life and has taught her how to live in joy.
Rocio Varela instructs the following:
ASHTANGA YOGA - Full Primary Series
Ashtanga yoga offers one of the most effective ways to simultaneously gain strength and flexibility as the student practices and eventually memories the repetitious sequence. This method is the heart of Vinyasa, Bhandas, Ujjayi Breath and Moving Meditation.
The sequence is designed to aid in physical purification, mental clarity and higher awareness in all aspects of the individual. From this place one may begin to appreciate the subtler aspects of yogic philosophy.
*The Ashtanga Method of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois contains ‘Six Series’ of posture sequences - we will focus solely on the (first) primary series in this class, however modifications will be offered to those in need of more support as well as those ready for more advanced poses.
* It is not required, but if you would like to learn the TRADITIONAL OPENING AND CLOSING MANTRAS so we may recite them together, please use the following links:
FLOW & STRETCH
This class offers a happy combination of invigorating sun energy and cooling moon energy. Together we will flow through a vinyasa practice balanced with stretching to attain a state of deep inner harmony and total body wellness.
*All Levels welcome!
STRENGTHEN & LENGTHEN
This class offers a balance of strength building poses intermixed with standing and seated stretches. We will focus on alignment, breath control, meditation and deeper awareness.
*This class is geared toward Level 1/2 Practitioners.