Whether you are an advanced practitioner, brand new to yoga, or recovering from an illness or injury, there is a class at Usha Veda that is right for you. Yoga allows for the opportunity to connect with our higher self, and we believe that as "Usha Veda" translates as "the beauty in truth and knowledge," that yoga is both a search for one's own truth and the knowledge to help us find it.
Christina was first exposed to yoga when she was 8 years old and knew that it was something that she would continue to do whenever she grew up. Later, after practicing on and off over the years primarily for exercise, Christina embraced a fuller and more regular practice upon moving back to New York in 2006 when she experienced the healing aspects of yoga and its tremendous impact on her life. She then found the steadiness and discipline of Ashtanga Yoga initially from John Schneider, to whom she is very grateful, and later benefitted from the nurturing grace and benevolence of Erica Fae. In 2010 Christina spent some time studying with Yogis from all over the world in various places in India, and later that year in New York completed the Savitri Yoga Shal teacher training in the Hatha Yoga tradition with Yogi Charu. Also in 2010 Christina founded Usha Veda Yoga, a neighborhood yoga studio and healing center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. With gratitude to all of the teachers who have led her to her present path, Christina currently finds freedom in the flow of Vinyasa inspired by principles of the Hatha and Ashtanga traditions. Continually renewed by the depth and interconnectedness of yoga and all that there is to discover, Christina hopes to share this journey with you.
Kelley is inspired by the connection between the breath, the mind, and the body. Her classes are informed by her studies and interest in Seasonal practices, mudra, meditation, Ayurveda, and Chinese Medicine. She holds a welcoming space where all are encouraged to find nourishment & gratitude through the practice of alignment based Vinyasa flow, breath awareness & mental focus. Kelley aims to challenge, nurture & inspire her students. Kelley received her 200hr certification at Greenhouse Holistic under Summer Quashie & Leigh Evans, & completed a certification in Prenatal Yoga from Sacred Shape with Summer Quashie & James Bae. She earned her 300hr with Yoga Sukhavati, an advanced training focusing on Ayurveda & Chinese Medicine. Kelley is certified Reiki Level 1 in the Usui System of Reiki healing under the training of Lyndsey Harrington, Reiki Master. Kelley teaches at Usha Veda Yoga in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and at other New York City area yoga schools.
Micamale is a stylish modern sailboat, built in 2006. She has been kept in a wonderful condition, has brand new sails and has had lots of recent re-servicing. Micamale offers great sailing performance and comfortable living accommodations
These two sailboats are an example of the boat type we selected for this trip; between 42 and 53 foot yacht. They can easily accommodate 6 persons and her crew (one or two member).