Contact Yoga is a unique blend of yoga, partner stretching, contact improvisation, and Thai massage techniques to create deliciously deep and playful classes.
Alok is an experienced yogi and bodyworker who has traveled the world studying with various master teachers and styles. As a healer, his yoga instruction takes the approach of helping people find more freedom in their body and mind. He is a teacher and practitioner of Thai massage and loves to share the art of giving and receiving. He especially loves working with couples and helping them find playful ways to deepen intimacy through partner yoga, contact dance, and therapeutic touch.
Anjuli Mahendra is a multi-modality healer, teacher, and founder of Shakticura Healing Lounge. Her connection to holistic movement and healing started in 1999 through a regular Iyengar yoga practice that was developed into yoga teaching by 2004. Her teaching style is a unique synthesis of dance, movement, and healing practices. She has developed her unique twist on Contact yoga, drawing on her somatic experiences with contact improvisation, Acro yoga, and bodywork. In addition to Contact yoga, she teaches Thai massage, Hatha yoga, and dance workshops.
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When I'm in classes with Anjuli and Alok, I feel like their energy is really genuine. A heart offering. Also, I can feel that they are both long time practitioners, so they are not only well-versed in the practices, but also do have a lot to offer to students just in terms of the power of being in their presence.