Yoga & Meditation with Sunder (Jamie) Luber, owner of Yoga Village.
Teaching in the Tradition of Yogi Bhajan, Sunder Kaur, owner of Yoga Village, was introduced to a yogic life in 1999 when she started a regular meditation practice. Shortly after, a video introduced her to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and the benefits of Kundalini Yoga and she has pursued her passion for both ever since.
“Kundalini Yoga has the potential to heal us emotionally and to elevate us energetically,” says Sunder, who, as a Level 2 KRI-Certified Teacher, is interning at the Aquarian Training Academy in preparation to become a Teacher Trainer. With her degree in Pharmacy, Sunder is able to incorporate a scientific understanding of the body into her yoga practice and teaching.
“My passion is helping people find their own path using yoga as their tool,” reflects Sunder, whose intention for Yoga Village is to create a community where those who practice yoga can take their lessons off the mat and share them with the community at large. She lives in Pinellas County with her two sons, George and Greg. She also mothers two poodles and a couple of cats.
Prabhu Anand Kaur
Prabhu Anand Kaur (June Connell) practiced yoga sporadically for most of her life until 2007 when, shortly after her mother died, she felt drawn to the Kundalini yoga classes at the new Yoga Village of Clearwater. She thought the yoga was strange compared to the Hatha she had practiced, but she loved the chanting and meditation and was hooked by how she started to feel between classes: lighter, happier, and more focused.
In 2009, June committed to an intense 9-month teacher training and she now leads workshops and classes at Yoga Village and at her church, Unity of Palm Harbor.
June is also a certified childbirth educator and the founder of Happy Birth Way which offers childbirth classes online and in person. She has two sons and has been married to John since 1989.
Kerry is certified in Dharma Yoga (Austin, TX), an approach that emphasizes mindfulness. She has also studied Ashtanga, Iyengar and Yin Yoga, and is currently enrolled in Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy Course. She studies the Yoga Sutras online with AG Mohan. Kerry’s teaching style stresses breath support and functional alignment, which allows each student to feel the internal forms of poses. Awareness in each posture tends to encourage more spacious movement and breath patterns. From this perspective, asana is a tool that facilitates increasing awareness of oneself. She draws inspiration from Yogic and Buddhist philosophy, yet resonates most directly with the sciences of Psychology, Neuroscience and Evolutionary Theory (particularly the work of Steven Pinker, Oliver Sacks and Richard Dawkins). She teaches a naturalistic approach to this ancient practice.
Join Kerry Wills Sunday, October 23 at 2:45 pm for Intermediate to Advanced Hatha. Experience how breath support can move the body toward effortlessness in asana.This 75 minute class is designed for practitioners with some experience and teachers looking to challenge themselves. We'll begin with pranayama and a standing sequence to warm the body and heart. We'll work on some of the basics of arm balances, handstands and jumpings and end with free form exploration and a 'wobbling' meditation. Kerry's style emphasizes mindful movement and breath support in posture.