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A Journey of Authentic Self-Discovery Through the Practice of Yoga

Aug 31, 2015 09:12AM
Sumona Yoga Company, with founder Sumona Apsara Parii, offers a unique opportunity in which students experience a loving, soulful environment in which to learn yoga as they learn about themselves. Sumona encourages her students to embark on this journey of authentic self-discovery through the practice of yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (deep breathwork), mudras (hand gestures) and meditation. Currently, Sumona is offering private instruction of yoga for women, including Bollywood Dance Yoga and Vinyasa Flow from her own studio in Falls Church, Virginia.

With a firm background and extensive training in Hatha Yoga, Sumona incorporates the foundation of this tradition into all her instruction. In addition to her dedication to yoga, Sumona is also trained in Bharata Natyam, a South-Indian classical dance that is more than 4,000 years old.  It is an ancient sister practice and dance form of yoga.  She is also known as a devoted, passionate international Bharata Natyam and Bollywood dancer, as well dance teacher.

It is her unique combination of international and body work practices as well as her passion of Indian dance, meditation, pranayama, mudras into her yoga asanas teachings the distinguish Sumona’s classes and instruction. She uses all kinds of music during her classes, including soft yoga, international, Indian classical or semi-classical music, as well as Bollywood-style numbers and chakra sound music, which resonates with the energy centers in the human body. Most importantly, Sumona gives great attention to her students, teaching with love, passion, patience and compassion, while offering a space for learning and growing that is loving, serene, as well safe.

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