Welcome!

Namaste! (“My spirit honors your spirit!”) Please contact me for personalized individual and couples’ Yoga sessions, and for spiritual direction sessions. In addition, I can arrange and teach a group Yoga class for your own private events (holiday parties, birthday parties, etc.).  Yoga sessions are wonderful gifts, too!  Inquire with me if you’d like to purchase gift certificates.

Services:
Yoga – There’s only so much personalization that can occur in a group yoga class. We all have unique physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues which can be addressed through yoga. In private sessions, the student can work more deeply with the teacher on unique needs and issues affecting not only the physical yoga practice, but also daily living. The student can even request more specialized teaching and practice with breathing techniques, concentration/meditation, or other subjects of personal interest. Therapeutic Yoga is particularly helpful for people recovering from injury or surgery, or living with chronic illness. Individual or couple’s sessions are available.

with my daughter, Sarah, at Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA

Spiritual Direction – Spiritual companions are intuitive spiritual friends – accountable and compassionate. You may come to spiritual direction for a variety of reasons, including to identify and trust your own spiritual experiences; integrate spirituality into your daily life; prayerfully discern and make difficult choices; share your hopes, struggles, and losses; and live the essence of your spiritual affiliation with integrity.  I also combine restorative yoga with Spiritual Direction for anyone who is interested.

Lotus flower at Norfolk Botanical Garden

Bio:

Jivani has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 2000, and Raja Yoga at Old Dominion University since 2012. Jivani believes the ancient teachings and practices of Yoga are as fresh and relevant as ever for the modern world. Her teaching integrates the spirituality of Yoga with the more widely known physical and mental benefits of the practice. Her background combines a solid foundation and certification in group fitness with training as a mental health counselor and spiritual director. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance, and certified Integral Yoga Teacher. Jivani loves sharing Yoga with the world! Yoga is for everyone!

Jivani is also a certified Spiritual Director through the Spiritual Direction Institute of Tidewater, a program founded by Msgr. Chester Michael in 1989.  This is a Christian-based program, but Jivani is open and respectful toward all religious and spiritual paths.  You can find her listed at Spiritual Directors International. In answering a deeper call to the spirituality of Yoga, she is currently a seminarian with Integral Yoga Ministry.

Raja Yoga classmates and teachers at Yogaville

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I’m looking forward to working with you!  Please click on the “Contact” page above to send me a message, or call/text, or message me via my Facebook teacher page here.  Online Yoga classes are offered on Facebook.

OM Shanti….
Jivani Lisa Drago-Bauer, M.S. Ed., E-RYT 500
Holistic Yoga Teacher, Certified Spiritual Director, and National Certified Counselor (NCC)