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. For her master’s degree, she studied Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion. She completed her bachelor’s in Anthropology with Highest Honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After the basic 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, she completed 300-hours of advanced training through Integral Yoga. Jivani has been a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2011 and her designation of E-RYT means she has over 2,000 hours of teaching experience since 2011 — current total is 6,007 hours. 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 also find her at Spiritual Directors International.

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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.  Join me for online classes at Moxie here.

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