Originally from Brazil with Japanese and Italian heritage, Thaisa discovered spirituality in her youth by influence of her mother.
Since then, Thaisa started to pursuit her personal growth and found meditation as a powerful tool. In order to understand more and go deeper with it, she completed a meditation technique course.
In 2004 she discovered yoga and only in 2006 was ready to start practicing it. She practiced Vinyasa Yoga during nine years and in the beginning of 2015 Thaisa did her first Kundalini Yoga class. After that class her world changed, she opened her heart to the teaching path. She completed a 50-hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Charanpal Kaur and in the beginning of 2016 Thaisa spent two months in India learning the Traditional Tantra Yoga at Shri Kali Ashram with the mentoring of Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha and Shri Ma Kristina Baird. There she received the 200-hour Teacher Training Certificate. In September 2016 she completed a 30-hour intensive Yoga for Cancer Survivorship course with Lorien Neargarder.
Thaisa is also diving into the teachings of mantras (sacred sounds) as she believes that chanting from the heart we can heal ourselves and reach our Higher Self, be in harmony and attain the state of bliss.
She lives her life with a full commitment and honours all living beings as she honors herself. She finds vital to reverence and thank our ancestors, and most important to celebrate life as the biggest gift ever received on Earth.
Currently she lives in Santa Cruz, California.
slow flow Hatha yoga classes
The slow flow gives the students enough time to properly adjust/ align themselves in the asanas (postures), giving time to the body to enjoy the benefits and also preventing future injuries. The big focus of these classes is our breathing. Taking long deep breaths calm and clear our minds, helping with our focus and balance, and because of that we practice a lot chest opener asanas. These asanas open our chest and rib cages improving our posture, helping us to breathe better - during the diaphragm breathing our lungs can expand even more, bringing more oxygen to our body, helping with our immune system. Theses classes are also a meditative experience, flowing with slow long deep breaths. Feel the empowerment of you body, mind and soul.
* Every Sunday - 11am to 12:15pm at Toadal X Training Santa Cruz, CA
Traditional Tantra Yoga Classes
The Traditional Tantra Yoga taught at Shri Kali Ashram is an ancient system and one aspect is Asana. For overall health, the system offers a Tri-Dosha Balancing Asana Series which is based on Ayurvedic principles, balancing the internal energy system (prana) and cultivating optimal health from the inside out.
The asanas are gentle yet firm, challenging yet for all levels, leads one to practice without competition and cultivates a wholesome self. During the practice, no music is played so you can drop your conscious mind and culture meditation through a subconscious relaxation which is to ultimately explore who you really are, your true self. Just Let go and flow.
slow flow hatha yoga OR Traditional Tantra Yoga Private Classes
You have the option to start the class with the Ayurvedic Walking Massage - a feet walking massage, based on the traditional Indian medicine system, to work with the pressure of points along the major meridians (energy channels) to balance our internal energy system (prana) - followed by the Tri-Dosha Balancing Asana Series practice.
Also Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Bandhas (body lock exercises) are teaching in class.
Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivorship - Private Classes or Small Group
It is a special program with gentle and restorative yoga, supported asanas (postures), breath awareness, guided meditation, chanting and Reiki (energy healing). It is a wholesome experience.
The classes are developed according to your necessities.
"Thaisa studied Traditional Tantra Yoga at Shri Kali Ashram in Goa in 2016. She approached the system with an openness of mind and heart and with joy. She intuitively understands what it means to embrace the notion of “woman as a goddess”, the essence of tantric culture. The Tridosha Series teaches the body to meditate and cultures a deep sense of relaxation. It teaches one how to maximize one’s potential and get out of sub-optimal living to embrace the fullness of life. It teaches you to overcome fear and embrace freedom by learning to be yourself. Thaisa naturally embodies the Shri Kali ideas of openness and freedom and we are so lucky to have her bring this system to Santa Cruz and Bay Area. Please join her to experience true freedom!" Shri Ma Kristina Baird
" As a traveling yoga instructor, it's very important to me to find a responsible guest teacher while I'm away. I'm so grateful that I can rely on Thaisa to deliver a powerful and spiritually uplifting class to my students. When I return, I always receive great feedback on her teaching style; loving, spacious, and sacred. Her passion for Traditional Tantra Yoga is palpable; the kind of inspiration that makes for a pure delivery of ancient teachings with integrity and a whole lot of heart." Charanpal Kaur
"Thaisa is a natural yoga teacher. Her light shines through from the moment you meet her. I felt so safe and seen in her classes and miss her dearly. I have no doubt she will guide you and hold you on your transformational journey if you let her. Thank you for being such a light in my life!" Nadia Muusse
"I have wondered if there were a yoga that would complement my Kundalini practice and I feel that the Traditional Tantra taught by Thaisa is what I have been looking for. She brings depth, joy and sensitivity to the studio and I look forward to more encounters with her and this style of yoga that is new to me. After a session, my body feels limber and my heart is peaceful. It is an excellent mode to enhance meditation." Kathleen Tyger Wright
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