Corinne Rosita Aulakh
Yoga, its practice and philosophy, is a journey.
I first learned of yoga when I was 24 years old and pregnant with my first child. I began my daily yoga practice incorporating yoga pranayama, asanas, and meditation in 2010. Before that I had “dabbled” in yoga asanas but did not take my practice deeper than that.
I expanded my yoga practice to include my interactions with horses and discovered the “total oneness” natural horsemanship and yoga share. My personal journey to discover my true Soul now is an endeavor of personal daily practice, horse training and connection, guiding yoga classes for others both in private and group settings, sharing yoga experiences in yoga retreats, with and without the equine component, and in Yoga Teacher Training courses.
I had the great fortune to attend my first YTT with my daughter in Goleta, CA, from Sue Ann and Jim Parsons in their studio, Let It Go Yoga. From there I continued my studies in Yoga Therapy from the Andiappan Institute in Chennai, India and finished my 500 hours of YTT from the Association of Meditation and Yoga in Rishikesh, India.
I believe in the transformative nature of a Yoga practice.
Every yoga student first comes to a Yoga practice for different and varied reasons. Sometimes these reasons are purely physical, sometimes they are emotional or spiritual. Whatever the original motivation a daily yoga practice brings about a transformational and positive change in that person. I like to tell my students, “you can’t escape yoga.” A yoga practice will bring about dramatic and wonderful changes to a person. Physically a daily practice will strengthen, lengthen , and balance the muscular and skeletal system. Physiologically all the body’s vital systems will be rejuvenated and stimulated, improving health and bringing about homeostasis, or balance.
Emotionally, energetically, and spiritually a daily yoga practice brings clarity, harmony, and peace to the practitioner.
The aim of any yoga practice is to achieve Samadhi, or oneness with yourself and the universe. To experience this bliss we practice the 8 limbs of Yoga as handed down to us by Patanjali. As I do my best to fulfill my role as wife, mother, sibling, child, and citizen I do my best to also follow the yamas and niyamas of aspired behavior and to follow and learn the principles of a Yoga lifestyle.
I sincerely hope my interactions in the past and in the future will be a reflection of my Yoga journey.
I am registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-500-RYT (Experienced 500-Hr Registered Yoga Teacher) and our school’s Yoga Alliance ID is 140699. I am also registered as a C-IYAT (Certified Yoga Therapist)
I offer 200-hour YTT courses that are certified by YA and week long yoga retreats in Costa Rica. I have led yoga retreats with horses and horse treks in Costa Rica and in India. I hope to expand these retreats to other locations. In 2017 we will offer Art and Yoga retreats.
As part of my Karma yoga I offer a free scholarship to one student for every YTT course I hold and, when possible, I also offer a free group yoga class weekly from my yoga studio in San Antonio de Escazu, Costa Rica. The guiding principles in the YTT courses are to offer many and varied opportunities for students to practice their teaching skills in front of their peers, to deepen each student’s personal yoga practice and journey, and to offer experiences in a yoga lifestyle.
I am trained in Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Shivananda, and Principals of Ayurveda. I am also familiar with the 26 posture of Bikram’s yoga. Yoga classes with the horses include guiding students through various yogic techniques of pranayama, asanas, mantra chanting, and meditation, on the ground and mounted.