Alicia Adkins

Austin, TX
United States

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Alicia Adkins
From just outside of Austin, Alicia has been practicing yoga for close to 15 years. She is passionate about the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga and provides individual attention to each of her students in their own yogic journey. Alicia's classes are perfect for students who are new to yoga and need a demonstration and explanation of the postures, as well as for experienced students who want to develop deeper connections between the body and mind.

In 2012, Alicia was invited on scholarship to complete a 200hr Yoga Teacher Certification Course in the "yoga capital of the world" - Rishikesh, India. Alicia experienced such a transformation through the course that she continued to study yoga in India for six months and has since returned to complete a total of 500hrs in Hatha and Vinyasa instruction at her school of training, Rishikesh Yog Peeth. During her travels, Alicia has also completed two-months of intensive study in Iyengar with Usha Devi and two months (in 2012 and 2014) studying Ashtanga yoga with Sharath Jois at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore.

An Ashtanga practitioner herself, Alicia sees the beauty in all types of yoga - teaching a variety of styles including Gentle, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Power. She incorporates some Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Pawan Muktasana (Joint Mobilization) in all of her classes, so that students can develop a calm, focused energy in the practice.

When she's not teaching yoga, you can find Alicia either working in her garden or playing music around town. She's a singer/songwriter/musician who in 2014 recorded a yoga-inspired album in India entitled "Namaste." She sees the light within each of her students - and as a student of Sanskrit, is amazed by her own experiences of "Yoga Citta Vritti Nirodah" - the journey of yoga being the progressive quieting of the fluctuations of the mind.

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