Valinda Cochella MA, E-RYT (Viriam Kaur) Founder of South Bay Yoginis (2000)
Valinda has been studying yoga for 22 years now and is certified in Hatha & Kundalini Yoga at the advanced levels. She began her healing path when she moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 1989 from Mississippi and hasn't stopped since! She received her Master's Degree in Dance-Movement Therapy from UCLA in 1992 and worked as a Therapist for many years. She just completed her 5th year of in-depth advanced Kundalini Yoga Studies the "Transformation" series at Yoga West LA. Not only has she studied with the top teacher's in the world, Gurmukh, Guru Singh, Gurucharan, Pattabhi Jois to name a was blessed to have an amazing trip to India in 2009 and meet the father of modern yoga BKS Iyengar.
In India Valinda stayed in Satya Sai Baba's ashram for 2 days and has experienced darshan (divine blessings) from him, Ammachi, Swami Kriyananda and TKV Desikachar. In this blessed life she is here to learn and then teach, her classes are a unique combination of therapy and yoga, you will be transformed! "Still Your Mind, Open Your Heart, Speak Your Truth & Live Your Dreams" ~ South Bay Yoginis~ For more information go to her website: