A friend first introduced Xenia to Kundalini Yoga in 1998 when all she was looking for was some form of physical activity for her stiff and inactive body. Unable to formulate an opinion after taking the first class, she took another class, and then another, and another. Soon she discovered benefits beyond any expectations she ever had. Not only did she get the exercise she sought, but she discovered the chronic pain she had for 14 years began to diminish and then disappear altogether. In her life, she found calmness and patience in situations that normally frustrated her, tolerance where she was used to feeling anger, and focus and efficiency in the midst of harried deadlines. Because of Kundalini Yoga, Xenia discovered an ease and grace in Life that she had never experienced before.
Through Yoga Yoga’s Kundalini Teacher Training Program, Xenia became a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor in 2004 so she could help bring the benefits of Kundalini Yoga to as many people possible who are looking for a better quality of Life. With an open heart, Xenia brings to her classes a vitality and understanding of everyday situations, emphasizing the breath and its connection to the Teacher within.
Xenia completed her Level 2 studies in 2010 and is a certified Practitioner. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). Through continued training, Xenia understands more deeply how Kundalini Yoga changes lives and so became a Teacher Trainer with KRI's Aquarian Trainer Academy in 2010 to share that knowledge. She currently assists Mehtab and Guru Karam Benton and Siri Bahadur with Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training annually at Yoga Yoga, Austin, TX and in surrounding areas.
Xenia also immersed herself in the 40-Hour Ashtanga Teacher Training with David Swenson in February 2006 at Yoga Yoga and the 48-Hour SuperHealth® Specialty Professional Training with Mukta Kaur Khalsa in March 2012 in Espanola, New Mexico to help with breaking habits and addictive behaviors. Xenia has been playing the gong since 2004. She is trained in Gong Yoga and provides Gong Therapy.