Teachers at Dragon Rising share a simple vision - to hold, in all our passion, the healing and life-supporting practice of yoga. Our teachers come from varying traditions, yet we all understand the necessity and essence of a practice that is held in a safe, nurturing, non-competitive space.
Sean inspires intuitive, primal movement through the progressive application of yoga as a path for integration and embodiment. His teaching is supported by years of exploration into the science and art of core-oriented expression and structural integrity, in a practice that invokes a personal relationship with Source. His passion is for the awakening of the core, and for recognizing that physical and energetic relationships exist to point the way towards union within the sacred midline. Sean is a companion, holding a deep space within which students may appreciate a most body-appropriate, dynamic, and healing way into their essential nature.
Sean is an ERYT 500, registered with Yoga Alliance, and has taught hundreds of hours in specialized yoga workshops around the country. His deep practice over the past 13 years began after a 17 year journey into the martial arts, where he first discovered his passion for conscious movement and integration. Sean owns and operates Dragon Rising, his yoga and movement studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Munay touches the heart of the deepest parts of our human expression and purpose through the ancient movement of dance and yoga. She integrates and shares these rich healing modalities as a path to passionately reclaim truth and authenticity. The space in which she holds herself and her classes is innately ceremonial in depth and scope, allowing movement to facilitate a lyrical and reflective return to self.
Akasha shares her deep inspiration for yoga with love, awareness, and appreciation. She sees the practice of yoga as a way to be in each moment more fully, free of pain and suffering. Akasha encourages students to enjoy their journey into being and embodiment through the dance of asana. By the wisdom of your own breath you will slowly and gently unfold, connecting deeper to Source, within and without.
Katrina’s depth of studies extend into eastern psychology, traditional and five element acupuncture, dance, and meditation. Through her understanding of anatomy and practice as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Katrina loves to create deep and non-stressful channels for movement exploration. Through nourishing and playful flow, her classes are grounding, graceful, and allow vibrancy and peaceful well being.
Kaya loves to spark the potential of One’s True Nature. She has a deep love and understanding for the Elements and has a powerful ease of guiding one into the Nature of their system. She is grounded in the wisdom of Ayurveda and Ayuryoga, however she has a way of blending and relating her life experience to those that surround her. She provides the tools for one to understand their relationship with the Elements through Breath, Fluid Movement, and Sound. She says, “It is essential for one to embody their Nature, but even more climactic to understand how Nature is embodying them.”
Lila's devotion to yoga has developed through her own experience of its power to heal both body and spirit. Her teaching practices strengthen the body, and engender patience, tolerance and compassion for the self and others. Lila creates a safe and gentle environment for exploring the body's wisdom and awareness. With a light-hearted approach, she presents an opportunity for a deeply fulfilling experience.
Magdalena has been a yoga practitioner since 1978, having completed several teacher trainings in different traditions, with the main focus being Iyengar and Anusara yoga. In addition to hatha yoga, she has for many years taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs, yoga nidra and meditation. The practice of meditation as an integral part of yoga deeply informs both her teaching and life. Magdalena is dedicated to creating a sacred space for students to connect with the silence of the heart.