Yoga Classes & Workshops
Join me at The Yoga Loft in Marblehead, MA, and connect with the ancient practice of yoga, asana, through any of the styles of classes such as Yoga Essentials, Yoga infused with Reiki, Restorative Yoga, and more.
Workshops with yogic support include Chakra Series, Meditation, Mantra, Mudra, and more.
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
When: Mondays from 7 -7:30 AM -person, next class is on 1/8/24
Where: The Yoga Loft Marblehead, MA
Restore & Reiki
A deep, mindful sequence of active and restorative poses that focus the mind, calm the nervous system, and open the body. This class concludes with a guided meditation and incorporates the healing modality of Reiki.
When: Tuesdays, from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST, next class is on 1/9/24
Where: The Yoga Loft Marblehead, MA
When: Saturdays from 10 am - 11 am EST, next class is on 1/6/24
Where: The Yoga Loft in Marblehead, MA
Restorative Series Workshop Heart Chakra
Join Gurdeep for an afternoon of restorative yoga and energy work. This class will focus on the heart chakra (anahata), which is associated with love, empathy and compassion.
Class begins with a mudra and mantra to set the intention in motion. Restorative postures will be supported with props to move your body into nervous-system relaxing poses.
Gurdeep will use Reiki to activate and balance the energy of the heart.
When: Saturday, January 13th, 2023 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm EST
Where: The Yoga Loft Marblehead, MA
Welcome to the mat
As a Yoga Teacher, my intention is to guide people in a full practice containing more than just the physical asana aspect of Yoga. In the Asana aspect, my specialisms are Slow Flow Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga, although I am versed in teaching a variety of styles. I have a deep respect for, and love sharing, the richness of the various aspects of Yoga such as: Pranayama (breathwork), Mudras (Yogic hand seals), Mantra, Meditation and philosophy. I include all of these aspects in my personal daily practice.
I trained with accomplished Boston based Teachers Larisa Forman and Vito Politano, gaining my 200-hour certification in April 2017 and studied Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky in February 2018. I continue to learn and evolve my practice and teaching every day; Yoga is not a static practice. My Yoga teachings are deeply rooted in tradition, and informed by personal experience. I apply a modern day understanding of anatomy, physical fitness and alignment, which is ever-changing. I believe strongly in bringing into being, a full experience for the body and soul.
Learning, practicing and teaching yoga has become a deeply transformative process, it led me to the inception of ‘Parinama - Transformative Healing Arts’ where I am grateful to be able to share all of my learnings. Creating a holistic approach, I bring a healing intention to all of my sharings: Yoga, Reiki, Trance Healing and Mediumship. I am dedicated to serving, by facilitating every individual’s personal healing journey and evolution.
INTERVIEW FROM THE YOGA LOFT
I'm honored to call The Yoga Loft in Marblehead, MA my home studio and a sacred space and community that I've served for over five years. Read a little bit about my journey with yoga and sharing this ancient practice
What was your first yoga experience?
I can recall two different experiences I had which relate to two different aspects of Yoga. When I was a child, my Mother and the Grandmothers from the Hindu family who lived next door to us, would hold Hindu rituals in our home. We chanted in the tradition of Bhakti Yoga, and I was introduced to Mantras, Mudras and Meditation, witnessing a Hindu Priestess manifesting sandoor (the red powder used to mark the third eye) through the power of chanting. It was fascinating and thrilling to know that through practice, so much that we don’t realize, could be available to us. The second experience was watching my sister Tinu doing asana practice in 1970’s and 80’s England (when Yoga definitely wasn’t trendy). I used to take her Yoga book and try to copy the poses in the photographs. My sister took me to my first yoga class when I was in my late teens.
What made you become a yoga teacher?
Larisa and Vito made me do it!! No seriously, after taking a beach Yoga class in Malaysia in February 2016 with a teacher from Switzerland whose emphasis was on correct alignment, I came back home and started practicing regularly at The Yoga Loft. I couldn’t get enough. I was curious about Larisa and Vito’s Teacher Training program as I regularly attended their classes and felt an affinity with them. I thought that I could maybe take the program the following year, with a view to teach yoga as part of my retirement plan when I turned 65. But as it happens fate led me to start the program in 2016, and I was drawn deeper into the practice in a way that transformed me forever. As part of the Teacher Training Program, we were lucky enough to be offered community teaching slots at The Yoga Loft. I signed up, and taught my first class in April 2016, it was a very full class and I can’t remember taking a breath myself during the class! Teaching Yoga feels natural and beautiful to me, I feel so present and very grateful to be able to facilitate for others.
What is your favorite pose and why?
Do I have to chose one pose? I think my favorite pose shifts all the time depending on how my body feels, the season etc. Currently my favorite pose is Lizard Lunge whose Sanskrit name is Uttan Pristhasana. I absolutely love the twisted variation where you bend your knee and grab the back foot with the opposite hand. This pose really opens up the hips, hamstrings, groins and hip flexors, and works on activating the root and sacral chakras, it feels great!
Where do you draw inspiration from for your classes?
I draw inspiration for my classes from many sources, including the Moon phases and current astrology, the seasons, as well as designing chakra-based sequences. I am also inspired by the sensuality of dance-based movement and draw upon my rich Indian cultural heritage too.
What is something you enjoy outside of Yoga?
Outside of Yoga one of my life-long passions is travel. I have been a world traveler my entire life! I always feel a sense of excitement when I board a plane. I have a curious disposition and love to learn about other cultures, to experience new environments and to try local food and wine (especially with the local people if possible). One of the most beautiful aspects of travel is that you meet people from so many different places and yet you always come back to the realization that no matter who you are or where you are in the world, we all share common experiences. I love connecting with people
Private Yoga Sessions
Duration: 1-hour | Exchange: $133
Are you looking to start or deepen your Yoga Practice? Do you have a specific area of focus? Are you looking to start a meditation practice and need one on one guidance? Book an hour-long session with me and we will discuss your specific needs and customize a practice for you. Yoga is for Every Body, and I am here to support your unfoldment. Please email Gurdeep at [email protected] to get started.Book Your Private Yoga Session