Kunga (“help / service” ) to others is my passion. Delivering a toolkit to help (re)connect body, mind and spirit is the channel we travel together. You, having space to learn, heal, grow – breath by breath, with nurturing support, is the goal.
Samantha is a 200E-RYT Yoga Alliance certified instructor and Thai Healing Massage practitioner. She completed her 220 hour training in Kunga Yoga with Narayani (Noelle Whittington) at the Wilmington Yoga Center, Thai Healing Massage with Shama Kern, Y12SR with Nikki Myers, ChildLight Kid’s Yoga, and OMSchooled Classroom Yoga. She has advanced her studies to include Deep Assists and Thai Yoga, Yoga for
Healing Trauma, YogaMaze Vinyasa, Fire and Nectar Flow, and Ayurvedic Practices / Dinacharya. Samantha’s primary teachers include Narayani (Noelle Whittington), Shama Kern, Dennis Purcell, Sally Delisle, Nikki Myers, Sarah Herrington, Carla Lundgren, Amy Ippoliti, Noah Maze, and Marc Holzman.
Her teaching, with a hatha/vinyasa foundation, interweaves energy medicine, deep assists, and thai massage, allowing space for connecting with the inner self, healing, expansion, and service. She also enjoys the outdoors, music, intuitive inquiry, and creative expression. All of these inform a dedication to the practice of yoga as a way of life, for herself and her clients. Previous teaching includes elementary age classroom yoga in Yokosuka, Japan, public children and adult classes, and special focus workshops in Japan and the Pacific Northwest.
Samantha predominantly works privately with 1:1 or small group yoga and thai massage clients, and currently offers a limited schedule teaching adult and children’s yoga (at InMotion Performing Arts, Poulsbo, WA, and by contract) and co-leads yoga + writing retreats at Mindfulness + the Muse. Children’s classes are designed around Gardner’s theory of the 8 Multiple Intelligence’s. Group sessions are also available for Boy/Girl Scouts, Track and Other Sports Teams, Fit 4 Life Programs, and more. 1:1 mindfulness + movement mentoring is also available.
Your practice should meet your energy and needs where they are at every time you grace your mat. Samantha’s goal is to provide skilled guidance and support through the practice, holding safe space for healing and progression to naturally occur. It is an honor and privilege to practice with you! -Namaste
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