Neva was initiated into the Raja Yoga (meditative practices as taught by Patanjal’is classical Yoga Sutras), in 1977, by Prem Pal Singh Rawat (Maharaji), and has combined a daily practice of inner spiritual connection with an ongoing exploration and study of the alchemical properties of various healing techniques handed down to us from evolved souls, including perfecting asanas, bandhas, Marma points, Chakras (vortexes that channel chi or Prana), Nadis (channels that carry Chi or Prana), kriyas, Ayurveda (the science of longevity) and awareness itself as the expanded potential of consciousness which is Kundalini Shakti, the creative power of the manifest world. Neva has lead trainings in the USA and Europe for over 25 years as the Founder and Director of Inner Domain 5 Element Integral Yoga and Ayurveda Trainings at the 200/300/500 and now 1000 hour level. Neva is an ambassador of the higher teachings of Yoga, Ayurveda, Shamanism, Tantra and Life, woven together in modern day application, available to everyone of every age and belief system. Her school is affiliated with Yoga Alliance, IYAT, APPNA and the American Vedic Institute. She counts among her teachers, Prem Pal Singh Rawat, Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (Dr David Frawley), Yogini Shambhavi, Chuck Miller, Max Strom, Annie carpenter, Angela Farmer, Charmaine Lee, Edemir Rossi and more. Her roots derive from nature based cultures that are seeped in connection to the elemental world. Tantra which is shamanistic in its understanding of the divine nature of the forces of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether and Light, is the practice that infuses Neva’s teachings, bringing us closer to our authentic core, while empowering strength, courage, creativity, freedom and the ability to manifest our dreams.
Neva’s teacher trainings and workshops are modeled on the 5 Element system of yoga and ayurveda, following the structure of creation outlined by Samkhya, one of the 6 major Darshanas (philosophical systems of India). The Source is unlimited Pure Consciousness, Purusha, which unfolds through Shakti power into the manifest world. Yoga and Ayurveda, as ancient systems deriving from the Vedas, teach us how to purify and balance all of the levels (koshas) of the body, mind and spirit to return to the knowledge of our Oneness with the Ultimate source.
Her fluid power vinyasa classes reach deep into the heart and passionate soul to encourage students to channel emotion and spirit through the engagement of their practice and to feel their entire beings in wholeness. She fuses, deep reflection and Gong, and a variety of healings stillness with mindful flow that builds into ecstatic yoga motion and winds down again into meditative self-reflective and empowering healing. To these classes she brings a life long study of classical dance forms, Iyengar, Ashtanga & Viniyoga, Qi systems, such as Synergy dance and Jin Shin Jyutsu (Jsjinc.org).
Neva offers trainings and personal sessions in Ayurveda which is the medical system of Yoga, supporting the spiritual journey, by bringing balance to the body and mind which house the spirit. This balance is attained through the practice of balancing the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether and how they manifest as Doshas in the physical body. This can be done through understanding the correct food,spices and herbs for your constitution, the correct lifestyle and the correct relationship with the natural world and the Divine. Learn More
Neva also teaches the transformational practice of Yoga Nidra, healing the sub-conscious (inner-child) mind through shamanistically inspired Visualization meditation practices, Chakra or Sacred Dance, and works with students with a variety of challenges such as MS, Parkinson’s, cancer, depression, and post traumatic stress syndrome.
As a student of life, yoga and spirit, world traveler, lover of nature, dancing yogini, passionate devotee, artist, healer and fortunate mother of talented musician, bass player, composer and yogi extraordinaire, Jesse Ingalls, who currently plays with Ben Harper, neva says THANK YOU.
Finally and always she credits her teachers, Maharaji, Charmaine Lee, creater of Synergy, Chuck Miller, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffman, Micheline Berry, Lauren Peterson, Annie Carpenter, David Swenson, Max Strom, Gary Kraftsow, Edemir Rossi, Robert Boustany, Pat Miller( student of Desikachar), David Frawley ( honorary title, Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, Director and Founder of the Amrican Vedic Institute) and his wife Yogini Shambhavi Chopra.Source: vidaasana.secure.retreat.guru
Apr 7 - 14, 2019 (8 days)