Roopa Palanivel – Her unique style of teaching blends both Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. Her emphasis is on alignment and core strengthening. Her classes are fluid and accessible. Thus it enables students to tap into their body’s needs and discover their individual strength.
the integration of breath and mindful movement
Roopa’s palpable and infectious passion for yoga traces back to her own practice which she began in 2003. In fact her journey began at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). She subsequently left her full time marketing job to complete her 500+ hours of teachers training at KYM. She has also completed 100 hour Advanced teacher training program. Roopa did this in Vinyasa Krama Yoga from Shri Srivatsa Ramaswami, direct disciple of Shri Krishnamacharya.
Roopa Palanivel aims to make her classes fresh, uplifting and fun for all levels. Significantly, she achieves it through her gentle flow-styled sequence. Her style intelligently blends proper alignment and healthy breath awareness. Roopa’s philosophy is rooted in engendering a deep feeling of ease and strength in practitioners after each class. Interestingly, Roopa uses practical applications of yoga sequences for everyday issues, such as depression, stress, and energy boosting.
When she is not on the mat you can find Roopa writing, or with her nose buried in a book, continuing to be a student for life.