Veda Spidle was born in Lithuania and at a young age immigrated to the United States with her family. Since childhood, she has been surrounded by art, yoga, meditation, and spirituality. These influences led her to pursue a B.A. in Interior Design and later, to live abroad to teach English in South Korea, where she met her husband. Her experience there gave her a foundation for connecting to students, making learning fun, and expanding her perspective of life.
Upon leaving South Korea, she and her husband moved to Arizona where the opportunity to blend her love of yoga with her passion for teaching presented itself. With the support of her family, friends, mentors, and students, Veda completed Yoga Teacher Training and is now an E-RYT at the 200-hour level and an RYT at the 500-hour level with a focus on Anusara® yoga. She continues to expand her knowledge of yoga by constantly attending additional training and workshop classes, most recently she is pursuing another 200-hour training certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®.
Veda enjoys teaching people of all ages and levels of ability. She aspires to continue sharing her love of yoga, meditation, health, and life with others, and most importantly, hopes to teach people to have self-compassion through yoga.
Learn more about her at www.TheKarunaTree.com.
"Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'you owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky." ~Hafiz of Shiraz
Veda Spidle instructs the following:
Gentle Yoga + Restorative
Give yourself the gift of sweetly gentle yoga, mostly practiced on the floor with occasional standing poses, followed by blissful restorative poses. The perfect blend of a physical practice and relaxation. Poses can be modified as needed. Your body, mind and spirit will thank you!
Restorative Yoga & Meditation
A class focused on restoring the body, mind and spirit through a few gentle warm-ups, supported poses, various breathing techniques, meditation, and occasional yoga nidra Poses can be modified as needed. Give yourself the time for rejuvenation!
Gently Flow into Yoga Nidra
Saturday, August 25th
2:00 - 4:00pm
$25 by 8/20, $30 after
Please join Veda and Terri for a 2 hour specialty class complete with Essential Oils and Zephyr Chime Sound Healing! You’ll be guided through a Gentle Yoga Flow, giving time for the body to release tensions and for the mind to calm, so that you can enter into a state of deep relaxation during Yoga Nidra.
This Gentle Yoga Flow will involve mindfully and slowly moving through various poses while holding others. Floor and standing poses will be included and some modifications can be provided.
Yoga Nidra is an ancient “sleep-based” guided meditation using breath techniques and body awareness exercises that support full body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. It is said that 45 minutes of Yoga Nidra is equal to about 3 hours of restorative sleep!
Beginners in Yoga and Meditation are welcome! Please feel free to bring your own props to ensure maximum comfort for both practices. Eye pillows are recommended, but not required for Yoga Nidra.