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Trained at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India (since 2013), Yalda Younes is an accomplished movement educator and yoga therapist with a focus on tailoring practices to the specific health, conditions, and needs of individuals and groups. Using the breath intelligently and efficiently, alongside a subtle approach to movement, her process-based practices prioritize experiential knowledge over hierarchical knowledge. After conducting a holistic assessment, Yalda collaborates with her students to set short and long-term goals for their practice, fostering a solid relationship that supports their self-empowerment.

While rooted in the traditions of Yoga and Ayurveda, Yalda's compassionate and non-dogmatic approach to teaching is informed by continuous research that incorporates recent advances in understanding the body, breath, and mind from various perspectives, including neurological, mechanical, somatic, and trauma-informed.

With over 20 years of pedagogical experience in both yoga and dance, and being a perpetual student herself, Yalda understands that an authentic personal practice leads to an inquiry into the interconnectedness of all things, improving not only the individual but also the collective wellbeing of all inhabitants of the planet. By deepening the understanding of relationships within the internal world of our body, a regular practice translates into a deeper understanding of relationships with and within the external world.

In her teachings, Yalda is interested in exploring relationships, such as those between:

  • bone strength, gravity and freedom of joints

  • postural tone and breathing muscles

  • heart rate, inhale and exhale

  • lungs, diaphragm and stomach

  • psoas, kidneys and the emotional state

  • cranium and sacrum

  • deep throat and pelvic floor

  • parasympathetic nervous system, eyes and voice

  • vagus nerve, digestion and sleep

  • breath, emotions and thoughts

  • body and mind

  • words, thoughts and action

  • the self, other beings and the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, space)

Yalda's classes are known for their compassionate and non-judgmental environment, which encourages her students' creativity and emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Are you looking for a personalized program that is tailored to your unique needs, as an individual or an organization? With online teaching options and the ability to travel anywhere in the world for in-person workshops, retreats, or seasonal contracts, Yalda offers her expertise and experience to help you achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out for inquiries, appointments, or invitations. Schedule an appointment to discuss potential collaborations.

“If we were capable of forming every whole while taking air into account, our totalities would lose their systematic and authoritarian nature. They would also remain capable of transformation in order to enter into relations with an other, or to form a community with others, without each losing their singularity. A cultivation of our breathing, of our breath, allows us to be more malleable, to adapt ourselves to a situation without submitting to it.”
— Luce Irigaray