What is Karmuka Yoga?
Karmuka Yoga combines the scientific research of wellbeing and movement with the ancient discipline and foundations of Hatha Yoga in a way that is practical, effective and adapted to each student. It is the result of years of mind and body work as studied and taught by Michelle and Norma Goodrick.
Karmuka Yoga in Europe and the USA uses a variety of methods to modify poses to the capacity of each student. In Karmuka Yoga students are taught how to optimize the skeleton’s 6 arch foundations. These foundations support the spiraling internal motions of movement and breath throughout the body. Karmuka Yoga integrates concepts of internal action, traction and alignment from Iyengar Yoga and the work of Yamuna Body Logic to release restrictions to improve alignment and educate students about their unique challenges. Wellbeing grows as students explore from the inside out how simple changes create chain reactions of improvement.
This holistic approach applies the psychological concepts of embodied consciousness. It focuses on student empowerment and personalized attention. It facilitates noticeable improvement in posture, breath, joint stability, quality of sleep and increased mental focus, flexibility and strength. Using these methods, students often feel relief from back pain, stress and tension.
Feeling is believing. Sign up for a class, workshop, course or training and feel for yourself what it means to move with greater strength and flexibility and enjoy an overall improved sense of wellbeing.
The Karmuka Name
Karmuka () in Sanskrit means “the geometric form of an arch” as well as rainbow. The arc plays a central role in balance, alignment, strength, and flexibility throughout the architecture of the body. Rainbows are an arc that symbolize hope. We foster hope through education. Bridges are also arcs that connect. We seek to be facilitators of connection between mind and body, philosophy and science, languages and cultures, generations, and effective methodologies.