About Wild Prema Yoga
Wild Prema Yoga studio is created by, Renae Karutz, certified Yoga Instructor. Renae is presently studying in a 500HR-YTT traditional yoga program and completed her intensive 200HR-YTT training at Lexington Healing Arts Academy (LHAA) in 2020. LHAA is an accredited school (ABHES) in the state of Kentucky licensed by the State Board of Proprietary Education for Yoga Teacher Training. LHAA’s program is also registered with the Yoga Alliance. Renae bases her practice in Ashtanga (or eight-limbed yoga; defined by Patanjali), with the combined study of Kriya yoga, Kundalini, and Ayurveda (or sattvic principles).
In 2022, WPY welcomes Darrell Harrison.
Darrell brings a long and varied background to yoga which is reflected in the eclectic nature of his classes, Various forms of hatha yoga constitute the majority of the class but are interspersed with Tibetan Yoga, kung fu stretches and various breathing techniques. Darrell began his journey of studying yoga and kung fu more than forty years ago and taught martial arts and women's self defense for 25 years for Berea College's Physical Education Department. Darrell has taught multiple yoga classes each week since completing yoga teacher training at the Om Place in 2010 including seven years of instruction at Cedar Haven Wellness Center which he established and operated.
Darrell refers to his sessions as Connecting With Yoga. Classes call for connecting movement with breath and consciously linking attention to the nervous system and internal energy flow as the muscles stretched or contracted, Connecting With Yoga also facilitates connecting with others and fostering a supportive yoga community that brings together folks from varied backgrounds and experience levels to share in the many benefits of a yoga practice.
Whitney Whited is a Kentucky based traveling Yoga instructor. She has a passion for living a holistic lifestyle and incorporates aromatherapy into her practices and lifestyle. She specializes in The Rain Drop Aromatherapy Massage Technique. She teaches an alignment-Asana based flow, with Pranayama breath work and deep meditation. For her classes, she takes inspiration from restorative Yin Yoga practice to Bhakti Yoga. Whitney uses Yoga as a personal tool to continue healing from pain and trauma. Through her Yoga practice, she’s learned how to stay grounded, let go of fear, embrace trust, and live more in the heart instead of the mind. She helps guide students to ground themselves in their bodies, allowing space for playful self-discovery, always encouraging her participants to shine their unique lights and live their full potential on the mat, as well as off the mat. As a result, her passions are helping others incorporate Yoga into their lives for health and wholeness. She also conducts one on one or mini workshops and incorporates different series of poses that focuses on parts of the body to release deeper blockages or holdings. Her mission is to share this beautiful practice in all the ways that she can, with people of all ages and levels. She’s eager to bring these modalities to the light for others so they can grow in their lives and on their personal spiritual journey.
What does Prema mean?
Prema is a Sanskrit word meaning "Love" or "affection." Rather than selfish love (kama), prema refers to a divine love or higher love, related to God or universal spirit. 🧘🏼♀️
What is Paryupasana?
Paryupasana means to join in or any act of concurrence with reverence. ~Friendliness~
What does Pranayama mean?
It is series of mindful breathing techniques or breathing exercises. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prāna meaning life force and āyāma, meaning to extend, draw out, restrain, or control. Sometimes described as, “Extension of the life force”, pranayama is one of the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga.