Over the past 16 years, Darlene has experienced several teaching styles that have allowed her own rhythmic Yoga style to bloom! Her teaching style and personal practice are based on listening and being guided from within. She teaches a playful and fluid approach to Yoga, emphasizing ease, gravity, lightness, and freedom. Exploration, creativity, and mindfulness are also a part of her approach. She believes that a Yoga practice can open your heart allowing your authentic nature to surface, thus allowing you to “Live Your Yoga.” Two of Darlene’s main influences are Vanda Scaravelli and Erich Schiffmann. Darlene has completed a 3-year (500 hr.) teacher training program with Irene and Bill Beer of Namaste International to learn about Vanda’s teachings. She also completed a 10-day teacher training with Erich Schiffmann in Venice, CA, and continues to study with him regularly. Other influences include Donna Farhi, Angela Farmer, Carol Stall, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Buddha. Darlene is also registered with Yoga Alliance. Darlene is passionate about learning and the study of Yoga. She enjoys being a student as much as she enjoys being a Teacher. Darlene shares her creative approach to Yoga in instructional videos, in classes, and in workshops both nationally and internationally. To read more about Darlene, please visit her website: www.yogafromthegroundup.com. Please also visit www.awakenyourspineonline.com, the NEW Scaravelli-inspired section of iHanuman!