Sona Buchanan 2017-09-29T08:59:32+00:00

Sona Desai Buchanan, E-RYT200

Newly relocated to the PNW, Sona was born in Melbourne, Australia to Indian parents and moved to Raleigh, NC at age 5. Her home life emphasized many of the deeper philosophical teachings of yoga, and certainly some of the practical aspects, but it wasn’t until 2004 that she was introduced to the physical practice of yoga to balance the vigor of being a college dancer.

The dots started to connect through the exploration of many styles and facets of the yoga practice. Yoga was a vehicle to come home, to meet face-to-face with her highest self. Though initially the attraction to yoga was the physicality and the desire to de-stress, what was ultimately found was an underlying awareness of the self and a new way of being.  After years of achieving and striving, yoga offered a place to slow down and be still, to breathe, and to reflect. In particular, vinyasa yoga offered an experience of truly being in the now and a way to connect and align with the rhythm and flow of divine intelligence.

Sona gratefully attained her RYT-200 teaching certification in 2009 and is currently working towards her RYT-500. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with over 1,500 hours of teaching experience.  Sona is certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork and the trauma-focused Yoga Warrior method. She is also certified to teach creative movement. Sona holds a dual B.A. from New York University in Psychology and Anthropology.

Her classes range from challenging, playful and dynamic to fluid and restorative  but ultimately weave together exploration and self-study.  Sona’s teaching practice is about holding space and encouraging people to a deeper knowing and acceptance of themselves and in doing so, guiding them to find self-love, so that they may be more loving in the world.  Sona is so appreciative of everyone that has nurtured her through her yoga journey.

In addition, Sona’s Integrative Thai Yoga sessions focus on breath as support to create space in the body.  Each session is approached with intuitive awareness, nurture, and respect. Incorporating assisted yoga stretches, joint mobilizations and energy healing into a creative and delightful rhythmic rocking dance, the result is quite profound. After owning a successful business in NC for 2 years, Sona’s focus has expanded from practitioner to teacher with a passion for sharing this mystical healing art via workshops and retreats.

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