Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Svetlana Zhikhareva

Born in Russia, Svetlana experienced the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990. The study of yoga was banned by the Soviets, but a wave of interest in yoga blossomed after the fall. Svetlana’s dedicated practice led to her becoming an instructor at the Iyengar Yoga Center of St. Petersburg, training with some of Europe’s finest Iyengar teachers, including Gabriella Gubillaro (Italy), Faek Biria (France), H.S. Arun (India). She developed customized individual prenatal programs at the St. Petersburg Center. Svetlana traveled to India to study with B.K.S. Iyengar at Pune in 2007. She has taught at The Yoga Haven since 2010 and became a U.S. citizen in 2011. Svetlana's teaching is precise and powerful, rooted in the teachings of BKS Iyengar. She  is a licensed Massage Therapist, and an accomplished visual artist.
 

Kathleen DiNatale

Guiding students with clear and articulate instructions, anatomical insights and skillful sequencing, Kathleen shares the benefits of her long-time yoga practice with humor and grace. Her classes blend poetry and wisdom teachings with her understanding of the power of yoga asana to transform. She has taught yoga in Galveston since 1998, moving to the island from Santa Fe, NM to teach at  Island Yoga. Kathleen opened The Yoga Haven in 2005. She is experienced in several styles of yoga  with practice & study in Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara, PreNatal Yoga and Yin Yoga. She holds teaching certifications from The Yoga Institute, Prajna Yoga and Insight Yoga. Kathleen continues to study with Tias & Surya Little of Prajna Yoga and Sarah Powers of Insight Yoga. She practices and teaches mindfulness based meditation in the Vipassana tradition. Since 2011, Kathleen has also operated the Oasis Juice Bar & Market with partners Dennis McFadden and Steve Hermecke, bringing healthy & conscious food options to downtown Galveston. 
An Iyengar-style class utilizing props to target openings, create stability and enhance alignment. Postures are held for an extended time to increase benefits.  This practice is therapeutic, rejuvenating and relaxing. Suitable for all levels and prenatal friendly.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat May 27 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Svetlana Zhikhareva
  • Sat Jun 03 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Svetlana Zhikhareva
  • Sat Jun 10 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Kathleen DiNatale
  • Sat Jun 17 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Svetlana Zhikhareva
  • Sat Jun 24 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Kathleen DiNatale
  • Sat Jul 01 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Kathleen DiNatale
  • Sat Jul 08 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Kathleen DiNatale
  • Sat Jul 15 11:30 am - 12:45 pm with Kathleen DiNatale