Luna Ray is a teacher of yoga, a workshop and retreat leader, kirtan musician and recording artist, and an activist for conscious and empowered community collaboration. As an advocate for wellness and spiritual growth, Luna works with the deep intention of inspiring and encouraging humans to cultivate an awareness of their inherent wisdom. Luna believes that by coming together, and using the tools of yoga, including mantra and meditation, we are led to our hearts deepest desires, and we build the strength to act upon them.
Luna has been a student and practitioner of yoga, mantra, music and meditation for the past 20 years, and a teacher for over 10 years. She is 200 hr certified, and her primary study of yoga philosophy has been tantra through the teachings of Rod Stryker and ParaYoga. She is devoted to the practice of Bhakti yoga, (yoga of devotion) and deeply influenced by teachers Russill Paul, Rama Jyotir Vernon, Krishna Das, and Ram Das. Luna has recorded, and co-produced 3 albums that feature nationally known artists including, Wah!, Girish, and David Newman. She has traveled and taught extensively throughout the world weaving ancient yoga tradition, heart felt music and mantra to deeply touch the souls of many. Luna is currently guiding a variety of yoga classes and workshops, leading on-going Bhakti Immersions for Women, teaching Bhakti Modules in 500 hr. trainings in the east and mid-western US, and mentoring yoga and music students (adults and children). She is also leading kirtan, and offering music within yoga classes at yoga festivals and in studios in the eastern U.S.
She is a co-founder of True Nature Education (www.truenatureeducation.com), a holistic travel company who hosts a diverse catalog of retreats in Costa Rica each year, and the CREER Service Organization (www.creerbelieve.org), an organization that creates a bridge of support from the US to the rural villages of Costa Rica. When Luna is not traveling, she resides in Asheville, NC with her husband Joshua and her young daughter Jaya. For more information about Luna and her offerings go to: Kristinraymusic@yahoo.com
Bhakti Flow (L 1&2)
Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:15 pm
Luna’s vinyasa flow class skillfully integrates asana, breath, live music and relaxation to guide students’ awareness inward, and leave them feeling alive in their body, mind and spirit The majority of the class is infused with a wise weaving of energizing poses, linked with breath, that support a specific and devotional theme. Live heart-felt music and mantra are woven in to the practice to enhance focus and connection, and engage the heart.