About Xenia

A friend first introduced Xenia to Kundalini Yoga in 1998 when all she was looking for was some form of physical activity for her stiff and inactive body. Unable to formulate an opinion after taking the first class, she took another class, and then another, and another. Soon she discovered benefits beyond any expectations she ever had. Not only did she get the exercise she sought, but she discovered the chronic pain she had for 14 years began to diminish and then disappear altogether. In her life, she found calmness and patience in situations that normally frustrated her, tolerance where she was used to feeling anger, and focus and efficiency in the midst of harried deadlines. Because of Kundalini Yoga, Xenia discovered an ease and grace in Life that she had never experienced before.

 

Through Yoga Yoga’s Kundalini Teacher Training Program, Xenia became a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor in 2004 so she could help bring the benefits of Kundalini Yoga to as many people possible who are looking for a better quality of Life. With an open heart, Xenia brings to her public and private classes a vitality and understanding of everyday situations, emphasizing the breath and the connection to the Teacher within.

 

Xenia completed her Level 2 studies in 2010 and is a certified Practitioner. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level. Through continued training, Xenia understands more deeply how Kundalini Yoga changes lives and so became a Teacher Trainer in 2010 to share that knowledge. She assists with Yoga Teacher Trainings in Austin, TX and New Orleans, LA.

 

 

Realizing that no matter what status of instructor, trainer, or teacher one achieves, ultimately it is the student that continually gets cultivated. In February 2006, Xenia took the 40-Hour Ashtanga Teacher Training with David Swenson. Although she no longer incorporates Ashtanga Yoga into her practice, she finds that Vinyasa Yoga aids in creating the physical alignment for the energy to flow in her Kundalini Yoga practice. Xenia Beant also completed the 48-Hour SuperHealth® Specialty Professional Training in March 2012 to help guide others to move from a place of recovery from addictions to self-discovery, and then decided to begin a teaching internship with Mukta Kaur Khalsa in 2018. Xenia Beant is a long-time, experienced meditator, completing the 21 Stages of Meditation once in 2013 and again in 2018. And to further her studies even more, she delved into the Kundlaini Yoga Level 3 Teacher Training of Self Realization in 2018, as well. In addition to public and private classes, workshops and retreats, Xenia Beant offers sound healing sessions with the gong, regularly playing the gong in her public classes to further assist the subconscious to live a life with grace and ease.

See Xenia’s Teaching Credentials HERE!

 

About Kirtan

Laura Kirtan Marcotte has presented the teachings of yoga and meditation since 2004. The life skills learned in these practices have transformed her and supported her.

Laura loves to share these experiences with others and support them in personal growth. She teaches workshops and teacher trainings for yoga and meditation. She has lectured at UT Austin and The Texas Behavioral Conference. Given the spiritual name Kirtan by Yogi Bhajan in 2003 she loves to build community with chanting, singing and fun in her classes. Sharing the simple practical tools for daily living that Yoga imparts is her joy.

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