Asana Groove is the coming together of a Jivamukti yoga class, a DJ set, and a sound bath. We do classes for special events and retreats.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR & founder:
Fernanda de la Puente
Founder of Asana Groove, 800-hour Jivamukti Yoga teacher, Eating Psychology Coach & Actress, Fernanda was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where she began practicing yoga in 2005. After graduating from the 300-hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training in 2014, she mentored under Rima Rani Rabbath and received her 800-hour Jivamukti Yoga certification in New York City.
Fernanda’s classes are very dynamic, characterized by graceful flowing sequencing, breath-work and pranayama, meditation, ancient yogic teachings, and Sanskrit chanting with the harmonium. She brings them forth with thoughtful curation of sound and music, often teaching classes alongside DJs, musicians and sound therapists.
She is currently based between New York City and Madrid.
Certifications: 800Hr Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, 300Hr Jivamukti Yoga Teacher, Certified Natural Chef, Holistic Nutrition Counselor CHHC, AADP, Eating Psychology Coach, William Esper Studio Two Year Meisner Actor Training Program
Chelsea Leyland is a British DJ, model and epilepsy and medical cannabis activist. Having suffered from epilepsy since her early teens, she made the life-changing decision to treat her epilepsy solely with medical cannabis. Leyland has used her experiences and her platform to educate and spread awareness of the potential of medical cannabis, as well as opening up the conversation about the surrounding issues. Currently working on an upcoming documentary, Separating the Strains, Chelsea hopes to leave the audience with a greater understanding of the science behind cannabinoids and to empower patients to have a say in their treatment options.
Felipe Steiner is a Colombian record collector and DJ, who selects broadly from ambient music to house to Norwegian soul during our classes. As an amateur yogi with a four-year practice, he matches the flow of the asanas with changes in rhythms, tempo and intensity.
Connecting through Music, Yoga, and Nature
We believe that it's as important to connect with our own bodies, as it is to connect with our natural world. Asana Groove retreats have a big focus on connecting back to the Earth. When we make direct contact with the surface of the earth, we feel better, fast. Mother Earth’s natural frequencies (free electrons) charge our bodies and reduce electrical imbalances within the body. When we are disconnected and ungrounded—literally not touching the Earth with our skin and bare feet—the body becomes vulnerable and prone to dysfunction, inflammation, and accelerated aging.