Magnolia Rasak

Magnolia Rasak is a gifted yoga teacher, and dedicated practitioner, who began teaching yoga in 2002. Magnolia is drawn towards the innate wisdom held in the body, and her classes utilize the physical to cultivate a deep and playful exploration between mind, body, breath and spirit. She has traveled the world studying various forms of yoga and movement, and as a yoga instructor, she interweaves her background in Hatha, Vinyasa, Tantra  and Kundalini yoga. She aims to guide her students towards a state of physical strength, inner harmony, and self transformation through conscious movement and breath.

Magnolia has been deeply influenced by the teachings of the ancient sages including Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Paramahansa Yogananda, Sri Neem Karoli Baba Maharaji, and more currently the teachings of Mātā Amṛtānandamayī Devī (Amma), Sri Prem Baba, Adyashanti, and Mooji.

Magnolia’s classes offer a balance of effort and ease, action and surrender. Her teachings are a practice of breath, asana, and moving meditation, that start and return to the space of the heart. “There is enough rush in the world, come to the mat to move and breathe with mindful awareness, and be moved into the space of the heart.” Magnolia

She offers regular weekly studio classes in her hometown of Santa Cruz as well as yoga teacher trainings, workshops, retreats, and festival classes around the world.

Workshops & Presentations

  • The Path of Tantra: Embody your Divinity

    60 min | Altar of Fire

    The ancient practices of Tantra {to expand beyond limitation} center around the essence of transfiguration; to see the Divine expressed in this physical plane. As we exist here in the Lila, or Divine Play, the path of Tantra embodies the continual art of seeing the Divine in all that is. From the petals of a rose, to the sexual union of lovers, the art of transfiguration is at the heart of this ancient philosophy. By activating the chakras of our heart, throat, third eye, and crown, energy sublimes upwards, until we embody a constant state of transfiguration, seeing only the Divine. Come journey into the practices of transfiguration, join in sacred ritual, pierce through the veils of illusion and reflect Divinity to one another.

    *Please note, respectful touch of hands, chest, arms is offered, however, physical touch is NOT required to participate. Everyone is welcome, and safe to express boundaries.


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