Our Family 

 


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 Libba Harmon  ♦  ♦  ♦

Owner
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Pranam Seva Board Chair

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Twenty five years ago I woke up to the magic of yoga, and was hooked. Seeking, truth, and change keep calling, year after year. Drawing from an inspired long-term love affair with vinyasa, my teaching suggests a fresh approach to flowing, with reverent attention to breath, midline and internal landscape. The perfect match for my other job as an acupuncturist, teaching feeds me like nothing else. My heart is full as Pranam takes on its own personality as a product of this awesome community!

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 Lora McCarville  ♦  ♦  ♦

Teacher

Pranam Seva Board Vice Chair

 

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love love love.



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 Kirsten Koba  ♦  ♦  ♦

Teacher
Pranam Seva Board Member

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I believe yoga is a journey that does not ask for perfection, only practice. Connecting with others on this journey is my passion, and I aim to create a welcoming space where students of all backgrounds feel inspired and authentically themselves. My inclusive classes offer empowering, intentional movement; centering breath work and meditation; and an integration of heartfelt music and readings, so yogis can dive in deep—body, mind, and heart. Off the mat, I am driven to build unity and community as a member of the Pranam Seva board, a mamma, a nonprofit consultant, and a social justice warrior. The path is what matters, so let's travel with Love.




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  Ryan Gillespie  ♦  ♦  ♦

Teacher
Pranam Seva Tresurer


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Coming to yoga for healing of body, stilling of mind, and discovery of breath, Ryan brings to his teaching a genuine inquiry into the internal landscape. He is a builder, creator, supporter and listener. His passion is acceptance of self and others, and he creates a "come as you are" space to calm the nerves and turn the focus within. Ryan's classes integrate meditative contemplation with breath-based vinyasa flow. Offering his gifts of sweetness, stability, and honesty, he will lead you through a journey of personal discovery. Ryan serves on the board of Pranam Seva.




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  Kirsten Malotky  ♦  ♦  ♦

Teacher

Pranam Seva Board Member

 

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Kirsten is a Licensed Massage Therapist, 200-Hour Yoga instructor, and Thai Massage Therapist. She graduated in 2011 from Omaha School of Massage and Healthcare. Kirsten has continued with her education in Chicago where she studies Trigger Point Therapy using Thai Massage technique. She is passionate about healing the body and believes that healing can be achieved through bodywork and yoga.

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  Lauren Kraemer  ♦  ♦  ♦

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Lauren has been a somatic dance and yoga student for 12 years. She also happens to teach these things. The more she learns, the more curious she is!



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  Lizzie Mensinger ♦  ♦  ♦

Teacher

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I was guided to yoga by the hands of a family member who encouraged me to take my first steps into a yoga studio while I was in high school. The powerful movements, unity of breath and setting of intentions, sparked a great interest in my soul and thus began my yoga journey. My practice has been a soft blanket and a harsh mirror, allowing me to grow as a human being, discovering my strengths and revealing my truths. I feel empowered to lead in light and strength, which in 2014, lead me to teaching yoga. Yoga has given me the opportunity to share my strengths and inspirations with others, my classes are infused with love and my hope is that those who find their way to my class to feel encouraged to live their yoga off the mat. Be ready to sweat and find joy in even the toughest of places.



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  Alyssa Cody ♦  ♦  ♦

Teacher

Pranam Seva Board Secretary

 

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I humbly guide the teachings of yoga in an effort to give back some of the magic healing the practice continues to bestow upon me. It is with reverent commitment that I return to the mat again and again to honor the sacred connection between the breath, the body, and that something more that lies beyond. May we walk this path together.



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  Allie Schima  ♦  ♦  ♦

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Yoga has brought me a sense of harmony and shown me the interrelatedness among everything in this world. Drawing inspiration from Nature & community, my classes aim to align vibration, awaken love, and evoke the Nature within us all.
 



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  Lindsay Knieper  ♦  ♦  ♦

Teacher

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I’ve enjoyed the physical practice of yoga for many years, but my lifelong devotion began during some of my darkest times, when I realized its quiet power to instill calm, confidence, and a sense of OK-ness. Yoga gave me the courage to face my mistakes, and more importantly, to forgive myself. My yoga practice has been a thread of consistency through life’s precious ups and downs. The never-ending learning process provides a richness I haven’t found elsewhere, and has helped me cultivate a deep appreciation for life’s many gifts. My greatest desire is that my teaching creates a spark that encourages others to light the fire of transformation in themselves. My intention is to teach classes which are compassionate, challenging, and accessible to all. My hope is that my students learn to practice safely and respect the unique needs of their own bodies, in order that they may sustain their own supportive, lifelong yoga practice.   



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  Shiri Phillips  ♦  ♦  ♦

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I have been actively practicing yoga since 2009, thanks to wonderful teachers in the Omaha community. Through motherhood, I have fully embraced the spiritual and physical benefits of Yoga. I believe that Yoga has the power to heal from the inside out. If our bodies and minds are at peace with ourselves then we can carry that onto others around us. I strive to bring this mantra to every class I teach. My passion is to give back to the community and to serve others. 



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  Claire Sapone  ♦  ♦  ♦

Teacher

Pranam Seva Board Member

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Claire's practice is beyond the mat, but she finds yoga asana the most beneficent way to navigate. Inspired by movement and poetry, yoga has provided a place to explore and process sunshine and shadow, while learning how to breathe through it all. Teaching has created the opening to be a guide and makes space for the becoming of herself and students alike.



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 Daniel Lawse  ♦  ♦  ♦

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Daniel’s mindfulness practice started over a decade ago with the study of meditation and spirituality and the practice of active contemplation. In addition to his ongoing sitting practice, he has also participated in traditional silent meditation retreats. Some of his favorite mindfulness authors include Thich Nhat Hanh, Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi, Brother Lawrence, and any book that shares new discoveries in neuroscience. He understands that practice is enlightenment.
As the Chief Century Thinker at Verdis Group, Daniel helps organizations practice mindful resource use. He is also an engaged community member serving several organizations and efforts that help make the Omaha community a better place to live, work, play, grow, and be mindful.