Bill Abel

My bio here is not long and not unique. I have struggled, fallen, lost my way, and by the grace of God and support of others, found my way through a tough time. Finding yoga was a turning point. It allowed me to focus on myself and to begin again. The transformative practice called Journey into Power by Baron Baptiste captured and inspired me to become a yoga teacher whose ultimate reward is the service of helping others transform their lives. The impactful Baptiste Philosophy is built on the actions of Asana, Meditation and Inquiry and is accesible and relevant for all. I have also found that yoga practice and teaching requires a commitment to growth and to connecting with others. What I have come to realize is that struggle and freedom are universal human experiences (i.e. we are connected). This is why I’m here—to be a stand for human potential and to lead by lifting others up. Baptiste Methodology rests on the truth that physicality leads to empowerment which leads to possibilities (i.e- results in every part of your life!). I am passionate about elevating the lives of others, through shared experience and disciplined practice.

Power Vinyasa Yoga, Power Sculpt, Yin Yoga Instructor:

Spring 2016 Yoga Teacher Training 200HR Art of the Assist Yoga Program Teacher Mentorship Program Winter 2017 Power Sculpt Teacher Training Spring 2017 Yin Yoga Teacher Training E-RYT-200

Baptiste Programs Completed:

Level One: Journey into Power-February 2017 Art of the Assist-July 2017 Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey-October 2017 Level Three: Beyond Borders December 2018
Bill Teaches...

Power Vinyasa

Baptiste Power “Vinyasa” Yoga is the primary yoga practice at Karma Yoga. Created by Baron Baptiste after years of study and practice, a flow called Journey into Power (JIP) combines fitness and yoga and includes the best from the East and the West. Vinyasa is the flow that occurs when we connect movement with breath. In the practice of power yoga each cycle of breath sets the tempo of movement and creates momentum. Momentum builds heat and cardiovascular health. Each pose, and the pose between each pose, occurs with an inhale or an exhale. There is fluidity in vinyasa that brings freedom to the body and a “moving meditation” that frees your mind. You will find that even in relative stillness, each moment of vinyasa has movement and holds opportunity for exploration. In vinyasa you will think less and be more, staying out of your head and letting your body and soul shine. Creativity and discovery await if you surrender, let go, and flow.

Vinyasa and Vibe

Enjoy 75-minutes of vinyasa flow with a spirited playlist; add extra celebration to the mix and practice of your Journey into Power!Class Description: With a belief in music as the universal language consider it akin to the first Baptiste Principle of Teaching: Come from we are connected. This 75-minute class consists of 53 poses (or asanas) linked together by breath. The 5 pillars of the Baptiste practice are: Drishti (gaze), Ujjayi (breath), Bandhas (extremities to centerline and core), Tapas (heat)*, and Vinyasa (flow). About Vinyasa Vinyasa is the flow that occurs when we connect movement with breath. In the practice of power yoga each cycle of breath sets the tempo of movement and creates momentum. Momentum builds heat and cardiovascular health. Each pose, and the pose between each pose, occurs with an inhale or an exhale. There is fluidity in vinyasa that brings freedom to the body and a “moving meditation” that frees your mind. You will find that even in relative stillness, each moment of vinyasa has movement and holds opportunity for exploration. In vinyasa you will think less and be more, staying out of your head and letting your body and soul shine. Creativity and discovery await if you surrender, let go, and flow. About the Baptiste Methodology Baptiste Power “Vinyasa” Yoga is the primary yoga practice at Karma Yoga. Created by Baron Baptiste after years of study and practice, a flow called Journey into Power (JIP) combines fitness and yoga and includes the best from the East and the West. The practices and techniques of Baptiste Yoga are: (1) The Physical (Asana) practice – Journey into Power – as access to vitality, power and freedom, (2) Meditation (Dhyana) as access to getting present and awakening and (3) Inquiry (Niyama) as access to discovery and new possibility.

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