Originally from Israel, Yael has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering its healing benefits in 1996. From a young age Yael was fascinated by spiritual teachings and mind body connection. She has a variety of certifications, in healing techniques and alternative medicine.
With over 20 years of intensive yoga practice, Yael is honored to share her rich knowledge and experience as both a student and teacher of this timeless science...
Recognized for her unique and inspiring teaching style, Yael fuses mindfulness, breath awareness, detailed attention to alignments and hands-on assistance in Asanas.
Over the past two decades, Yael has lived and worked primarily in India and Sri Lanka, as well as on and off in California. She has continued exploring a blend of yoga traditions from the East & West, creatively combining yoga styles including Classical Hatha, Power yoga, Vinyasa flow, Iyengar yoga, Acu-yoga, Anusara yoga, Jivamukti yoga among others.
In California, Yael studied with Brian Kest, Michael Fukumura, Annie Carpenter, Lisa Walford, Travis Eliot and many other talented teachers. While living in India, she has studied with many renowned teachers. Some of her most favorite and influential teachers were senior Iyengar teachers including Ian Louise, Navaz Kamdin, Richard Schachtel and Sri Arunji.
THE ROOTS OF HER JOURNEY
In her twenties, living in Tel Aviv, Yael graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. She soon afterward discovered yoga and Vipassana meditation and found new meaning and fulfillment in these studies. In 1999, wishing to explore these disciplines at a deeper level, she began to regularly travel to India.
In 2001, in one of her visits to India, she met fellow traveler and yoga instructor Kevin Kutler, originally from San Diego, California, who would later become her husband of 12 years. They traveled the world together, leading diverse classes and workshops, as well as co-managing the Yoga Center in Stardust Beach Hotel, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka, a global surfing spot.
These days, Yael is mainly based in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka, during the high tourism season, where she manages the Yoga and Bodyworks Centre at Stardust Beach Hotel. She leads group classes as well as personal retreats and workshops for people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels, honoring each student’s voice and style. During the low season, She continues to travel and teach in India, the USA, and Israel.
Yael studied for her teacher training with Richard Schachtel, Director of the Center for Yoga, in Seattle, Washington (approved by Yoga Alliance). She also holds a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification, as well as several Massage Therapy and Acupuncture diplomas.
Surfers Wave Flow
This class keeps you moving!
Yael links poses together to make creative sequences, moving from one pose to the next. Movement and breath linked with Sun salutes, standing poses, forward bending, back bends, twists, inversions and final relaxation.
Yin Yoga Fusion
A slower paced style of class. variations of passive seated and supine poses for a longer periods of time.
This class focusing on static movement, breath work and mindfulness with intention to bring elasticity into the body and increase overall body strength in a soft approach.
Meditation & Pranayama
This class helps to relax the mind.
Introducing a guided meditation that helps quiet the mind long enough to access blocked energy and emotions in the body. The practice of Breath work as an active meditation that gives us an opportunity to recharge our creativity, detox our nervous system, and nourish our soul.
All classes are multi-level so that everyone can experience yoga where they are.
HEALING ARTS PRACTITIONER
Yael has expertise in healing techniques and is certified as a practitioner of Far Eastern forms of healing arts, including Acupuncture, Traditional Thai Reflexology, Thai Yoga Massage, and others.
She has given thousands of therapeutic treatments to people all around the world. She prefers a holistic, integrative approach, seamlessly combining different traditions and techniques in her treatments.
She received training in traditional Chinese medicine at ECAN International School of Acupuncture. She also undertook the Acupuncture clinical training of the Open International University for Complementary Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
In her sessions Yael ensure that you are completely aware and comfortable with the care she is offering to treat your symptoms and explains her treatment plan before moving forward.
Some of the modalities she uses are listed here.
Traditional Thai Reflexology
Acupressure ( Tui Na Massage)
Electrical Stimulation (Tens Unit)
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What People Say
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