Kirsten Joy Burch

Raised by outdoors and my bicycle, I gained a deep fascination for nature, but my practical upbringing suggested a life in business, so I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UTD with a focus on Environmental Science and Business Management.  I started my professional career as a medical assistant / office nurse, ran business operations for a large hospice in Missouri, and came back to Dallas for a career in finance & sales operations in the software industry during the booming late '90s.

At some point around 2011 my eldest beloveds began to die from emphesyma, lung cancer, and pneumonia, then my husband developed brain cancer. I quit my corporate job to become his caregiver. Counseling and Yoga Therapy was my tool to stay functional. A short while after my husband passed away, I began spending more time studying the science and philosophy behind why the yoga was working so well for me; I was healing, and regaining mental capacity steadily.

I began studying ParaYoga with Rod Stryker, and was initiated into the tradition October 2014. I continue my studies in ParaYoga, and the science of Tantra at the Himalayan Institute. I gained my Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor certification in 2015 with Arpita Shah of Om Yoga Journey and have certifications in Yoga4Cancer, and Yoga for Anxiety & Depression.

I teach traditional yoga and ayurveda, meditation, and Yoga Nidra. I teach at Oak Cliff Aikikai Sundays 9am, and Trophy Fitness Downtown Fridays noon. Find me at WAAS Art of Wellbeing for The Tantric Wisdom Goddess Series. For privates or private group classes, please contact me directly at kirsten [at] livingyogadallas [dot] com.

My Certifications:

Moon/Sun/Fire - 2014 Philadelphia - ParaYoga Intensive

Tantra Shakti PYMT - 2014 Dallas

Prana Shakti PYMT - 2014 Colordao

Vinyasa Krama PYMT - 2014 Colorado

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression Intensive- 2014 Dallas - LifeWorks Institute

Koshas PYMT - 2014 London

Sankalpa Immersion - New Years 2014 Himalayan Institute / Rod Stryker

Marma PYMT - 2015 Colorado

Yoga Sutras PYMT - 2015 Colorado

Mastering the Yoga Sutras - 2015 Himalayan Institute online / Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Four Desires PYMT - 2015 San Francisco 

Tantra, Path of Beauty & Bliss Intensive - 2015 Dallas - ParaYoga Intensive

Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor Certification - 2015 Dallas - Om Yoga Journey / Arpita Shah

Power and Freedom: Awakening the Luminous Self as Teacher & Guide - 2015 Costa Rica - Rod Stryker / Elena Brower

Hallmark Retreat / Tantric Alchemy - 2015/2016 Himalayan Institute / Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Sadhana Immersion, Himalayan Institute - 2016 Khajuraho, India / Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Gheranda Samhita / Shiva Sutras - 2016 Minneapolis - ParaYoga Intensive

Gheranda Samhita PYMT CE - 2016 Colorado 

Yoga Nidra PYMT CE - 2016 Colorado

Kundalini Tantra PYMT - 2016 Colorado

Guru Parampara PYMT - 2016 Colorado

Yoga4Cancer - 2017 Texas

*PYMT (ParaYoga Master Training)

Disciplines I teach:

Ayurveda/Nutrition, Hatha, Meditation/Pranayama, ParaYoga, Tantra, Yoga Nidra/Relaxation

Where to find me:

Oak Cliff Aikikai

Contact Information:

kirsten [at] LivingYogaDallas [dot] com

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