On the surface, a ParaYoga or Tantric class doesn’t look too different from other yoga classes out there. But ParaYoga isn’t about the surface. It’s about shifting the inner world of the practitioner. For, if you change the energy, you change the way you see the world. And if you change the way you see the world, you slowly begin to change the way you move and engage in the world. You can manage and change your energy by adding pranayama, visualization, changing, bandha, kriya, and meditation to your practice. ParaYoga is influenced by tantra, Ayurveda, and Pantanjali Yoga and weaves these various elements into the practice. Fannie’s classes can be vigorous or soothing, but will always leave you feeling more balanced and stable so you can remember your True Nature.
Fannie Hungerford, 500 RYT, 200 EYRT, ParaYoga Instructor, is a yoga and meditation teacher and Iowa’s only ParaYoga certified teacher. A lover of people and with a great interest in the human condition, her teaching is grounded in the energetics and psychology of yoga, and provides experiences for the Soul alongside tools for leading a less-burdened life. A native of South Carolina, she was introduced to yoga in 1999 by her Marine Science teacher. While living in Chicago, she practiced and studies at Moksha Yoga Center where she received her 200 hr teacher training. In 2008, she met Yoagrupa Rod Stryker, founder of the ParaYoga and continues to study with him, as well as his teacher Pandit Rajmani Tiguinait of the Himalayan Institute. Fannie is on faculty at the University of Iowa, teaching yoga in the Theatre Arts Departments. She is the momma of three young children, and occasionally moonlights as an actor and dancer/choreographer.