Hala Khouri

A teacher of the movement arts for over 20 years now, Hala Khouri, M.A., E-RYT, earned her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religion from Columbia University and has a Master's degree Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. With her roots in Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga, Khouri weaves her passion for dance, Somatic Psychology, and the mystery of life itself into every class. Her academic studies, clinical training, trauma studies, yoga practice, travels and motherhood inspired her to co-create Off the Mat, Into the World. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Hala Khouri's focus on trauma's impact on the body-mind has led to her international acclaim, as she travels the world teaching yoga and leading workshops. Today, Khouri lives in Venice, CA with her husband and two children and runs her own private somatic therapy practice.


    Yoga For Back Pain Video
    Yoga For Back Pain (July 2013)
    31 minutes
    This practice with Hala Khouri targets the muscles usually associated with lower back pain. The focus is on stretching the hamstrings and hip flexors and strengthening the core muscles.
    Available worldwide
    Quick Yoga Energizer Video
    Quick Yoga Energizer (June 2013)
    31 minutes
    This sequence with Hala Khouri will get your blood moving and energize you in no time! Our focus will be standing poses and core work for a full body workout that will also balance your mind and heart. A great practice ...
    Available worldwide
    Anxiety RX Video
    Anxiety RX (September 2013)
    28 minutes
    This short sequence with Hala Khouri, can help decrease anxiety and stress by helping you calm down to get grounded and centered again. This is a gentle practice emphasizing breath, and some strengthening postures as well.  
    Available worldwide
    Finding Your Center Amidst Chaos Video
    Finding Your Center Amidst Chaos (May 2013)
    30 minutes
    This video from Hala Khouri is part of our series for Busy Mom's. Most of this practice is floorwork geared towards unwinding stress in the upper body and hips, strengtheners for the core and legs, and heart openers to foster ...
    Available worldwide
    Vinyasa for Inspired Awakening Video
    Vinyasa for Inspired Awakening (November 2012)
    116 minutes
    This yoga workshop with Hala Khouri will include introspective exercises, meditation, and a brief discussion followed by a creative Vinyasa flow asana practice that includes music, dance, and spontaneous ...
    Available worldwide

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    bethmoss, posted on October 1, 2014

    I just did this practice on Day 4 of the 21 day My Yoga Online Challenge. Hala's queuing was exactly what I've been looking for! I usually attend an Iyengar practice at a yoga studio 3x/week, and this felt more like a studio practice than a yoga video. Her transitions were graceful and slow enough to allow caution when moving in and out of the poses - something I really appreciate now that I've hit the half century mark. Looking forward to hitting my favorites and practicing with Hala again soon!

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