My name is Karla Kelly and here are my letters & numbers! ( MPhil E-RYT 500) I am a yoga teacher, studio owner and founder, a music lover, DJ and the founder of the House of Yoga Breathe with the Beat method. I’ve also trained in massage, sound therapy and breathwork and am a committed SGI Buddhist. Since 1998 I’ve has been a student and explorer of the subtle realms especially the 7 main energy centres – the Chakras. House of Yoga’s logo is a depiction of these 7 centres in relation to wifi – our subtle frequencies represented as a signal we emit..
My resource for a happy life outside of my yoga and meditation practices has always been House Music 🙂 Yoga training inspired a journey of gentle self discipline & I used house music to focus my super busy mind into my breath and heart during my daily practice.
From this I was inspired to create The House of Yoga Method, a practice I have shared in yoga studios, music festivals (Glastonbury, Body&Soul, Electric Picnic, Moynalty Yoga Festival) and also in schools and workplaces, bringing up to 300 people together in this co-creative flashmob of breathewiththebeat technology.
Yoga teachings tell us that breathing techniques (pranayama) are the bridge between the subtle body and the physical body. Over the past 10 years I have developed and refined the Breathe with the Beat method as a technique of balancing the breath with the beat and movements of the body and I have and has found this to be hugely beneficial in her teaching, practice and work especially in ‘tuning’ in a fast and busy mind with the slower, deeper rhythms of body and heart.
My ‘Energy Wifi’ logo has evolved this past year as a metaphor for ‘attuning’ from my own personal internal wifi (my house) in relation to the wifi of the larger world (House) outside. My exploration and interest in the inner world/outer world relationship (my house/the group House) has deepened in this past year as part of my training with Meditation teacher and Mystic Thomas Hubl and the Pocket Project.
I (Karla) have created this method of syncronising yoga asana and pranayama, & rhythmic house beats and named the method House of Yoga Breathe with the Beat Technology. I believe it is one of the easiest and fun ways to celebrate, experience and know the conscious co-creation of unity in community. Not only this, but in a personal practice it refines and ‘upgrades’ our pranayama intelligence and synchronises mind, body, heart and spirit in a fun and light, but also deeply profound way. I am excited for the evolution of this method as my own practice is constantly offering me new insights and a deeper sense of embodiment than I’ve ever experienced. As the practice has developed and evolved, the language of technology has synchronised perfectly with what HOY is about so I’m especially enthusiastic about how the concept of ‘downloading’, ‘uploading’ and ‘upgrading’ our mindbodyheart system can help translate this sense of embodiment to the generation so dependent and assimilated into technology.
House of Yoga Breathe with the Beat Method
House of Yoga is a method and effectively a technology of organising the body in relation to the breath, the beat and movement of the body. It is the fundamental and omnipotent beat of the music soundtrack that enables the body, breath and mind to co-ordinate, and connect in equal and balanced movements. The beat the mixes I use is a constant heartbeat of house or disco, so that we can begin to surrender our inner house to the outer House environment and everpresent balanced rhythm.
My core practice for the past 10 years is this method and I have refined healed and attuned my own ‘house’ through this technology. In the sharing and teaching of the method, particularly in large groups over the years, I have developed a new sense of attunement through guiding many people in a collective unified breath experience moment to moment.
The magic of the collective experience is where everyone in their individual ‘house’ is coming to sync with each other (the group House) as well as themselves, co-creating an energetic and exciting movement of unity in community.
Most recently through committed practice and trainings (Subtle Body Immersion with Veronica Larsson, & Pocket Project Training with Thomas Hubl) I have translated the teachings of the energy wifi onto the body through the language of technology. For example, the base energy centre is the ‘plug’ of our body bio computer, grounding our energy to the earth through a ‘cable’ of consciousness.