About Noelia Yoga & Wellness

Yoga is a comprehensive method for health, vibrancy, personal growth, and brings about a shift in the way you experience life, your relationships, and the world around you.  It teaches you tools and techniques to better manage life, reduce stress, and return to one’s true self.  Noelia is passionate about these teachings and sharing these practices because of how much they transformed her life.

Noelia Kvaternik

Journey:
I came to Yoga by accident, but looking back, I can see that Yoga & Meditation found me when I needed it the most. Nothing was ever really wrong. How could I complain? I have a beautiful and loving family, loyal lifelong friends, my health, a good job, a roof over my head, and the best rescue dog ever. But that’s what most of us do, we deceive ourselves and settle for what is, rather than challenge ourselves, move out of our comfort zone, and confront what is really going on.

The world we live in is hard and wears you down. I saw myself becoming short tempered, depressed, angry, stressed, lonely, had very low confidence and self-esteem, and was completely toxic and burnt out from my stressful job. I would come home at night and numb out with a couple of glasses of wine and mindless eating, then wake up the next day feeling lousy, tired, and the cycle continued.

I reluctantly started doing Yoga to help with muscle aches and pains. As a runner and an athlete growing up, I always looked down on Yoga and didn’t think it counted as a “work out.” My low self-esteem and inner critic had a story, that I had to do cardio and interval training, for that was the only way that I could physically live up to societal standards. But the pain and tension in my muscles was intense, which humbly brought me to a Yoga mat.

Soon after I started, I rather quickly noticed multiple physical benefits which hooked me.  The nightly wine and snacks easily fell away and got replaced with breathwork, mantra, and meditation. I started noticing more subtle changes that were undeniable. I was happier, had more energy, more compassion, more confidence, was calmer, less quick to react, had more self-love and self-respect, and I physically felt better than I had in my 20’s and 30’s.

Yoga has a way of cleaning your lenses of perception. It lifts the veil, allowing you to come to terms with what is and see things as they really are. Yoga works as a mirror, forcing you to look at your negative tendencies, conditioning, maladaptive habits, and stuff will bubble up that has been dormant and repressed in your psyche and physiology. But through the tools–the practices and magic of Yoga–you process, rewire, and transmute, rather than repress.  These transformative practices are a science and work if you are consistent, committed, and dedicated. Both paths are hard.  You can choose the path of getting on your mat every day, facing yourself and what comes up, or you can choose the path of numbing yourself and sleepwalking through life. Choose your hard. 

Experience & Training:
My Yoga studies brought me to India, where I studied with Master Teacher Anand Mehrotra at the Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, India, where I obtained my RYS 500 hr Certification in Himalayan Kundalini, Kriya, Sattva Yoga, Hatha Vinyasa, Naad, Laya, and Sattva Meditation.

I also obtained my KRI 200 hr certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan from Yoga at the Ashram, in Millis, MA.

I have also completed the Kundalini, Koshas, and Marma Parayoga Master Trainings with Yogarupa, Rod Stryker, obtaining 120 hr CEU.

Medical/Professional Background:
I am a Certified Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine and have also studied Functional Medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine. 

I am currently the co-Investigator in a medical research study studying the use of Transcendental Meditation in frontline Emergency Medicine Clinicians.