Meditation Coaching and Courses
Instinct Meditation from Tantra
The Vijnana Bhaurava Tantra is one of the early teachings of yoga meditation. The tantra describes the essence of many of the world’s meditation techniques with the luminous ancient text. It is a manual of practices with 112 gateways to the yoga of wonder & delight. Instinctive Meditation is about intimacy and freedom with what your love about life. We are living in the realm of tantra. The technique of meditation is the way of allowing the ecstasy of the life force at play to renew our bodies and souls.
In the early ’70s, Kirk picked up his first book on yoga, The Light of Yogi, by B. K. S. Iyengar. He began his self-taught practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation. In the mid-’70s, Kirk joined Lorin Roche’s meditation circle in Marina del Rey, California. Kirk practiced with Lorin weekly for several years and in retreats in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the late ’70s, Kirk was initiated by Lorin Roche into the mantra meditation that he was teaching at that time. From there, anchored in his yoga and meditation practices, he plunged into life, instinctively invoking the rhythms and challenges of life to be his spiritual teacher, in partnership with his inner guide. Inspired by Iyengar Yoga, he continued to study and practice this tradition after he moved to the Washington D.C. area, many years ago. More recently, once again called to find a fellowship of like-minded practitioners, he found Beloved Yoga and found the spirit of community at Beloved Yoga.
When it was time to renew and refresh his long meditation journey, Lorin Roche, Ph.D. (author of the Radiance Sutras and founder of Instinctive Meditation) along with his wife Camille Maurine were offering a 200 Hr. Yoga Alliance accredited Instinctive Meditation Teachers Training. Kirk joined this teacher training, the only meditation teacher training to be accredited by Yoga Alliance, and soon realized that sharing Instinctive Meditation with others as a teacher was a natural culmination of his long-held commitment to yoga and meditation.
Kirk looks forward to welcoming and guiding all who are interested in discovering more about their natural, instinctive ability to meditate. Kirk loves to explore the 112 gateways to life’s wonders and delights revealed in the Radiance Sutras and to offer this exploration to others within the freedom of their own inner and outer relationships to life.
Kirk lives in Northern Virginia with his two young adult children and his 4-year-old granddaughter. Kirk is nourished by his fathering, gardening, cooking, and traveling to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes offered by nature.
Kun (Karina) Gao
Karina took her first meditation mantra class in 2015, she was curious about meditation and practice some meditation at yoga classes. She kept curious till she attend the Instinct Meditation teacher training with Lorin Roche, Ph.D. She had a deeper understanding of meditation and enjoys meditating daily, it has helped her to live a more intimate, happy, and balanced life. She dedicates the practicing and teaching of yoga and meditation, guiding people to tune in to the inner world and connect with the adventure and flow of life.