About Abhaya Holistic Center
Abhaya Holistic Center is a yoga studio and holistic center focused on individuals seeking to live a healthier, happier and more conscious life.
Abhaya Holistic Center opened its doors in February 2016 in Coral Gables, Florida. We provide a holistic approach to wellness, offering a wide range of services including Kundalini yoga, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Prenatal yoga, Kids yoga, Meditation, Sound therapy and our exclusive Complete Holistic Therapy. We incorporate the sound of Gong and Tibetan Bowls to some of our classes and offer different workshops and events to spread the word and knowledge Yogi Bhajan imparted.
In addition, we offer alternative therapeutic practices by appointment. Anti-stress yogi massage, Sat Nam Rasayan, Gong Therapy, Tibetan Bowls Therapy, and a Complete Holistic Healing Therapy.
We focus on the technology brought forth by Kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan to chemically release, strengthen, and activate the energy within our bodies to generate conscious wellness for ourselves and others.
We want to help you achieve a more conscious, healthy, happy and balanced life.
About Kundalini Yoga
“Yoga means a discipline of mind and body. There is nothing mysterious about it. Yoga does not explain the meaning of life… It’s aim is to develop a quality of mind which can perceive reality and acquire self knowledge.” – Yogi Bhajan
Kundalini yoga, also known as the yoga of awareness, combines postures (asanas), breath (pranayama), and the chanting of mantras to awaken energy within our bodies. Through practice, we learn to harness this energy and create a heightened state of awareness which enables us to actualize our creative spiritual potential, and generate wellbeing and compassion for ourselves and others.
We all need to consciously develop a clear communication within ourselves and the environment in which we live, establish healthy and stress free relationships in order to achieve complete self-acceptance and self-respect. Understanding ourselves and our environment from a higher perspective as human beings is one of the outcomes of this practice.
Jap Hari Kaur
Jap Hari Kaur, Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Holistic Therapist.
From a very young age, Jap Hari was captivated by profound subjects concerning the soul, origin and history of humanity.
Driven to help and understand her patients beyond her previous education in Nutrition and Anthropology, Jap Hari Kaur studied Human Development at the ITAM in Mexico City, where she also completed various certificate programs on Gestalt, Transpersonal, y Cognitive psychotherapy.
However, as her desire to help her patients and respond more effectively to their needs grew, her search for more tools that would help her achieve her mission continued and she found Kundalini Yoga.
Twenty years ago, her life began to change when she started practicing Kundalini Yoga, and following her passion for human well-being and helping others brought her to consolidate her mission in life and vocation to help and serve others.
Throughout the years, Jap Hari Kaur has traveled to various countries such as India, Mexico, and Spain and completed various studies in Kundalini Yoga and Humanology. She completed and is certified to teach Levels I and II of Kundalini Yoga. She also completed a specialty in the Science of Humanology. Also, within this practice, she studied Sat Nam Rasayan, which is the healing technique Kundalini yogis use . Jap Hari is also a Gong Sound therapist and Tibetan Bowls healer, certified for both by IES (Institución Española de Sonoterapia), the Spanish Institute of Sound Therapy.
Jap Hari Kaur is the director of Abhaya Holistic Center, located in Coral Gables, Florida. The center offers classes of various types of yoga including Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Kundalini Yoga, among others, as well as meditation, healing therapy and other services.
Additionally, Jap Hari conducts the radio show “Voces y Sonidos del Universo” (Voices and Sounds of the Universe), which is also transmitted on the Internet and Facebook and is watched by different people in various places around the world.
One of Jap Hari’s main goals and her mission in life is to help her students to achieve a more conscious, healthy, happy and balanced life.
In 1999 Rafael began formally exploring alternative health and wellness modalities. For the last 15 years Rafael has received formal training from various renowned teachers in Kundalini Yoga, Philosophy, energetic healing and other health and wellness modalities. Rafael is a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor having received training at the home of Yogi Bhajan in Anandpur Sahib, India. He is also a Reiki practitioner attuned and trained by Master Reiki Trainer Sangeet Kaur of The Healing Source in Phoenix, AZ. Rafael has as received additional training in Japanese Meridian Therapy and Dr. Tan Balance Method. In order to better help his clients, Rafael studies and practices The BodyTalk System and is a Certified Bodytalk Practitioner.
Before entering the healing profession Rafael worked as a business professional and entrepreneur in the US and Europe. Rafael holds a bachelors in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University. His previous work allowed him to experience travel and interactions with people from all walks of life. He worked with organizations ranging Fortune 1000 to smaller family owned and operated companies. The experienced gained throughout his business life gives Rafael the ability to understand the stresses and issues that arise in everyday life and the ability to better help clients during their treatments.
Yoga for Valerie is not just about the practice but more about the journey that goes beyond the mat.
She was a dancer almost her whole life. Within her dance academy her professors from Joffrey would introduce and incorporate a mix of yoga with pilates in her everyday curriculum. This is when it all started clicking for her. She saw the poses as the choreography and the whole flow as a dance. She focused on really connecting all the movements continuously with prana (breathe). She found this to be not only her passion but her career and form of expressing herself in ways her words couldn’t. She had been bullied when she was younger while having to cope with her grandfathers death. This had closed her from expressing herself fully. When she realized the power that yoga and dance not only did she changed not only physically but emotionally and mentally. She couldn’t find herself doing anything else in this world than to be traveling and training herself in all styles and related content.
This is when she began her 200HR YTT in 2016 with Claudia Bustillos at Ombeats studio. This training mainly focused on Vinyasa and covering the pre-natal, mommy & me, hatha, and the business of yoga. After this she explored more studios and found a strong spiritual connection with Skanda Yoga Studio. She began her second 200HR YTT in 2018 with Anand and Sadhana. The practice of Skanda Yoga honors the tradition of yoga in its application of alignment, functional movement, conscious breathwork, philosophy, and meditation techniques. The style present traditional practices in a post-modern system based on the 13- moon calendar in order to align students with Nature’s cyclical patterns. It integrates vinyasa with ashtanga and bikram styles. Lastly, she got training in 2019 at Happy Warriors Yoga with Monika Gressier and Andrea Correia. This program is teaching kids, teenagers, and disabled. She teaches in private schools around Miami now. Her mission is to absorb all the possible and infinite knowledge in this industry so she can share this with others to empower people to connect to themselves from within and support each other as a community.
Mariana Martinez, Hatha Yoga and Kids Yoga instructor.
Within each of one us are reservoirs of untapped joy, wellbeing, and peace. Through the practices of Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama we have an opportunity to tap into these radiant aspects of ourselves and bring them forth into our lives.
Rocio’s journey on the yogic path began here in Miami at the age of thirteen. A simple book introduced her to the basics of meditation, yoga asana, yogic nutrition and lifestyle. “I was fascinated and in love.” She found refuge in meditation and yoga in times of loss, difficulty, and stress, but it was not until a fortunate meeting with Spiritual Master Amma Sri Karunamayi in New York City that her purpose and path became crystal clear. That meeting propelled her to travel to India many times for study, practice, and self-inquiry. She completed 632 Hrs. of Certified Yoga Teacher Training from various schools. Rocio is certified to teach various modalities: Restorative yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa & Power Yoga, Mantra & Mindfulness Meditation and Breathe Work.
These practices have the power to transform, uplift, and bring us home to our most true and radiant self. They are like a fruit tree that we must care for and nourish every single day with patience and love. In time this tree will bear amazing fruits for us and the world. “My job is to share with love, and for the purpose of supporting your highest well-being.”
Rocio’s purpose is to love and serve the upliftment of our consciousness. It is her honor to be of service to those who are seeking a greater sense of well-being and transformation in their life.