Valinda Cochella


Valinda Cochella (Viriam Kaur: it means the princess who is the bringer of divine truth) MA, E-RYT 500, Founder of South Bay Yoginis worked as a Dance/Movement Therapist for many years starting in 1994, when she completed a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from UCLA. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, she worked for seven years as a Therapist, Counselor and Teacher abroad (in Mexico and Japan). Valinda has been practicing Yoga since 1994, and has been passionately studying yoga ever since.

She received her first certification from Cloud Nine Yoga, beginning her in-depth training in 1999. She hasn’t stopped since, continuing her certifications in Kundalini Yoga/Pre-Natal Yoga in 2002/2003 from Golden Bridge Yoga. Valinda also studied closely with Julian Walker for 2 years.

Once she gave birth to her daughter, Bellina Faith in 2004 she began teaching mommy & me & children’s yoga & was certified in Radiant Child Yoga. She continued to study Yoga in 2008/09 taking 9 month courses in Raja Yoga & the Bhagavad Gita with Turiya Moore at the Ananda Meditation Center.

She is now in the 5 module Level II advanced “Transformation” Kundalini Courses at Yoga West and has completed “Conscious Communication” “Lifecycles and Lifestyles”, “Vitality and Stress”, and “Authentic Relationships”.

Valinda certified 3 Teacher Training groups through Cloud Nine Yoga, South Bay Branch from Sept. 2009 thru March 2010.  She is currently on staff as the Kundalini Yoga Consultant in the Advanced Teacher Training through Cloud Nine Yoga.

Valinda’s unique training as a Dance/ Movement Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and at Clearsight Clairvoyant School, allow her to guide people to explore yoga on a deep level to heal the body, mind and spirit. She creates a safe spiritual, therapeutic environment. Come take a journey into yourself…..the most important journey ever!

Valinda’s classes/teacher trainings/workshops/retreats are unique experiences, they offer deep healing not just on a body level, but on many different levels, you must try a class to see!… See our testimonials page!

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