Karena Virgina is a yoga instructor, motivational speaker, mother, and wife who is constantly balancing between the spiritual and earthly worlds. Find her class on Attracting Miracles Through Your Radiance at Sat Nam Fest Berkshires August 17-21 in Lenox, Massachusetts!
How did you find Kundalini Yoga and the spiritual side of your life?
I never felt like I fit into the world as a child. I started yoga and meditation at a young age. When I was 18, I went to college to study acting. I was into my acting career and I was very mainstream, with red carpet events, hair, makeup, and all that stuff. I went to a Kundalini Yoga class to check it out, and from that day on I felt like my soul was coming back. I was finding myself again. I had an incredible moment of bliss, where I felt that everything was and is eternal, everything is as it should be, there is nothing to worry about. I was in that place of the heart that was so eye opening.
I feel very balanced in my spiritual practice now. I know inside of me that I am meant for something so much bigger than me and I follow that at all times. My life revolves around spirit, every minute of every day.
I have a very strong Sadhana. Everyone in my life knows that I am going to go into that place, and that I always come back. My husband, my kids, and my family had to see that I can go way out into the place that I call my miracle zone, and that I will always come back. I have a very fast return rate. It is like a person who works out – the heart rate can go up then come back down to rest. That’s how I describe it. I can go really far out there, and then I come back and ground.
What is your grounding practice?
Walking outside on the grass with bare feet while drinking a tall glass of water. My super mainstream husband often asks me to come back to Earth if I am flying with the angels for too long. This grounds me quickly because he has asked me to be present for him, while I have asked him to be supportive of my daily practice. My kids ground me quickly as well. There is always somewhere to drive to or someone who is hungry or needs help with a project. A mini vacation for me is a day of deep meditation.
What are the practices that help you return to your truth when you feel out of alignment?
Sat Kriya, Ego Eradicator, Mul Mantra, and chanting to Guru Ram Das. I chant to Guru Ram Das throughout the day, and have taught my daughter to chant to Guru Ram Das as well. She has learned the power of this practice! Gabriella will be helping at Kids’ Camp at Sat Nam Fest. She loves children. She is just 14 and doing her Kundalini Teacher Training – the full Level 1 KRI program!
What class will you be teaching at Sat Nam Fest Berkshires?
Attracting Miracles with Your Radiance. The workshop will be about removing blocks so the radiant body can shine, and we can become magnets to miracles, prosperity, love and opportunities. I love teaching this workshop because the emails I receive afterward are so amazing. I have observed so many miracles, and am continuously amazed at the ability we have to co-create with Spirit- once we get out of our own way!