The Karuna Tree

The Karuna Tree, created by Veda Spidle, provides private yoga lessons and promotes yoga as a healthy lifestyle choice. Karuṇā: Sanskrit for Compassion

Veda Spidle was born in Lithuania and at a young age immigrated to the United States with her family. Since childhood, she has been surrounded by art, yoga, meditation, and spirituality in her own home through her parents’ daily practices. These influences led her to pursue a B.A. in Interior Design and later, to live abroad to teach English in South Korea, where she met her husband. Her experienc

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02/04/2021

Couples Yoga Explained

This time of year is enveloped in the buzz of love, and we are often enchanted by flowers, hearts, and the joy that the love of another brings; this is one of the most incredible gifts of the human experience! While we hope to flourish in these moments of romance, they may also usher in a sense of polarity for what we feel we’ve lost sight of, in love. Modern life meets us with constant changes, oftentimes dropping us into the realization that we have either disconnected from ourselves, our partner or both. This is normal. This is part of our human-ness. Everything evolves and shifts, and it is natural to yearn for steadiness and consistency amidst it all.

Enter yoga. The practice of not only movement, but stillness - of not only doing, but being. The practice of being present with yourself and those around you. Presence is where love lives. It is where we can rediscover love within ourselves and for each other.

Join Veda Spidle for a 30-minute information session on couple’s yoga that will include a demonstration and Q&A! This session will be focused on reconnecting with yourself and your partner.

I AM Yoga Nidra™ at Peace with Myself and My Life - Guided by Veda Spidle 12/08/2020

I AM Yoga Nidra™ at Peace with Myself and My Life - Guided by Veda Spidle

New Yoga Nidra for all of you!!!

The intention of this I AM Yoga Nidra™ is to help you to find peace with yourself and your life. Yoga Nidra translates as Yogic Sleep. It is a sleep-based meditation that almost anyone can do. All you have to do is come into a comfortable position (ex: laying down), then close your eyes and listen. You can use a pillow, eye pillow, and blanket for extra comfort.

The affirmation used in this recording is: I am at peace with myself and my life just as it is and I am able to face all challenges with dignity.

This practice has a multitude of potential benefits including increasing breath awareness, calming the nervous system, improving sleep, and it supports healing from trauma. It increases melatonin, serotonin, endorphins, and GABA. There are many more additional benefits!

May this Yogic Sleep bring you some peace.

#meditation #guidedmeditation #connect #connectotyourself #meditationforbeginners #yogameditation #meditationpractice #yoganidra #IAMYogaNidra #IAM #Nidra #meditate #peace #life #myself #atpeace

I AM Yoga Nidra™ at Peace with Myself and My Life - Guided by Veda Spidle The intention of this I AM Yoga Nidra is to help you to find peace with yourself and your life. Yoga Nidra translates as Yogic Sleep. It is a sleep-based med...

Gentle Yoga and Sound Healing #GentleYoga #yogaathome 10/30/2020

Gentle Yoga and Sound Healing #GentleYoga #yogaathome

I'm streaming live on YouTube right now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gteXXb_fQJ8

Gentle Yoga and Sound Healing #GentleYoga #yogaathome Now live streaming from the OneBreathConnected.com studio! Join Veda for prāṇāyāma (breathwork), guided gentle yoga, and sound healing. The sound healing wil...

Ujjayi Breathing: Origin, Benefits & Practice - Insight Timer Blog 10/20/2020

Ujjayi Breathing: Origin, Benefits & Practice - Insight Timer Blog

Thank you Isabelle Pikörn from Insight Timer for writing an informative blog on Ujjayi Pranayam and for including my recording on how to do the technique as one of the guided audio tracks in the blog playlist!

#ujjayi #tkt #support #breath #breathe #pranayama #pranayam #howto #howtodoujjayi #balance

Ujjayi Breathing: Origin, Benefits & Practice - Insight Timer Blog Learn about the roots of ujjayi breathing, the many benefits of this popular pranayama technique and when and how to practice it.

The Karuna Tree updated their information in their About section. 10/20/2020

The Karuna Tree updated their information in their About section.

The Karuna Tree updated their information in their About section.

Gentle Yoga and Sound Healing #GentleYoga #yogaathome 10/16/2020

Gentle Yoga and Sound Healing #GentleYoga #yogaathome

I'm live streaming right now for my 5:30 class. Come join. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgp8ti5Ft1Y

Gentle Yoga and Sound Healing #GentleYoga #yogaathome Now live streaming from the OneBreathConnected.com studio! Join Veda for prāṇāyāma (breathwork), guided gentle yoga, and sound healing. The sound healing wil...

10/13/2020

Need some time for self care? Join me Surya Yoga! Pre-registration is required and you can do that at: https://suryayogaandwellness.com/services/schedule/

#yogaoutside #riseandshine #bethelight #TKT #guidedyoga #soundhealing #meditative #morning #stretches #morningstretches #community #support #restorativeyoga #restorative #weareone #suryayoga 📸 Daria Tumanova on Unsplash

Need some time for self care? Join me Surya Yoga! Pre-registration is required and you can do that at: https://suryayogaandwellness.com/services/schedule/

#yogaoutside #riseandshine #bethelight #TKT #guidedyoga #soundhealing #meditative #morning #stretches #morningstretches #community #support #restorativeyoga #restorative #weareone #suryayoga 📸 Daria Tumanova on Unsplash

08/28/2020

Gentle Yoga, Sound Healing, & Mantra #gentleyoga #meditation #Anandam

You can catch my live stream starting in 25 minutes. Gentle yoga, sound healing, and mantra meditation. See you there!

https://youtu.be/7J64p_52NeI

Join Veda every Thursday in August for prāṇāyāma (breathwork), guided gentle yoga, sound healing, and chanting mantra. The sound healing will be during śavās...

08/14/2020

Gentle Yoga, Sound Healing, & Mantra #gentleyoga #meditation #SampratiHum

Thank you for joining my livestream today

Join Veda every Thursday in August for prāṇāyāma (breathwork), guided gentle yoga, sound healing, and chanting mantra. The sound healing will be during śavās...

[08/06/20]   I am excited to announce that One Breath Connected is live today! Various teachers, including myself, have recorded multiple classes for this online yoga platform.

They are giving away 90 days free! Check their post for details.

#OBC #OneBreathConnected #Community #athomeyoga #guidedyoga #globalyoga

07/15/2020

This Friday morning at 6am, join me for yoga in the breezeway (outside) at Surya Yoga!!! Pre-registration is required and you can do that here: https://suryayogaandwellness.com/services/schedule/

#yogaoutside #riseandshine #bethelight #TKT #guidedyoga #soundhealing #meditative #morning #stretches #morningstretches #community #support #weareone #suryayoga

07/14/2020

Need some time to move, breathe, and decompress? Join me live today, and every Tuesday at noon, online with Anahata Yoga, Sound & Energy Healing for Gentle Yoga and Sound Healing!

Visit: AnahataYogaAZ.com/Schedule to register for your virtual classes!

#yogaathome #gentleyoga #meditation #soundhealing #tkt #guidedyoga

07/13/2020

Private Yoga Lessons With Veda Spidle

Send us a Facebook message to schedule your own private lesson.

05/22/2020

Gentle Yoga & Sound Healing Live Stream | The Spine

Veda is live streaming right now. Come join us.

Join Veda for a guided gentle yoga practice with sound healing! Accepting donations for this class here: paypal.me/thekarunatree This class is focused on the...

04/13/2020

Yoga schedule update for Anahata Yoga, Sound & Energy Healing!

Tune into www.Facebook.com/anahatayogaaz.com/videos and hang out with the ANAHATA teachers.

Show your support with a donation to The Seva Project.100% of the donations will go to the teacher. Keep shining your light 'till we see you again!

Much love from all of us at Anahata Yoga and The Karuna Tree

03/26/2020

Looking for an online gentle yoga class with sound healing?

Join me on Thursdays, starting today, at 5:30pm (Arizona Time) on youtube.com/TheKarunaTree !

Donations can be made to: paypal.me/thekarunatree

Love to you all! 💕

#gentleyoga #yogalivestream #livestream #yogalive #youtubeyoga #yoga #soundhealing #gentle #community #support

03/21/2020

Thank you to everyone who was able to join the Inner Dimensions live stream on YouTube.com/TheKarunaTree on Thursday night! It was such a pleasure to guide your practice and support you in balancing yourself. I loved the connection I felt with all of you, even from a distance.

Thank you as well to all of you for showing up for yourself, for sharing notes, giving feedback, sending messages of love, and for your donations.

I plan to do another live stream soon! Stay tuned.

Thank you Julie Lemerond for finding the quote that became the guiding light for the practice: "If you restore balance in your own self, you will be contributing immensely to the healing of the world." - Deepak Chopra

The affirmation from the Yoga Nidra: I reconnect with my inner source of healing.

Sending love to all of you!!! I miss you guys!!!

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#TKT #TheKarunaTree #YogaNidra #Balance #RestoreBalance #Meditation #RestorativeYoga #Restorative #SoundHealing #Sound #Healing

thekarunatree.com 03/19/2020

I AM Yoga Nidra™ to Relieve Anxiety - Guided by Veda Spidle

Here is my first Amrit Yoga Foundation (Amrit Yoga Institute) approved I AM Yoga Nidra™ recording for all of you! The intention of this Nidra is to help you relieve anxiety.

So much love to you all! ❤

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#Meditation #guidedmeditation #connect #connecttoyourself #bepresent #present #slowdown #difficulttime #justbe #anxiety #anxietyrelief #relieveanxiety #meditationforbeginners #guided #meditationworks #yogameditation #meditationpractice #yoganidra #IAMYogaNidra #IAM #Nidra #meditate

thekarunatree.com This guided sleep-based meditation focuses on relieving anxiety.

03/16/2020

Anahata Yoga, Sound & Energy Healing

With the closure of public classes at Anahata Yoga, Sound & Energy Healing, to help you stay connected and to keep you in a practice, they have set up live streaming for some of their classes on their page.

Beginning this week, my Anahata Yoga classes will be live streamed. Please join me from the comfort of your home!

Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing Monday's at 4pm MST
Gentle Yoga Monday's at 5:30pm MST
Restorative Yoga Tuesday's at 12pm MST

DON'T HAVE PROPS AT HOME? NO NEED TO WORRY!

For Yoga Nidra: You can lie comfortably in your bed or on the floor, grab your favorite blanket and eye pillow (or folded face towel).

For Gentle Yoga: We will stay on the ground. Find a spot in your home that has a bit of softness, like on a rug. Substitute larger bath towels for yoga blankets. Grab 3 or 4! You can also have a pillow and your favorite blanket nearby for added comfort during rest.

For Restorative Yoga: Find a spot in your home that has a soft surface like a carpet or layered blankets. Have your favorite blanket, 3 or 4 bath towels, eye pillow (or folded face towel).

Videos will be uploaded to https://anahatayogaaz.com/videos.

I'm looking forward to guiding your practice! Let us know if you have any questions!

Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing, Gong Meditations, Crystal Singing Bowls, Toning, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training, Special Events and Workshops

03/02/2020

It was a pleasure to support all of you who were able to come to the community class I led on Sunday at Surya Yoga. I hope to be able to guide another one there in the future!

Surya Yoga offers community classes often and with different teachers and a variety of focuses. Keep an eye out on their schedule for more!

#tkt #innerstillness #bethelight #suryayoga #community #support #rest #calm #meditation #yoganidra

Photo by Mihály Köles on Unsplash

02/24/2020

Allowing yourself to dive into your personal process of grief takes courage. I am inspired by all of you who came to Anahata Yoga, Sound & Energy Healing on Friday to support yourselves and each other in the process of grieving.

For those of you who couldn't make it and would like the resource list, please let me know.

02/21/2020

Tao Porchon-Lynch passed away peacefully this morning. She was an incredible woman. And the oldest yoga teacher at 101! I am grateful I got to meet her in this lifetime, learn from her, and dance in her class! ❤️ thank you Julie Lemerond for connecting her and our community here in Phoenix. It was a blessing to know her! May she travel on with light and love. 💫

01/29/2020

Thank you again Nicole Anne Yoga for a wonderful opportunity yesterday morning. It was fun being on set on Sonoran Living Live with everyone and demonstrating the benefits of couples yoga!!

🧘‍♀️ Here is the link for the yoga segment: https://www.abc15.com/sonoranliving/nicole-anne-yoga-working-out-with-your-partner 🧘‍♂️

#TKT #Community #yoga #couplesyoga #sonoranliving #abc15 #nicoleannyoga #yogaathome #azyoga #yogaaz #azliving #holistichealing #valentinesday

01/28/2020

On set at ABC15 Arizona! Watch Sonoran Living 9-10am this morning to hear Nicole Anne Yoga talk about couples yoga! Nathan Spidle and I are demonstrating and Marie Bailey is teaching.

😊

#TKT #Community #yoga #couplesyoga #sonoranliving #abc15 #nicoleannyoga #yogaathome #azyoga #yogaaz #azliving #holistichealing #valentinesday

[01/27/20]   Tomorrow morning on Sonoran Living live (ABC15 Arizona) you can catch Nicole Anne Yoga, Marie Bailey, Nathan Spidle, and me (Veda Spidle) on the 9-10am segment!

Nicole Tortorello Fonovich will be talking about couples yoga in time for valentines day! ❤️

For those of you interested, we hope you're able to watch us live. The link to the recording will be shared once it's available.

😊

#TKT #Community #yoga #couplesyoga #sonoranliving #abc15 #nicoleannyoga #yogaathome #azyoga #yogaaz #azliving #holistichealing #valentinesday

01/06/2020

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Need a peaceful pause this week, or every week?

Join me for Yoga Nidra + Alchemy Sound Healing at Anahata Yoga, Sound & Energy Healing Monday's at 4pm.

New to #yoganidra? Let me know if you have questions!

#relax #meditation #meditate #soundhealing #alchemysoundhealing #community #support #rest #recharge #peacefulpause

Photo by Paulius Dragunas on Unsplash

12/23/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday. It was a pleasure to spend the evening with all of you!

Carrie Shultz (with Prana Mañana) and I enjoyed guiding the specialty class and supporting all of you with gentle yoga and yoga nidra.

Our focus was on gentle movements and hip openers followed by yoga nidra with the intention: "I open myself to a relaxed, neutral perception of __(fill in the blank)__. I rest in calm awareness."

For those of you that wanted the music we used: https://open.spotify.com/album/1XrrxJ8AUxrdoCXUwbvm3J?si=S9oLiZYxT9auIEtHRrmcQQ

We hope to see you again at a future offering!
#nidra #yoganidra #yoga #gentleyoga #tkt #pranamanana #meditation #calm #relax #restore #community #support #rest

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

10/21/2019

Are you new to yoga or want to review the fundamentals of the practice? Join me at Anahata Yoga, Sound & Energy Healing for Yoga Basics on Mondays at 4pm. First class starts today!

This class will offer you the opportunity to learn or review the basics of how to do various types of yoga practices and their aspects, including:

· Restorative Yoga
· Hatha Yoga
· Yin Yoga
· Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan®
· Meditation
· Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
· Using Props

The class topic will vary from week-to-week and will be approached as a mini-workshop. Poses and techniques will be explored mindfully and slowly and there will be time allocated to discuss questions and experiences, for those that wish to share.

* Registered yoga teachers are eligible for 1 CE hour in the Techniques, Training, and Practice (TTP) category through Yoga Alliance® for this class when Veda Spidle (or any substitute teacher that is registered with YA and is a YACEP®) is teaching.

#yogabasics #hathayoga #yinyoga #restorativeyoga #kundaliniyoga #pranayama #meditation #community #support #grow

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10/10/2019

For those of you curious about AumaKhua-Ki, Ola will be guiding an intro experience at my home on October 18th. Please see the image for details.

This is an amazing energy balancing system and we are excited to share it with all of you! 🙌🏼

#aumakhuaKi #energy #meditation #energybalancing #community

10/08/2019

It was an absolute pleasure to see everyone who was able to join Julie Lemerond and me at A Mindfulness Life Center last week for our Inner Dimensions class.

We love sharing this healing evening will all of you and hope to do so again next time Julie comes into town!

09/23/2019

It was such an honor to be with all of you who were able to come to the Yoga Nidra +Coping Techniques for Grief offering at Anahata Yoga, Sound & Energy Healing on Friday.

Loss is something no one can hide from, it is a part of being human... but, one of the most important aspects to healing is to have human connection. Thank you for being there to support yourself and each other. We are all in this together.

Our intention from the evening: I love myself for how deeply I feel. Grieving takes time and I give it the time it needs.

Photo by Tom Barrett on Unsplash.

#grieving #grief #loss #meditation #yoganidra #selfcompassion #feelings #feel #support #community #time

08/06/2019

A POWERFULLY UNIQUE ENERGY SYSTEM COMING TO ARIZONA THIS OCTOBER!

AUMAKHUA-KI ® Energy Balancing and Meditation
with AUMAKHUA-KI ® Teacher Ola Sobanski, LMT.

JOIN US IN THIS *3 DAY IMMERSION - LEVELS 1, 2, and 3*

More info can be found on the FB event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/536955690396529/) or on TheKarunaTree.com/Events

#EnergyBalancing #meditation #community #AumaKhuaKi

Our Story

Veda Spidle was born in Lithuania and at a young age immigrated to the United States with her family. Since childhood, she has been surrounded by art, yoga, meditation, and spirituality in her own home through her parents’ daily practices. These influences led her to pursue a B.A. in Interior Design and later, to live abroad to teach English in South Korea, where she met her husband. Her experience there gave her a foundation for connecting to students, making learning fun, and expanding her perspective of life.

Upon completing her work in South Korea, she and her husband moved to Arizona where the opportunity to blend her love of yoga with her passion for teaching presented itself. With the support of her family, friends, mentors, and students, Veda has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and has taught over 2,000 hours. She continues as a life-long learner to expand her knowledge of yoga and related sciences by attending additional trainings, workshops, mentorships, and self-study.

Veda’s versatility enables her to teach people of all ages and ability levels, and she specializes in using yoga to help individuals find relief from physical, mental, and emotional pain. She aspires to continue sharing her love of yoga, meditation, health, and life with others, and, most importantly, hopes to teach people to have self-compassion through yoga!

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