Going beyond the physical practice of yoga, she has studied yogic techniques such as the science of chakras and tantra yoga, meditation, the healing power of mudras (hand gestures), and the profound effects of chanting and mantra yoga. In 2015 she was led to visit India and in the traditional ashram setting in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, she studied Sanskrit, Nada Yoga (Yoga of Sound), Bhakti (Yoga of Devotion), advanced subjects of mantra, and tanpura - the traditional indian string instrument. She became certified in the Heart of Sound -the world's first 200 hour yoga teacher training based entirely on the transformational power of sound.
Romi understands that each one of us is a unique being and the extensive study of different yogic techniques allows her to adapt and modify the practice of yoga with respect to each individual's needs. In her classes, she teaches students to balance strength with inner softness, open the heart and mind, listen to the body and uncover the quiet place of peace, wisdom and happiness that lies within each of us. She believes it is never too late to start as every day is a new beginning.
She continues to study with Anandra George in India, Kim Schwartz in Chicago, Integrative Yoga Therapy, and philosophy and practice of kriya yoga, as her yogic path was primarily influenced by Sri Goswami Kriyananda, the founder and spiritual preceptor of the Temple of Kriya, who carried the flame of the lineage of Babaji and Paramhansa Yogananda. Romi is deeply grateful for all teachers that came to her life, especially Meg Barber and Yoga From The Beginning, the very first teacher who introduced the gift of yoga to her and inspired her to teach and share the love of yoga with others. Romana “Romi” Kalova moved to Lexington from Chicago in May of 2008, where she lived since she came from the Czech Republic in 2004. She received her initial Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago and became a certified yoga instructor.