A healing environment for self-development through rejuvenation and detoxification practices, education & holistic healing services.
Mangala provides assessment of an individual, and develops a personalized diet and lifestyle program. She currently sees clients for consultations in Santa Cruz.
Mangala integrates aspects of devotional intention, anatomical reference, and subtle body physiology into classical methods of asana, pranayama, and meditation practice.
Ayurvedic Massage & Bodywork Treatment Therapies provide nourishment to the body, strengthen the nervous and immune systems, detoxify and increase vitality.
Mangala Norskog RN
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, Massage Therapist
Mangala is a long-time student of Baba Hari Dass, a lifelong yogi and monk, who teaches the importance of developing positive qualities through selfless service and the practice of Ashtanga yoga with the aim of attaining peace.
Certified Yoga Therapist | Founder & Director Adaptive Yoga Project
“Mangala is a natural born healer. I have known her since 2004, I was fortunate to take her gentle yoga class in Santa Cruz and was impressed with her serenity and especially her ability to introduce the beneficial effects of the Yoga breathing practices. I continue to recommend Mangala not only to students but to budding teachers who can learn the ancient traditions handed down from her teacher, her devotion to the classical Ashtanga Yoga tradition, taught to her by Baba Hari Dass and her intimate relationship with him, are clearly evident in her presence.”
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Weekly Yoga Classes
Pacific Cultural Center & Yoga Institute
Duration: 90 minutes
Gentle Yoga / Monday / 9:30 – 11:00 am
Level 1 / Monday / 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life,Veda = science or knowledge), a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is classically practiced as a holistic system of comprehensive healing through the equal integration of body, breath, and mind.
What is Integrative Bodywork?
The Integrative Bodywork therapy varies depending on the conditions present, and aids in maintaining the proper balance within the bodily systems.
How is the Ayurvedic assessment evaluated?
Mangala’s experience as a Registered Nurse allows her to monitor aspects of western diagnostic data and facilitate integrative approaches to health care.
What are asanas?
Yogic postures, or asanas, are the physical aspect of the practice, yet are much more than physical. Moving the body in the pace and flow of the breath with awareness of mind and balance of effort and ease, constitutes a successful yoga session, regardless of the degree of difficulty in balance, strength, and flexibility.
Why is the Integrative Bodywork important?
The daily practice of massage is highly praised in Ayurveda, as it discharges waste materials and relaxes the whole body.
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