WHO WE ARE
Casa de Yoga is a homegrown, locally owned and operated yoga studio/boutique. Considered a “second home” by many of our patrons, we have cultivated a warm, individualized and fun environment where people from all walks of life come to grow themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our family comes together to escape, revive and inspire one another daily. It’s a place where one can lose themselves, find themselves and walk out ready to not only make a meaningful impact within their own lives but also within our beloved community of El Paso.
Yoga can provide the tools one needs in order grow individually or the well-earned escape after a long workday. At Casa de Yoga we want to provide you a space to grow, the tools to inspire others, and the resolve to positively affect our community. We invite you to come enjoy an introductory week, get to know our skilled instructional staff, witness our community in action and see how transformative a CdY yoga experience can be. So find your second home, relax, kick off your shoes and be part of a place where one can heal, unwind re-energize and find yourself.
WHAT WE OFFER
Yoga at CdY is anything but the prepackaged experience. Our environment is communal and our classes are differentiated. Here at CdY, we offer a variety of yoga experiences that can fit everyone from the hesitant beginner to the seasoned yogi. From classes ranging from Basics, Power, and Heated to specialized classes like Ashtanga, Restorative, and the only Hang classes in El Paso. With a specialization in Power Vinyasa, and the only Yoga studio boasting a complete staff of officially certified Yoga Alliance Certification instructors, CDY is the preeminent yoga studio in the city of El Paso. Wall practice can help us stretch what is tight, strengthen what is weak, and allow our bodies to perform everyday activities with more ease and joy. Our studio boasts a 12 station Yoga Wall™. At Yoga CdY East, we use the Great Yoga Wall™ for effective spinal and cervical traction using gravity, breath and awareness. The signature Hang method (developed and trained by Rosa Rendon – 200hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience) helps improve alignment and create space between each vertebrae, reversing the effects of degenerative disc disease and nerve impingement. The use of the Yoga Wall along with intelligent sequencing and alignment–based Yoga Asana or poses make each class unique and emphasizes poses that create space in the spine and relieves tension in the upper and lower back and neck. We are one of the few studios to offer Buti Yoga ®. Created by celebrity trainer Bizzie Gold, Buti Yoga utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to sculpt + tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. Buti Yoga workouts transform your BODY + SOUL with cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance, primal movement + conditioning woven into a dynamic yoga practice. Find your rhythm with us today!
At Casa de Yoga our personal practice is forever growing, developing, and being influenced by our teachers. We have created endless opportunities for you to also expand your knowledge and explore a wide variety of workshops on yoga, meditation, health, advancing your practice and much more. We feel blessed to have been exposed to so many wonderful life-changing teachers and are honored to be able to share them with you at Casa de Yoga.
The Hot Yoga room at Casa de Yoga is unique to El Paso in that it provides far-infrared heat with the room temperature set at 85 degrees F. Depending on the class, the temperature can range from 80-95 degrees.
Far-infrared heat differs from radiant heat in that the heat warms the body (not the air) providing for a breathable efficient therapeutic work out. This is because in addition to the far-infrared heat, humidity and oxygen levels are also controlled. Your experience is as close to practicing yoga outside on a hot summer day as is possible for an indoor space.
When you practice Hot Yoga at Casa de Yoga you get all the benefits of yoga boosted by all the benefits of infrared heat. Like yoga, far-infrared heat removes toxins, improves flexibility & joint mobility, promotes healing, reduces muscle stiffness and pain, decreases soreness & inflammation, increases circulation, improves skin tone, promotes weight loss, enhances heart function, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and speeds recovery.
When you walk into a regular hot yoga studio, you really don't even need to move to sweat... you could just sit there and be sweating buckets, which means you aren't really working out at all! You also don't have hot air blowing into the room or humidity added unnaturally. Your body both skin and lungs can't breathe freely in this environment and result in that suffocation feeling. But at Casa de Yoga, that sweat that is pouring off your body, is sweat that you actually worked for!
Currently we are offering Hot Yoga classes at all of our locations!
PALASH & DIPTI KULKARNI
Palash and Dipti Kulkarni are the owners of Casa de Yoga East and Horizon. He is a devoted father of two children, Shreya and Rohan. He loves to travel to explore new places, meet new people, and try new foods.
Dipti Kulkarni is primarily a homemaker and a mother of two children. She has a passion for cooking. She also loves Yoga and has been practicing since her teenage years. She grew up in Pune, India where she got her Bachelors in Commerce. She moved to the United States after getting married. She speaks 4 languages. Her hobbies include drawing henna, rangoli (sand art), traveling and collecting art.
I have always had a specific interest in how the body works. The body's amazing anatomical structure, the physiological adaptability, and its biomechanics intrigue and continue to fascinate me. I have a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a focus in Exercise Science from UTEP. I eventually hope to return to school and continuing with a Masters in Exercise Science with a possibility of moving onto a doctorate program.
My yoga journey began about 2 years after getting out of the military where I spent 9 years active duty as a combat infantryman. At first I was just expected to manage the studio and maintain client relations, which if you have met me before you know why I was chosen. However, in order to better understand what we had to offer at Casa de Yoga I started practicing... often; and I quickly fell in love with the practice. I completed the 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2018 and continue to love sharing the benefits. With this I plan to raise awareness of the benefits that a yoga practice can have in traditional therapy practices both physical and mental.
I tend focus more on the physical benefits of yoga. After years suffering from chronic back pain, I quickly noticed the decrease in symptoms and issues. I still cannot deny the psychological affects it beholds. With the stress of working several jobs, being a full time student, a PTSD diagnosis, and supporting my eating habits (I really, really, really love food), I have learned how simply just a yoga class can bring my stress levels back down into manageable levels and obtain a focus point. My favorite style of yoga would involve power and flow classes like Ashtanga and Vinyasa practices.
I am a firm believer that you can do much more than you tell yourself, but only you can prove that. Come in and visit us, take a class, or just stop by to ask questions and talk to me.