committed to the service of others by sharing the wisdom of yoga traditions in a safe and nurturing atmosphere

a focus on balance

Embrace Yoga offers customizable classes, workshops, and therapy sessions combining the teachings of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda Lifestyle Practices, Mindfulness Techniques, and Sattva Yoga Therapy™ Principles.

In order to navigate life with self-awareness and compassion, attention must be paid to our health and well-being. From this state of balance, we can better serve others.

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your instructor roxie sweikar

Roxie Sweikar is a certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She leads workshops and classes in the South Bend/Notre Dame, Indiana region and works individually with those interested in private yoga, yoga therapy, mindfulness and Ayurveda.

She has spent over 15 years studying different styles and techniques of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. Her affiliation with IAYT places her alongside other yoga professionals who are working to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy.

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Training and Certifications

training and certifications

In addition to Roxie’s 15 years of yoga training, her education has also guided her in assisting others. She has a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in social work from East Carolina University. In addition, Roxie has trained and been certified in the following programs.

Hatha Yoga 200 hr. certification,
Integral Yoga Institute, Nora Pozzi

Prenatal Yoga certification,
Body Balance Yoga and Moksha Yoga

Barkan Method Hot Yoga certification,
Jimmy Barkan

YCat-Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illnesses, Jnani Chapman

Yoga for Breast Cancer Recovery and Beyond,
Camille Kittrell

Sattva Vinyasa 500 hr. certification,
Pranayoga Institute, Dani McGuire

Ayurveda Wellness Counselor (AWCP) Level 1 certification, Sevanti Institute, James Bailey

IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) Certified Yoga Therapist, Sattva Yoga Therapy,
Pranayoga Institute, Dani McGuire

Core Values

core values

The following guiding values are the framework within which Embrace Yoga seeks to address both the needs of those we serve and the manner in which we communicate.

community service

We embrace the opportunity to serve our community and beyond. We regularly engage our community to identify opportunities and mindfully connect our resources to these needs.

integrity

We maintain integrity and professionalism in all relationships. We embrace our own paths of personal growth and transformation by staying committed to our practice and truthful in our instruction.

respect

We respect individuals for who they are, and we honor diversity. We encourage communication and compassion in all interpersonal interactions.

transformational education

Through the practices of Yoga, Ayurveda, Mindfulness, and Yoga Therapy, we teach skills that support each person’s ability to reach their full potential and optimal health.

sustainability

We strive to ensure longevity and consistency with our service by staying true to our Mission and Guiding Values.