About Veda Spidle, Certified Yoga Therapist

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. 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, Nate. Her experiences teaching in South Korea gave her a foundation for connecting to students, making learning fun, and expanding her perspective of life.

Upon completing her work abroad, Veda and Nate 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 1,800 hours of yoga teacher training and has taught over 3,900 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. As a Yoga Therapist, she specializes in using yoga to help individuals find and maintain harmony between their internal and external worlds. 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!


Training

Veda has taught over 3,900 hours and has taken 1,800+ hours of training, which include:

  • 800+ Hour I AM (Integrative Amrit Method) Yoga Therapy™ Training
    • 100+ hours in I AM Yoga Nidra™ Professional
    • 100+ hours in I AM Yoga Therapy™ Body Psychology
    • 50+ hours in I AM Yoga Nidra™ Advanced
    • 100+ hours in Integral Breath Therapy (IBT)
    • 200 hours I AM Yoga® Advanced: Meditation in Motion
    • 12 hours in the Principles of Ayurveda
    • and more!
  • 220 hours in Kundalini Yoga
  • 500 hours in Anusara® yoga

She has also expanded her education in yoga by completing the following training and workshop classes:

  • AumaKhua-Ki® Energy Balancing and Meditation Level 1-3 with Ola Sobanski
  • Y12SR: Leadership Training (17 hours) with Nikki Myers
  • Online Y12SR Intensive: The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (6 Hours) with Kyczy Hawk
  • Reiki Attunements for Level 1, 2, and Masters with Emily Stooks
  • Level 1 and 2 Gong Certification and Assisted a Training with Lisa Lippincott
  • Crystal Singing Bowls – 101 with Ronee Kipnes and Alexandra Sirocky
  • Wisdom Warriors™ (12 hours) with Desirée Rumbaugh and Karen Church
  • Mindfulness for Teachers (12 hours) with Steve Price
  • Teacher Training II (Advanced Studies) with Barbara Adams and Paulette Bodeman
  • BoomerPlus® Yoga The Art and Science of Teaching Chair Yoga Teacher Training (25 hours) with Amy Kraft and Janet Rae Humphrey
  • BoomerPlus® Yoga Therapeutic Training (8 hours) with Amy Kraft and Melissa Hardin
  • Yoga of Pregnancy Teacher Training 1 with Jessica Jennings

Making space for the inner work —

"My life’s work is in supporting individuals with finding alignment between their inner and outer worlds to create a greater sense of harmony in their lives. My teaching style stems from a belief that yoga should be both accessible and tailored to each individual in their practice. I encourage my clients to slow down, which in turn cultivates balance in everyday life, as well as a sense of internal strength that is deeply-rooted in self compassion."

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Veda Spidle, Arizona-based Yoga Therapist and Educator

My Credentials

IAYT
IAM Certified
Amrit Method
ERYT 500
YACEP