My name is Bunok Kravitz. Say what? Yes, that is my birth name. It sounds kinda like Nanook of the North, but with the "B", of course. No, I did not go to India, find myself and take on a spiritual name (one of the more interesting stories I've been told about myself). I was named after my Korean mother and my father was Polish-American, thus the Kravitz. So why The Yoga Bunny? Bunny was my childhood nickname because so many people have such a hard time saying and remembering it. No one forgets when you say, "theyogabunny.com". Try "bunokkravitz.com". Now you get it.
My yoga story in less than 400 words:
Years ago, my BFF, Lisa, asked me what my earliest memory was of what I wanted to be when I grew up. According to her psychologist, that is what we should do when we become adults. I laughed. I wanted to be a nun when I was a child for about 3 days. I read the bible, went to church and then decided that a life married to God was not my calling. I spent the next 30 years in creative pursuits, studying ballet, performing in NY and LA black box to Off-Broadway theatres, and being a yuppy in between it all. Never in my life did I want to be a teacher. I certainly didn't think I'd be a yoga and meditation teacher. Those things were mine. I needed them just to survive. I'd like to think they've made me a better, more grounded, kinder person. But the jury is out on that one. Anyway, fast forward to 2007. My marriage was ending with my yoga instructor husband (<this irony is not lost on me) and I had allowed my world to be turned upside-down. I was obsessively practicing yoga and meditating to get through every moment. That's when I realized that I needed to share this information with as many people as I could. My calling to God was not so far from the reality of what I was to become so many years later. So after 29 years of meditation experience, 26 years from my first yoga practice and 11 years of a journey that has changed my life in the most beautiful, and profound of ways, I have taken all of this information and made it even more accessible with the help of technology. Become a member of my website and enjoy the practices!
And for those who need credentials, I am an RYT-200, initiate of Transcendental Meditation, trained in Vipassana/Mindfulness and have extensively studied anatomy and the biomechanics of asana with advanced teachers and chiropractors. Oh, yes, there was also the 12 years of classical ballet training.
I relocated to WA State at the beginning of 2018. My current schedule is:
Eight classes a week at Maya Whole Health studio, Renton, WA
One class a week at SpoonFed Training, Renton, WA
I still travel to Los Angeles every other week for beach yoga on Saturday morning and Sunday Sunset Class, Marina de Rey, CA
Come practice with me in person or virtually!