My Name is halli jastaran faulkner
I teach healing yoga workshops for women who have experienced sexual assault and abuse.
As a survivor myself, I’ve learned how to use the tools of movement, breath, and mantra to help myself heal. My Woman Warrior workshops use these same tools to create a safe space where students tap into their own innate healing power. I teach with love, and with the understanding that each of my students already has exactly what she needs to heal.
I first learned about yoga in my high school gym class in upstate New York. Doing some basic breath exercises ignited a spark of curiosity in me, and I’ve been curious – practicing and learning – ever since.
In 2014, I moved to Los Angeles and was trained in Kundalini yoga by Krishna Kaur. I was then trained in trauma-informed yoga and started developing my Woman Warrior workshops while going deep into my own process of healing from trauma and post-traumatic stress.
I’ve also spent a lot of time in the formal academic world – earning my Master’s degree in education from Loyola Marymount University and my law degree from the George Washington University Law School, then working in education policy for over a decade.
Through all this, I’ve learned that real, life-changing work comes directly from the heart… And also that every great teacher needs some serious down time, which for me means relaxing at home in Washington, D.C. with my beautiful wife, Rachel.
I’m honored to have taught Woman Warrior workshops for survivors in cities including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, New York, and Washington, D.C. – and I’m ready to connect with many more women around the world. Our Woman Warrior family is one of the greatest and richest gifts of my life.