Lexa Chernin

She is a Yoga Instructor (ERYT 500), Ayurvedic Practitioner, Sanskrit teacher, and co-owner of Yoga Secrets in Kennett Square, PA. She offers weekly classes at Yoga Secrets and is co-creator and lead teacher of the Yoga Secrets 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training.

Lexa is a professional member of Yoga Alliance and NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association).

Lexa's Training

Lexa has completed over 3000 hours of direct training and formal study in a broad spectrum of the Vedic tradition. She is blessed to have had the opportunity to study with many exceptional teachers, and she is deeply committed to honoring the traditional teachings of her lineage.

She is trained in Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Supreme Release Yoga, Ayurvedic Yoga Chikitsa, and Yoga Nidra. 

 

She has taken courses in Ayurvedic Healing and Vedic Counseling through the American Institute of Vedic Studies, both in Pennsylvania with Ed Zadlo and in India with Dr David Frawley and Shambhavi Devi. Areas of focus here include Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedanta, Tantra, Jyotish and Vastu.

After studying Sanskrit for years in the traditional method of sruti parampara (chanting and memorizing verses), Lexa eventually completed the Sanskrit teacher apprenticeship at the American Sanskrit Institute, and implements the ASI method of teaching in her Sanskrit offerings. She studies privately with Zoe Mai (former director of ASI). Additionally, she studies Sanskrit with Dr Varun Khanna at Swarthmore College, approaching it as a spoken as well as a written language.

She completed the Ayurvedic Practitioner's program at the highly esteemed Kerala Ayurveda Academy under the guidance of Dr Jayarajan Kodikannath. 

Lexa has studied extensively with Kaya Mindlin in the areas of Yoga Therapy, Vedanta, Shaktism, and the Yoga shastras.