1:1 ATHA YOGANUSASANAM

Now is the Time for Yoga

My classes are a blend of Vinyasa flow, Subtle Body awareness, and mindful healing practices.  I believe in balancing the strength and meditative qualities of vinyasa flow (linking breath with poses) asana movements with the healing and therapeutic Subtle Body practices such as Chakra tuning, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation.  My students come to me knowing that they will be challenged but they will also leave their mat feeling balanced, at ease, and hopefully a little more peaceful within their own body, mind, and spirit.  My goal as a teacher is to encourage my students to honor their own unique path but to approach their practice with an open mind and an open heart, without expectations and without judgements.  We have fun, we play, we learn, and we always grow.  

I have worked with all levels of students - those brand new to yoga or students looking to deepen their practice, the aging population, folks on a journey to lose weight, Mommies during pregnancy or trying to get back into shape after having a baby, kids, the list goes on and on.  Having more than 7 years of teaching experience has given me the tools to tailor each lesson to each student (regardless of group size) and give everyone an opportunity to explore.  

1:14 Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness (with an attitude of love)

I practice yoga everyday (and a lot of times it is with my kids climbing all over me) and I encourage my students to follow their hearts, honor their bodies and do something every single day.  Even if it is simply sitting still and closing your eyes to focus on your breath.  When we allow our practice to become a regular part of our life we will feel and see the magic that yoga has to offer us.  Yoga has a mystical ability to shift energy and direct our awareness toward what our soul needs to live in harmony and in junction with our true purpose.

 

In Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)

In Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand)