My yoga journey started in 2010 with a book on meditation which recommended gentle hatha yoga as part of a daily mindfulness practice. I found these new practices surprisingly effective for relieving stress, more so than anything else I had tried.
I discovered that yoga was like medicine. The physical postures release tension, clear out atrophy, and open up spaciousness in the tissues of the body. Yoga brings me a sense of well-being and ease.
My teaching style is focused on feeling into the pose to find the balance between effort and ease, between challenging the body and being kind to the body.
This quote from Jon Kabat-Zinn summarizes my approach:
"Mindfulness does not bulldoze
through resistance. You have to
work gently at the edges, a little
here, and a little there, keeping
your vision alive in your heart."
We put our bodies in a position to feel the stretch, to feel the edge of that resistance, and then breathe into it. With breath and patience, opening begins to occur, releasing tension and encouraging a sense of ease.
I am certified to teach yoga through the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), having completed their 800-hour program. My teaching experience includes hatha flow, yoga nidra guided meditation, yin, restorative, chair yoga, yoga in the pool, yoga off the wall, and functional fitness for seniors.
Yoga Nidra - Advanced Facilitator Amrit Method