Welcome. I see yoga as poetry in motion. Classes are taught in either a mindful vinyasa slow-flow or restorative style. Both are meditative, supported by a strong alignment focus, and incorporate the use of yoga props to allow the body to strengthen, soften, and release.
One word: Interoception. The practice of becoming aware of your body’s inner sensations. Through our yoga practice we can use the body’s feedback to teach us about what we need—does this pose feel good or too deep, is my body curious to explore more or do I need less? This becomes a practice we can take with us off the mat, allowing us to deepen our embodied awareness & intuition in our day-to-day. Not to mention enhance our emotional intelligence. What do I need right now? A rest in Child’s pose, or is this an opportunity to move deeper into the alchemy of my practice?
Word #2: Neuroplasticity. Science is discovering that the mind/body is far more malleable throughout our lifetimes than we initially thought. Meaning that through consistent, mindful physical activity over a regular period of time (i.e. 30 mins a day, 3x a week) we can re-pattern and reintegrate our habitual thought, movement and emotional patterns. Trade them in and up in order to move from a place of Dukah (discomfort) to Sukah (good space). Move into that place in body and mind, and the Spirit will likely follow.
When we build embodied awareness & presence, the present moment becomes pregnant with future possibility.
With focus on anatomical alignment, we are able to befriend our body as well as our nervous system, which is interwoven throughout the structural integrity of the spine. The “Mind/Body network” is what the kids are calling it these days.
Our yoga practice supports everything we do in our busy, active lives both on and off the mat, and can be an integral part of consistent support to ourselves throughout life’s mercurial flow.
Let’s learn how to balance our grace and grit.
*Private Wellness Sessions Available by Appointment.*
“If the ocean can calm itself, so can you. We are both salt water mixed with air.”