Yoga is exploring your inner landscape by creating heat and discovering the connection of mind and body through the breath. This is a 5,000 year old science that incorporates pranayama (breathe techniques) with physical postures to open the areas of the body that become hardened by muscular holding patterns.
I am experienced in working with people of all ages, and body types, fitness levels.
With many years’ experience in massage and bodywork I have integrated my knowledge of the human anatomy into my yoga practice to sequence classes that work with your body. I lead classes that will transform you into your true authentic self. Students will develop strength, agility, fluidity, virility, and stability to leave their comfort zone by linking physical movement with breath.
I am driven to share the knowledge of yoga with others to give them the tools that yoga has given me to live a more joyful, more fulfilling life. My hands on therapeutic assists keep students coming back for more.
I was recently certified in the beautiful Santorini Greece to teach Yin Yoga! Yin Yoga is different than the Yoga (yang) that we are used to learning because we hold to poses for 3-5 minutes with no muscular involvement. By doing this we bypass the muscles and begin to train the connective tissue of the joints and stress the fascial layers that encompass all of the muscles, joints and organs. This practice is super beneficial for people of any age and activity level. This is a favorite practice of mine since I can see and most importantly feel the benefits from my many years giving massages.
This is crucial for athletes and people who spend to much sitting at desks. Fascia builds and without stressing or training our connective tissue our muscles tend to become stiff and our joints take the pressure over time. Yin yoga tones the connective tissue in our joints and lubricates the joints for longevity. Because Yin yoga targets the joints, we don’t want to overstretch the tendons and ligaments so instead of stretching these plastic tissues, we focus on stressing them safely with long static holds.
“We do not use the body to get into a pose – we use the pose to get into our body.” -Bernie Clark