I teach classes rooted in intelligent movement so that clients can (re) discover their innate strength and stability.
People who love anatomy and functional movement find my classes to be challenging and informative.
I’ll meet you without judgment because no body is the same.
My classes are slow and steady to allow for time to observe your habitual patterns. Precise and detailed cues keep your attention and highlight blind spots. I’ll also allow gracious space to allow your nervous system a chance to reprogram.
I teach with the wisdom of my teachers and the curiosity of an eternal student.
A little about my journey to yoga.
As a physical therapist, I came to yoga trying to understand why my patients were getting injured in their yoga practice. At the same time, as a new mom, I came to yoga for myself while struggling to work full time and support my family.
I thought yoga was boring. Why spend an hour at yoga when I could do real exercise?
Besides, I couldn’t sit on the ground comfortably, never mind touch my toes. Yoga was HARD.
And what was up with lying down at the end of class? Who needs that? There is so much to do….go….go….go.
And then there was this breathing thing — relaxing your belly. But that was against all good “core” training advice I had ever heard. So, of course, I fought it. Because, of course, I knew better.
But something kept pulling me in. I was introduced to yoga philosophy through a weekend lecture on the yoga sutras. I remember the first break in the lecture, driving a simple errand, and feeling Peace. That inner stillness and contentment and acceptance. And I was hooked.
I learned that the physical poses were developed with the primary purpose of allowing the body to sit comfortably for meditation. So that you could sit and not be distracted by the physical discomforts of the body. I learned how to breathe (yes your belly does need to move).
I began to change the way I thought, moved and felt. And all of a sudden, without trying, I could touch my toes. Which was cool. But even cooler: my relationship with myself, with others and with this world began to change. Are still changing. Evolving. Deepening.
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