"We are all truly unique.... Yoga postures create a variety of stresses in the tissues.... The stress stimulates reactions and communication at a cellular level within the bodyand within the fascia. Embodied sensors monitor, measure, and react to stresses, creating a cascade of signals that stimulate growth and healing.... Asking a student, 'What are you feeling?' helps them develop an inner awareness.... The greatest gift any teacher can offer to her students is the one that allows the student to become her own teacher." ~ Bernie Clark
Meditation infused with postures; postures infused with meditation.... Yin Yoga is an intimate practice with your "self." Yin is a more meditative form of yoga. There are no sun salutations or standing postures. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive “stress” on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. It is great for all body types, ranging from beginners and seniors to athletes. It is especially good for those with existing joint issues. Physically, Yin Yoga helps to maintain and restore the natural mobility of the joints (range of motion.) Because this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, the best argument for Yin Yoga may be in its ability to help to quiet the mind. (No previous yoga experience required.)
“Yin [yoga] is for everyone: young, old, fat, thin, sporty, sedentary (especially sedentary,) wound up, chilled out and everything in between. If you have a body and you can breathe, you can practice, and benefit from, yin yoga.” ~ Dearbhla Kelly, M.A.
Gentle Hatha Yoga & Yoga on the Boardwalk
Hatha Yoga classes are warming, strengthening, and empowering. This is the perfect choice for those who would like to strengthen the body and retrain muscles. I offer traditional Hatha Yoga classes, integrating styles from a variety of yoga traditions. Class emphasis is on breath-linked movement, body alignment, creating body awareness, and learning to “listen to your body.” A typical class will incorporate meditation, pranayama (breath techniques,) gentle movement, and both standing and seated postures. From personal experience, I hold a strong belief in the healing power of movement. As a massage therapist, I have a holistic perspective of yoga, seeing it as “powerful medicine” with healing potential for all aspects of body, mind and spirit. My Hatha Yoga classes are suitable for all bodies, including beginners and those with physical challenges and joint issues. Modifications always offered.
"You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga, you just have to be willing to
shake the dust off and see what happens." ~ David Good
Private Yoga Classes and One-on-One Yoga Sessions
People generally think of private yoga classes as classes to learn how to do yoga. That is a great reason for a private class, but there are many others. Yoga, breathwork, and meditation are self care tools that can be used to retrain the muscles, strengthen the body, and assist in dealing with stress. I offer private yoga classes for individuals, couples, families, or groups -- at your home, in the studio, in your workplace, at your retreat site, and via Zoom. Here are some ideas:
Group Self Care Presentations
Just as the breath changes depending on how we feel, we can also
change how we feel using our breath!" ~ Emma Seppala, PhD
I offer Group Self Care Presentations in your workplace, at your staff retreat, or via Zoom. In a typical Self Care Presentation I would share tools such as gentle stretching and breathwork to help manage stress and physical tension. Group presentations start at $100. Contact me to discuss ideas, details and pricing.