My Teaching Style

My Teaching Style

  • Accessible/Realistic poses (no headstands or pretzel shapes)
  • Gentle pace
  • Variations offered to customize your practice for your body
  • Clear & concise cues
  • Silent moments to pause during the practice & full savasana at the end
  • Creative & unique movements and prop usage (no two classes are the same)
  • Fun & light-hearted tone since a smile is the best pose we have in yoga
  • Holistic practice including breath focus (pranayama), hand gestures (mudras), intention setting, yoga philosophy
  • Thoughtful & well-rounded sequence based on anatomy
  • Wide variety of classes including strength & stability, flexibility, balance & agility, nervous system & immunity, yin/yang fusion and playful & fun
  • High quality audio and video
  • Ideas offered after class to continue your practice off of the mat

Yoga for Healthy Aging

Variety of poses and movement patterns including traditional yoga methods as well as natural movements. Well-rounded and thoughtful practice, utilizing the Yoga for Healthy Aging methodology. Classes are focused on immune support, strength & stability and balance & agility. Also included are playful & fun sequences which have a focus on unique and creative movement patterns and shapes. Props are suggested for all classes to support the body.

Yin

This style is for improving flexibility and range of motion due to the longer holds in the shapes.  A compliment to your other yoga practices and to your everyday life.  The intention of this practice is to slow down.  All shapes are held for time (around 3 to 7 minutes) and all done low to the floor. It is also a quiet practice with time in silence per shape.

Restorative

Usage of props to support the body in positions of comfort and ease to facilitate relaxation and health. Developed by Judith Hanson Lasater. Shapes are held between 10 and 15 minutes in silence. The class includes a breath focus and meditation.

Functional Movements

Movement and strength conditioning based on everyday movement patterns of the body (pull, push, squat, lunge, hinge, rotate and walking/gait) for task accomplishment.  Focus is to target the large muscle groups with practical movements so we can continue to take care of ourselves as we age and continue to do our daily tasks with as much ease as possible (gardening, groceries, stairs, walking, getting up and down off of the floor). This training also improves balance, coordination, stamina, and strength and all focused around how we naturally move.

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