Yoga unites breath, meditation and movement to heal and transform body and spirit. By cultivating awareness, acceptance, and inner peace, yoga teaches us how to be present, flexible, and balanced both on and off the mat so we can live and love more joyfully and authentically.
Whatever your age, physical fitness, flexibility, or mobility, you can benefit from yoga. It is a practice that meets you wherever you are to help you be where you want to be.
Some of the many benefits of yoga include:
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Improving flexibility
- Increasing strength and toning muscle
- Improving focus and concentration
- Boosting immunity
- Relieving pain
- Improving balance and circulation
- Increasing energy and vitality
- Alleviating symptoms of depression
- Boosting confidence and creativity
- Deepening self-awareness and understanding
I teach traditional Hatha yoga, which is the practice of the physical poses coordinated with breath and mindfulness. Though my classes can be challenging, yoga is a meditative practice that calms the mind as it strengthens, rejuvenates, and restores the body. And with regular practice, what you cultivate on the mat - balance, flexibility, centeredness, strength - will infuse all other areas of your life. In time, you'll find yourself "living your yoga" and inspiring others with your grace.
There are many styles and specialties under the umbrella of Hatha yoga. I currently teach Slow Flow (vinyasa), Yin, Yin/Yang, and Trauma-Sensitive studio classes. I am also trained and experienced in prenatal, partner, chair, and kid's yoga. See my class schedule to learn more.
Therapeutic & Adaptive Yoga
It's worth repeating: Yoga is a practice that meets you wherever you are. Even if you have limited mobility from injury or illness, you can enjoy the benefits of this powerful practice. Yoga can be done on a mat, in a chair, even in bed. Wherever you are, yoga can help improve wellbeing and restore wholeness to body, mind and spirit.
Through yoga, my clients have found relief from pain and the ability to better manage the physical symptoms and emotional stresses of conditions including:
- back ache
- sports injuries
I am also a certified trauma-sensitive yoga instructor. Trauma-sensitive classes and private sessions differ from traditional classes in significant ways, but with the same underlying goal: to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into balance and harmony. Trauma-sensitive yoga is a gentle practice but a powerful, transformative tool that helps survivors, reconnect with the body, reclaim a sense of self and personal power, and live in the present moment. This training informs my approach to yoga for anxiety and depression, which are often rooted in traumatic experiences.