A Heart-Centered Approach To
To bring more depth and meaning to your practice, I weave these five threads of experience into every class
Love, Freedom, Peace, Joy, Truth, Acceptance - these are the virtues of heart we reach for in yoga asana practice. Each class I teach is infused with real-life stories of attempts (and many failures) at moving towards these traits and others. Stories of yoga off the mat.
The Tantric perspective of Yoga Philosophy supports the view that your body and your life are not a problem to be solved - they are the very vehicles of your Awakening. We are not trying to discipline or escape our bodies in this practice - we are trying to get more into them, to experience the fullness of life through every cell of our being.
In class, I teach you how to get into the pose, what to do with your muscles and bones while you’re there, and how to get out of it safely. Physical alignment - how you use your muscles to line up your bones - protects against injury and builds optimal health. Taking the time to line up your body teaches you how to find & feel into both effort and ease in every part of the practice.
I LOVE sequencing and am masterful at it. The way poses connect and build on one another - warming, strengthening, opening, creating imprints - lead to opportunities to explore going deeper into postures or playing the edges of your current practice. It can help you advance your asana practice in a safe and skillful way. And it prepares you for the pulsation of Bliss in Savasana
Something happens when you show up week after week with the same room full of people committed to connecting deeply with their hearts. A special bond always grows in our classes. This community is one of mutual respect, reverence, and support. Noncompetitive and calmly welcoming, we do our best to live our yoga together while we are in the studio. Visiting teachers always describe the student community as “Sweet” and “Open.” I am so grateful to be a part of it.