A Heart-Centered Approach To
Bring more depth and meaning to your yoga practice with these five threads of experience
Love, Freedom, Peace, Joy, Truth, Acceptance - these are some of the heart qualities we reach for in yoga asana practice. Each class I teach is infused with real stories of attempts (and many failures) at moving towards these traits and others. Stories of yoga off the mat help to inspire your practice.
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. You don’t need to discipline or escape your body in this practice. Instead you are invited more into your body where you experience the fullness of life in every cell of your being.
Learn 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.
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. The sequence can help you advance your asana practice in a safe and skillful way. And it prepares you for the pulsation of Bliss in Savasana
A special bond grows when you show up week after week with the same people who are committed to connecting deeply with their hearts. Together we build a non-competitive community based on mutual respect, reverence, and support. And we practice living our yoga together in the studio. Visiting teachers always describe the student community as “Sweet” and “Open.” I am so grateful to be a part of it.