Yoga - a Sanskrit word, meaning to connect, join or balance
Yoga feeds my body in ways that food cannot nourish. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 20 years, but my path has not been straightforward. There have been starts and stops along the road, with plenty of bumps along the way. Only when I truly began to understand my body and its unique capabilities was I able to dedicate myself to my daily yoga practice.
I undertook a rigorous Yoga Teacher Training in Summer, 2018. During my 200-hour training, I studied yoga poses, yogic philosophy, human anatomy & physiology, and teaching techniques. I had the opportunity to student-teach with my fellow trainees; it was during this component of my training that I truly found my “voice” as a devoted yogini and knew that I wanted to share my enthusiasm on the mat with others.
There are so many different styles of yoga practices - from Vinyasa to Kundalini, Bikram to Restorative, I’ve moved my body through so many sequences. It wasn’t until I discovered Yin Yoga that I knew I had found the practice that my body needed. Yin Yoga is a style of practice which targets deep connective tissues (the fascia and ligaments), while allowing the muscles to be disengaged. Poses take place while seated or laying on the mat, and each pose is held in stillness for anywhere from 2 to 8 minutes long. Not only is the body challenged during a Yin Yoga practice, but so is the mind.
If you are interested in learning more about Yin Yoga and its benefits, please send me a message, with “YOGA” in the subject line. I am available for private or small group classes. I’m also a substitute Yoga teacher at Meadow Mill Athletic Club.