Yoga Offerings

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In this time of the pandemic, I’m teaching three Zoom yoga classes a week. Though I miss being in community and teaching in person, online yoga is surprisingly nurturing and has an intimacy. I’ve been told by a couple of students they even forget they’re in their living room/office.

How I teach:

I believe that yoga is an exploration of movement and intention, a practice that is available to everyone regardless of who you are, where you are in your life, and what kind of body you have. The key is finding the teacher and the style that is right for you. In my classes, I’ll guide you through poses and sequences while mindfully exploring breath, transitions and fresh pathways. I’ll encourage your gentleness, curiosity, strength, honesty and playfulness. You’ll feel it in your bones and your heart. By practicing yoga at a slower pace, there is more opportunity to build strength and increase your awareness, listening for what benefits your body and mind most. I’ll guide you with a compassionate attitude, encouraging you to connect to your heart and gut wisdoms. This benefits you, on and off the mat, and it benefits others.

With over 33 years of yoga and meditation practice, trips to India, Nepal, and Tibet, and having traveled around the world, I share with you a wealth of yoga and life wisdom.

Styles and themes:

  • Strong Slow Flow Vinyasa
  • Core Strength Moderate Flow
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Yoga for Beginners
  • Yin Yoga
  • Therapeutic considerations
  • Ayurveda considerations
  • Embodied anatomy
  • Tensegrity matrix and fascia webbing
  • Chakras
  • Chanting
  • Buddhist philosophy
  • Buddhist meditation: mindfulness, insight, analytical, visualization, tong-len
  • Compassionate empowerment

Gratitude to my yoga teachers and primary influences (chronological order):

  • Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
  • Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • Sharat Arora (India, 1987, my first yoga teacher, Iynengar)
  • Teachers at the Rathdowne Yoga Room, North Carlton, Melbourne (Iyengar)
  • Sharon Cardamone (Pattibhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga)
  • Richard Freeman (Pattibhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga)
  • Maty Ezraty (200-hr teacher training, 2001)
  • Lisa Walford (200-hr teacher training, 2001)
  • Patricia Walden
  • Erich Schiffman
  • Shiva Rea
  • Gary Kraftsow (Viniyoga)
  • Georg Feurstein (Yoga & Buddhist philosphy)
  • Tom Myers (Anatomy Trains and fascial matrix)
  • Sonia Nelson (Vedic chanting)
  • Liz Own
  • Sarah Powers (Yin & Yang yoga)
  • Paul Grilley (Yin Yoga, bones and fascia)
  • T.K.V. Desikachar (lineage holder and son of Krishnamacharya)
  • Tias Little
  • Elena Brower
  • Judith Lasater
  • Tommy Thompson, Debi Adams, Bob Lada & Jamee Culbertson (Alexander Technique)
  • Leslie Kaminoff
  • Amy Matthews
  • Brooke Thomas & Liberated Body podcast
  • Kate O’Donnell, Hilary Garivaltis and Anusha Sehgal (Ayurveda)
  • Annie Kiel (trauma-informed yoga)
  • With palms together I bow to every student I have ever had the privilege to teach
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