Yoga

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Ten years ago, I walked into the gym and took a yoga class as an exercise class.  At the time, I didn’t know it then, but that “exercise class” would later become a principal force helping to carve out my life’s path.

Yoga is one of the greatest tools for strengthening the mind/body connection while simultaneously deepening one’s spiritual practice.   Since my certification in 2012, the number of yoga practitioners has increased from 20.4 million to more than 36 million; leaving the marketplace both competitive and desirable. Industry leaders in the millennial demographic, made popular by Instagram are credited for their contribution to turning this ancient practice into a forever trend — a trend that tricks its followers into a practice they’ll continue showing up for.

But, why?

Since 2012, the number of yoga practitioners has increased from 20.4 million to more than 36 million.

Because the benefits are real and yoga works for every BODY.  Yoga increases our strength, balance and flexibility both in the mind and body as well as on and off the mat. It connects us to the very essence of our truth and provides us with the information we need to set ourselves free from the past and free from our unforetold futures.  The practice of yoga is transformative and allows us  to open our hearts to a world of infinite possibilities while reducing stress,  improving our cardiovascular system and boosting our energy.   Yes, you can loose weight too!

In the many facets that make this practice so diverse there is a place for you, your healing and your well-being.

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PRACITCING WITH ME

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I help students connect to their truest self through movement, philosophy and breath work. This true self is the self that is sometimes buried beneath the chitter chatter of a busy mind, but can be easily excavated through movement.  In deep breath, we activate our parasympathetic nervous systems to combat stress and anxiety and begin our journey towards stillness.  Deep breathing is one form of movement in yoga and movement is the most natural and readily available medicine.

My 200 hour training was in Hatha Yoga at Holy Cow Yoga Center in Charleston, Sc.  While I’m capable of teaching a variety of styles, I mostly enjoy leading slow flow classes because of their restorative nature.  At home, in my own practice, I always move gently and at conscious pace.

Movement is our most natural and readily available medicine.

Whether I’m teaching one on one, in a classroom or on stage to 1,200 people, my emphasis is always on the mind/body connection, both on and off the mat.  By union of the mind and body we set ourselves up to fully understand our spiritual potential and human success. Our bodies have their own wisdom system and my teachings encourage students to tune into that channel as a prominent source of knowledge.

Over the course of my certification I have taken many workshops and have spent time learning about trauma informed yoga.  Most recently, I supported the launch of an Adaptive Yoga Program at Yoga Home for the disabled in Philadelphia. Through that program  I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals using yoga to help manage their multiple sclerosis, down syndrome and cerebral palsy.

In class with me, you can expect an awesome playlists because I firmly believe music is medicine too.

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Check out my upcoming classes,  or schedule a private or corporate class here!

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