Born: Lynchburg, VA
Guiltless Pleasures: Chocolate, loose leaf teatime, anything sci-fi, thai yoga massage, trips to the mountains, going anywhere on my bicycle, getting lost in the woods.
Why Yoga: I'm on a spiritual journey and yoga is my chosen path. To paraphrase Ralph Waldo Emerson - Yoga is a journey, not a destination.
Certifications: 532Yoga 200hr, Physiology and Dance Kinesiology at GWU, ACE/IDEA and AFAA fitness instructor
Fred Williams instructs the following:
Vigorous Vinyasa offers graceful, powerful sequences that encourage you to explore. This class is designed around Sun Salutations, and requires a keen sense of body awareness and enough familiarity with yoga to modify as needed. Vigorous Vinyasa is ideal for those interested in a strong, athletic practice, as well as for those ready to experience a challenging flow.
Basics is accessible and enlivening. You’re guided through foundational postures such as Mountain, Warrior, and Downward-Facing Dog, and practice breathing techniques aligned with movement. Expect clear instruction and a steady pace. This class is perfect for anyone starting out their yoga journey, as well as for those looking to revisit the fundamentals.
A Yang practice is active, mobile, warm, and fluid, while a Yin practice is still, stable, cool, and solid. This class begins with meditation, follows with a standing posture flow to create muscular circulation, and ends with seated static postures for connective tissue stimulation.