Born: Fairfax, VA
Guiltless Pleasures: ice cream, naps with my 2 dogs, reading, outdoor music concerts, Homeland on Showtime, walks in nature with my hubby & exploring new music & sounds on Spotify.
Why Yoga: I practice because it helps me to stay calm, be fully present, and make decisions in my life. In 2013, my life changed as I had a VAD that caused a stroke. I enjoy sharing with others, dealing with their own life's changes, the reminder that our yoga is always changing along our journey.
Certifications: Pure Prana Holistic Yoga Teacher 200hr, Kripalu Yoga Teacher 500hr with a focus on integrating Ayurveda, YoKids YTT, Prenatal Teacher Training w/Janice Clarfield, Divine Sleep YTT
Gentle yoga classes are meditative, fluid, and soothing, suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. You experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension, breathing techniques to calm the nervous system, and simple postures to build stability.
Moderate yoga classes explore the balance between effort and ease. The aim of this class is to strengthen the body by sustaining more challenging postures at a moderate pace and developing mental focus through meditation and breathing practices. This class is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice, though newcomers who feel fit and strong are also welcome.
Restorative Yoga is a practice that is inclusive for all audiences, injuries, abilities, and ages. It allows you to be on the floor and fully supported by props such as blankets, bolsters, cushions, straps, walls, and chairs. Each supported posture is held for 5 to 10 minutes with the expectation that you are in complete comfort. Any discomfort is addressed by adjusting the support of your props or even switching to another shape entirely. Restorative Yoga is a practice known to help flexibility, relax the body, still the mind, and improve the capacity for healing. Additionally, it can help balance the nervous and immune systems.
The Gong and the Tibetan Singing Bowls produce harmonization and tones that transmit soothing and peaceful vibrations known to have healing qualities. They can potentially balance the chakras and relax your body on a deeper level. With deeper relaxation, you'll find your sympathetic nervous system, or stress response, can take a much needed break. With the parasympathetic nervous system, or the relaxation response, in charge, you'll have the opportunity for both physical and mental recovery.
Why use these two practices together? Both practices support the relaxation response, so together they act as a double dose of parasympathetic elixir. When this elixir know as Ojas runs low, we run the risk of depletion in all of our systems.
This workshop will start with Restorative Yoga and finish with the Sound Bath. Wear comfortable clothing.
$45.00 ($35.00 Early Bird by 11/15/2018)