From: Martinsburg, WV
Guiltless Pleasures: Morning tea, hikes or walks in cool weather, orchestra concerts, playing trumpet.
Why yoga: I think a big part of why yoga hooked me from the beginning is because of my background as a musician and the inherent similarities between learning an instrument and learning one's own body. When challenged with the postures of yoga, the body becomes something that requires an equally scientific and artistic approach. Through repetition, the concentration necessary to perform and perfect the postures is improved, and insight into the subtle focusing and quieting of the mind is gained. Who wouldn't want a better, happier relationship with their own body and mind?
Certifications: 200hrs YTT Tribe Yoga, 60hrs Anatomy YTT JOURNEYoga
Brett Dodson instructs the following:
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.
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.