YOGA

What is yoga?

Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj - meaning to yoke or to unite. Therefore yoga is the practice of uniting the mind and the body through the power of the breath. Most people are familiar with are asanas, or poses. Asana is the physical practice of yoga as it relates to the body and is just one part of the 8 Limb Path of Yoga. These are poses that can be done in a passive or dynamic sequence to help create greater awareness,  presence, healing, and balance to the masculine and feminine energies we all possess. 

Learn more about the types of yoga I offer and see what resonates, or contact me if you have any questions as to what style is right for you.

Child's Pose

"The way you breathe is the way you live"

YOGA FOR
TRAUMA & HEALING

Yoga is for Everyone

One thing I know is that everyone is enduring some type of pain, or has experienced trauma. Whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual; yoga is one modality that can help immensely in the healing process. Check out the styles of yoga below and see which resonates with you. Proper relaxation is when the body, mind, and the five senses are resting. For example, during deep sleep (dreamless sleep) we are relaxing.  In deep sleep, the body, mind, and senses completely relax. Relaxation is very necessary because only in relaxation does the body heal, repair, and grow.

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Deep energetic healing

Restorative yoga is a style of hatha yoga and focuses on opening and relaxation, not strength and flexibility. Poses can be held up to anywhere from 5-20 minutes giving you sufficient time to completely let go. This practice uses props such as bolsters, blankets, and pillows in every pose to facilitate optimum relaxation states that can otherwise be elusive in other yoga classes.The poses are simple and gentle making them appropriate for everyone. Each practice contains only a handful of postures and promotes states of peaceful contemplation, abundance, and well-being. This class is ideal for those wanting to heal from:

  • Grief

  • Injury

  • Trauma

  • Muscle tension

YIN YOGA

Connect to your feminine energy

Based on Paulie Zink's Taoist yoga and developed by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, Yin yoga features long holds and deep stretches to stress the body's connective tissues and uses the meridians of traditional Chinese medicine as a guide. The postures are typically seated or reclining and can be held anywhere from 3-5 minutes allowing enough time to access deeper states of awareness and connective tissue in the body. Although physically distinct from restorative yoga, yin yoga is by far the most energetically similar style of yoga to restorative. This style of yoga is great for students who want to:

  • Balance emotions

  • Loosen tight muscles

  • Alleviate chronic pain

  • Connect to their feminine energy 

CHAIR YOGA

Limited mobility & professionals on the go

Chair yoga is ideal for students with limited mobility, seniors, or professionals who don't have time to get on the mat ut want to incorporate more yoga in their day. Chair yoga places a large emphasis on foot placement. It's the foundation of your balance and mobility. Numerous poses that are done on the mat can be modified to be performed seated comfortably. This style of yoga is great for:

  • Travelers 

  • Limited mobility

  • Older population

  • Professionals at work

YOGA NIDRA

Yogic Sleep

Yoga Nidra is a type of guided meditation also known as yogic sleep. It is the practice of entering the conscious state of mind that falls between sleeping and being awake. In this deep relaxation and with regular practice the body can go into even deeper states of healing and rejuvenation. After the session, you will feel fresh and energized as if you slept for hours. This style is best for:

  • Insomnia

  • Thought detachment

  • Tension and pain release

  • Deeper connection with Self 

YOGA FOR
STRENGTH & RECOVERY

Yoga for Athletes

These styles of yoga are best for any athlete. From bodybuilders to boxers and all the athletes in between yoga is a must. Incorporating yoga into your fitness routine will not only help you to recover faster from your regular training, but will also help you increase your breathing, flexibility, and agility.

VINYASA YOGA

Strength & flexibility

This is a creative and dynamic practice emerging from Ashtanga yoga and became popular in Southern California.  It denotes a flowing practice in which breath and movement are aligned. Students can expect continuous movement and flow focusing on core, stability and strength.

  • Stregnth & cardio

  • Core stability

  • Increased energy

  • Balance masculine (yang) energy

IYENGAR YOGA

Alignment & Technique

Named after its founder B.K.S. Iyengar, this practice emphasizes precision in alignment within postures and heavily features the use of props such as blocks, straps, and bands. This style of yoga is great for students looking to focus on creating more alignment in the body emphasis on technique, and form.​

  • Toned muscles 

  • Building strength 

  • Pain relief

  • Improved posture & alignment

YIN YOGA

Connecting with the Feminine

Based on Paulie Zink's Taoist yoga and developed by Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, Yin yoga features long holds and deep stretches to stress the body's connective tissues and uses the meridians of traditional Chinese medicine as a guide. The postures are typically seated or reclining and can be held anywhere from 3-5 minutes allowing enough time to access deeper states of awareness and connective tissue in the body. Although physically distinct from restorative yoga, yin yoga is by far the most energetically similar style of yoga to restorative. This style of yoga is great for students who want to:

  • Balance emotions

  • Loosen tight muscles

  • Alleviate chronic pain

  • Connect to their feminine energy 

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Deep energetic healing

Restorative yoga is a style of hatha yoga and focuses on opening and relaxation, not strength and flexibility. Poses can be held up to anywhere from 5-20 minutes giving you sufficient time to completely let go. This practice uses props such as bolsters, blankets, and pillows in every pose to facilitate optimum relaxation states that can otherwise be elusive in other yoga classes. The poses are simple and gentle making them appropriate for everyone. Each practice contains only a handful of postures and promotes states of peaceful contemplation, abundance, and well-being. This class is ideal for those wanting to heal from:

  • Grief

  • Injury

  • Trauma

  • Muscle tension

BENEFITS OF YOGA

HEALTHIER RESPIRATION

INCREASE FLEXIBILITY

REDUCE STRESS