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INSTRUCTOR'S BIO

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I am a registered yoga teacher (R.Y.T.) by Yoga Alliance. My desire to take the step from yoga student to yoga teachers came from my desire to inspire others as I have been inspired through my own yoga practice.

MY TEACHING STYLE. . .

My teaching style is to create a supportive and challenging environment and to encourage my students' personal development through yoga. My intention is to encourage my students to focus inward and become more attuned to their moment to moment experiences and to experience a more fulfilling and peaceful life.

For every class I set an intention or theme that reflects the philosophy of yoga. I want my students to feel they have new insight or knowledge they can take with them when the class is over.

My classes are Ashtanga and vinyasa based with an emphasis on equanimity, steadiness, and ease. As T.K.V. Desikachar translates in Yoga Sutra II.46, "Asana must have the dual qualities of alertness and relaxation."



The breath is fundamental to the practice of yoga. I weave the theory of pranayama (breath control) into the practice as a way to allow my students to focus inward and bring a deeper awareness. If the breath doesn't sound right it's time to slow down and connect with the breath.

The alignment of a pose is important but I tend to encourage students to focus on how the pose feels rather than if the pose looks perfect. I scan my students to make sure there are no alignment dangers and I give physical and verbal adjustments throughout the class.

Throughout class I talk the student through their practice in a clear and concise way. I like to avoid metaphors or flowery language. I offer a class that allows students a personal and quiet reflective experience.

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