Yoga is about getting clearer and gradually seeing things as they truly are. Without the pull of opinions, cultural beliefs, strong preferences and other influences.
WHAT KINDS OF YOGA DO I DO ?
A pioneer in body-mind-heart integration
“Listening to the body” brings an intimacy with one’s physical experience as spiritual practice.
Yoga is a lifestyle. It is about the inborn capacity to live with greater freedom from the habits that lead to suffering.
Progressive methodology that recognized the need for repetitive, non-linear "freeing up" the body, in bite-size, respectful explorations.
Bringing breath awareness intentionally into practice
Using the movement itself as a warm up
Clear methods of adapting for the individual as a whole system
Hundreds of practitioners have been my great teachers. I have 42 years of experience guiding gentle yoga to give your body the energy and support you need to fulfill the many tasks and journeys of a lifetime. My specialized teachings have included adapting yoga for elders and seniors in private residential communities.
Many kinds of needs benefit from Yoga's integrated body and mind approach.
Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists
My passion is to help you move through issues like not believing that what you have to offer (or that you are) enough. Together we'll create a momentum for you to grow into being more fully expressed.
Adapting yoga for specific needs of seniors and elders
Incorporating and integrating meditation
Yoga and Christianity
Healing with breast cancer
Understand Your Nervous System to Strengthen Resilience
Depending on the circumstances, I mentor online and in person.
Contact me to set up a free 15-minute phone chat and learn how I can help you grow confidence in offering your work and service in the world: by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone, 541-301-8060.
Yoga is a true friend - my story
I was idealistic in my 20s! While pushing a loaded wheelbarrow up a hill I hurt my back. Bed rest was then considered a wise conservative choice for healing. Intense symptoms of sciatica and muscle spasms forced me to crawl to the bathroom at times.
Fast forward 10 years. I was a candidate for back surgery. That didn't happen. I developed a drop foot. When I walked I dragged the foot on my affected leg. The intense symptoms, above, continued to immobilize me for periods of time. Nothing really helped.
Fast forward another 10 years. My low back was finally improving. I learned tools from the Viniyoga tradition that helped my back become stable - several years of regular practice. I learned to avoid what caused irritation and to have faith in a brand new approach.
That was 15 years ago! I'm practicing yoga and enjoying activities that at one time in my life, I didn't think I'd ever be able to again.
Other ways that yoga has helped me was recognizing how much anxiety I lived with. Learning how much I need/ed to take time out for myself regularly to counter stresses like moving to a new area; caregiving for a parent during their final illness; transitioning through menopause. Being able to manage stress is so key in sustaining a committed relationship too.