Are you working with injury?
Injury can be a scary thing, especially when you go from active to paused, but injury doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. When I injured my shoulder and ended up having surgery, my practice shifted from strong vinyasa practices to a slowed down practice of self-care and grounded asana. A one-armed warrior 2 or 3 empowered me and made me feel alive, while a bolstered savasana was profoundly nurturing. Injury gave me the opportunity to look deeper within. I believe we can create an Accessible, Trauma informed practice to connect and sustain you.
Are large classes overwhelming?
Sometimes walking into a large class can feel like too much. I used to avoid them like the plague! It took me years of home practice, privates and videos to finally get over that fear. With private yoga sessions, you can investigate what you like and don’t like and dip your toes into the practice. It would be an honor to guide you in this process!
Do you want to cultivate a deeper, more embodied practice?
We are all unique, with different architecture, needs, wants, and desires. I find a private yoga session a prime environment to customize and deepen your practice. I approach each person with compassion and kindness, bearing witness to you as the unique person that you are. Yoga has the wonderful ability to crack our hearts open in a profoundly healing way. I know it has done so for me.
“He didn't mind how he looked to other people, because the nursery magic had made him Real, and when you are Real shabbiness doesn't matter.” Margery Williams (Velveteen Rabbit) 1: You're human: Human beings are emotional creatures. If we allow ourselves to open our hearts to the world around...
Every now and then, I have the opportunity to sub at Sanctuary Yoga. We do yoga in a church on Olympic Blvd, just east of Fairfax. It's a group of wonderful ladies that come to practice, and every time I leave there, I feel like my heart has grown a little...
Looking out at a room full of defiant and curious 9th graders, I began my yoga class. This is high school, and on this occasion, I'm teaching to a group of kids who are in "regular" PE. So far, I've heard, "Oh, man, yoga? Gah. This is gonna suck," "Yoga is lame,"...
When I saw that my dharma family was doing their first women's retreat, I was inspired. I have been wanting to go on a meditation retreat for a long time but life and time didn't always accommodate me. Mary Stancavage and JoAnna Harper of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society have been...