Yoga & Sound Healing

Blessings & Namaste!

 

I'm a Certified Yoga Instructor who studied at the Sivananda Yoga ashram in the Bahamas. I've been practicing yoga for many years and it's been a huge benefit towards my health and well-being. As a child I played various sports, including being a catcher in softball. As you may know, many sports can bring the body out of balance rather than in balance. Yoga on the other hand works to bring balance to the body (physically) and the mind (mentally). I suffered from chronic back pain the last few years of high school and into college and began practicing yoga and healed myself of daily chronic back pain.The benefits of a yogic lifestyle truly has profoundly helped me in many ways, I will always be eternally grateful for the knowledge of these practices in my life.

My yoga class focuses on proper alignment, fluid movement and presence. The class tends to be really great for those that are new to yoga and needing a more therapeutic effect, as well as still encouraging and beneficial to those that regularly practice. There is a strong focus on breath and I believe that breathing in and out of each pose is as important as the posture itself. I also teach qigong and often will incorporate qi gong movements throughout my classes to help soften the tissues, relax the nervous sytem and allow energy to move throughout the body to where it is needed most.

I am a Certified Sound healer, through CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) in San francisco, Ca

Sound practices are shared in my yoga classes. I'll often use a Shruti box, which is an ancient Indian instrument that has a very soothing and relaxing energy to it. It's like an earlier version of the harmonium and it provides a drone like quality. I will use this instrument as a means to practice tones and mantras for opening and balancing the chakras (main energy centers in the body), vocal practices and devotional chants or musical composition.

I strive to help guide my students to achnowledge and look at what is present in their body's or mind in a very loving way. Learning to listen to our own internal "rhythms" and body's needs. I hold space for students to feel welcomed & comfortable, no matter their skill levels, and offer modifications to suite everyone's needs. My purpose in class is to help guide my students to feel Healthy & Empowered in their body's as well as come back to that Peaceful center within themselves.