Styles of Yoga
I teach a slower practice, taking time in the poses, allowing your body to stretch and strengthen. This is slow medicine in a fast-paced world. Exploring different elements of yoga in a private session or group class allows you to discover what best serves your body.
“It’s amazing how hard you can work moving slowly and deliberately!” – Julia P.
Restorative yoga involves the use of props (blankets, blocks, bolsters, straps) to support the body as you relax into poses for several minutes.
Trauma-sensitive yoga allows you to reconnect with your body through breath and movement in a safe environment.
Yin yoga strengthens the connective tissue (joints, ligaments, fascia) as you settle into poses for longer holds.
Meditation & Yoga Nidra
Meditation allows you to release thoughts and worries as they pass through your mind, while yoga nidra is guided relaxation that invites deep rest. Both practices help you to be more present in your daily life.
The breath is one of the most powerful tools for reducing tension and chronic stress. Plus, it’s free and doesn’t require a prescription! Using your breath, you can engage your parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”) and relax your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”).
Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice
Spending hours at a desk, on your feet, or behind the wheel can take a toll on your body. Yoga helps reduce pain by stretching muscles, improving flexibility and range of motion, and strengthening connective tissue.
Chronic stress increases the production of stress hormones and suppresses the immune system. A regular yoga and breath practice can help counteract the effects of chronic stress by releasing tension held in the body and engaging your parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”).
Better sleep, improved focus, lower blood pressure, greater balance, and a stronger immune system are just a few of the ways your health can improve with a regular yoga practice.