Wellness Center Yoga
- A level 1 class will be introductory or beginners class. Instructors will explain thoroughly how to get in and out of each pose and the proper alignment for each pose. Level 1 classes will move more slowly than a higher level class and will offer you lots of modifications in each pose to fit your fitness level.If you can comfortably walk at a brisk pace for 30 minutes or more you should be fine in a level 1 class.
- A level 2 class will generally be more challenging as you move from pose to pose. If something is too challenging you are welcome to rest or modify the poses to fit your fitness level. A level 2 class will also begin to incorporate more advanced poses. You can always modify or choose not to do a pose if you feel uncomfortable. This class requires a good amount of both strength and endurance.
- A level 3 class will be advanced. There will not be as much instruction on proper alignment as the teacher will assume that students know and understand the correct position for each pose. The class will be more fast paced and move very quickly. A level 3 class requires a good amount of strength, endurance and experience. This class is not recommended for beginners or those new to yoga.
I believe that we all have an inner guide, and the breath is the tool to unlock it. By linking our physical movements to our breath in a fluid flow, we allow ourselves to connect and foster our relationship with the Self. My teaching style is highly intuitive, meaning that each class is catered to the people and energies that show up. I’m passionate about creating a welcoming space for breath and movement for every student. We all have something to teach each other!
I teach a Vinyasa flow style of yoga. This means that the various poses (asanas) are connected in a fluid manner, almost as a dance. I emphasize breath, flexibility, strength, and balance. My classes are accessible to all through modifications and the use of props such as blocks, straps, and blankets. I am especially sensitive to the needs of those with specific challenges to mobility, endurance, and balance.
I really enjoy connecting with the community & sharing a collective movement practice. My classes are a playful and lighthearted vinyasa flow. You may hear cues such as “move & groove,” “give it a lil wiggle,” and “gyrate the hips.” I also teach a restorative yoga class, which is intended to make yoga accessible for all ability levels. Here are some fun facts about myself:
Biggest inspiration – Richard Simmons
Favorite food – Fancy toast
Favorite yoga pose – Happy baby