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Experience rich, sweet, empowering yoga of breath and body. I teach Kripalu Yoga and Hatha Yoga. Hatha consists of a combination of asana and pranayama. Pranayama is the yoga of breath and is an important facet of a yoga practice that brings intentionality to something that is normally involuntary. Asana, or posture practice, can be used to develop strength, balance, flexibility and focus. In asana, we practice on the mat skills that we hope to carry into our lives beyond the mat - softness, stability, grace, and resilience (to name a few). Kripalu yoga is a specific lineage of Hatha that has an added emphasis on experience of sensation, developing an intimate relationship with your body and self, and using inward focus as a tool for self-development. I will develop a yoga program specific to your needs. I am not a medical professional, and if you have concerns about your physical abilities or limitations, you should consult your doctor before incorporating the practices of asana and pranayama into your lifestyle.
I work with athletes to develop sport-specific practices to target skills and muscle groups, in a corporate setting to enhance wellness offerings, with private groups, or in a one-on-one setting. I also occasionally offer public donation-based classes, which you can find on my Events page. I am not currently affiliated with any one studio, but I guest teach in studios in Salt Lake City from time to time. Contact me to bring me to your studio, or find out when I may drop by.
Mindfulness is the practice of intentionally drawing your attention to the present moment and without judgement. Within this gentle effort to focus attention on this moment and this moment only, there is a subtle acknowledgement and acceptance of thoughts and feelings. Practicing mindfulness is not limited to seated meditation - over time, it can become a way of life. You may have heard the idea (that stems from eastern philosophy - Lao Tzu, specifically) that depression lives in the past, anxiety lives in the future, and peace lives in the present. When we think about things that could have been, we get depressed because there’s nothing we can do about it. When we think about things that might be, we get anxious because there’s no way for us to be truly certain of what’s to come. By practicing centering our thoughts more on the present moment, we can work to eliminate some of the suffering associated with mentally living in the past or future. A mindfulness practice can serve as a therapeutic approach to mental, emotional, and even physical well-being.
What's the dream? What if you could (achieve it, make it a reality)? What if you could find within you all of the courage of your imagination? My true passion lies in using the tools of mindfulness and yoga (inextricably linked, in my opinion) to reveal the innate magic and abilities of our intuitive selves. Work with me to develop practices and lifestyle habits to fill your well, find your power, and fuel your mind, heart, body, and spirit.