Sunday, December 23, 2007

" Is Your Yoga Nuturing?"

I was asked the question, "do you teach a nurturing yoga or the workout kind?" the other day. This simple thought has not left my mind since.
Here in America, we are so driven to be busy, always moving, always talking, always connected in one way or another...lest we are seen or feel like we are not achieving. Yoga too, as taken on this kind of movement. But, if done with pure intention, cultivated awareness, and some knowledge of yoga philosophy this 'workout' yoga can be nurturing too. I too realize workout yoga that DOES NOT nurture the spirit, and is practiced ONLY for the benefit of a better body is just an exercise and not YOGA.
So, as a teacher and lover of how a yoga practice has made me feel, surely i want to cultivate the sweet centering this practice has to offer. Learning to love the slow and stillness in our asana(pose) movements and creating the bliss of sitting with eyes closed with only our breath to listen to.
Is my teaching a nurturing kind? I can only pray it is, that i will always look to the student and remind myself to impart teaching from the heart not the ego...and maybe along the way we all be nurtured by yoga.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Class Times at Honey Rock and Greenback

Starting Monday, January 7th 2008 :
Intermediate Beginner Class at Greenback Yogaraj
Time : 6:00 pm - 7:30

We will continue building on alignment and new asana. As well as flow being incorporated into the class. Call me regarding this class. Some yoga experience with alignment recommended. Though we are always going back to the basics and always learning to let go of the ego in our continual Yoga practice. Always laughing and having fun along the way.

Starting Thursday, January 10th 2008:
Beginners Class at Greenback Yogaraj
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30

I welcome you all to this sweet beginners class to Yoga. We will start exploring poses from the way we stand from the base of the feet to the crown of the head. This is a learning journey. We will use any props necessary to begin. Mindfulness of movement, learning to listen to our own bodies and cultivating peace of the heart center along the way are all a part of this practice.
I always try to have fun, laugh and enjoy every class..Yoga is not supposed to be an intimidating experience or practice. See you there!


Starting Tuesday, January 8th 2008
Beginners to the "Gentle" side Yoga class :) At Honey Rock Herb Farm
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am

As your week begins, step onto your Yoga mat and invite the 'wellness within' as we awaken the body/mind. This class with incorporate a gentle approach, as well as learning poses with plenty of props to go easy on the body. Learning to pay attention to our bodies, limitations and how we FEEL in our Yoga will be a continual journey. This is not a 'workout' class. We will explore the nurturing of the self, while bringing openess and awareness to our minds and hearts.

Starting Wednesday, January 9th 2008
Beginners Class at Honey Rock Herb Farm
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30

Welcome to a sweet Yoga experience. This class will be learning asasa (poses) and their distinct beautiful alignments. Cultivating this as second nature. As we progress, learning to put poses together into a flow, such as the Sun Salutation. Breath work and meditation will be addressed. Becoming aware of our bodies, our minds , how we stand and FEEL in our Yoga practice will be an on going theme. I always invite laughter and smiles in my practice, as Yoga should be this deep, happy and fulfilling journey. I continually learn from my students along the way. See you there.


8 Class Package - $89.00 ( to be used within a 66 day period)
5 Class Package- $ 60.00 ( to be used within a 45 day period)
Drop in Class - $ 13.00

E mail me regarding private lessons as well.
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