The direct translation of the word yoga is “union.” In Western culture, we focus primarily on hatha yoga, the physical postures and poses we can learn to help our bodies become more flexible, get stronger, and release tension. Yoga postures are generally taught with a combined focus on alignment, precision, and breath to quiet the mind, stretch the muscles, and help the lungs expand and contract fully. Through physical postures, breath work and meditation, yoga offers students an opportunity to create a union between the mind, body and spirit. With a regular yoga practice, people say they sleep better at night, can manage stress more easily, and have more flexibility in their legs and back.
My daily yoga practice can be as short as five minutes or as long as 90 minutes. On days that are extra busy, I may just take a five-minute timeout to breathe and reconnect. I’m always amazed by the effect a few short, conscious breaths have on my mind, body, and soul. On days when I can carve out more time, I meditate, pray and practice gentle yoga postures or Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra. This is my time to let go of distractions and nourish my spirit.
Registered Yoga Teacher RYT200 - I am certified through Santa Barbara Yoga Center and Erich Schiffman in Hatha Yoga. I also am certified by Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley in Yin Yoga, and with Jennifer Reis in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®. I specialize in Yin Yoga and Gentle Yoga.