Alignment-based Vinyasa Flow
This practice synchronizes movement of the body and breath to flow from one pose to the next. I use precision and proper alignment to sequentially progress the body through a series of actions and movements. Proper alignment allows students to safely execute each movement, while connecting more freely to their breath. By connecting each movement to breath, students have a heightened sense of each moment as it arises.
Restorative yoga is a practice of reclining poses supported by props to create a nurturing environment for total relaxation. This practice aims to cultivate optimum comfort, ease, and relaxation while holding supported poses for long periods of time. Restorative yoga does not aim to move students but instead provides calm to the nervous system through a deeply nourishing practice.
Yin Yoga is a complimentary practice to the more invigorating styles of yoga, such as Vinyasa or Power Yoga, that passively holds floor postures for several minutes. The intent of this practice is to restore and maintain the natural mobility of the joints by safely placing positive stress on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Yin Yoga emphasizes stillness and silence, and allows students to practice being tolerant and receptive. Energetically, this practice aims to open the body’s meridian system known in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The practice of prenatal yoga is available for expectant mothers, at any stage of their pregnancy. Prenatal yoga helps expecting mothers feel beautiful and strong during this special time in their lives, while cultivating a connection to self and baby. This type of yoga is focused on breath practices, strength, relaxation, suppleness, and self-empowerment. The practice of this type of yoga allows woman to let go of judgment as their bodies change and to celebrate their body’s ability to create another person. The benefits of prenatal yoga include increasing the mother’s energy levels, alleviating stress on weight bearing joints, and enhancing the mother’s strength and flexibility to prepare for the birthing process.