Please find below class descriptions and ALL available public and private classes I offer
Studio Class Schedule:
Semperviva and the Dharma Temple have kindly welcomed me to their talented sangha of teachers. I feel truly blessed and grateful!
My max for public classes is usually 3-4 classes per week for right now.
Kits=4th & Yew
Sea=Granville Island by Emily Carr School
Sun=W Broadway & Trafalgar
City=W Broadway & Maple
3283 Main Street
Mondays 7-8:15pm HATHA, Sun/ Semperviva
Fridays 2-3:15 Restorative, Kits Beach/ Semperviva
Sunday 6-7:30 YIN, Dharma Temple (Main Street)
NON Studio Classes offered:
- In/out-patient hospitalization
- Personal Sadhana (personal practice) crafting
- THAI (Yoga) MASSAGE
There are so many yogic practices that can be done as an entry to pain relief, better mobility, injury recovery and whole health. Yoga is a complimentary therapy to many other physical and psychological modalities. I can work along side your doctors or as a stand alone therapy. As a yoga therapist I take the approach of not just getting well and lessoning pain and stress but living a thriving and rich existence. Yoga is a tool for healing and thriving.
As one of my teachers Dr. Chris Walling from www.somapsychology.com says
"Yoga does not heal anything. Yoga can support your body in healing itself"
Training and teaching at Sonic Yoga, one of the top vinyasa studios in NYC, set me up for a deep love of this form of Yoga Asana pratice. I have trained with Shiva Rea, Elena Brower, Nikki Costello and many more. Having lived so long in the City that houses the studio where so many Vinyasa Teachers got thier inspirations, Jivamukti, it was impossible to not fall in love with this freeing and profound practice. I enjoy teaching creative sequencing, drawing energy through the body in mindful, alignment-based, flowing vinyasa classes. I provide options and encourage the use of props in all of my classes in hopes to make it more accessible to lower mobility and newer students. These classes are geared to students who have some experience in a public Yoga Class.
Repeating or holding until it no longer serves, as a point of reflection and discipline, has become the basis of my personal Sadhana (Practice) and is becoming an ever greater focus in my teaching. This deeply therapeutic and challenging practice, continues to unfold the layers of the body and mind to find the beautiful, perfect seed that lays within. My classes are always offered with options to accommodate multiple levels of students. These classes are gear to student who have some experience in a public Yoga class.
Restorative & Yin
Having seen the need in western culture for permission to just chill out I deeply believe that Restorative Yoga needs to be a part of everyone's practice. Restorative Yoga is an impressive tool in combating stress in the western culture paradigm. Restoring our energy to us, this relaxing form of yoga is accessible to everyone from marathon runners to populations with limited mobility. In my restorative classes I focus on meeting the body where it is and allowing it to soften into the space that already exists. This is No stretching yoga! I also offer Reiki & hands on healing touch in many of my Restorative and Yin classes.
In my Yin classes I look to take the shape of the Asana to the body, allowing through calm longer exploration, the lengthening and opening of the body's deeper fascia.
Having trained in some acupressure with Jo Amanbir in NYC and with Obediya Jones-Darrell. I incorporate self and assisted acupressure point work as well as reiki and healing touch.
Thai (Yoga) Massage
This ancient healing practice combines, rocking, pressing, massage and assisted stretching to unlock energetic blocks in the body. It is 1.5 hours long and can be crafted to your needs. As my teacher says it is "Eat a sandwich Yoga class", where all you have to do is lie back and give over to the experience of having your body stretched and massaged. Ahhhhhhhhh!
Reiki is an ancient art of energy healing. I am trained in hands on Reiki although there are elements that are not hands on as well. It can be a subtle or profound experience depending on the person and timing. If you have never had Reiki I highly suggest this beautiful healing art.