I view the practices of yoga and meditation primarily as an opportunity to drop into the full experience of the moment through attention and awareness and, through that presence, to experience the fullness of life. These practices offer practitioners a way to take care of their entire selves (physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically) allowing them to be more balanced, strong, healthy, alive, and present and to bring those qualities into all aspects of their lives.
I teach balanced and mindful vinyasa flow classes that focus on breath awareness, attention to alignment, and cultivating the qualities of contentment, acceptance, and continued disciplined effort without attachment to the outcome. My teaching often touches on the rich aspects of yogic philosophy and the spiritual aim of connecting with who we are at our essence.. I aim to create a supportive learning environment where students get curious about themselves, begin to see their habitual patterns of doing, and wish to create change from within.
Through my approach to group instruction of yoga and meditation, you will learn how to become aware of your present state, physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically. With that awareness you will learn to unravel underlying tension and constriction that discourages freedom in mind and body.
I provide intentional, small-group and private instruction in yoga and meditation out of The Apiary, a small and very sweet space in Scott's Addition, RVA (3007A West Clay Street).