My Yoga classes are designed to foster the union of body, mind and spirit through yoga postures, breath awareness, and relaxation techniques. Students experience increased strength, flexibility, balance, and general well-being. They find inner awareness awakening, and they are able to establish improved breathing patterns. Deep, restorative relaxation deepens the benefits at the conclusion of each class.
I teach Yoga as a synthesis of discoveries made by Vanda Scaravelli, about the interaction between breath, groundedness, and the resultant release of the spine, and the yoga techniques taught by my teacher, Donna Farhi. Donna's work focuses on the refinement of natural and universal movement principles that underlie all yoga practice. This concentration on fundamental principles allows students of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic yoga practice.
The work of these two yoginis is the most important evolution of Hatha Yoga practice I have ever experienced in over 30 years of practice and study with some of the world's leading yoga teachers. Hence it is foundational to how I teach.
Donna's use of essential movement principles harmonizes beautifully with Vanda Scaravelli's approach, which is designed to work with the natural movement of the body through the interaction between breathing and yielding to gravity. Students learn to initiate movement from the core of the body, naturally unfolding from within and saving themselves from the burden of overwork, strain, and possible injury.
This way of practice Yoga fosters freedom of movement and the experience of ease, which according to the YOGA SUTRAS, is an integral requirement of authentic Yoga asana (posture. Legs and feet become strong and well-grounded like the roots of a tree. Students are empowered to discover a freedom--a natural wave movement in their spines. In turn, minds becomes focused and bodies, free of tension.
Group, corporate and private Yoga classes for all levels are available. I also offer Yoga Workshops, including Moving from the Inside Out (a Breathing workshop); Yoga for Colds and Flu; Twisting from the Inside Out, and others focusing on categories of yoga poses. Please call for the current schedule of Yoga Workshops, including Yoga Teacher Training and Certification.