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Yoga

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

I offer yoga in order to share my love of a practice that so joyfully promotes flexibility, strength, balance, and ease in the body, mind, and spirit. Each of my Vinyasa Flow classes incorporates clear principles of alignment that allow the body to safely and easily flow through the asanas.

A typical practice begins with sun salutations, and progresses through an upbeat medley of standing, seated, prone and supine postures, and closes with inversions, backbends, and twists. Pranayama, or breath practices and an extended time to rest at the end of each session allows time for the body, mind, and spirit to integrate the work and energy generated in the practice.

Vinyasa Flow classes will be on hiatus for the remainder of 2024. Look for the next session to begin at the Corinth Town Hall in the winter of 2025. 

Yin Yoga

The practice of Yin Yoga forms a perfect counter-balance to a more yang Vinyasa Flow style practice, by encouraging the nourishing, creative, generative, intuitive, and perceptive parts of ourselves to emerge and balance our drive to create and manifest in our lives by providing us with a strong and grounded base, in body, mind, and spirit.

 

When you experience a Yin Yoga class, you will move your body through a meditative set of seated and prone postures that are held for 3-5 minutes with the assistance of props, with the goal of increasing joint mobility, the key to ease of movement in our lives. By holding a supported posture for a few minutes, you apply a safe, gentle pressure to the connective tissues by relaxing the surrounding muscles. In this way, the joints remain supple, pliable, and mobile. Yin Yoga cultivates our capacity for patience, and our ability to listen deeply to the body in order to allow it to release. You will find the true power of this practice to be what opens in the body over time, and the gift of the practice to be greater attention to subtleties of nuances of our inner and outer landscapes.

Yin Inspired Yoga classes will be on hiatus for the remainder of 2024. Look for an early morning online session to begin in the Winter of 2025. 

INSTRUCTOR LINEAGE, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

In 1997, I discovered Astanga yoga when I dropped into a class with Kathy McNames in Burlington, VT, and immediately fell in love, with both the practice and the teacher. I studied for several years with Kathy, and completed teacher trainings in Astanga and Vinyasa Yoga with Doug Swenson, David Swenson, Beryl Bender, Lucy Martorella, Nancy Gilgoff, Deb Neubauer, Nicki Doane, and Eddie Modestini. In 2011, I completed a 300-hour yoga training in Bali through Radiantly Alive Yoga, where I studied with Daniel Aaron, Simon Borg-Olivier, Cathy Cooper, and Edward Clark. Angela Farmer, Sarah Powers, Piper Petrie, and Anjali Budreski introduced me to eclectic yin and flow practices that I enjoy incorporating into my teaching. I feel such gratitude to all of my teachers for sharing their expertise and their love of yoga with me.

I developed a curriculum for and taught credit-bearing yoga classes for public high school students as part of the daily public school curriculum in two Vermont high schools between 2001 and 2016 and have been leading weekly yoga classes for people of all ages in my community for eighteen years. I was invited to teach yoga to Dalit children and women in rural India, and taught yoga to teens while studying in Bali. I have offered workshops in Forest Bathing Yoga, Ayurvedic Yin Yoga, and Yoga for Lammastide for several years at the BeTrue Yoga Festival in Fairlee, Vermont. In the winter of 2024, I led a series of yoga classes for teens at The Mountain School in Vershire, Vermont. 

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