Yoga "The goal in yoga is not to tie ourselves in knots. We're
already tied in knots. The aim is to untie the knots
in our hearts." ~ Max Strom
Many people think that yoga is just stretching. While stretching is involved, yoga is really about creating balance...a balance of both strength and flexibility in the body; a balance between vibrant energy and quiet stillness; a balance in your life itself.
In my classes and in private sessions, we will work the physical postures of yoga, or "asanas." I also like to weave in bits of meditation and breathwork to help develop a focused and calm mind as well as a strong and flexible body.
Everyone can do yoga... I always offer modifications, because our bodies are all different, and they might feel different from day to day. Some days you may want to do a challenging pose, other days you might take a more gentle, modified posture. Part of yoga is about learning to connect with your body and listen to your own inner guidance about what you need that day.
I teach in the Pittsburgh, PA area - gentle yoga classes, a moderate paced class, and a class with more advanced postures. I break-down the specifics of each pose and make sure that you are practicing safely so you can fully enjoy the experience of yoga. Each class ends with a deep relaxation, so you'll feel both envigorated and relaxed.
I also teach special Restorative Yoga Workshops, which involve propping up the body with pillows and blankets, then deeply resting in each pose - this is a great option when you're stressed or your body is tired and sore.