The following categories are a sample of the methods I use in my classes. If we get a chance to work together you’ll quickly realize that I like to blend these methods to create a symphony of movements that aim to rest, repair and renew the body and the being.
Yin the moment
In this style we hold mainly seated, reclined positions for an extended time,(2 -4 minutes, depending on the pose). I offer participants a variety of props to support these postures, as well as, a component of narrative to settle our busy minds.
Hatha at it
Hatha provides the foundations, and the basics of a more energetic practice. Many forms of practice fall under this category from the classic approaches of Iyengar yoga to the linking of breathe of a vinyasa practice. My Mondays classes (James Bay and YMCA) generally are Hatha expression, as we focus more on balancing, standing, and flow like attributes of a yoga practice.
So much freedom
The mother load. I can’t express how much this practice has supported how I teach and how I lead my own moments. It’s the quintessential tool for recovering from the mind body disconnect. When working with this method you can expect a guided journey to access the inner web of body connections through small and subtle movements.
Rope me into
I’ve always loved hanging upside down. As a child it was my nature to get inverted. So in my adult life when I discovered the kurunta yoga practice I instantly fell in love. Now I have this apparatus at my home studio and offer clients to come work with me on the ropes. The studio has three stations, so it can be booked as either a trio, duo or you guessed solo.
I complete my Ariel yoga certification back in 2016. I don’t currently teach this practice but I definitely recommend checking out this suspended feeling of #savansana .
Some of my fondest teaching memories have been connecting with people, not only that but connecting people with yoga in nature on my favorite Gulf Island. Thanks to the Savoie Organic Farm for letting me host Yoga in the Garden on Hornby Island.