With over a decade of teaching experience my Yoga classes have built as my knowledge, understanding and deepening of personal practice have built.When prospective students ask “what kind of yoga do you teach?” My response is “Willow yoga,” though I have studied many styles with many teachers for many years my biggest teacher has been my own process to a strong and balanced body and mind. I incorporate all of my knowledge and understanding of the body, which is pretty extensive at this point.
I love to work from the inside out, so I am always encouraging the practice of mindfulness, awareness and acceptance. As well as the clearing of emotions from specific organs, for example clearing the spleen and pancreas of “worry” and allowing “contentment” to fill up those organs so that there is no more room for the “monkey mind” that worries and ruminates and keeps us awake at night.What you will learn and practice in my all levels class is how to safely and efficiently align your muscles, tendons, ligaments, meridians and bones for a happier healthier experience in your body. The breath practice and mindfulness will help you not only as your practice on the mat, but also as you walk through your daily life.
With any yoga practice you will start to shed layers of stress, discomfort and dis-ease, you will notice your sense of focus improve and your life will gradually change for the better. When you change your life in this way you inspire others to do the same, the ripple effect takes place, and this is how you can change the world around you.
Yoga is an ancient practice that offers each individuals an opportunity for union with themselves. The word “Yoga” means “union,” so we are uniting the breath with movement of the body and stillness of the mind. This allows a sense of peace that will infiltrate into your life and shine forth to those you encounter.