Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is many things, and has many gifts to give to each practitioner. One gift the practice can give to all practitioners is
that of a Sacred Space. In the world we live in the examples of fear, anxiety, stress, worry, and disconnectedness abound.
Everywhere one looks one sees people who are struggling not only to exist in the worls at large, but struggling to exist within themselves.
People's lives are full of the concerns of family, work, and other areas of their lives, day-to-day demands and pressures controlling how people think,
feel and act.
When practicing, one only has to breathe and to be. Nothing else. There is no voice telling a person what or how to do. This space,
this quiet, sacred space, allows the practitioners to hear their own authentic voice. By creating a sacred space, the practice of yoga
provides practitions with a tool, not just for simply existing in their environment, but also for truly living in it.
A sacred space can come in many forms, painting, reading, walking, knitting, singing, whatever. A person can have more than one space,
the more the merrier as they say. For me, yoga is one place I can dance, sing, laugh, fall, live, love and breathe. And that is only what is
happening on the inside. As a yoga teacher, I want to creat room for the sacred space of each person to come into being.
I want to share this amazing gift of yoga.
To Enjoy the Experience of Being Alive. Put simply, yoga makes you feel better, and teaches you to connect more to each moment. Yoga comes in an endless variety of styles, some very gentle, some quite vigorous. One thing they all have in common, is when you have found the right one for you, you will feel better with regular practice. Among the many benefits of yoga are: decreased stress; increased strength, flexibilty and endurance; improved eye-hand coordination and balance; better posture; higher energy levels.