I love yoga - how it feels in my body, my breath, my outlook. I love teaching and seeing students discover how simple movements can have big impacts.
I created MY YOGA Series as a way of getting people in touch with basic anatomy, the uniqueness of their own, and ways to optimize yoga for their individual needs and wants.
I have offered workshops in my area as well as presentations to various groups including Sno-Isle Library in-service; UW P-3 Executive Leadership Institute; and staff of Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington. I've been thrilled to teach at the National Association of Nutrition Professionals' annual conference since 2014.
In 2016 I was asked to start a yoga for Parkinson's Disease class in my area, and Ijumped at the chance to be a part of this community.
I received my Level 2 Relax & Renew Restorative teacher training in 2017.
I LOVE learning, and continue to hone my yoga skills and deepen my understanding with teachers like Gary Kraftsow, Rod Stryker, Shari Friedrichsen, & Tias Little. My primary source of deep instruction has come from Judith Hanson Lasater, and I was fortunate enough to assist her at a workshop in Iceland in September 2018.
I offer private and semi-private (up to 3 people) yoga instruction at The Stillaguamish Athletic Club in Smokey Point. Some people come to learn some basics before trying out a group class. Some are looking for help with specific anatomy-related issues. Some are looking to learn and master a few new skills. Regardless of the reason, one-on-one yoga continues to be one of the most fulfilling things in my professional life.
$55 an hour. Six 1-hour sessions for $295.
CURRENT GROUP CLASS SCHEDULE
Mondays: 9am Yoga for Parkinson's Disease at the Stillaguamish Senior Center (main building, just inside and to the right of lobby). This class is open to anyone with PD and their caregivers. 1 hour class, $5.
Tuesdays: 9:30am Gentle yoga at the Stillaguamish Senior Centerin Smokey Point. This is a drop-in class open to all ages and levels. $8. Chairs are available, as well as other props to allow the safest and most beneficial practice.
Thursdays: 9:30am At Stillaguamish Senior Center, this yoga class is a bit more energetic than Monday's gentle class. Drop-in class appropriate for all ages and levels, but best if you have at least some familiarity with yoga. $8 all ages. Props available.
Restorative Yoga + Sound Bath: New dates TBD
Restorative yoga is for everyone regardless of mobility, strength, or temperament : ) This class uses props extensively to support you in a deep, passive stretch. Poses are held between 2 - 20 minutes to allow release of stress and tension with minimal effort and maximum comfort. Sound bath is the playing of crystal &/or brass singing bowls in such a way as to facilitate a meditative space. It's easier to experience than describe! Come try it!
Feel free to check out my registry page at Yoga Alliance