Yoga

Mission:

Imagine that you have never seen a piano before.  Suddenly, there it is:  huge and clumsy, maybe even ugly and scary.  You walk around the thing poking and shoving.  Mostly, it does nothing; but then, you find the keys.  Furtively striking them, they make an awful noise.  The more you bang away at it, the more your suspicions of ugliness and scariness are confirmed.

But, what if someone led you by the hand, sat you down in front of the keys, and showed you where to place your fingers?  ...not just in any way, but with care and wisdom and knowledge from the ages?  What would then happen when your hand fell?  You will have struck a chord.  You will have found Music.

The body is like an undiscovered instrument.  My job as a yoga teacher is to lead you to play it.  My mission is to make a space for you to reveal your song.


Schedule:

Monday's @ 9:30am:

The Healing Fields  1030 N 2nd St.  thehealingfieldsphilly.com


Tuesday's @ 6:00pm: 

Motherheart Yoga Sangha  2359 E Susquehanna Av motherheartstudio.com


Tuesday's @ 7:30pm:

Motherheart Yoga Sangha  2359 E Susquehanna Av  motherheartstudio.com


Wednesday's @ 6:30pm:

The Breathing Room 2926 Richmond St breathingonrichmond.com


Thursday's @ 7:00am:

Motherheart Yoga Sangha  2359 E Susquehanna Av  motherheartstudio.com


Friday's @ 9:30am:

The Healing Fields 1030 N 2nd St.  thehealingfieldsphilly.com


Teaching:

My classes combine dynamic movement and the “Vinyasa” sequence of postures and flow with a caring and thoughtful pace in order to serve meditation and harmony in the Self.

I pay a lot of attention to detail.  I want to guide you with patience and precision; I want to take you deep into a world of exquisite nuance.  Through sensitive exploration, layers will unlock and become revealed.  I hope that the care that I take in guiding the class leads you to care for yourself and opens the door to your practice.


History:

My background is in the Vinyasa and Anusara styles.  I have also practiced Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Bikram, among other styles.  Today, my practice centers upon the Classical style.  

I started practicing yoga in the spring of 2003.  I wanted to escape the stress of my IT job; I wanted to supplement my life-long practice of art: and I was looking for a way to get into shape.  And while that did happen, I found that the practice had shaken me.  I am still shaking.  At first, I was captivated by how making shapes made me feel.  Over time, I became captivated by the wisdom embedded in those shapes.  Through Yoga’s teachings, I have come to face fears and find understandings of myself.  In this process, I have come to heal and seek authenticity.