Students often begin yoga looking for strength and flexibility, but come to learn a much more fundamental skill: relaxation. When fully relaxed, the body’s self-regulating, self-healing capacities are most active. The integrative nature of stillness is evident in the beaming smiles of students emerging from Deep Relaxation at the end of class.
As a certified TriYoga® and Integral Yoga teacher with a background in anatomy, physiology and pathology, I support a safe and transformative practice for students at all levels of practice in classes and private lessons. Western yoga practice often focuses on the outer body of muscles, bones and joints. I also help you develop awareness of your inner body of organs, glands and fluid systems and to perceive the needs and resources within your whole self.
The Art and Science of YogaFlow®
TriYoga is a comprehensive system that creates fluid strength and openness. Created by master yoga teacher Kali Ray, TriYoga® is based on traditional yoga practices in which flowing sequences and sustained postures (asanas) are integrated with conscious breathing (pranayama) and focused mind (mudra). By developing awareness on all aspects of the practice, the movement of body, breath and mudra harmonize and the inner flow naturally emerges.
TriYoga includes relaxation-in-action, wave-like spinal movements and economy of motion. With a developmental approach, students can stay with Basics or progress to subsequent levels. Within each level, students increase their knowledge of posture and flow, as well as strength, flexibility, endurance and breath control.
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Levels of Practice
Restorative Yoga is restful and moves at a gentle, slow pace. We create a yoga practice that lets each student work safely within the limitations of health conditions. In Restorative, we stay close to the support of the ground, use chairs for seated work and balance, and take plenty of time in relaxation.
Basics is the foundation level. Basics is a great place to start if you are new to yoga or if you have been away from yoga and exercise for a long while. I encourage all students new to TriYoga to begin with Basics to learn the flows and poses in this gentle pacing.
Level 1 develops and deepens the student’s abilities, adding challenge as the student is ready. Level 1 has a comfortably active pace of beginning practice.
Level 2 continues the active pace, developing greater strength, stamina, and flexibility practicing relaxation in motion.
The right level is the one that feels best to you. You can greatly benefit from developing awareness and relaxation whether or not you focus on developing agility and strength. Call to find out more about the level that best serves you.