About Yoga

Yoga is an ancient tradition from India documented to be over 4,000 years old and commonly thought to be a 10,000 year old tradition.  Yoga only came to the United States about 100 years ago.  The style of yoga most often taught in the U.S. and what I teach is Hatha Yoga.  “Ha” means sun and “Tha” means moon.

Hatha Yoga is about disciplining the opposing forces of nature in one’s body in order to bring balance.  When the physical body is in balance, internal organs and glands begin to function better and overall health improves.  Yoga improves the immune system and also helps to balance emotions leading to reduced stress.  It is widely recognized for its ability increase flexibility, yet it also increases strength and improves posture and alignment.

There are many different types and styles of Hatha yoga taught in the U.S.  I have studied with JJ Gormley, Rodney Yee, and Eric Shiffman.  I bring together my favorite aspects of each of these styles in an openhearted, non-rigid, non-judgmental environment.  I believe the idea behind yoga is to play and have fun with our bodies while at the same time stretching ourselves to our own individual personal limit while keeping awareness with your breath.  I also combine my knowledge of the Chakras and Yoga philosophy is my classes.