The Practice of Yoga


The word Yoga means “union” in Sanskrit (which is the ancient language of India) where yoga originated. Using our breath (prana) we integrate the mind, body, and spirit linking our inner and outer self.

There are many, many styles of yoga. The one I teach most is Integrated Hatha Yoga, which emphasizes postures (asanas) in combination with controlled breathing (pranayama). 

I am visual learner so I guess I can say I am a visual teacher. I enjoy moving around the class and working with each student to make sure they are comfortable, working within their capabilities, and practicing each posture as accurately as possible. I encourage all my students to have fun, and to remember this is just practice - after all, we will be practicing yoga for the rest of our lives.

Plan on improving your flexibility, strength and balance, all while we improve our posture, coordination and mental focus. Yoga is meant to be practiced by everyone.  You don’t have to be in “good shape”, you don’t have to be under a certain age or be a certain gender, you don’t even have to eat “sushi”…you just have to be willing to accept the benefits.

"You cannot do yoga. Yoga is your natural state. What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state." ~Sharon Gannon