I started my personal yoga practice in 2002 in Littleton, CO. When I moved full time to Grand County in 2006, I really missed the little studio I practiced at. Grand Lake seemed to be a perfect place to open a studio. I completed PowerYoga teacher training from CorePower Yoga in August 2009. I have also completed a teaching Extension program through Corepower. I am an ERYT200 certified and insured instructor with over 10 years teaching experience that reaches well over 2500 hours of teaching. I am excited to be able to share something that means so much to me with our community. Yoga is not just another way to exercise. It can become a new way to look at life and the world we live in. I am continually surprised at the progress my students make in becoming stronger, more flexible and often-times healed in places they never expected. I hope not only to share in practicing yoga with you, but also in enhancing the way we live life!
Yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of your shape, age, strength or flexibility level. I teach from a place of stability. I have found that when you work from a stable frame, flexibility will follow. I provide a space for you to find space within yourself. I combine the physical posture with controlled breath to calm and center, control weight, increase strength, and allow the mind and body to open up. In addition to the physical benefits, yoga assists in increasing focus and concentration, confidence, and reducing stress levels. It teaches us to be aware and consciousness as to what we allow into our lives and bodies and what we choose to let go of. You get out of it what you put into it. Your practice is just that, YOUR practice.
We are all students - always learning and improving. Every day can be different. You will learn to listen to your body and give yourself what you need at the time. I will guide your practice, but you will make it your own. If you are new to yoga, come in and give it a try!
Class Descriptions: Classes are held in a warm room (around 72-75). This allows the body to warm, open, and adapt to the postures more easily. All classes are open to all levels.
1 hour of softer, slower, and a more gentle series of basic postures that finds focus on proper alignment, stretching, and breath.
Gentle Stability and Flow-
This class combines a flow of familiar poses, but done in a way that is strong and stable. We allow time in and between postures. You will practice honoring the personal boundaries of your physical structure. You will practice finding space, opening the body as well as the mind in order to find what feels right. What we do to and for our body should feel good. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy. We practice developing new habits that will serve us well. This practice will develop strength and flexibility all while honoring the body you have RIGHT NOW. I use lots of props. I love props! We use them to support us and stabilize the body so it can open up. There is an opportunity for lots of hands on assists for those that want to really explore poses in a new way.
A 1 hour vinyasa style class that moves through a variety of postures.
It combines a series of postures that flow one into the next while staying connected to the breath. Each class is a little different. Modifications are offered and as always you are encouraged to honor your body and physical limitations.
Occasionally some more advanced postures may be introduced. All students will be encouraged to challenge themselves while at the same time honoring the place that they are.
Please bring a bottle of water and a mat if you have one. We do have some mats if you don't have one or forget yours. Wear comfortable exercise clothing that you can move in. Please arrive 10 minutes before your first class to meet with your instructor and fill out new student paperwork. This will also be a good time to ask any questions and let us know of any injuries you may have. Arriving a few minutes early allows you to prepare for the class and give you time to settle into your space on the mat.