I am available for individual or small group classes. All classes take place off-site and my rate does not change for travel unless outside of my Austin zone.
Hatha yoga is usually instructed as movement in connection to respiratory breathing. I am exploring how we can deepen our sense of rhythm even more, to connect with what craniosacral & osteopathy calls "the breath of life". In yogic terms this is called "prana" - the spark and flow of life force. This flowing force is true freedom, y'all! We discover the life flow takes physical pathways in our bodies (heck, it even created our bodies!) and we can learn to listen and get with our natural rhythm in the way we move around, the way we relate to stuff and even the way we think.
This may not be the only way to see it, but I think the physical practice of yoga tends to come from either an orientation of control and wanting to bring about change or from an orientation of allowance and wanting to understand things as they are. I think we are always going back and forth between these two orientations and I encourage in my instruction to notice the orientation we are taking in any given moment and to move with awareness. Certainly our culture tends to be more oriented toward control and wanting to bring about change, so making some room around our usual mode of operating and developing our capacity to allow and notice is generally a very healing endeavor.
I give precise and nuanced instruction along with encouragement to improvise and investigate and time to sink in and feel the experience. My instruction recognizes that there is a myriad of subtle choices that create our body actions and that we can explore how to engage and make new movement choices for greater ease, energy availability and enjoyment. I encourage my clients to expand their mental presence and internal aliveness, to become embodied and aware in their daily lives.
Something very useful can be to incorporate a writing practice in relationship to our physical and meditation practice. Depending on the situation, I like to work creatively with clients to bring in time for journaling and talking about what comes up during our classes.