Morning yoga sessions are a mindful, alignment-based hatha practice that will awaken and revitalize your body. Morning classes are energizing and dynamic, and may also include mindful vinyasa with clear, personalized alignment instruction calling on the innate intelligence of the body, as well as meditation.
Meaningful traditional yoga infused with some of the latest evolutions in functional movement and biomechanics, and mindfulness, make the practice both accessible, and playfully challenging for all levels.
What are we practicing? We’re practicing having a lot of fun skillfully working on freeing-up our bodies and minds from unconscious habits and stuck places, and from thoughts that create suffering, with lots of humor and strength, out wich comes new courage to engage, connect, and know – we’re all in this together!
Our purpose will be to cultivate strength, stability, and our connection to ourselves and thereby open with mindfulness and presence to the day ahead.
Afternoon restorative sessions are offered to deepen practice, balance the nervous system, and learn simple, effective mindfulness practices, including meditation, that help reduce stress and open the heart.
We will practice in the beautiful, open-air yoga studios with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea. And we will have fun. Namaste!
More about my Yoga Training and Experience
I am a devoted student of yoga with over 25 years of experience. I am a RYT-500 certified teacher, with thousands of hours of training, and I am continuously learning new things! I am known for my great enthusiasm for life, beauty, and learning, and my ability to impart these qualities to my students.
I continue to study actively with great teachers from a variety of backgrounds but especially with my main teacher, Desirée Rumbaugh. I continue to update and infuse my teaching and practice with the latest evolutions in yoga, functional movement and fitness. I believe that yoga has a multitude of expressions. It can transform and heal us, teaching us to engage everyday life with more ease, joy and clarity. My personal experience of the power of yoga to support and optimize all aspects of my life – health, energy, creativity, connection to a sense of the divine – fuels my passion for teaching both the art and the science of yoga.
My teaching style emphasizes personalized alignment to honor the innate intelligence of the body, and offers playful challenge to help each student discover her/his own power, beauty, and courage.
My teaching is influenced by many years of in-depth study in Anusara, Ashtanga and Iyengar yoga with master-teachers Desirée Rumbaugh (ongoing), Noah Mazé, Thomas Fortel, and Richard Freeman. I have a B.A. in philosophy I’m on the faculty of the Esalen Institute. I live in Big Sur, California.