I believe that yoga finds us in different ways. Yoga teachers — like myself — often ask: What brought you to the mat? Stress brought me to the mat. Wanting to touch his toes brought that guy to his mat. Back pain brought my mom to the mat. A broken heart brought one student to her mat. Curiosity brought my best friend to hers. The list is endless… depression, weight management, escape, challenge, ambition, community. What gets you there is hardly my concern. What happens when you get there is.
Off the mat is big, beautiful world. For most of us, yoga starts with the poses—the asanas. Yet yoga is so much more, a practice so powerful, yet so subtle, that it’s often hard to articulate how we learn about life from a rubber rectangle. But we do. When we move our body around in space, to the tune of a yoga practice, we learn things. We learn awareness. We learn patience. We learn motivation. We learn kindness and respect—yes to others, but also to ourselves and our joints and bones and muscles. We learn freedom and love. We learn acceptance. We learn willpower—which comes in the forms of do more and also do less.
A yoga practice creates healthy relationships within our physical body and also with the outside world. The practice creeps off the mat into our conversations, our actions, our decisions, our relationships. Yoga will remind you of who to be, how to act, and what you inspire.
YOGA TEACHING SCHEDULE at INHALE PITTSBURGH
M: Morning Yoga (7:15-8:15 AM) | Lunch Break (12:05-12:55 PM)
T: Lunch Break (12:05-12:55 PM)
F: Morning Yoga (6:30-7:30 AM) | Lunch Break (12:05-12:55 PM)
Contact me for SPECIAL SESSIONS and PRIVATE YOGA
- Want to give yoga a try, but not sure about stepping into a studio with its regular yogis? A one-on-one lesson is also great if you are recovering from injury, looking to deepen your home practice, or have specific questions.
- Book a specialized yoga series with me. We can set up classes at your support group or rehabilitation facility.