I am consistently turned on by the stillness within movement, the silence hidden in sound, and the esoteric in the everyday. I love to practice yoga, and sharing this practice that I love for the last decade has been a terrific gift. I'm very lucky. I have great teachers in my life – Jasmine Tarkeshi, Dana Flynn, David Robson, David Gellineau, Manorama, and Rabbi Joseph Gellberman – and being a student is one of the best parts of the yoga practice. I have had the unique experience of working closely with and learning directly from my teachers for the last 10 years, and I continue to learn through the transformative process of self-reflection and the creative dialogue of teaching.
The Lotus Flow™ classes I offer, are energetic and balanced, and are infused with playfulness and creativity. I strive to live, breathe, and offer the devotion-rich yoga that comes out of my daily home practice. I'm a singer, kirtan wallah, a bhakti yogi, and an interfaith minister. I always chant with my classes, and occasionally I play and sing during savasana.
I love to experiment in my practice, and years of Muay Thai, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong have taught me that all movement is healing and complementary to my sadhana. My goal is to hold a space that fosters inner quiet, true strength, and a healthy, joyous spirit where students can re-unite with and REJOICE in their true Self.
SATURDAY JUNE 17
9:00AM-10:45PM Supple Shoulders The Barn
6:30PM-7:30PM Kirtan The Barn
SUNDAY JUNE 18
11:15AM-1PM Mad for Marichy(asana) The Barn
Supple Shoulders. Shoulder issues are creeping and gradual. Age, stress, technology and modern life slowly take their toll on our posture and the muscles supporting the shoulder. These muscular imbalances eventually open a physical can of worms that is difficult to close. Flexibility, stability, strength and length are the keys to getting our supple shoulders back. In this class we will experiment with asana, functional exercises, and other movements designed to change the relationship between the shoulder and the muscles around it. Open to all practitioners. Not appropriate for anyone dealing with an acute injury.
Kirtan brings mantra, music and devotion together. This ecstatic singing of the names of God is an important part of the bhakti practice, and allows us to express our heart's longing to reconnect with the Divine through our voices. The Sufi poet Hafiz said, "Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends." Singing kirtan together is how our hearts talk to each other.
Mad for Marichy(asana). This class offers a chance to visit with the asanas honoring Sage Marichy, and to explore how their progression follows the arc of a full-body vinyasa practice. Some of the marichys in this practice will be familiar to most students, and others might be new. But all of these asanas mobilize the spine, hips, shoulders and knees through twists, forward-bends, and binds from many different angles. Open to all levels.
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