The body does its best to give us what we want. When we ask it to move a certain way, it will oblige. As a result, we can develop patterns that are no longer optimal over time. Rather than moving as we’re designed to move, we move in ways that create pain and strain. We find ourselves chronically tense and not enjoying life.
In this class you will learn how to foster and practice healthy movement, breath, and stillness. As you gain more freedom and stability in your body and mind, tension and pain decrease, and you feel more at ease. Discussions are centered on how our exploration of yoga poses and philosophy carries over into our daily lives.
Winter I Schedule:
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am
January 7 – February 18 / 6 weeks (No Class Feb. 4)
Thursdays 7:15 -8:45 pm
January 9 – February 20 / 6 weeks (No Class Feb. 6)
$135.00 for 6 week session
Class size is limited to 10 students. Registration only (no drop-ins) in order for students to receive direct support and to experience progress. These classes are an opportunity to deepen your awareness in a safe, non-rushed space.
Contact me either by email at email@example.com or call me at 402-968-3082
* If you are new to my classes, please call so that we can discuss your needs.
One-on-one sessions focus on your individual needs and include a home program designed for your goals. Contact me for more information.
Gay has been teaching for 23 years. She began her mentorship in the Iyengar tradition with Margaret Hahn in 1980 and over the years has sought to expand her skills by studying with a variety of teachers, including Ramanand Patel, Kamal Paul, Judith Hanson Lasater, Tias Little, John Friend, Mary Pafford, and the teachings of Donna Farhi. Her focus over the last nine years has been therapeutic yoga, training with Susi Hately and Anne Woods. She brings her experience in nursing, fitness, and counseling to her teaching and enjoys exploring neuropsychology and biomechanics.
For many years she practiced yoga in a way that tried to get it right, to put her body into a form that matched an ideal and to achieve a mindset that was what she thought it should be. She has discovered that she was thinking her way into poses, which often led to forcing and tension. Her experience led her into a different way of approaching the practice and hence, of living life. It is the path of being curious, of learning to sense her body in more subtle ways. It is a practice of nurturing awareness and responding to oneself and the world with kindness. She loves supporting students in the process of self-discovery, growing awareness, and having fun doing it.