Location: Vashon Athletic Club
Date: Tuesday evenings
Member and Non-members welcome
Therapy is defined as the remediation of a health problem. Preventive therapy is that which is intended to prevent a medical condition from occurring. Supportive therapy is that which increases comfort.
Yoga means to bring together, to “yoke”, to join and unite. Therefore, Yoga Therapy is the joining together and uniting of varied practices that improve health, provide remediation of medical health conditions and that gives support to and increases comfort and well-being.
Yoga therapy is for you if you have chronic pain such as shoulder and low-back discomfort or are experiencing fatigue, low immune function or difficulty with your sleep-wake cycles. These and other health challenges, can be temporary due to stress, overwork and injury. Yoga therapeutics will help to resolve these issues, with respect to each individual.
- Increase your posture’s core strength and flexibility
- Improve sensitivity and connection with your horse
- Eliminate back pain for both you and your horse
Through the innovative use of physical therapy balls and props, this class improves your seat’s balance and communication, while stabilizing and strengthening your posture’s core.
Your increased sensitivity, flexibility and strength creates a physical ease and emotional confidence through which deeper communication and connections are developed with your horse.
Planetary Ayurvedic Yoga: An Introduction
In this unique 4-class series, you develop from your Vedic astrological chart a personal Ayurvedic yoga practice.
Lecture: Introduction to Planetary Dosha
Practical: Yoga asana for Vata
Lecture: Planetary Dosha from the Astrological Chart
Practical: Yoga asana for Pitta
Lecture: Dosha of the Constellations
Practical: Yoga asana for Kapha
Lecture: Your Constellational Dosha
Practical: Yoga asana for Tridosha
Each class builds on the next. All props and hand outs are provided. Attendance in this introductory series is required for more advanced Vedic astrology yoga classes.
Yoga for Stiff People
Yoga poses broken down into pain-free, achievable segments. This class is designed to address areas of the body with most stiffness and discomfort such as the low-back, neck and shoulders. Discover immediate relief and improved flexibility.
Marma is a Sanskrit word meaning hidden, or secret. By definition, a marma is a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints.
In Ayurvedic philosophy, doshas make up a person’s constitution. The trinity includes vata (air), pitta (fire) and kapha (earth). Everyone is born in a state of balance, or prakriti. During the aging process, factors such as anxiety, poor diet and sleep habits cause disharmony among the doshas.
Treating marma via massage moves stagnant prana either by arousing or calming the doshas as each marma has three receiving points that align with the three doshas. It is used to balance the doshas, to increase agni (the digestive fire), for detoxification (reduce ama), as well as to promote energy (vajikarana) and aid in rejuvenation (rasayana).
Your nervous system sets tone and awareness everywhere in your body.
If your nerves are on-alert as the result of stress, pain, anxiety, habit or dysfunction, your body will not be able to relax or function optimally.
My work focuses on soothing, balancing and integrating your nervous system and muscular-skeletal processes and is specific and deeply relaxing.