Yoga is a form of meditation, it is a moving meditation where through movement one can connect to the breath and quiet the mind. There are many different poses in the yoga practice with many different formations, which ask the body to contort in quite odd ways. Through practicing these crazy poses we bring the mind to focus on the body and meet ourselves as we are, on the mat.
Reiki is a universal energy medicine that was discovered in the 1920s by Usui Sensei. Reiki promotes emotional/physical healing, stress reduction and relaxation by bringing healing to the areas in need. The body receiving the Reiki immediately knows what to do to and instinctually begins the healing process. Reiki is administered by the hands, placed lightly on or near the body over the chakras. A session will include essential oils to revitalize mind and body senses and soothing music that allows for deep relaxation. Reiki is also great for infants, toddlers, teens and pregnant moms. Reiki works best when received on a regular basis as it enables us to go deeper each time as we heal.
Crystals are millions of years old, formed during the earliest parts of the Earth’s creation. They are the most orderly structure that exist in nature. Therefore, when crystals are near or around disorderly energy they will harmonize and balance this dissonant energy. This is why crystals are used to heal. Quartz are used in watches and clocks because they regulate and stabilize energy. In turn, Crystals help to regulate and stabilize our own individual energy. These beautiful stones are a gift from Mother Nature and play a fundamental role in our daily lives. I can incorporate crystals in any session and use their ever healing vibrational energy to enhance the healing experience.
When I was 16 years old, I was born again after surviving a coma and a Traumatic Brain Injury. Being so naive about this incident I never received proper physical for what my body underwent. After years of neglect and denial I have been actively healing my body.
I began practicing yoga with the physical poses but then realized that I was injuring myself by overdoing. After becoming a teacher I learned what I truly needed, what my body was trying to communicate with me. I now use yoga as a restorative medium to heal not only myself, but most importantly teach my students. I want to shine light on how important it is to slow down in this fast pace world we live in. Yoga has helped me manage my PTSD, taught me to slow down, and really listen to my body. Yoga allows me to honor my growth in every circumstance and I can only hope to extend this to the students I teach.
As a Yoga teacher with a history of injuries, I focus on alignment and taking a more mindful approach. My classes are infused with aspects of Hatha, restorative, Yin and Iyengar Yoga. Cultivating strength, flexibility, stability, awareness and emphasizing the importance of breath.