Cultivating Breath, Mind & Body Consciousness

Hatha Yoga is a system of cultivation by which the individual frees himself from the burden of the world and its bondage.                                                                                                                                                                                                          --Shandor Remete

You are the mantra.      --His Holiness Swami Chidanand Saraswati

My Style of Yoga

Sensitive to the Aging Process

Unlike today's popular and eye pleasing styles of yoga, I like to think of ancient themes: effortless...elasticity...becoming one...doing by not doing.

In my own training, and now at 57, I've gravitated toward yoga as art. Rather than pushing the body into dishonorable conditions, I resort to slow movements that gently push the aging body while respecting its limitations.

Harder than you think! But nevertheless, aligning body to breath to mind is my ultimate goal in yoga, which, I believe, makes a difference in my living and will in my dying.

Private Yoga for 40 and Older

In my private yoga classes, I look closely at:

  • how your body works to understand its potentials and growing limitations using asanas

  • your relationship to the aging body in these and other states while holding asanas

  • patterns of your mind by applying the art of mental training to cope with loss and change

  • your energy style to create balance with mind and changing body

  • your breathing habits to make adjustments for maintaining elasticity in the lungs

  • understanding and applying yoga to your second half of life and ultimately your last breath

Did You Know?

As we age--and this includes yoga students and teachers--we begin to:

  • lose bone density after 30

  • lose their medial arch of the feet, making for wider and longer feet (not to mention a shift in balance)

  • lose muscle mass and muscles start to shrink 

  • encounter back, neck, and shoulder pain due (in part) to a shift in posture

  • sleep less (interrupted sleep)

I separate psychotherapy from yoga. I work with a client currently in therapy but only after I have received the therapist's consent.

Training & Teaching in Rishikesh, India

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