9. Healing Lotus Yoga
""A good heart, a good mind, warm feelings - these are the most important things." -Dalai Lama
You don't have to be in shape, or be a pretzel to do yoga! The ancient wisdom of yoga teaches us the value of living in and accepting ourselves in the present moment by using the breath and movement to keep us in tune with our bodies and minds, strengthen our muscles and release stress/tension/pain. Yoga should never be a competition or force you into a position that you are not ready for. A good yoga instructor guides you by giving modifications for every level of ability that help you experience all the benefits of the pose or movement at any given time. Yoga is a journey not a destination.
My name is Gina, and I am a certified yoga instructor who teaches Hatha yoga to individuals or small groups at your home/office. I've been practicing yoga over 20 years and have been teaching since 2008. I've taught many different levels and ages of students who have experienced all sorts of injuries, are suffering from physical/mental illness, or are just deciding to strengthen their practice or give yoga a try for the first time. I've taught in after-school programs, yoga studios, one-on-one and in small groups indoors and outdoors. Some populations I've worked with are: women who are fighting cancer, the mentally ill, homeless, elderly people who have a multitude of physical ailments, kids with learning problems/ADHD/ADD and at-risk teens.
I am committed to helping adults and children of all ages achieve a stronger and calmer, mind, body and spirit so that they can reach their full potential in their inner and outer world. My goal is to find where the individual is stuck, meet the person where they are and from there, build bridges to healing and ease. With emphasis on correct alignment, an open heart and attention to the present moment, I hope to guide students into an experience of peace and compassion for themselves and others.
Yoga has many amazing benefits!
* Improved flexibility
* Diminished physical pain
* High sense of worth
* Much healthier organs
* Improved coordination
* Reduced stress
* Greater strength
* Improved flow of blood
* Lessened chances of injury and re-injury
* Awareness of the body
* Strengthened endurance
* Weight loss
* Lowered anxiety
* Improved sleep quality
*Improved concentration and focus
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