300 hour training
Children’s Yoga certification | Gentle Yoga
Thu 9am | Tue, Fri 7pm | Mon, 7pm (Children’s)
I’ve practiced yoga since childhood when my dad introduced it to our family. In college, I began practicing on my own. I decided to teach yoga because yoga offered me so many benefits. I was able to be calm during chaotic moments. It kept me grounded as a single parent raising a teenager. It helped me be in touch with my own strength and peace in a high stress work environment. I also experienced greater flexibility. I wanted to share those benefits with people who were close to me.
I teach gentle yoga because we live in a busy world and gentle yoga creates time to slow down the body and mind in order to take care of oneself. My adult yoga practice involves gentle stretching, conscious breathing and meditation. My Children’s yoga enhances creativity, self-confidence, and engages each child in fun movements. I combine story sequences with yoga poses, song, games and mindfulness. Children’s yoga ends with some short relaxation to bring a experience of calm.
I donate my time to lead yoga at Tikkun Farm because the first time I visited I felt at home. It’s a beautiful place, I love the vision of the farm. I’m thankful to be part of the healing offered to the community and the lives of people who come here. You can feel the healing energy when you arrive. Teaching yoga here has helped me realize this is how I want to participate in Tikkun Olam– the ongoing repairing of the word.
In addition to leading yoga at Tikkun Farm, I offer individual and family classes. I look forward to offering yoga in other learning environments like schools and preschools.
200 hour training
Mon, Tue 9am
I am 71 years old. I began practicing yoga ten years ago because I used to be a dancer and I love the movement and being in touch with my body. After ten years I decided to teach yoga because I wanted others to experience the benefits that blessed me… flexibility, strengthening, mental clarity, awareness of my breath and an overall feeling of well-being.
Gentle yoga is my forte. What makes my yoga gentle is a focus on stretching and twisting that detoxes the body. We spend most of the practice seated on the floor. The movements paired with breathing supports a meditative state of mind which decreases anxiety and prepares us mentally to enter our day. This union of mind, body and spirit is the definition of yoga. I love gentle yoga because at my age gentle yoga really helps my body remain pliable and increases my range of motion.
I donate my time to lead yoga at Tikkun Farm because I love the environment, the wide space and it just seems to go with what Tikkun Farm represents: Heal People, Repair Community, Restore Creation. I love the people and owners. Tikkun Farm allows yoga to be practiced in a non-threatening environment, where people experience acceptance.
In addition to leading yoga at Tikkun Farm, I love sharing yoga with the preschool children at the learning center, housed at my church. The children are so open, receptive and eager to do the practice of yoga. I end my yoga practice with the children, and even with adults, with a gentle shoulder assist accompanied by lavender essential oils. This helps the children with sensory perception and relaxes them as they start their day.
200 hour training
Mon, 9-10:15 am
I am an Episcopal priest and mom. I’ve been practicing yoga for more than 15 years, and Kundalini yoga for six. I love yoga as an embodied spiritual practice. I chose to become an instructor because I love practicing yoga and am excited to share my experience of kundalini yoga with others.
Kundalini yoga brings together several streams of yoga and includes dynamic breathing exercises, physical postures, simple chants and meditation as part of a typical class session. This kind of yoga helps raise our awareness and connects body, mind, and spirit. Kundalini is a Sanscrit term from ancient India that describes the creative energy or life force that exists in all people. We seek to activate this energy through yoga to create increased vitality in all areas of your life. Come experience this awakening in your own life.
I am leading yoga at TIkkun Farm because I serve as a board member for Tikkun Farm and am inspired by the work of healing people, community, and creation that happens on the farm.