Yoga

I am a 650+ hour trained and certified yoga instructor. I have been practicing yoga for just shy of 20 years and have been a teacher since 2008.

The lineage I study is that of T Krishnamacharya and his son, TKV Desikachar. These teachers “pioneered the adaptation of yoga techniques for therapeutic intervention.” This method of individualization of practice informs every aspect of my own teaching.

I carefully plan each of my lessons, nothing is done extraneously. I view teaching as a great honor and responsibility, and I do my best to work with subtle efficiency. It is my intention to help you cultivate peace, stillness, fortitude, and integrity by providing you practical techniques for changing the way you feel.

Individualized practice is highly effective when it is implemented with careful attention and consistency on behalf of the student. This method of teaching and learning yoga is unlike what most people in the west have come to expect. Once we choose to work together, we will have a conversation regarding your overall well being, what you are hoping to accomplish by committing to a yoga practice, and any factors that might affect your practice (injuries, your environment, work schedule, family commitments, etc). The clearer the picture I have, the better I can serve you in crafting a personalized practice that is approachable and effective specifically for you.

The efficacy of a daily personalized practice is much greater than attending long form group classes sporadically. The effects of individualized practice are often very subtle in the short term, but broad and lasting in the long term. In other words, when you make the choice to practice this way, you won’t necessarily feel like you had your ass kicked like when you attend a 60 or 90 minute studio class every day, but you will notice a change in how you feel over a longer stretch of time. Think about how flowing water can carve its way gradually through stone, given enough time it can create an enormous canyon. On the other hand, a powerful flood changes a landscape as well, but so quickly and furiously that it does harm rather than good, and the changes made are rarely permanent. It’s the difference between seeking the highs, the peak experiences, versus cultivating a sweet, sustainable, and grounding peace you can drop into whenever you need it.

If this sounds appealing, please contact me using the form below to learn more about an individualized practice. Our meetings can take place in person if you live in the Southern New Hampshire area, or we can meet virtually via facetime or skype from anywhere in the world.