Growing up in the jungles of Hawaii, this bookworm never imagined that a physical discipline would have such a profound impact on her life. After discovering Marial Arts in college, Mado found her way to yoga in order to balance her body from the intensity of martial arts training. When pregnancy and motherhood required that she choose one or the other, yoga was the clear path.
Mado has completed multiple teacher trainings in different styles of yoga including vinyasa flow, anusara, and therapeutic yoga since she first started teaching in 2005. Her classes include both mental & physical aspects of yoga in a welcoming and lighthearted atmosphere with a focus on therapeutic alignment and safety.
Mado is honored to be on the staff of the Asheville Community Yoga Teacher training, as well as other regional teacher training programs. She is also the creator of teachingyoga.net, a yoga teacher knowledge base.
In addition to yoga, Mado currently stays active through hiking, dancing, aerial arts, and crossfit. Her most challenging and rewarding yoga practice so far is raising her spirited 10 year old daughter.
Warm Vinyasa Flow
Level 2 Tuesdays 8:00-9:00am
Level 1 & 2 Thursdays 12:15-1:45pm
Align & Flow classes are designed to work from the outside in (physical focus) and the inside out (mental/emotional focus) so that you exercise your brain as you exercise your body.
Align refers to both the physical alignment of the body and the internal choice of where to place your attention in a given moment. On the physical level, alignment is designed to support the joints by increasing strength where bodies tend to be weak and thus inviting opening where they tend to be tight. On the mental/emotional level, you can change the structure and habits of your brain through conscious re-patterning of thoughts. Choosing a specific focus for the brain each class, strengthens positive & healthy thought patterns rather than deepening the unconscious thought habits that hold us back.
Flow refers to both the linking of poses through breath and movement as well as the state of peak performance that is achieved through present moment awareness.