I first encountered yoga through classes at a studio in my hometown over 10 years ago. All my life, I have been athletic, but yoga offered a different, deeper connection to my body than any sport I’d ever tried. Over the decade, my relationship with yoga has evolved; at times I have left the mat for long periods to focus on other forms of exercise. About three years ago, after a series of injuries from years of high-intensity exercise left me feeling discouraged and defeated, I came home to yoga. The practice has offered me a way to rehabilitate my body and strengthen my spirit. In 2019, I completed my 250-hour teacher training program at Asheville Community Yoga. I feel the benefits of my daily practice as I move through the ups and downs of life, and I am drawn to share the practice of yoga in hopes that others could feel those benefits as well.
Slow Flow Yoga (L1)
Saturdays from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Slow flow vinyasa is designed to allow the practitioner to move mindfully through postures, synchronizing breath to movement at a pace that is typically slower than a traditional vinyasa class. Focus is placed on safe alignment and steady breath-work to ensure maximum benefit of each pose. The postures in this class range from gentle to challenging, and modifications will be offered for those relatively new to yoga and experienced practitioners. The technique is smooth and focused, and the aim is to increase strength, stability, and flexibility, as well as deepen the mind-body connection.