I started practicing yoga almost 20 years ago. Several years back, I realized that yoga can help with personal growth and healing, beyond just the benefits of the physical practice. The physical practice helps keep me fit as I enter my middle years. But it’s the combination of physical and spiritual fitness that I want to share with others through my instruction. I enjoy teaching beginners, especially those who come to yoga later in life like I did, and those who want to deepen their practice no matter what their ability.
For over 20 years I worked in high rises in Chicago. I was an attorney in Chicago since 1992, where I also taught law school. After spending a year on sabbatical in the mountains of Idaho, I came to Asheville in 2014 with a renewed energy for sharing my practice. Now I am bringing that energy and experience to teaching yoga. I took my 200 hour teacher training at Yogaview – Chicago.
Mike writes about his thoughts and insight into yoga on his blog: http://www.
Yin Flow (L 1 & 2)
Mondays from 2:15 to 3:30 pm
The best of both worlds: In the relaxing, deeply opening Yin practice you will hold poses for up to five minutes. The poses are seated or done laying on the mat. This allows the muscles to relax so that stretching can move deeper into the connective tissues: the fascia, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Your body slowly opens and releases tension and toxins, while your mind relaxes.
Moving slowly into the flow part of the practice, you’ll warm your muscles and strengthen your body by moving through traditional yoga poses. The class will conclude with another Yin session to let the heated and energized muscles again relax.
Level Up November: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I – one legged king pigeon (version 1) (L2)
Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
November Focus: At some level, this king of the backbends is accessible to everyone. It’s a hip opener. It’s a backbend. It’s a deep psoas and quadriceps stretch It’s a shoulder and a tricep stretch. It opens the neck and airway for deep breathing.