Not your Mom’s or Granny’s Yoga

 

So far, 2018 is shaping up to be a great year for

ZenEwe-Lisa

2016 and 2017 can go suck it as far as years go, but at the risk of jinxing myself, 2018 is turning around quite nicely!

So I am doing this “thing” (as the younger generation says) in April 2018!  I am totally stoked!  Even though I have been teaching for a few years, this will be my first time teaching Yoga in a formal “studio”  I am familiar with this studio as I took my Yoga Teacher Training here and it feels like I’ll be “coming home”.  Being that I am also a member of my “teaching  targeted demographic”, I know I can bring a new prospective to some students and hopefully new folks on what it’s like to step outside our comfort zones and get re-acquainted with our bodies. cropped-img_20160331_211012.jpg  We take our bodies for granted so much until at which time we lose the range of mobility in some areas of the body we enjoyed and took for granted in our youth . We think we are pretty much invincible in our 20’s and 30’s, and once we get to the 40’s reality starts setting in and before you know it, you’re 50 something and all of a sudden we are like, “Holy Shit! where did the time go, why don’t things work like they used to!!??”  We get so caught up in our daily lives that time passes faster and faster with each passing day.  We forgot to be mindful and we just get caught up in the Merry-go-round of life.

The studies are right you know, sitting is really is the new smoking!

 

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I can attest to that, as my 9-5 job is predominantly sitting.  The only exercise I get  during work hours is when I have to run to the restroom or to run to the printer/copier and when  I teach my lunchtime Yoga classes.  And, even though I said run, that was pretty much an exaggeration since it’s more of a hobble/walk because I sat too long trying to accomplish just one more thing before I get up.  So, I have witnessed what a sedentary work style can do to  first hand! And as I age, it is not getting any easier.   Momma was right!  Growing old isn’t for sissies!!

I did breakdown and I bought myself a new chair for work so I could get in some extra movement at my desk.  It took a week or so to get used to it, but I highly recommend them! I love my Yoga ball Chair!active-activity-ball-exercise-41213.jpeg

 

 

 

March is a big month so far as well, I have seen an uptick in attendance in my  yoga classes and  I also decided to take the plunge and are making steps toward a more healthy lifestyle with less harmful chemicals in the household and utilizing essential oils by incorporating Young Living products into our lives.

The March event that I am MOST excited about is becoming  community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition! I can’t wait to incorporate this partnership with my teaching work! I encourage you to check out their work!

 

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So stay tuned for more exciting things to come!  Yea, 2018 is turning into a great year so far!!!

Namaste friends!

Published by ZenEweYoga

After discovering Yoga later in life through the workplace as a stress reducer, I was inspired to seek out a program to deepen my own personal yoga practice as well as learning how to help others like myself reclaim some peace of mind and reclaim body flexibility. I am a registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Graduating the Spring of 2014 from the YTT program at the Glowing Body Yoga Studio in Knoxville, TN that was primarily an alignment based curriculum as the program was under the direction of B.K.S. Iyengar certified teacher Cindy Dollar of One Center Yoga in Asheville, NC who brought in other Iyengar taught teachers, Gabriel Halpern and Pranayama specialist, Richard Rosen. I have also studied with the body positive trailblazer and creator of Curvy Yoga, Anna Guest-Jelley and have added certified Curvy yoga teacher to my teacher toolbox. Not long after that, I found Dianne Bondy of Yogasteya and Amber Karnes of Body Positive Yoga and studied their program, Yoga for All and have added Yoga for All certification to my accreditations. I am a huge cheerleader for the Accessible Yoga movement and Yoga and Body Image Coalition and I try to embody the values and provide safe, judgement free space for people to playfully explore and reconnect with our bodies and souls. Whether you are a beginner to Yoga or have been a few times but quit for whatever reason or perhaps you felt out of place in a normal studio environment, I offer yoga sessions so that others like myself can experience the reclaiming of their bodies much like I have and experience the freedom that a solid yoga practice can bring along with the stillness of the mind and the restoration of your spirit. I recognize that those “persons of size” need a more gentle approach (because, let's face it, been there, done that!) and time to get from pose to pose. I help guide you to fit the poses to your body and not your body to the poses.

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