In today’s everyday life and the need to rush, rush, rush, we all pretty much suffer from Adrenal Fatigue.
What is adrenal fatigue you may ask? That is the end result of constantly living life in the state of “flight or fight”, otherwise known as Chronic Stress. We are so over stimulated with social media, daily world affairs, the job- with all it’s demands to always do more, make more, be more! Don’t forget the family time demands as well. We unknowingly place ourselves in this state where even after decent nights sleep we STILL feel exhausted and feel sometimes even worse than before we went to bed. This is Adrenal Fatigue.
This past weekend I attended a well needed and deserved Restorative class myself as part of my Self-care Sunday practice. That had been the first time I had take a studio class for some time as most of the time I practice at home. It was GLORIOUS! I felt like an ooey gooey warm brownie (if I were a desert) afterwards. I highly recommend taking one once a month, your body, mind, and probably your family, co-workers and boss will thank you later! If you can’t get out and take a formal restorative class, drop me a line if you are a local and I will be happy to set up an appointment and I will bring the classroom to you and provide a private restorative session just for you!
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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