Meditation

Concentration. Joy. Relaxation.

Scientific studies support dozens of health benefits from meditation: improved concentration and sleep, reduced stress and feelings of calm, compassion, peace, and joy. There’s a broad variety of practices and techniques for meditation making it accessible to everyone. Many of the techniques do not involve sitting. Walking, washing dishes, painting, Ti Chi and QiGong are all forms of moving meditation. As a triathlete, running on a trail, swimming and biking often is my vehicle for meditation.

Anyone who’s completed an Ironman or century ride knows what it’s like to be inside your own head for up to 8 hours on a bike. Sometimes my inner voice is preoccupied, solving something going on in my life; other times I’m simply talking myself through a tough workout. When I’m able to quiet the inner voice, remaining focused and achieve calmness, are the moments cycling becomes meditative for me.  I’m aware of my breath. I see the road or trails well. When I’m running on the trails I hear the water, my foot steps and the wind but without judgment. I simply notice. I don’t have negative thoughts about how much further I need to go. It’s the moment when a meticulously defined swim workout becomes blissful gliding through the water. It no longer feels like an agenda. It’s joyful and rejuvenating.

I had the pleasure of exploring and collecting  evidence-based research on the benefits of yoga and meditation with my fellow yogis in our teacher training with Jenn Prugh. If you’re new to meditation, the biggest take-away is that there is evidence that even a beginner can realize immediate benefits to practicing meditation.

Yoga for Athletes

As a teacher, I integrate a sports background and functional mobility to create a Hatha yoga practice, rooted in traditional yoga and focused on functional mobility, balance, strength and flexibility. I am an endurance athlete and am FRC certified (Functional Range Conditioning).

Whether you’re an ardent athlete or business professional sitting at the desk, on a plane, or in a car; whether you’re a seasoned yogi or new student, I invite you to make yoga a part of your balanced training regiment or healthy lifestyle.

Please connect with me here: CONTACT to discuss functional mobility conditioning to support your sport, restorative yoga for recovery, high school and college athletic team yoga coaching, training weekend retreats and/or your really loose hip flexors.

Yoga Fundraiser to Support Sonoma County, Monday Oct 30th 7:30 pm

Join me in a Yoga for Athlete’s night in support of the Sonoma County community where over 100,000 people were displaced following the firestorm that ravaged there just over a week ago. The Yoga and Cardio Dance studio in San Jose has generously donated their space for this special event.

The practice offered will be “Yoga for Athletes” from 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm.

NOTE: This class is suitable for both ATHLETES and NON-ATHLETES, NEW STUDENTS and SEASONED YOGIS. 

This class is FREE in exchange for a cash or check donation. All donations will support the SONOMA COUNTY RESILIENCE FUND

Please join me in supporting the well-being of the Sonoma County community. SPACE IS LIMITED so please RSVP HERE

 

Yoga for Everyone

Strength. Balance. Flexibility. All you need is your body and your breath.

At any age, shape and range of motion, you can find a yoga practice that will compliment your needs. Whatever style you practice, yoga trains the mind to withdraw from internal and external distractions. It clears the path for self observance. It invites you to become aware of your true self.

Learn more about the teachings I offer here: SERVICES

Connect with me here: CONTACT to explore how I can help you find a practice to compliment your mind and body.

I am RYT200 certified through the Joy of Yoga School and am currently enrolled in the 500 hour program with Jennifer Prugh.

I have training in yoga for children, am a step-mom to four children, have a B.S. in accounting and draw upon nearly 20 years of corporate experience in the combined areas of professional services and human resources. These experiences help me to connect with a broad audience, from children and parents, to professionals.

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