My Yoga for Musicians classes are not too different from my basic yoga teaching philosophy. I teach yoga in a way that is available to any and all bodies. Wherever you are on your yoga path, no matter body size and shape, age, physical fitness or ableness, I teach awareness, acceptance, non-competitive, non-judgmental yoga. I work at a slow pace, paying special attention towards body parts in need of soothing, rehabilitation, and recovery. I use the breath as a guide and include meditation and deep relaxation in every class.
My classes integrate various branches of yoga, including Hatha Yoga Asanas (physical postures), Pranayama (breathing practices), and Dhyana (meditation). My background spans over 40 years of training and practice in Integral Yoga with Swami Satchidananda, Iyengar yoga, Yogafit, and Yoga Therapy. I hold the title of Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour training level (and at least 1000 hours of teaching experience: E-RYT500).
My Yoga for Musicians classes familiarize students with physical postures, breathing practices, and forms of meditation, in order to develop the ability to relax at will, to deepen the qualities of attention and concentration, and to increase physical and mental stamina in performance and practice settings. Issues of injury prevention and rehabilitation are discussed, and many choices of practice are always given as options. Students will be challenged but not strained.
Students in my Yoga for Musicians classes experience increased physical, mental, and emotional awareness even while under pressure. They increase their abilities to identify areas where they have a tendency to hold tension, and to release that tension. Over time they will develop physical stamina, and an increase in mental stamina through focused attention. All of these disciplines help students become more present musicians, improving their practice sessions and their performances.
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