Yoga is a technique of presence; of return to presence. Its common definition of union is complex, as its drive for union in practice generates a cleaving of habitual consciousness. The question of One is unanswerable – but breathed.
I've been teaching since 1998, working with students across the spectrums of age (8-80s) and experience.
My teaching and practice has grown from an ashtanga-vinyasa base – and I'm happy to teach this form – but when working one-on-one, it essentially is your yoga I'm there to learn, teach from, and amplify.
I'm drawn to working with those with or returning from injury or surgery; those active in or returning from addiction; and artists across the disciplines.
Yes, I just included 'artists' in a list of ailments.
I'm experienced in chair yoga as well.
And although I already had worked for years with cancer patients & survivors, in April 2019 I was certified by Yoga4Cancer, an evidence-based methodology created by Tari Prinster.
I hold and teach to the three fundamentals of the practice described by ashtanga, known as tristhani: posture, breath, and gaze.
Beginners form an excellent foundation with me; for more experienced practitioners an experience of return to their beginning's beginning is not unusual.
My verbal and hands-on assists are skilled – vivid, informative, therapeutic.
I have no yoga guru, hold to no dogma … aside from all the above.
Through unaggressive repetition progress through the practice slowly refines the experience of each moment's detail – details in and of body, breath, gaze, attention, thought; one's body suddenly is both no one's and profoundly yours; and a quality of spaciousness – as limpid and luminous as all the texts say it is – happens. A quality whose presence gradually is noticed during time off the mat as well.
I do encourage a ritually bordered space, so, yes, we will chant OM.
Whether it's OM, shalom, salaam … it ends in mmm, because … it's … where the end begins.
4 class packs:
Two people: $400
I work with a sliding scale, and offer an initial ½ hour session/consult for free.
Currently, only remote sessions, unless we're in vicinity – upstate NY at present (9/22).
To set up a first session, or any other questions, please get in touch.