We all have within us this divinity which is radiating and shining like a sun, and we just have to turn our attention in that direction every day with a sense of surrender, a sense of love, a sense of devotion, and the clouds will part and we will bask in this radiant, joyous bliss–it’s called ananda, and it exists for everyone” – Shri Shambhavananda
Yoga and meditation teach us to become more present and embodied, and to find freedom from the tensions and distractions of living in our fast-paced world. They can also remind us that we are deeply valuable, worthy, and capable of much more than what our minds say!
Is Yoga for You?
Modern science has a lot to say about meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. It is good for our health in very concrete, measurable ways. Meditation and yoga have been shown to reduce blood pressure, stroke risk, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They have also been shown to elevate mood, increase memory, improve learning, and aid concentration. And these are just beginning to scratch the surface of what yoga can offer. Yoga is an ancient science of the mind which offers all of us the potential to grow in ways we might never have imagined. Yoga and meditation go hand in hand with counseling to support you in healing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Yoga and meditation are particularly helpful for women (and men!) struggling with body image or a disordered relationship with food. In my own life, I have found yoga to be uniquely suited to the job of making friends with my body. And, yes, I just called it a job! Learning to love your body and yourself can be a lot of work, but yoga and meditation can make this work meaningful, relaxing, fun – even blissful!If you are still wondering if yoga is for you, I have one thing to say: Yoga is amazing. Give me a call and let’s see what yoga and meditation can do for you!
Classes and Workshops
I offer workshops, trainings, and group yoga and meditation classes in Colorado and across the country. My yoga and meditation classes are practical, fun, and down-to-earth, and are infused with my deep commitment to helping people find happiness in their bodies and in their lives. Please feel free to join me at any of my upcoming classes or workshops!
Hatha Yoga – 9:30-10:45am
Maitri Yoga Center: Second Location on 64th and Ward
Mindful Flow: 9:30-10:45am
Maitri Yoga Center : Second Location on 64th and Ward
Maitri Yoga: Second Location Grand Opening
Saturday, November 12th: 10:00am Hatha Yoga
I am currently not offering private yoga. I often use yoga-based body work techniques in my counseling sessions. Give me a call to see if that might be the right choice for you!
“Reclaiming the Unruly Feminine: An Archetypal Approach to Internalized Fat Stigma”
April 29-30, 2016
2015 3rd Annual RHCPH Healthcare Summit for Alumni
“Go With Your Gut: A Depth Exploration of Body Wisdom in the Counseling Room”
October 17, 2015
ASDAH Conference, 2015
Morning Movement and Meditation Workshop
July 18, 2015