Yoga, Your Body, and You
We have more brain cells in our bodies than we have in our heads – true fact! Becoming embodied and learning to use the wisdom of the body can be tricky when the body has been a source of shame and rejection.
Yoga and meditation teach us how to become more present and embodied, and to find freedom from the tensions and distractions of living in our fast-paced (and often traumatizing) 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.
YOU are welcome as you are.
I have been teaching meditation since 2009, and yoga since 2012. I have been a dedicated student in the Shambhava Yoga lineage for many years. I am also a Certified Curvy Yoga instructor, and am committed to making all of my yoga offerings accessible and welcoming to all bodies along the spectrums of color, culture, size, ability, sexuality, and gender.
I offer workshops, trainings, and group yoga and meditation classes in Colorado, across the country, and internationally. 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! Find my teaching schedule HERE.
Give me a call and let’s see what yoga and meditation can do for you!