defining who we are
The practice of Yoga is both ancient and broad. Given the wide variety of interpretations of yoga teachings and the range of skill and intentions amongst teachers and studios, it can be hard to know what to expect when entering a yoga class setting.
As director of Shelburne Falls Yoga, the process of defining and redefining the practice, aims, and tools of yoga is ongoing. My aim is to provide a nurturing and challenging environment in which you will learn the skills for discovering and sustaining long-term health and vitality.
Listed below are just a few of the practices you will have an opportunity to explore as a member of our unique yoga community:
Safe and Efficient Movement Patterns- Learn to identify which muscle are in use in a given posture, how the spine, pelvis, and limbs relate to one another, and where to initiate motion for efficient, safe, and easeful movement.
Non- Judging Awareness- Practice suspending judgment while anchoring attention to the present moment, cultivating a more meaningful and realistic relationship with your body and your surroundings
Stability and Mobility- Find a functional and safe balance between strength and flexibility, allowing for optimal range of motion while avoiding the potential dangers of hypermobility.
Balance- Promote balance in thought, in motion, in breath, and in the systems of the body to create a strong foundation from which to choose your next course of action both on and off the mat.
We look forward to welcoming you to Shelburne Falls Yoga this spring!
Director Shelburne Falls Yoga,
Co-Founder and Director Living World Yoga School