Teaching Yoga for Adults & Kids, Private Lessons, Special
Group Lessons, Athletic Teams, Worksite Yoga, and Events
Why take a private yoga lesson?
Enables you to ask personalized questions & get immediate feedback
Prepares new students for group classes
Learn more about the philosophy of yoga
Designed for your specific needs
Collaboration with doctors, therapists & healers to come up with an all-inclusive holistic health plan
Location can be negotiable.
Special Group Lessons
Sport team/camp yoga class * Partner Yoga * Mother/Daughter * Family Yoga Play * Etc.
Want to get a group of co-workers together for a break during the day? Maybe a short session during the lunch-hour to breathe deep and de-stress?
Health fairs * Charity events * Birthday parties * Workshops * Etc.
Kinesiology from MSU, Sport Psychology Cognate, Specialization in Health Promotion
300/500 hour Yoga training with Hilaire Lockwood-O’Day, Yoga Alliance affiliated
My classes are a flowing style of traditional yoga. I have a moderate pace to the flow of postures, in general, but I am trained to teach intuitively, with no pre-set agenda, so I try my best to teach to the energy and practice of those in the room each class. My classes encourage finding spaces in you, through movement, that resonate with where you are, in this breath. This nurturing approach assists us in coming to our edge with each posture in our lives (on our mats, as well as off), with openness, practicing letting go of outcomes so we can feel our way through. We practice leading our growth from a space of love, compassion and honesty. It is my wish for you to find your own practice, the balance that resonates with where you are. I am instructive with each posture, building the alignment from the ground up, to assist you in avoiding injury. In being mindful of sedentary lifestyle habits, I offer functional movement alignment cues and tips to better stack your body and life to not only feel good during yoga, but feel better throughout your day. I also offer options to make the pose feel better, whether that means it backs it off a little to enable breath and fluidity, or turn the challenge up a little bit. I walk around the room while teaching, but will also drop into postures if you are more of a visual learner. Because I recognize that some use yoga as their only movement modality, I sometimes integrate some pulling and stabilizing movements to balance the pushing and mobility of the yoga postures. The amount of heat I use in class is moderate. I do not wish for you to get cold, nor do I crank the heat up. I teach relying on your internal heat, so that you can adjust what temperature you need. Being trained in traditional yoga, I teach not only the physical aspect of yoga, but also talk about the other seven limbs of yoga. I talk about chakras (energetic wheels of light that relate physiologically to different functioning within you), will sometimes guide short meditations, and chant AUM (audible vibration for sound therapy, the “sound within all sounds”) at the end of every class. I also believe it important for me to connect with each student in class, so you will receive a neck and head massage while you are relaxing towards the end of class. Some say that is their favorite part! I call my services, Seeds of Peace Yoga & Life, because I wish to be of service in guiding you to plant seeds of peace within your heart, observe your growth, and carry the spaces you find on your mat, out into the world. Outside of practicing and teaching yoga, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, being out in nature, and learning more about and practicing sustainable living. Hope to see you in class! May your days shine bright! Many blessings to you! Namaste.