Tomme Fent

Troutdale, OR
United States

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I took my first yoga class at age 51. Like most beginners, I came to yoga as a form of physical exercise. I also hoped yoga would help ease some of the aches and pains of 'middle age.' Little did I know that I was embarking on a journey I would want to continue for the rest of my life. After being an attorney for 24 years, I have finally found my true calling in teaching yoga.

I believe nearly everyone can benefit from yoga, regardless of their physical fitness or challenges. The physical practice of yoga - asana practice - benefits all of the body's systems, and helps our bodies remain able to move with ease as we age. Asanas also help quiet our nervous system so we can truly relax and find peace. But the physical practice is only one aspect of yoga. For those who also embrace the teachings of yoga, the breathing practice (pranayama), and the meditative practices, yoga can become much more than a way of 'doing' something - it can become a way of 'being.'

I want to share that path with my students. It is my goal to offer interesting, varied classes that awaken both the body and the mind, and leave my students feeling centered, present, and ready to face the world beyond the studio. "With great respect and love, now the blessings of yoga instruction are offered." Sutra 1:1.


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