2020 has been an interesting year to ALL of us. For me, staying inside, closer to family more than ever, and teleworking has "forced me" to escape through mindfulness and creativity. This has been a lovely process where I have been (finally) able to devote some energy to my writing... yes, I am finishing a book to share my experiences in teaching Yoga to veterans coping with PTS. My goal is that this book will support other teachers who also want to serve in a similar way. I have also been pouring my heart in creative journaling, closet design, and new yoga sequences. All this while staying abreast of the craziest news and shows (Tiger King? please don't judge). The best part yet has been spending time with my little twins, play...
On Saturday, 25 June, we had the great pleasure of welcoming David Lifar, Director of the Indra Devi Foundation in Buenos Aires, to share the teachings of Indra Devi at the Open Space in NYC.
If you are not familiar with the New York Open Space, you are in for treat. It is an urban center for conscious learning, human development, and healing. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted with a smile and beautiful selection of books; there is small cafe and lots of wisdom exuding from the classrooms.
Right before we started the workshop, a 93-year old lady walks in,
Wisdom, Breathing & Meditation: The Teachings of Indra Devi
Join us in NYC and Miami for a workshop with David Lifar as he shares lessons on life and Yoga passed by beloved teacher Indra Devi – the First Lady of Western Yoga.
David will discuss Yoga for everyday life and how it can reduce stress, maintain a positive attitude and a young and healthy body. David's Yoga practice will cover conscious breathing as a step toward mindfulness and as a tool on how to live in the eternal present. Experiment with different types of breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques.
Indra Devi, “Fist Lady of Western Yoga” was one of the most influential early yoga teachers in the Western Hemisphere. Born in 1899 in Latvia, she was a pupi...
Yoga movement is just the tip of the iceberg. For many practicioners, Yoga is a life-style that fosters fulfillment, longevity, integration with others and our environment, and much more. When practiced with an open heart, it changes lives. I offer group and private yoga classes ranging from theory, to restorative and athletes sequences focusing on proper form and alignment. Perfect for beginners and intermediate-level yoga students.
Benefits of Yoga
* Awakens, Rejuvenates and Invigorates your whole body.
* Promotes optimal physical health.
* Relieves daily stress.
* Releases accumulated emotional and physical tension.
* Assists in detoxifies and cleanses the bloodstream and...
Yoga for longevity is a gentle practice focusing on heath and healing. It combines restorative poses, gentle and yin yoga, healing-touch adjustments, breath control, relaxation, and guided meditation. Often, the class incorporates discussions on lifestyle practices that sustain and promote optimum well-being. This practice is beneficial for golden age adults (55 and over) or those who are looking for Yoga as a complementary and alternative therapy.
Increase energy, flexibility, and overall well-being. Dui’s Power Yoga class is an all-levels class that incorporates classic poses, breath control, body alignment, and adjustments based on the Atmananda Sequence. The practice starts with a power flow to energize the body transitioning into gentler poses. This integrative approach transforms the body and prepares the mind for deep relaxation.
Integrative Yoga is a semi-private class (average eight students) based on Atmananda Sequence focusing on alignment, awareness, and overall well-being. It incorporates flow, restorative poses, healing-touch adjustments, and meditation. Students are encouraged to ask questions off-line for a personalized instruction approach to their individual practices.
Learn the fundamentals of Hatha Yoga (movement) in a setting that is enjoyable, safe, and informative. You will be introduced to Yoga theory and learn Sun Salutations, classic yoga postures, proper alignment, breathing, and deep relaxation. Additionally you will improve balance, body awareness, and overall well-being. This exclusive class will take new and intermediate students to a practice that is meaningful and purposeful.
Week 1 focus: Yoga and Asanas (poses) / What is Yoga? What are Asanas? / Intro to Atmananda Yoga; mat marking for proper alignment / Relaxation
Week 2 focus: Asanas (poses) and Pranayama (breathing) / Atmananda Sequence / Intro to breathing
Proper nutrition changes everything. As your relationship with food improves, your body changes, you energy increases, and your life becomes more blissful.
While most dietitians dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins, and restrictions, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible but long-lasting, and free of denial and guilt.
No one diet works for everyone. I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you. I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.
Your personalized program will radically improve your health and wellness. Together, w...