My friend Ashley invited me to a yoga class fifteen years ago and with some apprehension I showed up and giggled in the back row. I found myself returning for the physical movement and exercise. Each subsequent class I would drag my mat and myself to class all the while questioning if I really wanted to pay for yoga when I could buy a burrito instead.
What I began to find class after class were these pockets of peace and spaciousness in the mind that I had yet to experience. I was able to quiet my monkey mind to hear the soft whisper of deep knowing and unconditional love within. I showed up to feel better in my body. I discovered a way to feel stronger in my body, and calm and peaceful in my mind and spirit.
Flash forward a decade, the seed of amazing grace yoga was born. This grace allows me to see that whatever the outcome of our human lives; grace is all around us and needs to be shared.
- Wednesdays at 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. at the Dalton Senior Center. This class is located at 40 Field Street in Dalton.
- Thursdays 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Cheshire. This class is located at 197 Church Street in Cheshire. Entrance is side red door by school. Class is located on the 2nd floor.
Whatever your believe system, body size, previous experience or lack there of with yoga, you are welcome. If you are breathing and you are in a human body, you, yes you, can benefit tremendously from focused breathing and intentional movement of the body. Each class is tailored to the needs of whoever is in the class that day. Each class will focus on building an awareness to breath, compassion, and freewill. Various options will be offered so you can decide each day and each class how challenging or how gentle you would like to be in your body that day. Classes tend to have a gentle/moderate flow with a meditative focus on breathe and movement. Chair yoga is available at the Dalton Senior Center. Classes are inspired by Kripalu yoga and Kundalini yoga.
Giving yourself permission to experience a personalized and private instruction only deepens and enhances one’s ability to strengthen, relax, and integrate learned experiences in an incredibly holding and safe environment. Private instruction is available at my private practice location in the professional Hinsdale House building located at 54 Wendell Avenue is Pittsfield Ma.
Yoga in the Schools
Teaching our youth the importance of self-care, carving out sacred space to practice pausing and being, and learning to nourish and embrace their humanity is close to my heart. For the past three consecutive years I have been afforded the opportunity of teaching mindfulness and coping skills to middle and high school students at BART Charter in Adams, MA. I am excited to announce that I am now offering yoga in several schools in Central and North County to support elementary, middle, and high schools students.
If your school or learning institution is interested in bringing mindfulness and health to your students. I would love to collaborate on ways to support your students.