My Hatha Yoga classes are drawn from the Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Kundalini traditions and provide a supportive environment for beginners, the flexibility challenged and for those who wish to enhance an existing yoga practice. Students learn interdisciplinary yoga techniques to relieve stress, improve health and increase well being.
My classes are both gentle yet strengthening. Each class will focus on breath awareness techniques in combination with alignment tips for learning and improving the effectiveness of each posture.
It is my intention while teaching to tailor the postures to the individual student. For this reason I make use of the full array of yoga props and tools available to provide support in the postures and to give the student a sense of success regardless of perceived ability.
Types of Classes Available
Introduction to Yoga This class is designed as an introduction for the first time student or beginning student. Basic postures will be demonstrated and an overview of yoga philosophy given.
Earthlings Eco-Yoga Learn about personal sustainability, your inner ecosystem, and the dynamic intelligence of the Natural World, while practicing yoga asana! In Earthlings Eco-yoga you will be guided through an ecological meditation in action, connecting with the prolific support of powerful natural forces all around and inside of you, recognizing your kinship with All of Life as an integral member of your living planet. The whole Web of Life collectively aspires for your wellbeing! Core Strengthening and Alignment This class will focus on strengthening the body through both vinyasa flow exercises and through alignment tips for each posture. An emphasis on core strength will be given along with breath awareness exercises.
Restorative Yoga This class consists of several deeply relaxing and therapeutic postures desiged to rejuvenate the body passively. You will be provided with yoga props to help you relax completely in each pose as you let breath and gravity work together to release tension and restore calmness and balance to the body.
Partner Yoga for Two Have fun learning yoga postures for two and enjoy going deeper into each pose with the support of your partner. Great for building trust and improving communication. This class focuses on present moment awareness and yoga philosophy.
Benefits of Yoga
Yoga is for everyone regardless of ability level or physical limitations. Anyone and everyone can benefit from the wonderful healing and stress relieving effects of yoga. Yoga is the art and science of meditation in action. It calms the mind, soothes the nerves and revitalizes the body. It is a tool for personal empowerment and self transformation. It allows a bridge between the mind and body. As you develop a deeper connection to your body, you begin to understand the mechanism of your mind. Physically, Yoga gives you the ability to address your own body mechanics, injuries, and health issues from the inside out. Mentally, Yoga empowers you to address your state of mind, which assists in transcending reactive mind, unhealthy anger, and depression.
By practicing Yoga on a regular basis we learn to calm the fluctuations of the mind that cause us distress and disease. When we invite the practice of Yoga to permeate all aspects of our life, Yoga becomes a way of life. It is a powerful means of self-reflection that allows us to step out of the normal habits and modes of operation that normally control us so we may instead make new and more enlightened choices for ourselves that bring about higher good in our lives.
Yoga is an inner journey and a personal tool for wellness, stress relief, and personal empowerment. It is about working with your own body at your own level. Yoga can be very challenging as we must observe all of our thoughts and actions and accept our limitations. Through this process of accepting and surrendering to “what is” we face our fears and develop patience, compassion, and love for ourselves as well as others.
If visiting or residing on Maui, incorporate private yoga lessons into your week to let the tranquility of yoga permeate into the rest of your life.
Yoga Class w/ Danielle in St.Lucia at Jade Mountain Resort