A SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO YOGA
My highest priority is to help students learn a safe and sustainable approach to yoga. Inspired by the qualities that have been most significant for me in my yoga journey, I call my approach to practice “Strength & Grace Yoga”.
AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO THERAPEUTIC YOGA
Strength & Grace Yoga is an integrative approach to a therapeutically beneficial and sustainable yoga practice. It features a concise system of simple alignment principles that provide the framework with which to intelligently explore asana and movement.
ELEMENTS OF STRENGTH & GRACE YOGA
- Therapeutic Alignment: An intelligent, healthy, sustainable approach to alignment
- Natural Curves: Rediscover and maintain the curves of the body
- Core Stability: Strength and stability for the core areas of the body
- Pulsation: Elastic, rhythmic pulsation for suppleness and power
- Pandiculation: Intuitive movement to develop proprioception and ability to sense
- Fluid Movement: seamless, graceful transitions
- Stillness: silence, awareness, surrender
STRENGTH & GRACE YOGA FOUNDATIONS
The alignment principles of Anusara Yoga form the foundation of my work. These alignment principles offer an intelligent framework for understanding postural habits and bio-mechanics.
To this wonderful base I have added elements of practice that I consider essential to promote strength, not just flexibility. The research and science that has influenced many movement specialists in recent years enriches Strength & Grace Yoga with the holistic perspective that the body is one, united fascial system that needs to be toned, hydrated and strengthened in order to maintain an elastic, supple quality.
The practice is designed to be nurturing and increase vitality. The wisdom of Ayurveda forms the background to understanding how to adapt practice to suit the current needs of the individual.
Strength & Grace Yoga is therefore not a static system. In order to evolve we must observe the effects of our practice and be open to adapting and adjusting – or even incorporating new ideas based on the most current research. In this way the practice can continue to serve as a truly nourishing support for our health and for our life.
To find out more and view current training programs please see Strength & Grace Yoga Teacher Training.