I am a certified Rolfer™, a licensed massage therapist and a certified Iyengar yoga instructor.
Rolfing™ structural integration (SI) is a holistic, comprehensive method of hands-on therapy created by Ida P. Rolf™ to release and harmonize the entire body. SI aims to restore flexibility, improve posture and release chronic pain. It revitalizes your energy and leaves you feeling freer and more at ease in your body. It is similar to massage therapy in that you receive it on a table but the work is much deeper, the effects are lasting and your body will literally be reshaped.
More than 50 years ago, Dr. Rolf™ recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. SI works to reorganize this web-like complex of connective tissues reducing compensations, alleviating pain, and altering one’s relationship with gravity.
For yoga instruction, whether you’re a yoga teacher who thinks your training was insufficient, a newbie who just wants to find out what all the hoopla has been about, or someone in between, I can assist you. I can help ensure you are not creating injuries or bad habits in your home practice or at your corner studio (where the instruction may not be great). I can aid in developing a home practice if you do not already have one.
For those considering online yoga classes, you should know that chances of injury skyrocket without a knowledgeable teacher observing you three dimensionally. It’s easy to complicate things and completely miss the mark. I can guide you toward advancing in flexibility, strength and focus from a holistic approach. However, if you would prefer to move toward a specific asana (yoga pose), I can guide you safely and effectively.
If you’re already teaching, I can bring clarity to any doubts or questions you may have about structurally sound alignment from basic to advanced asanas. I’ll help you better see and feel misalignment and how to adjust them quickly, safely and effectively.
When I adjust your pose, your body will feel, and your mind will know where strength and support come from in the particular asana and how to soften and lengthen in and around that. In this practice, you will not take yourself apart, but together we will build you up. We will work on creating a practice that brings balance, space, and stability to your structure. It takes more than 200- or 500-hour certification courses to teach yoga. It takes years of experience. I have been consistently practicing for 27 years (Sivananda, ashtanga, and Iyengar) and teaching for 20 years. I was apprentice to John Schumacher (senior Iyengar teacher) for 6 years.