Namaste. Welcome to my web site. I hope you are are well today.
I’m no longer doing drop in classes. I’m very sorry. I had no choice as our 2017 flood changed everything.
Instead I’m offering affordable Private Therapeutic Healing sessions .
They include Hatha Yoga, breath-work (pranayam) meditation & Pilates .
See full description of what I offer available below
FAR INFRARED SAUNA: The Far Infra Red Sauna lives in the yoga room – see pics gallery page. Its a 2 seater. The science suggests this kind of sauna is a rapid alkalizer, in other words its really good medicine as no dis-EASE can exits in AN ALKALI ENVIRONMENT. The sauna is included in the $50…
EASY PILATES : THERAPEUTIC > PELVIC/ SPINAL ALIGNMENT>I teach simple easy pilates moves and stretches , at the same time the student gives me feed back about how that feels. Pilates creates core strength, pelvic floor strength, better spinal alignment and better muscle tone. Regardless of how wonderful Pilates is like all things if done incorrectly can easily injure us. So when practicing it we must put our ego away and go slow.
EASY YIN YOGA : yoga therapy >very gentle, easy stretches mostly seated or laying down with a focus on gentle controlled breath and meridians.
PRANAYAMA : Pranayama is the precursor to meditation. Prana is a sanskrit word for ‘life force’ also known as chi. Yama is a Sanksrit word meaning “expansion,” “extension” or “breadth.”
Breathing isn’t rocket science, We’ve all been doing it day and night for our entire lives. The question is to what extent does shallow or erratic breathing lead to oxygen deprivation of vital organs and eventually disease. Pranayama is often referred to as controlled breathing. I Like to call it ”loving breath”. many yoga teaches do not teach breath work. I, however like to include it for 30 mins during the meditation. When practicing pranayama yogis are extending or expanding (ayama) the vital life force (prana) throughout the body. Pranayama will result in an alpha theta meditation if the mind is able to completely surrender .
benefits of regular pranayama ~~: sooths nervous system~ manages pain by reducing inflammation~can create a sense of joy~balances brain chemistry ~ balance hormones ~ promotes concentration ~ promotes healing ~creates easy problem solving ~ strengthen lungs ~ manage asthma~remove impurities from lungs~ strengthen immune system~oxygenate the blood ~ function of vital organs are improved ~ detox lymphatic system.
NUTRITIONAL ADVICE : SOME FOOD IS MEDICINE AND SOME FOOD WILL KILL US SLOWLY. I studied natural medicine in USA in the 80s. The majority of my knowledge is based on herbalism .
MEDITATION : ”GO WITHIN OR GO WITH OUT” > THE GOOD NEWS IS IF U DO THE BREATH WORK FOR LONG ENOUGH YOU WILL MEDITATE. Over the past 23 yrs I have fine tuned and taught 5 very easy scientifically proven meditation techniques. They are not new, I did not invent them, I make no claim to them as many healers do . But I have studied and practiced them thoroughly. Ive taught them for over 2 decades thus have proof they work.
5 MEDITATION TECHNIQUES or the 5 PATHS TO SAMAHDI
SAMAHDI EXPLAINED ~ Samahdi is a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation and is the means used to dive through consciousness.
THE 5 meditation techniques below are what I have worked with for over 20 years.These techniques enable to me to meditate deeply when ever I choose to.
1/BREATHE Breathwork-PRANAYAMA- allows the mind to focus on something other than thinking
2/ LISTENING So much needs to be said about this divine sense. silence is golden’ is start.Un fortunately white mans culture doesn’t honor it. Cities hum with electricity. Its not until we reach the mountains we realize that we have been living in noise pollution.
Listening withdraws the senses from the outer world allowing us to focus only on the tiniest of sounds. listening to mantra prayer or nature sounds is excellent practice and will lead to a quiet mind.
3/ FEEL Feeling-pratyahara-to withdraw the senses from the outer world. Focus on the smallest of physical sensations like the temperature of the air as it enters and then leave the nostrils. This too will quiet the mind.
4/COUNT I like to use counting to break the habit of ordinary thinking aka vritti svarupya. I count when I breathe. Mala beads fall into this category .They have 108 beads. Counting to 108 or repeating anything 108 times is potent work .
5/CREATE creative visualization-to break the very real addiction to worry and doubt aka ordinary thought.
OM SHANTI OM