Align with the Divine
The body is essential.
It is the gateway, the way that exists somewhere other than the heights of blissful/// oh, god, there are no words. Are there? Maybe in Sanskrit… So, between the heights of that dreaming selflessness, winged, playful, and free, active in service, tireless in compassion… And that gross, physical plane… that body that cuts, bleeds, processes food, harbors parasites, grows occasionally weary, falls into habits…
In between lies a state that joins the two. Take the body in flight! The eyes that see the glory. The skin that feels the heat, oh the taste of water on the tongue! I bring you down, oh fearless spirit, and invite you to play in this body! So for it: I must take much care. A vehicle for transformation, it is a way to “see” the absolute and limitless truth, and a way to share the experience of joy!
(Heads up: it may not be the only way *wink)
Come and experience the joy of recognizing techniques for working with and within the channels of energy that run through your body. Learn to bring the actions of the physical body into alignment with your thoughts and intention and vice versa. We will share in a vigorous and heart-opening practice, and playfully and informatively workshop backbends and twists. Ideally, you are able to straighten your arms in wheel, and kick up to handstand, and all are welcome irregardless.
Yoga absolutely changed my life. I have practiced asana since 1996. It wasn’t until I turned to it in a time of grief and depression that the asana began to do its work on me and I truly began practicing yoga. As a friend said recently in an eloquent poem: sometimes we must fall to our knees to rise in grace. I did spend most of my life looking for answers “out there. My asana practice has helped me to come to the important realization that the only place to look for answers is in the voice of my own heart. It spills over and becomes a constant practice of morality, generosity, meditation, and service – integrating into everything I do. I am inspired to share the tools that I am given by my teachers that serve to truly change my life.
Heather completed her 200hour YTT in 2010 with Open Source Yoga; certified Anusara instructor Elissa Gumushel and Ashtanga Vinyasi Daniel Clement. Since that time she has studied Tibetan Heart, Niguma Yoga, and scriptural study with Yoga Studies Institute; taken the Anusara immersions; taken the Prison Yoga Project and ChildLight Yoga trainings; offered free yoga to homeless shelters, rehabs, and prisons. She has taught at dharma centers and in fancy resorts, in living rooms, and parks. She teaches children, yogis, and beginners of all ages. She has a constant devotion to and deep gratitude for her practice, her students, and her teachers.