About our yoga
Yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years. Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It’s a total mind/ body workout. Yoga combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. Todays’ science is only beginning to quantify the countless health benefits of yoga. Yoga comes in many styles and can be modified to adapt to your amazing body for a more optimal you.
Some of the many benefits of yoga include:
Enhances flexibility and increase strength and muscle tone Supports bones strength and development
Supports cardiovascular health by helping to lower blood pressure, cholesterol and your resting heart rate
Strengthens the nervous system and calms the mind Improves concentration Lessens anxiety, worry and depression
Promotes deep and restful sleep at night Improves balance
Increases body awareness Improves overall mood and interactions with others
Relieves or eliminates back pain and teaches methods to avoid future back injuries Aids digestion
Founder/ Yoga Instructor/ Registered Nurse
Years ago I set an intention. I wanted to help people of all ages, sizes and levels of health and fitness to achieve their optimal health, wellness and well-being. I also envisioned touching lives and helping them to attain happiness. My career as a registered nurse only scratched the surface.
Yoga found its way into my life in the mid-90s. Being a full-time single mother of two young sons and a full-time critical care nurse at that time, I needed to find balance in my life. Yoga was my path to finding my balance. My daily yoga practice and meditation made me a better mother, daughter, sister, nurse, friend, person and now wife. It also helped my runner’s body to become more tone, stronger and flexible. I became certified as a yoga instructor in 1998 as a “power Vinyasa” instructor. In the beginning I taught mostly to the athletic gym going population. As my practice expanded I began incorporating yoga with my nursing. I had the unique pleasure to provide an in-home restorative exercise and yoga program to stroke survivors and individuals with neuromuscular impairments.
Over the past 18 years my yoga practice and knowledge have grown leaps and bounds. I have come to realize that yoga is SO much more than a beautiful exercise that has powerful mental benefits. During my re-certifying in yoga through The Institute for Integrative Health and through years of self-research and study I have attained more than I ever expected.
I also discovered this “new and hip” 5000 year old practice called Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian based holistic medicine that places emphasis on balancing the bodily systems. Ayurveda accompanied with my nursing background has given me an eastern and western approach to an individual’s health and wellness needs. Yoga and Ayurveda together form a comprehensive approach to achieving optimal health, vitality and a higher awareness.
After the sudden death of my younger brother, I decided to put my full intention in action. For over a year I have been working to create the perfect healing environment. I have worked to build a beautiful spacious place to help others transform into their best selves. By combining my nursing with yoga, Reiki and Ayurveda I assist other in achieving their best bodies and mind set. I see every individual as unique. It is my goal to identify each client’s individual exclusive needs to match them with right yoga class, style and yoga instructor.