Saturday, September 29, 2012

the journey of the unknown path

There have been some changes since my last blog post. I am not currently teaching yoga on a regular basis. I am available for special events, conferences and consulting.

I am continuing to be committed to my daily practice, which sustains and enriches me.

I am continuing to be deeply invested in operating the weekly breakfast party fundraiser Selma Cafe.

I am living on my own now and can hardly find the words to express my gratitude for my family, friends and community who are saturating me with love and care.

I am offering my home through Airbnb to guests who are visiting Ann Arbor. You can find my rooms HERE and HERE.

I am on the journey of the unknown path. Finding my way.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

new yoga possibilities for the new year

Happy new year! After a break from teaching yoga (and blogging about it) for nearly 18 months, a new impulse is blooming into full flower. Over the last few months I have noticed that there are many people who want the benefits of yoga in their lives, but can't seem to make it happen for themselves. Either they can't find a true beginner's class that really gives them the attention and focus they need, or, perhaps they aren't interested in learning yoga from a book or DVD. There are also those who have a little bit of experience in yoga, but not enough to feel comfortable in a higher level class, and not enough knowledge or motivation to sustain a home practice on their own.

I love teaching yoga to beginners because Kripalu yoga is geared towards supporting practitioners wherever they are on the path of yoga: new or experienced, able-bodied or needing modifications and accommodations, flexible or not so much, younger and older alike. I also love to be a part of the excitement and gratification that comes from exploring what yoga has to offer to someone new to this ancient and beneficial practice.

At the same time, as a yoga teacher, I have found it challenging to teach a group of beginning students the basics of yoga, including self acceptance, breath work, postures and philosophy, while giving each person in the class the attention and help they need to really learn yoga safely, fully and with compassion and joy.

I've come to the conclusion that the best way for me to really teach yoga to someone who has never practiced before, or, has learned yoga in ways that lack fun and satisfaction, or worse, may lead to injury, is to offer individual sessions, in the comfort and ease of home.

I am happy to share that I am now offering individual yoga consultations in the Ann Arbor area to help bring yoga into the lives of those who want it, through one-on-one attention and support. Whether someone wants to build their own home practice, reach a comfort level in yoga to be able to attend classes and feel safe and comfortable, or more, I am available to help determine and meet yoga goals.

With a background as a certified Kripalu yoga teacher, a professional massage therapist, and a masters of social work with many years of clinical experience, I will help clients understand how to gain the benefits of yoga in a way that works specifically for them, while addressing physical, emotional and motivational blocks that could hinder success.

Does this sound like a good idea to you, or possibly to someone you know?

I offer a complimentary phone call to determine if my services fit you personally, a discussion of what you want to achieve, how much support you may need, scheduling logistics and fees.

Please contact me at for more information and to set up a phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.