When most people think of yoga, they think of a certain body type and gender; maybe even a particular race and social class. But yoga is truly for everybody. My personal journey with yoga began as a teenager, when I equated it to a system for changing the way my body looked. I learned later how good it felt, and much later that the movements were not as much about the physical body as the mental and emotional ones.
Yoga is truly a form of meditation, which happens to be beneficial for both the body and mind. Especially if there are reasons you feel unhappy with or disconnected from your body, yoga can offer a gentle way of learning how to lovingly reconnect with it.
I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in Integrative Yoga Therapy because I wanted to learn more about the healing nature of yoga. I went on to complete additional trainings in Yoga for All and Yoga for Amputees, both of which helped me learn how I can be more inclusive to ensure I teach to the person in front of me; not the one on the cover of a yoga magazine.
Each body and mind is incredibly unique and special, which means there are certain postures or variations of such that will be more beneficial than others. I only work with people individually for yoga lessons because I believe that is the way for someone to get the most out of it. I know from personal experience that most group yoga classes are not inclusive, and also know it can be difficult for students to speak up when they need assistance with finding a variation that works for them.
My goal as your yoga teacher would be to listen to your needs and create lessons which benefit you both physically and emotionally. Because my use of yoga is therapeutic, it is always attached to psychotherapy services, meaning if you specifically want yoga lessons, each lesson would still include psychotherapy. I am available for individual lessons at my office in Sugar Land.