Great with beginners and those new to yoga and other forms of exercise. I am someone who connects easily with new people, is comforting and motivational, and is able to adapt to injuries or physical setbacks.
Helping students find their own practice that best fits their lifestyle and leads them to a peaceful and rejuvenated place. My journey of finding how yoga and meditation heightened my perspective and joy in life is something that comes through when I teach and is irresistible for new students not to follow.
My practice is normally a comfination of both body weight strength building exercise and poses that stretch and tone the foundational muscles of our body. I enjoy challenging myself and my students and will not offer exercises that my own body cannot perform. If I am working with someone who has limited range of motion or mobility I am able to adjust the class accordingly. The main focus of my work is to convey to students the power and control they have over their body and that there are no limits, unless you set them yourself.
Mariah was a really great yoga instructor. She was always very supportive and motivating. She was really focused on fitness and health and taught me a lot! A lot of what I know about yoga today comes from private lessons with her.
I start by going over what experience students have had physically like exercise, sports or yoga. Then I can better understand what they are looking to achieve through their yoga practice. I also like to share my journey of why I started and how yoga has changed they way I perceive myself and this world. Finally, we talk about the pace they’d like, past injuries or pains, and go over the different styles of yoga and meditation I can teach. I also like to set goals with my students and check in on progress over time.
200 hour yoga teacher training with both Vinyasa and Ashtanga teachers in Charlottesville, Virginia. 2018.
Trauma Informed Yoga Training March 2020.
Matter of Balance training Fall 2019: Teaching seniors to feel confident and strong and not be afraid of falling. How to prevent or avoid injury from falling. Led exercises and chair yoga classes to improve flexibility, balance, and strength.
Typically $60 for an hour session. If for group lessons, I charge $90 for groups of 3 and an additional $10 per person after that.
I started practicing yoga in 2012 at different yoga studios across my hometown in Virginia. Within a year or two I knew I wanted to teach to share with other students what positive benefits yoga can have on the mind and body. Once I graduated college I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training. The teachings were based on vinyasa and asthanga practices while incorporating dance and natural body rhythms.
My first student after graduating was prenatal who was 32 weeks along. Here I developed my skills as a gentle yoga teacher and positive imagery meditation. My student reported that the final weeks and her birth were much more relaxing and easy than she had expected.
After, I moved to Colorado and have taught children’s yoga classes, senior chair yoga and strength classes, and have led virtual yoga classes focused on slow mindful movement.
Beginners, advanced yoga experience, prenatal, children, seniors, physically handicapped.
I recently completed a senior chair yoga program as well as a kids class program. I was delighted to be helping my younger students find a fun way to exercise and explore how to self soothe, and to bring joy and some laughter to my older students. By the end of each program my students exclaimed they felt more confident in their body's strength and felt more balanced and flexible.
Listen to your intuition about a teacher and recognize their intentions first. Practicing with a teacher who can relate to or understand your level of experience and needs from yoga or any fitness class will be beneficial to you in the end.
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