Grace Yoga

Grace Yoga


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RYT 500, Registerd Nurse and Dream Teacher in the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming.

I have been trained originally at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  Pacticing and teaching yoga for over 25 years.

Safety and mindfulness are of upmost importance for students,  I have taught all levels, from chair yoga to seniors, to high school students and gentle classes to vinyasa.

I bring my deep love for yoga and decades of experience to the mat.  Yoga is a meditation in motion and the physical aspects, though important, are simply a vehicle for personal growth and present-moment awareness.  Putting special emphasis on pranayam (breathing exercises), I guide my classes through an energy clearing physical practice so that students feel more balanced, stable and alive.  

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Hadlyme, CT 06439
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I insist on taking time to learn what a student would like to experience from a yoga lesson.  Finding out personal past history with regard to physical injuries, limitations, goals in practice are necessary.  As a Registered Nurse I can work with many varied populations.

Some students are more interested in mediation and stress release, some more in a physical practice, some all the holistic benefits of the miracle of yoga practice.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a Registerd Nurse, 500 hour YOGA ALLIANCE registered Yoga Instructor.  I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of CT, and a Dream Teacher in the Robert Moss School of Dreaming.

I have studied yoga with many inspirational teachers and have my own practice of many years, please see my website for more information,

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I teach three public classes a week, at Root Yoga Studio in Old Lyme, and Red Barn Yoga in Lyme.  Their websites are easlily found, and prices vary but are reasonable, and studios are very pleasant and well equipped with yoga props. 

My private lessons can be arrranged at one of these studios, and standard class is 90 minutes for $110.

How did you get started teaching?

I was very young and was told about yoga by one of my friends in the early 80's.  I took a class at the local YMCA before the growth of yoga studios, and I was hooked.  I was never a very good athlete as competitive sports were not interesting to me.  I loved the non-competitive approach and spiritual aspectof yoga.  I took teacher training at the original Kripalu Yoga Ashram in Pottsville PA, and have never stopped teaching or being a student.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages from children in elementary to high school, the general adult population, and senior citizens in chairs. 

I generally teach a moderate vinyasa class to the general population of varied age.  However, I am a Registered Nurse and have the ability to modify to any person.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I prefer to take local classes with local teachers that I respect, and take time for a retreat at a yoga center when I am able.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would advise any student to check into an instructor's education, make sure it is varied and check that they are able to work with more than one type of class script.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should make sure their energy aligns and feels comfortable with a teacher, they should feel comfortable and that the teacher really listens to their needs and does not force any technique or school of thought.  The student is the ultimate authority of their own body and what they want from yoga.

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