I lead group meditations at the Brain Injury Network of Marin and I also teach a Yoga Therapy class at Harmonia Wellness & Social Club.
If you want to really start to see some changes, but not spend too much time (I’m patting the seat next to me right now) then this is exactly where you belong.
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spinal release yoga
Private work is rooted in specialization in a spinal release yoga therapy approach.
Spinal Release Yoga a highly specialized unique knowledge base and skill set. It’s my preferred method for those with persistent or chronic pain, spine conditions (like disc injury, scoliosis or stenosis) as well as for anxiety, and I find it especially useful for trauma. Spinal Release Yoga has a powerful way of soothing the nervous system and stimulating a sense of security. It’s contemplative, meditative, accessible and potent.
Private sessions will lead you directly into bliss.
(See other modalities below)
decompressing your spine
This is the science and art of spinal decompression without pushing, pulling, forcing or strategizing. All you do is get into the posture and wait. You don’t have to do anything, only align yourself and your props and simply lean in.
The approach reaches in to “get at” deep muscles attached to tailbone, sacrum, psoas, ribs and neck. As spinal tension is decompressed in the key areas of pelvis and rib cage, your entire body will feel more spacious, open and content.
I get to know your needs, tendencies and give you the most effective positions for you, so that it’s repeatable.
it’s Deceptively Gentle
With passive AND active postures, this system goes beyond other approaches. As a complete healing science, it propels you deep inside, inviting you to gently and directly change.
As spinal tension is massaged from the inside out, you map out and make sense of things physically, and the emotional underpinnings to problematic behaviors.
It’s not just laying on blankets. It’s not about being comfortable, though I hope you are. The deeper purpose is to steady the busy mind, in order to meditate and contemplation knowledge.
It Feels Good
You’ll end up feeling better than you’ve ever felt, I hear that a lot!
The postures reliably lead you straight into an experience that is blissful, a natural connection to yourself.
It’s very hands-on to facilitate a reliable and deep effect of release, letting go and surrender.
It’s quiet, inner yoga … the perfect gateway to meditation.
I SPECIALIZE IN
Spinal Release yoga
Opens the body gently and deeply. Based in formal study in classical yoga and Ayurveda. Uses body angles to release "core" tension in the muscles attached to the spine. Deeply grounding and nurturing.
For deep healing, transformation and illumination.
For pain, anxiety and insomnia. Also potent for experienced yogis and teachers desiring deep self-inquiry, knowledge and access to a trusted partner. Lineage: Advaita Vedanta, Svaroopa, Kaya Mindlin
In-person and online
Practical applications of tools including body-based, visualization, sound, and subtle body awareness for relieving your stress, managing temperament, and increasing productivity by stopping the whirling thought spirals.
Lineage: Tantra, Advaita, Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction Jon Kabat Zinn Model
Yoga with a Purpose
Combines Western anatomy with Eastern subtle body theory.
Intelligent sequencing to produce a specific effect (mobility improvement, strength and stamina building, or an energetic effect like lifting depression). Therapeutically oriented.
Lineage: Lynn Weinberger via Gary Kraftsow via T.K.V. Desikachar
Understanding and impacting the state of mind via breathing. This is strong medicine, of the natural variety.
Therapeutically oriented to specific symptoms (i.e. focus and re-set, calm anxiety), to produce a specific effect, or to support meditation.