Yoga

Weekly Yoga Offerings:

Community Yoga Classes at Riffs Yoga Studios in Bird Rock, San Diego

Riffsyogastudios.com



🌀Tuesday’s: Strong Hatha w/ Sound Healing 10:30-11:45a

🌀Wednesday’s: Vinyasa w/ Sound Healing 5:30-6:45p (BR)

🌀Thursday’s: Strong Hatha w/ Sound Healing 10:30-11:45a



Yoga Bio:

My love for Yoga began in 1998, and since then, I have been exploring all the layers and dimensions the practice has to offer. I have been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and teaching Yoga for 12 years. Originally from Portland Oregon, where I had the benefit of studying with Senior and Master Yoga teachers and healers. 

Currently hold over 500 hrs of Yoga & Yoga philosophy based trainings specializing in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, Mantra Meditation, Sound Healing and Subtle Body studies. From 2010-2021 I practiced as a therapeutic massage therapist working with multiple bodies and injuries. Even though I no longer practice as a CMT, the knowledge I gained from working on thousands of bodies has translated into the next stage of my career as a yoga mentor and senior Yoga teacher. 

In 2015 I battled and survived a rare Cancer of the bones & connective tissues known as Rhabdomyosarcoma. The cancer was diagnosed as late stage 4, terminal and I was not given much time to live. I did my best to utilize all I understood at the time about health, healing, nutrition, spirituality and Yoga and became the co-creator in my own healing journey. 

7 years now in full remission, I believe that experience was a catalyst to my awakening and led as an opportunity to serve others in a deeper way. 

I practice and teach because I believe Yoga is a powerful catalyst for growth and healing. I have experienced and witnessed profound transformation in my life and others lives. I see this ancient practice as a beautiful gift for all whom step into its wisdom and truth. My teaching style is based on the traditional roots of Hatha Yoga. My class offerings are known to be strong, dynamic, creative and alignment based. Encouraging students to explore and grow into their own empowerment and process. Alongside my asana offerings, I enjoy

incorporating breath, inner exploration, Sanskrit mantras, detailed cueing, yoga philosophy and sound healing meditation. 

Yoga is for everybody! I encourage all levels of students to come practice and explore the inner terrain of their Being. I offer variations and ways for you to grow a sustainable, lifelong practice of awakening and transformation.

Class Style Offerings:

🌀Strong Hatha: This is a challenging static practice that includes longer posture holds and refinement cues to assist the student into advancing their practice. This class is slow, but powerful, with focus on functional movement, developing joint mobility and the use of breath to expand the experience. Chaturangas are not cued, rather the exploration of arm balances, inversions and intermediate postures. Yoga experience not required but recommended.

🌀Vinyasa: is an active breath to movement practice from the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga. This challenging practice includes postures to create heat, build strength and flexibility. Advanced postures may be offered, though the class remains accessible to most who have some experience with yoga. This class incorporates binds, arm balances, backbends, and chaturangas.

🌀Yin Yoga:A slow and meditative practice that is composed of seated and reclined poses, each held anywhere from 2-7 minutes. This unique style focuses on targeting the connective tissues (bones, joints, ligaments and fascia.) This class emphasizes body awareness and does require a physical effort to hold the poses which may be challenging to some. This healing practice encourages myofascial release, increased mobility and the release of stagnant chi/prana.

🌀Sound Healing: This healing modality focusing on adding sound vibrations to assist in the relaxation and decompression of the nervous system and subtle body. Utilizing a variety of sound healing tools such as the gong, crystal bowls, chimes, drums, harmonium, sacred Sanskrit mantras and your own voice as a instrument. This practice can be done as a stand alone, however- mostly incorporated along side Hatha/Vinyasa and Yin Yoga class offerings.

With over 20+ years study & practice and 500+ hours of yoga training. Including 12+ years of teaching experience:

*200 hr. Hatha/Vinyasa training in 2008-2009

*100 hr. Universal Yoga training in 2018

*200 hr. Ashtanga training in 2019

*30 hr. Yin Yoga Training Sept. 2019

*100 hr. Anusara Training 2022

*Studied with & inspired by: Christina Sell (Hatha Yoga), Michael Stone (Ashtanga Vinyasa), Sianna Sherman (Anusara Yoga), Annie Carpenter & Jason Crandel (Alignment based Vinyasa). In addition, Meghan Maris, Emily Light, Lisa Mae Osborn, Buck Lewis, Ryan Bailey and Robin Christ.

Come practice with me in the comfort of your own home on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOFPihHHGrZ-GIqHnGYdErw

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”- Bhagavad Gita