yoga

I teach my classes in the Hatha Yoga tradition. Hatha Yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. Through practice, we develop a balance of strength and flexibility in our physical bodies and in our minds by learning to balance our efforts and surrender into each pose.

Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises known as Asanas, or postures, and asana sequences, designed to align your muscles and bones. Postures are also designed to align the spine so energy can flow freely through the body. Hatha is also translated as “ha”, sun-and “tha” meaning moon. This refers to the balance of masculine aspect-the active hot sun-and feminine aspect-the receptive and cool moon-within all us.

We hold poses for several breaths to allow you to settle into each pose and express your best self in the pose. Then, slowly, we move fluidly into the next pose to allow proper foundation and alignment. Variations in poses are always offered, and students are always encouraged throughout class to move at their own pace in a non-competitive environment.

In my classes I strive to create a welcoming, calming, relaxing, encouraging, and fun environment. I hope you consider coming to my classes so I can share the benefits of incorporating yoga into your life. Yoga has enriched my life, and I would like to help you experience the same.

Benefits of Yoga

  • Increased strength
  • More awareness in your daily life
  • More energy
  • Better sleep quality
  • More confidence
  • Better flexibility
  • Healthy joints
  • Better balance
  • Stress relief
  • Relaxation
  • Strengthened Immune System
  • Improved focus and concentration

Classes

Anderson Japanese Gardens

I teach all-levels yoga classes at the beautiful Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, Illinois on Monday mornings from spring, through summer, to fall. The dates are below:

Session 1: May 15-June 26, cost is $56 for the full seven week session, or $10 to drop in.

Session 2: July 17-August 28, cost is $56 for the full seven week session, or $10 to drop in.

Session 3: September 11-October 9, cost is $40 for the full five week session, or $10 to drop in.

N'Spired Yoga

I teach two classes a week at N'Spired Yoga in Rockford, Illinois.

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45pm, and

Fridays from 10:00-11:15am.

Corporate Group Classes

I teach a number of corporate group classes, meaning I travel to local companies to teach their employees a yoga class. If you would like to arrange for me to teach at your business, contact me today.

Private classes

I can teach private classes for individuals or groups, both regularly and for special events. If you want me to teach you yoga in your own home, or if you want me to teach at a private event like a women's retreat or bridal party the day of a wedding, send me a note so we can make arrangements.