Join a small group class in my private, beginners based, fully equipped therapeutic Yoga studio in Ojai, CA. For friends who want to learn Yoga.
Contact me for address as this is a PRIVATE space; not open to the public. Friends of friends are welcome; please introduce yourself if you feel drawn to attend classes :)
Each class is limited to 10 people; for logistics, please sign up online to reserve your spot. Please be courteous and remove your registration if you’re unable to attend to ensure someone else can use that slot. Be in touch with any questions <3
ALL classes, called Gold Yoga, are for the first time student, returning students, the student with multiple injuries, and students who don’t feel comfortable getting up and down from the floor multiple times (we go up and down only once in each class). We spend our time seated, supine (lying on your back), or standing. We focus on learning the basics of a thorough and comprehensive Yoga practice in a supportive environment. You’ll learn a variety of Yoga poses (many modifications are given), meditation techniques, and breathing exercises.
Questions are encouraged throughout class to ensure learning, correct understanding, and to build community. There’s no ‘agenda', or ‘goal,’ in these classes; only that you leave feeling like you learned something, challenged yourself (if you want to), and feel refreshed and fortified. Classes include a brief introduction into an area of Yoga philosophy and end with a guided systematic relaxation designed to deeply re-set and nourish.
We focus on building physical strength in the legs, arms, and core, increasing attention span and mental focus, and building lung capacity. Classes include education regarding the energetics of building a sustainable Yoga practice.
Feedback will be given in class and open dialogue regarding your experience during class is encouraged. This is not a spectator sport and I’m not performing (as a teacher). The opportunity to dive deep into the anatomical and energetic subtleties of each pose is available, depending on the interest and ability of the student.
My intention in these classes is to empower students to ask ‘right questions,’ and to proactively engage in intelligent, critical thinking when it comes to proper body mechanics. In other words, I teach you how to think about the way your body moves, not what to think (think independence, not codependence). From this place, an infinite well of discoveries is possible!
Yoga Nidra & Meditation is (literally) for everyone. Please come, and don’t be shy that the word YOGA is in the title. Yoga has 8 branches/limbs of which POSES are simply ONE (poses are the third of eight limbs). In this class, we’ll find a REALLY comfortable resting position for you relax in (think: blankets, pillows, eye mask!), and you’ll be masterfully led into a deep resting state. From here, you’re guided to explore questions regarding how, when, and why you experience yourself. Sometimes, folks fall asleep at this point, and the questions take root subconsciously. It’s recommended you attend this class weekly as the effects of a regular Yoga Nidra practice yield results of lowered anxiety and stress, increased compassion for self and others, and an opportunity to proactively engage in feelings of happiness, pleasure, and joy.
At its most basic level, Yoga Nidra softly, yet powerfully addresses and helps process and assimilate anxiety, trauma, and similar mental wellness challenges. Note that there are multiple levels of precautions put in place for those nervous about staying still for an hour and/or having an anxiety attack during the session. Please contact me directly if this is a concern (note: I had the same thing!). In my experience, after having worked through my personal layers of trauma, addiction, anxiety, etc, Yoga Nidra is actually a gateway into deeper meditative states and is a path to awakening. The emphasis on ‘non-doing, ‘ ‘observing,’ and noting how the body breaths without you instructing it to do so, while in a deeply relaxed state, is a powerful ally for anyone investigating the question, ‘Who Am I?" There are dozens of avenues to explore during these sessions (ie: each session is different) and I’m thrilled to be able to host this weekly session on Tuesdays from 9:45am - 10:45am.
Receive individualized attention with a trained Yoga Therapist with nearly a decade of experience. All classes are for beginners (we're all beginners!) & therapeutic in nature. Those with limited range of motion, recovering from injury or recent surgery, those experiencing anxiety, chronic pain, or any mental wellness challenges, etc are encouraged to attend. All classes all all-inclusive and foster a ‘non-work-out’ type of vibe. Traditionally, Yoga Therapy has been taught one-on-one and this studio combines this traditional approach with a modern day twist to make quality Yoga available, and affordable, to everyone.
Think of this as the Yoga you’ll do for the rest of your life. Learn to adapt the practice to you, basic principles of movement, and uncover the intelligence and art of a life of Yoga. This is a highly individualized, therapeutic studio. We value listening and honoring the wisdom of the body. Safe, logical, and functional alignment and proper biomechanics will be taught for each pose alongside openness to the unknown that Yoga inevitably invites.
Have you heard stories about how people go to yoga and injure themselves? Have you been going to yoga for a while and feel like you just don't get 'it'? Are you brand new and worried that you won't fit in? This studio is for you...
Learn the fundamentals and anatomy of breath
Discover how to balance flexibility and strength and how to work toward these goals
Explore the role of the psychological & emotional body in asana practice
Master how to modify poses, and how to use props, to suit your specific body & movement patterns
Understand the basic classifications of poses and learn intelligent sequencing
Understand the role of Ayurveda in yoga asana