| WHY I TEACH
I teach to share the amazing benefits of yoga with others. I feel very strongly that in this confused, chaotic time we all need to be able to find balance. Yoga gives us a way to feel a sense of well-being and teaches us to access inner peace, which creates that balance. It is also a wonderful way to have a healthy, strong, flexible body, allowing us to function better in our lives. Yoga has been a great gift in my life, and it is a joyful experience to share it with others.
I have practiced yoga since 1985, and began teaching in 1998. I have
completed five Intensive Teacher Trainings in Iyengar Style Yoga at The Yoga Institute of Miami with Bobbi Goldin. I have also taken intensive workshops with Rodney Yee, Dean Lerner,
Aadil Palkhivala and Felicity Green. I am a YogaKids ® Facilitator. YogaKids® is a nationally recognized educational program that teaches children
through yoga. It incorporates the Multiple Intelligence theory of learning,
and is a wonderfully fun program for children*. My continued practice has expanded to include training in Yin Yoga and mindfulness meditation and I blend these methods in my classes. I
am registered with Yoga
The Iyengar Style, is focused on providing detailed instruction for correct
body alignment. This is an excellent style of yoga for all beginners, and for
anyone with flexibility limitations, as well as students who are prone to
Yin Yoga rather being a "style" of Yoga is a way to practice. Long held floor poses access the body in deeper ways, bringing balance to the energy system and internal organs, and providing an opportunity for contemplation and mind training during practice.
My classes are appropriate for beginners and
students. Classes are 1 and 1/2 hours long and always include
comfortable safe environment where the emphasis is on exploring
and our experience of them. I encourage students to honor their
approach yoga with curious and objective attitude. My hope is to inspire my
go deeper into the experience of yoga. An anonymous
quote says, "No matter what our attempts to inform, it is our ability to
inspire that makes the difference."
*See Children's Classes for information.
For details or additional information please call 305-665-6901 or e-mail Valerie