We’ve all stopped in our tracks to gaze in awe at the beauty of our moon. Maybe, you were struck by the enormity of a perfectly round, red harvest moon, or by a delicate crescent moon hanging above you on a clear, starry night. I have been fascinated with the moon since I was a little girl, finding comfort in it’s presence whether I could see it or not. Knowing the moon is there, watching over me, still brings me peace. Knowing that we all look to the same moon reminds me how connected we really are. So, it was fitting to call my yoga, Luna Presence Yoga.
Yoga is defined as the union of mind, body and spirit, the union of the individual self with the universal self. Yoga is the journey of recognizing where you are, and then, exploring the beautiful road to self-discovery and awareness that leads you to your true self. It’s about the feeling you have when you walk into your first yoga class, unsure and a bit intimidated, wondering what it’s all about, and then suddenly, and unexpectedly, mastering a pose, finding balance and feeling trapped energy finally move through your body. It’s about, the feeling of surrendering to the here and now, being present and simply BEING! It’s invigorating! We are all one. There is no one you need to impress, it’s simply about being alive and being connected.
My goal as your guide into the practice of yoga is to reunite you with yourself. To give you breathing space to simply relax. I use the asanas and the philosophy of the yogic teachings to help you uncover a deeper connection with yourself. My hope is that after class you can go back into the world feeling a little more alive, and refreshed.
My classes meet you where you’re at, whether you are a beginner, advanced or nursing an injury, you can enjoy my class. I encourage you to listen to your body in order to become aware of your own strength and flexibility. It’s from this awareness that you can begin to deepen the postures and explore new ways to challenge yourself. I feel it’s important to begin each class with centering and meditation and to end each class in relaxation and visualization. It’s vital to provide the time to transition from your day to your yoga practice in order to give you the opportunity to be fully present. Ending the class in relaxation gives your body a chance to enjoy the benefits of the practice so you can take the feeling off the mat and into your life.
I look forward to meeting you!
Our bodies are our gardens, our wills are our gardeners – William Shakespeare