Wednesday, April 25, 2012

E&E Yoga 4/27

I'm ready to practice yoga on Friday, 10-11 on the med school lawn...anyone else??

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

E&E Yoga Cancelled 4/20/12

I will be doing my sun salutations at the Wanee Festival on Friday. See you next Friday?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friday the 13th E&E Yoga!

Anyone want to practice yoga on the med school lawn on Friday from 10 to 11?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

No Yoga for the next two weeks...(3/30 & 4/6)

I'm sorry for the late late notice, but I'm heading out to sea for over a week so I won't be able to teach yoga for the next two Fridays. Looking forward to picking back up again on 4/13!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

E&E Yoga 3/23

It should be nice tomorrow...if anyone wants to practice yoga, I'll be ready!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

E&E Yoga Returns!

The weather looks gorgeous tomorrow; it should be a perfect day to start our yoga practice up again! Let's meet downstairs in KIN a few minutes before 10 and then walk out to the lawn.

Friday, March 2, 2012

E&E Yoga 3/3

Oops, I forgot to post again.

I know a lot of people are going out of town, but if you want to practice yoga tomorrow, swing by my office a little before ten and we'll make it happen!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

E&E Yoga 2/24 - I can't make it

Hi everyone,

I have a TA obligation for the better part of the day tomorrow, so I won't be able to practice. If anyone else practices and needs to borrow a mat, I have two under my desk in KIN 2024 - help yourself!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

E&E Yoga 2/17/12

It looks like the temperature should be nice for practicing outside on the lawn, assuming it doesn't rain (only 30% chance). If anyone hasn't joined us yet and is planning to, I have a few extra yoga mats. I have found that I prefer practicing just on the grass or on a blanket or towel, since the grass doesn't really provide anything to stick to anyway.

If you have tight hips, hamstrings, and/or shoulders, you may wish to bring an extra blanket or towel to use as a prop.

See you Friday!

Friday, February 10, 2012

E&E Yoga 2/10

Again, I should have posted on Wednesday. I'm sorry for not being on top of this again this week.

It looks like the hourly forecast is predicting 55 degrees for might be a little chilly for practicing outside. I'm game if you are though. Let's meet downstairs and see how it feels outside, and if it's too cold we can try the 5th floor again.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

E&E Yoga 2/3

If anyone gets to see this...I'm sorry I didn't post earlier. I'm up for teaching tomorrow, but it's hard to know where. The forecast looks rainy, but there's only a 30% chance, so if it's not raining or the ground isn't wet, I propose we try the grassy area between the med school and psychology. If it's raining I guess we can try the hallway by the greenhouse again...maybe we'll get lucky with low traffic. I'm open to suggestions.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

E&E Yoga this week (1/27)

I'm not going to be able to make it for yoga this week. I am feeling pretty spread thin emotionally after losing my Grandpa last week and I need to give myself some space to just go through what I'm going through. I still want to practice yoga with you all and I'm sorry to bail out on week 2. Let's try again next week - maybe it will be nice enough to be outside.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

E&E Yoga ~ Fridays 10am - 11am

Hi everyone,

I just closed the doodle poll. There were several times that were tied for the highest number of votes, so I just chose one. I am sorry to those of you who's schedule conflicts with this time. We'll meet on Fridays from 10am to 11am. It looks like it will be nice on Friday, but it will probably still be a little chilly at that time so assume we'll meet in the 5th floor hallway. If it's nice enough to be outside I'll post an update on here.

What you need for yoga...

You'll need a yoga mat to practice on. I have two extras that I can share (just get in touch with me ahead of time). If you want to buy a mat, you can get cheap ones at Target or Walmart. If you're new to yoga I'd recommend borrowing one to start out.

If you have really tight hips or hamstrings you might want to bring a blanket or towel that is not too plush (so that it is firm when folded). We can fold it in a certain way to support your poses and make it a lot more comfortable to sit on the floor.

Yoga should ideally be practiced barefoot, and you should wear clothing that you can move comfortably in. Because we'll be either on a tile floor or outside you may want to wear relaxation can be chilly on a cold floor or with a breeze.

If you have injuries...

Please always practice yoga with compassion for your body, especially if you're working with injuries. If you have an injury that you would like to discuss with me ahead of time, please feel free to do that (especially disk or knee injuries). I can try to provide modifications for you to enjoy the benefits of the poses without aggravating your injury. You are also welcome to keep this information to yourself and simply listen to what your body is telling you...if it hurts, don't do it. You will always be your own best teacher and you should empower yourself to do what works for you during practice, even if it deviates from what the teacher is saying.

A little bit about yoga and my teaching background/style...

Yoga is for everybody and for every body. Lots of people are worried that they are going to be bad at yoga, but no one is bad at yoga! Yoga is about being where you are in the moment. It is a very common misconception that you need to be able to turn your body into a pretzel to "do yoga." Of course, if you aspire to be a pretzel you can certainly strive for that, but I am more interested in nurturing the breath-body-mind connection in whatever state of flexibility you happen to be in. I tend to teach slow, grounding classes that are appropriate for beginners and can be modified for more advanced practitioners.

I went through yoga teacher training and was certified in 2008 in Wilmington, NC (Yoga Alliance 200 hr training). My training was not guru-based or married to any one particular style of yoga. I enjoy taking classes in lots of different styles, and I tend to draw on anything that I find useful or meaningful for teaching without having allegiance to a particular style. I taught a gentle/beginner class at an Ayurveda health retreat in Alachua, FL ( for two years. I had a few regular students and each week I had new students who were guests at the retreat, so I had to be flexible to accommodate different needs each week, while trying not to bore my regular students. Because many of my students were retreat guests who were resting, recovering from injuries, dealing with high stress, etc. I have become really interested in yoga therapy and I would like to do some continuing education in yoga therapy at some point. I have a lot yet to learn and I believe that teaching is a practice, but I am interested in trying to meet the needs of individual students.

One more random note...

You do not have to be certified to teach yoga (although the fitness industry in the U.S. might try to change that pretty soon)...if anyone else wants to lead a practice or part of a practice that would be awesome!

Thursday, January 12, 2012