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Since 1987, I have developed my own personal yoga practice, experiencing first-hand, the body's ability to heal itself through movement and intention. After studying several styles of yoga intensely in the US, including Bikram Choudhury's Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Classical Hatha Yoga in Portland Oregon, I received  International Teacher Certification and Yoga Therapy training at Patanjali Yoga Center at Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1994, under the guidance of Yogacharya Sushil Battacharya.  My teaching style offers a down-to-earth practicality learned through ongoing study with accomplished teachers, experience from years in the classroom, and through working individually with hundreds of students with conditions like post-operative and traumatic stress, injury, chronic pain, pregnancy, obesity, cancer, and advanced stages of degenerative diseases.  My yoga practice and lifestyle emphasize simplicity, devotion, the reduction of stress, and appropriate exercise and diet, all adapted to serve the varying needs of maintaining balance.  


COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS is held at 7:00 on Thursday evenings at DeLand Community Acupuncture, 245 N Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL.  The class is appropriate for beginners as well as those with yoga experience.  Fees are based on a sliding scale: $5-15.  Bring a mat.  Call (386) 626-1944 for more information.

INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE YOGA INSTRUCTION sessions encompass a practical, self-study approach to breathing, classical or modified yoga postures, meditation, and relaxation.  There are many reasons for starting a Yoga practice or for seeking Yoga as therapy to support medical care. A few are: balance of strength and flexibility, pain management, stress reduction, chronic illness, weight loss, ease of pregnancy, depression, addiction, injury recovery, improved sleep, and circulation, the need for a complementary healing modality to Western medicine, "feeling self-conscious in a class setting", meeting specific scheduling needs, or desiring individual work for any of the following situations:                                                                                

Weight loss 

Pregnancy 

Stress management

Rehabilitation from illness, surgery, or injury 

Pain relief

Athletic enhancement 

Strength and flexibility of specific muscle groups                                                                                                                                                               

FEES for Private Yoga Instruction:

30 minutes $40.

1 Hour $80.


A practitioner of Yoga for over 30 years, I hold International Certification as a Classical Hatha Yoga Instructor.  I teach with a Down-To-Earth style, learned through continuing intensive study, discipline, and experience gained in the classroom and through working individually with hundreds of students.                                                                           

I am an Independent Yoga Educator, and my credentials are not affiliated with any organization that regulates or mandates Yoga Teachers.  I teach about the value of personal freedom on all levels of the human experience.  I embrace my own standards for my Yoga education and the training of my students, and am willing to be held accountable for living up to those standards.  I value my freedom to conduct my relationships without coercive interference by third parties, and resist any entity that assumes the authority to license or regulate me as a Yoga Educator or to enforce its standards upon me. *adapted with permission from Leslie Kaminoff, Independent Yoga Educators of America

 

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