Yoga is for everyone.
Yoga asana (poses) improves circulation and functioning in every bodily system. It also restores balance to the body's subtle anatomy (energetic) system, and soothes the nervous system.
Yoga also explores seven other 'limbs' or disciplines beyond the practice of asana. These limbs explore and address behavior, self care, mental states, and connection with oneself and others.
Yoga improves overall resilience including immunity, strength, flexibility, and mobility. It restores emotional balance while improving connection to oneself and others.
When we work together individually or in the workplace, you will receive insight and information well beyond the typical asana class. Learn safe alignment; define your practice goals, and receive specific sequences and tools for a successful at-home practice.
Rates vary based on each person's frequency/needs/goals. Contact Jodi for more information.
Duets (Couples & Friends)
$125/hour (3-10 people)
$150/hour (11+ people)
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A Message from Jodi
"What I wish for you is to learn from your yoga mat; for you to tap into your intuition and creativity, and for you to leave your yoga mat with greater confidence, clarity, and connection. This is yoga in the truest sense of the practice."
In my community and private practices, I have worked with yoga students ranging in age from 6 to 96. Most are people seeking general wellness, but I also have worked with adults who are living with chronic mental illness, autism, developmental disorder, and severe brain trauma. I have also worked with people who have had joint replacements, who are in recovery from surgery and/or stroke, and people with post traumatic stress. While I do focus on safety and alignment, my teaching perspective is gentle, focused on addressing the emotional imbalances associated with these conditions.
I have practiced yoga since 1997. From 2006-2009, I taught yoga in rural communities and to the elderly under national group exercise certification. In 2010, I completed a 4 month seva (selfless service) program at Kripalu. During this time I had the opportunity to study with Stephen Cope, Larissa Hall Carlson, Guru Singh, and other prominent yoga/thought leaders. Most recently, I completed a six month hatha yoga teacher training and personal intensive under the instruction of Swami Maha-tarananda (Priscilla Potter). I hold an RYT200 yoga teaching credential from the Yoga Alliance.
Below, I've offered a listing of some of my favorite books, some resource links, and answers to frequently asked questions. Please feel welcomed to contact me for more information.
Resources and Good Reads
The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga. 1992, by Goswami Kriyananda.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 1976-2016, by Sri Swami Sathcidananda
Eastern Body, Western Mind. 2004 by Anodea Judith.
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. 1993, by BKS Iyengar
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self. 2000, by Stephen Cope
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom. 1994, by Christianne Northrup, MD.
Is yoga a religion? Yoga is not a religion. In fact, when Paramahansa Yogananda introduced yoga to the West in 1920, he explained it as a 'technology for living well'. He was the first to describe the brain-nervous system aspects of yoga. Yoga recognizes and honors all religious viewpoints. A byproduct of the practice is that it does enhance your spiritual connection.
What if I'm not flexible? There is always a starting point. I teach yoga to all levels and body types. My oldest student was 92 years old (we practiced chair-seated yoga); I've had students do yoga from a wheelchair; and I've worked with people recovering from joint replacements and strokes.
What type of yoga do you teach and practice? I teach Hatha Yoga, which I like because it allows the space to connect with your body as you explore various poses. I incorporate pranayama (yogic breathing), guided imagery, and/or meditation.
I listen to my body and attend classes that fit my needs. I have four favorite studios that I attend. They all offer something different: I regularly practice vinyasa (flow) yoga, hatha, restorative, yin and yoga nidra. I also practice at home, but I like to take classes for the challenge and connection with others.
There are so many types of yoga out there. Which one is right for me? The yoga that's right for you is any style that leaves you feeling more grounded, connected, and at ease. You should feel safe within the yoga studio setting, and your teacher should provide cues that support proper alignment and safety. Your teacher should also encourage you to grow within your practice, but never encourage you to push past your limit.