When most people hear the word “yoga”, they often envision athletic or super flexible people in colorful pants doing pretzel-like postures. Alternatively, they might imagine monks meditating in serene environments, far removed from the stressors of modern life.
When I say “I teach yoga”, I mean that I teach a well-balanced combination of physical movement, breathing practices, and mental techniques designed to achieve a specific goal. Why? Because this blend is the best way to maintain the health and wellness of your overall mind-body system, and remain energized, relaxed, focused, and attentive throughout your busy day.
Yoga is easier, more interesting, and more effective with consistent practice. The effects are cumulative, and a crafted yoga practice containing all these elements can take under 30 minutes. In my targeted group classes, you’ll not only be motivated to practice; you’ll want to learn and do more. As such, 60-minute classes are offered in series format: 4-6 week minimum, no max. Pricing is based on distance/travel, frequency, group size, etc.
The goal of a primarily physical, movement-based class series may be to:
- relieve the body of those niggling aches and pains caused by repetitive movements, poor body positioning, or sedentary work (e.g. Yoga for Back Pain, Yoga for Improved Flexibility)
- target improved posture and balance, which increases energy, improves mood, and alleviates fatigue that comes from keeping long hours (e.g. Yoga for Balance & Posture)
- teach you to practice yoga in a way that meets you where you’re at physically and lifestyle-wise (e.g. Yoga for Beginners Over 40)
Depending on your goals, the movements I teach may be gentle, moderate, or strong, but anyone can do them; including you!
Kali was excellent. She really took the time to focus on proper form in each posture and cued entries in ways I hadn’t heard before. She was clearly very knowledgeable on a different level regarding muscle function and postural alignment. –Anonymous student
Breath-work is incorporated into all my yoga classes, and the goal of a primarily breath (energy)-based class series may be to:
- engage the parasympathetic nervous system so you can rest, sleep, and wake feeling refreshed (e.g. Yoga for Insomnia)
- improve mood patterns to lift you out of a funk or restore your sense of groundedness when you’re feeling scattered and nervous (e.g. Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
- learn and practice a sampling of different breathing techniques to address specific mind-body conditions (e.g. Yoga for Healthy Breathing & a Healthy Life)
I have been taking yoga classes from Kali for about 2 years, and she is the ultimate professional. Her technical ability to teach is second to none, and her classes are physically, mentally, and spiritually what I need. I highly recommend her as a teacher. –Ron L.
Classes Focusing on Mental Techniques
The goal of a primarily mental-based class series may be to:
- counteract the negative effects of chronic, low-level stress and restore clarity in your life (e.g. Yoga for Stress Resilience)
- teach you to live more fully in the present moment (e.g. 5 Steps to Becoming More Mindful)
- enable you to finally make peace with food and your body (e.g. Yoga for Emotional Eating)
- help you find a meditation technique you enjoy and can stick with (e.g. Meditation Sampler)
I am paying attention to things I never would have before. I have slowed down the pace of my eating, which in turn helps me to eat less. I have found more healthy ways of managing my stress-which has helped me to avoid eating mindlessly and over consuming things that are not good for me. –Allyson B.