Yoga to Build Mobility and Breath Control to Help You Move More Comfortably.
I’m pretty awkward.
I’m way past 50, my long limbs don’t bend easily, and I’m pretty inflexible, especially since I’ve broken a lot of bones.
So I’ll never look like the 25-year-old former dancer getting into wild poses.
You don’t need to either!
My yoga teaching practice is always focused on how you feel in the pose.
It’s not about how you look or whether you can do a Wheel pose (I can’t).
You should feel strong and powerful, as well as challenged to continue focusing on your breath while you’re in the pose.
Our goal is always to use yoga to build mobility in your joints while learning to control our breathing as we move through poses.
Yoga Helps to Build Mobility, Strength and Balance
Mobility and a strong core and hips are critical for lifelong movement
Most of us move in one forward plane and that can leave us stiff and inflexible.
We use our yoga practice to get stronger from our poses, build mobility through movement, learn better breath control, and recover better from workouts.
Yoga to Build Your Foundation
This is “Foundation Yoga” because we need to create a foundation of breathing and of movement on the mat for our yoga practice.
First, that means we start with our breathing, both to calm us and learn to strengthen and control our breathing.
Second, we move into creating a solid foundation for the yoga pose.
For instance, if we’re doing Warrior poses, we are going to focus on our feet being flat on the mat, our weight is balanced between front and back feet, our back knee soft, and our hips in the right place.
Once we have that solid foundation, we can move our upper body into the right places.
With a solid foundation, we are able to reach our full potential in any pose, regardless of our experience.
Foundation Yoga means that we focus on the key elements of yoga: breath control, connection to the mat through our body, and building strength through movement.
Certified Yoga Instructor
I have a 200-hour RYT yoga teaching certification from Empower Yoga in the Milwaukee-area.
I got into yoga initially because I could never sit still for more than a minute or two in meditation. Then I recognized the physical benefits, including yoga to build mobility and breath control.
Yoga also helped me rehab several broken bones.
During yoga teacher training, I researched movement for endurance athletes, particularly cyclists and runners.
I also did a lot of work with older people, including my 83-year-old mother!
Foundation Yoga Online
I offer a six-week, twelve-class course called Yoga for Cyclists.
Each week, you get a recovery class of between 10 to 15 minutes and a full strength-building class of between 40 and 50 minutes.
Foundation Yoga in Studios
I teach a class at the Greenfield WAC on Mondays at 11 am.
I’m also going to be teaching a class through the Franklin Recreation Department in January.
And in January, I’ll be offering regular classes at my own studio space!