Body of Work~An Ever Changing Field of Potential
I bring a quarter century of teaching yoga and dance to the studio. Become more aware of your habits and potential through conscious movement and deliberate breath. Discover that your mind is the arbiter of choice over habit. Take hold of that which is accidental and make it intentional. That is the power of yoga.
“Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced? Well I have.”………Jimi Hendrix
Here is an opportunity for students who’ve spent time on their mats and in their bodies to enjoy the luxury of sharpening their awareness in a measured but strong yoga class. Butt kickin’ baby boomers; here’s a place to call home. This class brings strength and softness in yoga together in a deliberate manner that appeals to people of any age who have active lives and curious minds.
This is a unique therapeutic combination of vinyasa yoga and massage. The students are encouraged to move energetically but softly into the poses. The teacher and massage therapist observe the students to determine physical restrictions of the body. The student will at times be called off the mat to the side to be worked on by a Thai massage therapist and at other times be worked on at the mat by a traditional or Thai therapist. Adjustments will be made in the poses where possible. This is an excellent class for people with limited time but a desire to have assisted body work and a yoga class as well as the student who desire more information about their bodies. The students will also be given techniques to release restrictions for themselves. This class will be offered as a specialty class and as a series.
“Hilary has the unique ability to explain and teach body mechanics so that even beginners can begin to make positive changes.”
– Sharon Tibbits, physiotherapist, St. Thomas Hospital
A portal for people who have not done Yoga to learn techniques and philosophy. It is also an opportunity for more experienced students to refine their poses is a less challenging forum. All level students are welcome to experience Active Yoga for the first time or as if it is the first time.
A method to move deeply into the subtle body in a powerful way. The student is asked to use the breath to initiate the energy of the spine to intentionally weave between effort and surrender. The limbs are engaged as an extension of the spinal flow. The body and breath will break old patterns as the student finds strength and space in a yoga practice that takes familiar poses off the grid. Asana is composed as the framework for energy. Students are enabled to navigate their inner landscapes. Then they perceive themselves as powerful forms moving with grace and awareness.
“I’m in better shape than when I was running 8 to 12 miles a day. I feel beautiful, taller, more defined, energized and emotionally open from this class.”
– Sharon Gilchrist, musician / singer
Whether it’s taught as a mentally challenging fast paced dance class based on yoga technique and footwork or a physically challenging controlled yoga ballet, the Bodymind Workout teaches us that we are powerful, intelligent beings. This class is an innovative, energizing approach to dance based yoga and yoga based dance.