Yoga I.S.® for Active Aging

It appears that once someone begins the process of on-going neglect in their fitness and health, the deterioration of joint structure, the loss of muscle, the loss of organ system efficiency, and the ability of the body to handle physical, chemical, or emotional stress become the primary factors in our ability to participate in his or her life. Continue Reading

Sensory Perception At Work In Yoga

The work I do as a dancer and OT infuses my yoga classes with a light-hearted energy and acknowledges the sensory systems involved in practicing yoga. I discuss how balance is the result of a number of body systems working together: the eyes (visual system), ears (vestibular system), and the body’s sense of where it is in space (proprioception). Continue Reading

The Call to Teach Yoga is a Blessing

At Yoga Integrated Science™ Wellness Center, we are a 500 hour teacher training school with Yoga Alliance®. Being the developer of this program, I feel such gratitude that I have had the opportunity to share yoga with others and have helped to create so many fine yoga teachers out there! I am also very grateful for my teachers and mentors. They inspired me to be a mentor for others. I have been teaching nationally since 1996 and locally since 1989. As I prepare for my next 200 hour teacher training course, I wanted to share some interesting statistics about yoga as it stands in the United States today. According to the 2016 “Yoga in America Study” conducted by Yoga Journal® and Yoga Alliance®, partnering with IPSOS Public ffairs, yoga class participation in our country has increased to over 36 million in 2016, up from 20.4 million in 2012. 28% in America (IPSOS, 2016). Continue Reading