|photo taken by jess wetter at universe city yoga, seattle|
Something that Viniyoga teachers try to do before class is ask what people are wanting - any specific postures they're craving, or aches or pains to be aware of and tend to? Do students want the class to be energizing or relaxing? I try to ask and then design my classes around what the students want, as long as it stays within the principles of my training and as long as it is safe to do what is requested. It's not about me - it's about YOU! Before you come to class, think about what you need that day. We are changing all the time - EVERY moment is different from the next, and while you might need some neck and shoulder release one day, the next day you might be more interested in settling down and getting a relaxing practice -- especially in this busy holiday time.
I'm currently teaching one class at The Lotus Center in lovely downtown Duluth. This studio is right upstairs from Global Village (where the futon shop used to be if you remember that). It's spacious, has skylights and is decorated beautifully with wares from all over the world (thanks to the global imports store below!). Mats, blankets and straps are provided - but bring your own if you're attached. My class is Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm. Please check out (and "like") my facebook page for more updates!
I am so happy to also be teaching at Yoga North on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm. AND coming up here at the end of June, I'm presenting at the Midwest Women's Herbal Conference in eastern Wisconsin this summer (June 29th - July 1st) - so be on the lookout for more information!
Thank you for stopping by! I look forward to meeting you if I haven't already, and seeing you again if I have. I wish you a wonderful moment! Take a deep breath right now, why don't you? THANKS!