Eclectic Hatha Yoga with Vinyasa flow is the style of Yoga you will experience when practicing with me. Through physical alignment‚ not only is safety placed first‚ but the body can then guide the Energy for healing of your body. With a sweet sense of humor and a Light Heart‚ the physical postures(asanas) of Yoga hold invaluable benefits from creating more flexibility and strength‚ to specifics‚ such as preventing migraines‚ building bone density‚ and alleviating back pain.
Through the breath work (pranayama)‚ you can deepen your breath and learn ways to create ‘heat’ or ‘fire’ in the body and ways of how to calm and create peace within. During practice of the poses, you build a sense of awareness and focus. It becomes a moving meditation (one-pointed aware mind) which develops your ability to handle difficult situations in life‚ multi task better when you must‚ and relieve stress! Your over-all deeper awareness that Yoga Asana Practice has to offer you builds trust and understanding of the physical body and a deeper love for not only your capabilities‚ but also for what lies underneath the skins surface! Your Inner Light and Radiance will begin to be noticed by others! Let Your Light Shine!
During practice of the poses, you build a sense of awareness and focus... which develops your ability to handle difficult situations in life‚ multi task better when you must‚ and relieve stress!
Shawna encourages creative, playful exploration to find the body's fullest expression in each pose and the heart's fullest offering of Light in every movement. She brings a sense of welcome to the table; excitement and enthusiasm for her students; and a sense of connection towards authentic living and remembrance of Spirit. She invites openness to ask questions, and, when given time, openness to create dialogue around deeper awareness. Shawna brings a sense of gratitude to all who have come before, to all here now, and hope towards the future.
Credentials Shawna Emerick, RYT, has been practicing Yoga for over 11 years and has been teaching for over 9 years (as of 2013). Her lineage stems from the Kripalu and Iyengar traditions that were past down to her from her teachers. Shawna studied under Shan Ambika with Yandara Yoga Institute for her first 200 Hr Yoga Alliance qualified Teacher Certification, and then with Jeff Migdow, MD, and Robyn Ross, RYT, for her second 200 Hr Yoga Teachers Certification for Prana Yoga through the Open Center of New York. Drawing from her many amazing teachers, her beloved students, and her B.S. Degree in Dance, Shawna teaches an eclectic form of Yoga to deepen each person's connection to their own Inner Light.