Yoga in South Keys Greenboro
"embrace and love your body, it is the most amazing thing you will ever own"
Almost 25 years ago I entered my first yoga class. I didn't know what to expect and how I was going to feel. I simply loved it. It has been the only constant in my life besides my children.
Teaching yoga is something I truly treasure. I love the tangibility of each class I teach. When a student walks into my class tired, irritable, stressed, sore....and leaves energized, joyful, calmer, more focused, I know that they have experienced yoga in the truest form.
Please join me on my new adventure in community based yoga. Teaching throughout Ottawa in corporate settings, community agencies and providing private lessons.
Wendy is experienced, fun to work with, and completely professional. She has been a yoga instructor for almost 20 years and has studied extensively with North America's top Yoga teachers: Leslie Kaminoff, Seane Corne, Beryl Bender Birch and Susi Hately. She also has undertaken specific training for teaching yoga to children with the following programs: Yoga Kids, Radiant Child Yoga and Yoga for the Special Child. Wendy brings her wealth of knowledge of yoga, breath and meditation to every class. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced yoga student you will benefit from Wendy's expert instruction.
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What is Vinyasa Yoga
Vinyasa yoga, in which movement is synchronized to the breath, is a term that covers a broad range of yoga classes. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together and become like a dance. The breath becomes an important component because the teacher will instruct you to move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. Vinyasa is literally translated from Sanskrit as meaning "connection."
This style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost certainly include sun salutations. Expect movement, not just stretching. Whether the class is fast or slow, includes chanting, or is very alignment-oriented will depend on the individual teacher. Some very popular yoga styles, such as Ashantga and Power Yoga, make use of the vinyasa method, but they are most often called by their individual names for the sake of clarity.
When vinyasa is used as a noun, it describes a series of three poses that are done as part of a sun salutation sequence. When the teacher says, "go through your vinyasa" at your own pace," she means do plank, chaturanga, and upward facing dog.
Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow, so there is a lot of room for individual personalities and quirks to come through. This makes it essential that you find a teacher you enjoy and can relate to. If your first flow class doesn’t rock your world, keep at it. If you like having things a little loose and unpredictable and like to keep moving, this style is definitely worth a try.
"Wendy makes each class an enjoyable experience." -- Linda D
"Yoga has improved my flexibility in both my mind and my body ." -- Erin B
"I love how I feel after every class, relaxed and stress free." -- Holly C
"Wendy makes each yoga asana simple and easy to accomplish. She works with my individual strengths and range of motion and helps me to improve those areas that need more work." Sheryl M