My quality of life is synonymous with my yoga practice. Quality of life begins with gratitude, mindfulness, and practice. A yoga practice is to practice stillness (meditation), mindful breathing (pranayama), and postures (asanas). The three components of yoga is a continuous journey of knowing oneself and to becoming more delightful. To live light, spread the light, and be the light. I started my yoga practice in January 2008. I completed the 200 hour Teacher Training with Sarla Nichols in 2009. I continue to love my yoga practice and find opportunities to be inspired at yoga workshops with Rod Stryker, Jim Bennitt, Brenna Geehan, Cyndi Lee, Chris Connairis, Max Strom, Reema Data, and my yoga teachers Grace Hardwood, Caroline Schmidt, Arline Jernigan, Shantih,....to name a few of the veteran teachers at Midtown Yoga Memphis. I love practicing with my peers. I continue on the path of yoga, and so honored to be a yoga teacher.
Lisa Rowe instructs the following:
Vinyasa means "flow" or merging movement with the breath. These classes focus on breathing and seek to move students through a sequence of postures as the breath flows in and out. Using this breath, heat or "tapas" warms the body allowing the practitioner to move deeper into postures and eventually deeper into their own personal practice. Vinyasa yoga increases strength, stamina and flexibility while calming and steadying the mind. This class style is inherently diverse and sequencing will vary with each instructor's personal flavor. Open level.