- My teaching style is: Evolving with an emphasis on safety & exploration.
- My favorite yoga pose is: Downward Facing Dog
- Yoga has helped me overcome: My inner “critic”. I am learning that yoga can be a path to self-acceptance which potentially is one of the most difficult paths to follow.
- I love my feet because: It is our feet that support us every day in our physical endeavors
- My favorite deity or god/goddess is Shiva Bhairava, the Beggar with Dogs, because: This deity represents those who have been disfranchised from society. As an educator, I advocate & work with students with disabilities. Many of these students are considered on the fringe of society, & predominately come from poverty. I have also been blessed with the companionship of dogs whose example of unconditional love continue to inspire me.
- You must try this healthy snack: Spinach…raw, steamed, sautéed, even fried!
- My favorite Sanskrit word or phrase is Jai because: It means victory, specifically victory to one’s Higher self.
- My advice for beginning yogis is: Keep at it, & let it permeate your being.
- I’m most grateful for: Those individuals in the past & present who have taught me something about myself.
- The most exotic place I’ve practiced yoga is: I don’t know if I consider this “exotic” but it was an interesting experience: A mixed gender, all- nude yoga class in the Castro District, San Francisco, CA
- If I could practice yoga with anyone it would be Mom because: I miss her.
- I’m motivated to take my yoga to the next level because: I am learning that as I embrace the deeper aspects of yoga (not just asana) that life, though chaotic at times, can be more centered.
- My heroes are: Those everyday people who help others.
- My one wish for the world is: That everyone takes the time to get to know themselves.
Greg Schumacher instructs the following:
Meditation & Movement
Explore the immense benefits of mindful meditation including deep relaxation, increased optimism, pain relief, and decreased anxiety and/or depression. Many struggle with developing a meditation practice due to the prolonged sitting. Combined with guidance and gentle, periodic movement, mediation becomes much more accessible to all.
Friday Slow Flow
Slow flow yoga is a meditation in motion practice that emphasizes steady movement, led by the breath. This format is appropriate for beginners as well as those who prefer a gentle-mindful class. Offered at room temperature with some gentle heat as needed.
Our Cool Beginners class is the perfect way to start your yoga journey and to build up your asana practice! This gentle introductory yoga class will help you gain a fundamental awareness of your breath and body alignment while moving a slower speed. This class is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and body types. No experience is necessary!