I have a dream of creating a place where I can invite people to have some tea and take a little rest together. I am hoping for Yoga for Hitoiki--One Breath Yoga to be that experience where you can take a little rest in the middle of your busy day.
My story with a body based practice of yoga begins with my injuries and knee surgeries as a child, which impacted my relationship to my body in a significant way without even me noticing. Since I began to practice yoga, meditative movements and also dancing as an adult, I realized that I had not attended to my body even though it has been part of me throughout my life! These practices helped me become attuned to my body and be able to listen to my body's cues. I also began to feel thankfulness to the parts of my body that I ignored for a long time, my knees, where I had surgeries as a child. Before I used to think of them as injured parts, but now I think of them as the most resilient and strong parts of my body as they held up and supported me over many years.
I am trained in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Kripalu Yoga both of which focus on grounding and safety. Yoga for Hitoiki is a unique combination of these two approaches and focuses on safety, options/choices, and slowing down. Yoga for Hitoiki is a space where you can take one breath, a literal breath or the pause in your busy day to rest, check in with yourself and recharge. Please stop by for some tea and Hitoiki.