A yoga practice is about establishing a breath rhythm; that is to say, movement is secondary to the practice, and an element which allows us to tap into our own creative expression.
Yoga is a holistic practice with roots in both spiritual and physical realms, and has broad offerings, making it available in some form or another to mostly anyone.
People often arrive on their mats for the first time for a variety of reasons: self-awareness, self-regulation, understanding, and a connection to a higher self, just to name a few.
Yoga is not about being able to touch your toes!
I come to my own yoga practice with a sense of self-compassion and acceptance. I don't always show up to my mat in the same way, and likely, you will have the same experience.
The things we experience in our day-to-day lives affect us on multiple levels, so it would only be fair that some practices, like some days, are more challenging than others.
My intention as a yoga instructor is to encourage accessible self-expression in my students while fostering a feeling of safety and acceptance. My classes are geared to practitioners of all levels.