My Teaching Philosophy and Method

Too often in this culture, we spend so much time taking care of other people and forget to take care of ourselves. In all of my classes, I take the time to focus, individually and collectively, on the care of the body, mind, and spirit. I have found that the best way to do this is teach yoga in a steady, slower flow.  

In all of my classes, my primary focus is spinal alignment. This is crucial to every pose, and I offer a variety of twisting, sitting, standing, and lying poses.  I aim to help students lift and lengthen the spine rather than compress the spinal vertebrae.

I teach my students to balance their goals for strength and flexibility with a careful attention to the breath.  When students are able to breathe deeply, even in challenging poses, the connection to the mind-body connection can become profoundly expansive.

I often incorporate inversions (Shoulderstand, Headstand and Handstand) to create healthy, consistent blood flow and to reverse the aging process, and back bends to open the heart.  Supported and modified inversions are offered for those with injuries.  I also focus on back bends (Wheel, Camel and Bridge), as they are powerful heart openers; during these poses I lead a mindfulness practice to enhance mental well-being and clarity.

I take the time to teach the poses carefully to prevent injury.  I always offer modifications for neck, back, wrist, shoulder, knee, hip and joint pain and flexibility level.   I offer alternatives, such as Legs up the Wall, Restorative pose, or seated meditation for those who are nurturing injuries. 

I also enjoy challenging those who aim to advance their physical practice!

 

Yoga Classes

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Yoga For BackCare:

NEXT 12 week SESSION BEGINS June 26th, 2018 and ends September 11th, 2018 

  • Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 PM
  • Makeup class:  September 18th if any are canceled.
  • Location: Wallingford Park and Recreation: 6 Fairfield Boulevard, Wallingford CT
  • Register: Call 203-294-2120 or visit in person Wallingford Park and Recreation
  • Price:  72 Dollars 

 

FORM AND FLOW:  

Develop alignment and core strength through a focused, strong yoga flow drwan from the breath.

Fridays and NOW SUNDAYS BEGINNING MAY 20th  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: The Studio-Pure Yoga, 166 South Main Street, Cheshire CT 06410

Register: HERE

 

After having back pain for 6 years I was considering shots of cortisone in my lower back. I started Kellie’s Against The Wall yoga once a week. I could feel my back improving with each class so I delayed the shots. It has been 3 months and my posture has improved and there is no back pain!
— Linda Griffin