September 9, 10 & 11; Tues, Wed & Thurs from 12:30pm-2:30pm
Yoga For Dancers- Class Description
“Ideally, when we take up the practice of yoga we begin a process that offers us a way of stopping what is harmful to us. We do not have to stop doing something deliberately. We do not have to do anything ourselves, but rather whatever it is simply fades out because we have redirected ourselves toward something positive.”
T.K.V. Desikachar from The Heart of Yoga
This Yoga for Dancers class engages students in a contemplative, breath centered practice that encourages adaptation in the moment. With the highest respect to the multitudes of wisdom contained in the many techniques and practices of dance, this yoga practice is a time to understand one’s own movement from the inside and trust the unique wisdom contained in each individual’s body. Whether moving through an invigorating vinyasa sequence, resting in a restorative posture, or quietly breathing in meditation each student is guided to make decisions that honor the ancient principle to do no harm. The idea is to develop a personal practice that brings deeper awareness and healing to the body, mind and spirit. Complete beginners to advanced students welcome.
Veleda Roehl is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator and yoga instructor who began her love of yoga early with her first teacher in all things, her mother, Diana Roehl- a long time yoga teacher and teacher trainer in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to apprenticing under her mother, she is also a certified instructor through Yoga Alliance and completed a 200 hour teacher training under the guidance of J. Brown at Abhyasa Yoga Center (Brooklyn, NY) where she continues to study and practice. Veleda’s training lineage extends from her mentors directly to the teachings of T. Krishnamacharya and his son T. K. V. Desikachar. With over 15 years of teaching experience, her private and group classes focus on the relationship between strength, relaxation and breath as a way to unlock unwanted mental and physical habits, and find the freedom in being present. For more information, please visit yogaawakeningnyc.com.