Yoga for everybody and every body
I started practicing yoga more than twenty years ago as a way to manage chronic pain from spinal fusion surgery and scoliosis. Between limited back mobility and living in a larger body, I discovered that traditionally trained teachers didn't know what to do with me. Teachers were often unprepared to adapt poses for those whose bodies were different, so they either tried to force me into shapes that didn't work for my body or ignored me altogether.
I taught myself how to adapt yoga poses for my own unique body and grew to love the practice and its benefits. Eventually I found a yoga studio with teachers and students who looked like me and the people I knew. Practicing with skilled and caring teachers who worked to make every pose accessible to any person, regardless of age, size, or flexibility inspired me to deepen my own yoga practice. I became a Yoga Alliance certified RYT 200-hour certified teacher in 2019, and added a Curvy Yoga certification later that year.
I teach yoga for people like me, who think they can't do yoga because they don't have a "yoga body" or they aren't flexible enough. My classes are individualized with lots of options for each person's unique body. My goal is to meet you where you are today and help you to get the most benefit from every class.
I have a particular passion for teaching those in larger bodies, those who are new to yoga, those who are aging, people living with chronic pain, and those with back issues like scoliosis. Yoga can be life changing, but it can also be fun so I try to add a little humor into our practice.
I'm also available for private yoga classes. To schedule a private class, click on "offerings" and select "private class". If the available times don't work with your schedule, please feel free to e-mail me to discuss other times.
Contact me at email@example.com or find me on Facebook and Instagram @rosebakyoga.