ABOUT THE PRACTICE
We all have a desire to rise. To grow. To heal. To feel connected to ourselves. To know we are able and inspired. This is our true self, our Great Self, our SAT NAM. Kundalini offers us direct experience with this connection to ourselves. (connection to something greater in ourselves, beyond ourselves) It also offers techniques for building the focus and stamina needed to stay and live out of this center of ourselves.
The practice serves to elevate us. In class, we move, we shake, we pause. We pump, we pulse, we circle. We notice. To move actively raises our heart rate, improves circulation, regulates hormones and improves our immune functions. A sense of wellbeing brings with it deep ease and restfulness. We are both more energized and more peaceful. Our breath is deepened which quiets and expands our thoughts. The classes provoke us as we make unfamiliar gestures for longer duration than we would ordinarily choose. Deeper, further, on and on until we move through our habits and patterns and into new choices. As we make new choices we expand, we evolve.
Yogini. Cook. Cyclist. Swimmer. Relentless student. Drawn from the authentic home of her own 20+ year practice, her classes are down to earth, strong, intimate, challenging, and somehow 'just what was needed'. Raised and educated overseas, her perspective is always a little unusual, exploring modern tools of psychology and science to support the ancient traditions of yoga. Her first teacher training was with Barbara Benaugh in Boston in 2002. She completed her 500 hr teacher training with Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga where she teaches an ebulient.authentic.intimate.inspiring.radiant.bright.mix of asana and energetics classes.
"You surrender to a lot of things which are not worthy of you. I wish you would surrender to your radiance...your integrity...your beautiful human grace." Yogi Bhajan
Devoted practitioner. Radiant teacher. Homeschooling mama. Martha brings dailiness and divinity to every class. She supports, encourages, and directs student efforts so they can redefine they think is possible. Having felt broken at different times by an eating disorder, postpartum depression, and a chronic illness, her dedication to yoga has continued to heal her body and reintegrate her mind and spirit. "Keep up, and you will be kept up." Yogi Bhajan