There is a hefty discussion in the yoga world about yoga as medicine. As accredited teachers through the Yoga Alliance, we are urged to make it clear in our language that yoga is not a prescription, a therapy or a cure. We as teachers are there to facilitate, not to diagnosis or prescribe.
As students, I think we can safely make our own assumptions about what yoga is to us and what it has done for us. And if we are new, we will learn what the practice can do for our body, mind and spirit.
Going forward, our studio is dedicated to bridging the gap with the sciences of medicine, physiology and psychology. We desire to work with health practitioners to create a comprehensive care plan that helps you heal.
As founder and owner of the studio, it is my goal to help you realize the full potential of yoga. Not just as a stretching exercise but as so much more. Our teachers all have hours and hours of study in the science of yoga and we encourage them to keep going.
We will continue to enrich our dedicated staff and arm them with the latest information to help you on your personal journey. We will be working with local health practitioners, building relationships with alternative healers and growing your circle of trust in the local health and wellness community.
Personally, I will be continuing my advanced study with Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine, eventually pursuing my 1000 hour training through the program starting in 2017. Though I will keep my Yoga Alliance certification, my goal is to become certified through Yoga Medicine as well. Feel free to take time to read more about this amazing training and it's certifications.
I am dedicated to you, and as teachers, we demonstrate this by advancing our training to be the best that we can be.
With love & gratitude,