I am so grateful and honored to be a part of the community at tAra Yoga. I was introduced to yoga about 10 years ago at my local gym and decided to try it because I was looking to get more toned. I liked it but it only had a "purpose" for my body. As the years went by, I went in and out of trying yoga and my interest turned to increasing my flexibility...again, yoga served a new purpose. I let my yoga practice slip because I was only focused on fitness and wasn't connecting to the mindfulness aspect of the "sport". It wasn't until I started back again based on a referral from a friend to try out this new studio in Abington that I started to hear the words of the teachers in a different way. I was still challenging myself, but I connected to something new. I learned that yoga was becoming a place and space for me to connect with myself, close my eyes, go inside, which I never did before. I learned to expand my breath, calm my mind, and flex my belief system. I continued this journey and let yoga be my space for reflection, which is what lead me to taking Yin Yoga. Shortly after I became certified in teaching Yin and Restorative Yoga. I create a class that allows my students to rest, restore, and be still. I use music, poems, mindfulness statements, breath-work, and essential oils to nurture my students. Come join me on your mat... will feel lighter and more connected to you!
Dana Phelan instructs the following:
This class for all levels explores longer holds in more passive postures. We will work to find stillness and release muscular energy to lengthen the connective tissue and fascia throughout the body, allowing the Qi to flow freely. Enjoy this deep, meditative practice that will leave you grounded and centered, balancing mind and body.