Rising Tide Yoga has been a long time coming. It is the most recent, and the most obvious chapter in my life. I remember doing yoga as a young teen, sitting on the bare linoleum floor in the kitchen watching Richard Hittleman on our black and white TV. Yoga wasn’t popular then, there was no aura to it–neither commercial nor mystical. There were no Hollywood types chanting mantras. I just loved it.
That was a long time ago. It was the time of the Beatles, Elvis and the Kennedy-era Camelot.
Then there was college, marriage, a child and life interrupted by life. Yoga was put on a shelf until the 1980′s when I renewed my practise. At the time I was in Library School at University of Hawaii and needed an early morning class to help me get through the day of Information Science. I signed up for yoga. It started as a functional class, but it ignited the yoga passion in me.
Then in 2010, at the age of 60, I did my 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training.I’ve taken several workshops since then, and have done quite a bit of study on my own. Anusara and Yin yoga. most influence me; and as I age, I find those schools are the best for my body.
I took a resident class at Duke Integrative Medicine in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors and that experience confirmed the fact I wanted to work with seniors like myself—healthy, mobile, enthusiastic and relatively strong.
Then in June 2011 I took another resident training at the Satchidananda Ashram (commonly known as Yogaville) for a Restorative Yoga Workshop. It was given by Satya Greenstone. It was life-changing.
I love teaching Restorative Yoga, I don’t like it, I truly love it. I love the peace my students feel, I love the physical rest they feel. I teach with props–lots of support props! I do a lot of hands on adjustments, we laugh a lot, encourage “open hearts.”
I am currently in Teacher Training for YOGA FOR GOLFERS with Katherine Roberts with a June 2013 completion date. My focus will be senior golfers and my approach will be therapeutic. I’ve taken that Therapeutics Training, coupled it with Restorative Training and will apply it to senior golfers.
My RISING TIDE YOGA STUDIO is now open. I am focusing on one-on-one teaching basic yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. For information about private classes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .