'Hatha' yoga translates to 'forceful' yoga - it is the yoga of activity. Most yoga practiced in the US is considered hatha yoga. My style of hatha yoga combines the alignment focus and prop use traditional of Iyengar yoga, the fluidity of Angela Farmer's more feminine and free yoga, and the simplicity/undoing-ness of the Alexander technique.
I have been practicing Hatha Yoga since 2011, largely under the mentorship of Geoffrey Roniger of Freret Street Yoga. Under Geoffrey's guidance I completed my 200-hour hatha yoga teacher training in 2014, and am now pursuing my 300-hour training (due for completion at the end of 2017).
Yamuna Body Rolling
Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) is a self-care system that helps you recover space and length in your body while increasing core strength and toning muscles. Through YBR you can reestablish a more beneficial structural alignment and regain a sense of freedom and ease in your body.
Yamuna® Body Rolling (YBR®) is an intelligent self-care modality based on experiential anatomy and yoga principles that allows you to get underneath your compensatory habits and imbalances to recover from injury and / or to improve posture and increase the efficiency in your body mechanics. In YBR®, we use various sized balls and focus on particular areas of the body to help activate what is underused and reduce the impact on what is overused. We move slowly and organically to release tension in the body, rebalance muscles and realign joints.
I was introduced to Yamuna Body Rolling in 2014. Even though I used it sparingly, I noticed that every time I rolled on the balls I felt much better for prolonged periods of time. I started working more intentionally and regularly with the balls to address a twist in my spine and, while the twist remains, I have been able to slowly realign my spine. Wanting to deepen my own practice, and share this experience with others, I became certified to teach YBR in 2017.