My intention is to help students cultivate a mindful practice with attention to breath, body, and spirit, with focus on proper alignment for their individual body while remaining safe and pain free.
I believe that yoga should be accessible to everyone. As I continue to learn as both a student and teacher, I can see where teaching to the average is no longer feasible due to human variation ranging from differences in anatomical structure, body shape, injury, limited range of motion, and much more. Some asanas (poses) may not be for everyone. The aesthetics of a pose should not be the primary focus of practice but rather the emphasis should be placed on feeling into the body through the breath with proper alignment and safety, resulting in a pain free practice. What may feel good for one student, may cause pain in another. Simple modifications allow every student the opportunity to explore their body and practice individually.