Saturday, April 16, 2016

Here's Another Chance

I am happy to say that I am bringing my Beginner and Gentle Yoga Workshop to Yoga 4 Life West Studios on Sunday, May 22 1:00-3:00. Join me for a fun afternoon of basic yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy and a full gentle yummy gentle yoga practice This workshop is an all levels class. It's the perfect place to start your practice or just add to it. Peace and light!




Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Honored and Humbled

Hi Everyone!

I would like to thank everyone who attended the Beginner and Gentle Yoga Workshop at the Yoga Source last week. It was wonderful to teach and we all had a lot of fun. We talked a little philosophy, we talked a little anatomy and then melted into a beautiful yummy gentle practice. I will be teaching another workshop at Yoga 4 Life on Sample Rd on May 22. If you missed the first one here is another chance to check it out. The investment will be $25.

Peace and light to all of you. I bow to the divine light in us all.
Namaste!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Beginner and gentle yoga workshop!

Hi Everyone! On April 10 I will be teaching a Beginner and Gentle Yoga Workshop at Yoga Source at 12:30-2:30. Come and learn some basic yoga philosophy and yoga anatomy. We will incorporate it into our full gentle practice with mindfulness and awareness.

If you have friends and family that you would like to introduce to yoga or would like to start a yoga practice but are afraid to try this amazing practice this workshop is for them. Learning about yoga might help people feel more at ease about to trying it.

If you are already a practicing student but would like to know more about philosophy and yoga anatomy this workshop is for you.

Please call Yoga Source to reserve your spot. If you are interested and would like more information please feel free to email me at claudiasyoga@gmail.com. Much love

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Help us support MS

Join us for our first donation class in support of the National MS Society hosted by Yoga Source. It is an easy ride on the Sawgrass to 3510 University drive, Davie. 100% of donations will go to the NMMS. Join us and support a wonderful cause.



Saturday, October 3, 2015

Meet Insight Timer


Meet Insight Timer! This amazing little app for my Iphone that has helped me to be more consistent with my meditation practice. It's fun to use and helps me to feel more connected to the meditation community. Even though it has only been a short time I think it's helping.

The icon on my phone is a pretty little brass bowl. It invites you to mediate just by looking at it. When you press the icon the screen below appears. It allows you to choose a meditation and it tells you how many people are meditating with you using this app at that very moment. A world map shows you where they are. It's really very cool.




The next screen helps you to choose and start your meditation.


One of the things I like the best about this app is that it counts for you. Just enter the length of the meditation you want to do (remember that even 2 to 3 minutes is beneficial), press start and the app minds the time for you. See screen below

Another bell sound tells you that your meditation is over. Of course if you choose to continue just keep going. Yay!

I really enjoy using this app for my meditatiosn and I hope you will download it and give it a try. I'm hoping that it will help to be more consistant with my meditation practice. Maybe it will help you too. BTW (by the way) IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!!.

Namaste!!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Meet My Favorite Paschimottanasanas-Both The Posture and My Cat


So who names her cat Paschimottanasana? I do. In the past I have named most of my pets with a Paul McCartney/Beatles reference. There was Mac the dog whose AKC name was James Paul McCartney Regan, Then there was Jude the Cat. I had Paulie the turtle and Paulie the fish and of course I now have Rigby my beloved Lhasa Apso who is my yogi dog. He enjoys and is a fixture in my H'Om studio Yoga classes.

Meet Paschimottanasana! She is a beautiful cat but she sure is independent. I guess you need to be with a name like that. LOL I decided to veer away from the Beatles theme and named her after my very favorite yoga posture. Paschimottanasana is a full seated forward bend. I have always been able to find my peace in this posture.

Like other forward bends, Paschimottanasana provides many physical benefits such as the stretching of the lower spine, pelvis and hamstring muscles. In addition it helps to stretch the lower back, kidneys and adrenal glands. This makes Paschimottanasana a full body stretch of the back body and compression of the front body. I have found that it has a profound calming effect on my mind when I do this posture. This is the reason I love it so much

I sit with my spine straight and legs out in front of me. I flex my feet with my toes pointing towards the sky. I like to roll to one side to remove the flesh under my seating bones and then roll to the other side and do the same. I like to feel my seating bones on the ground beneath me.I reach my arms straight up by my ears and lift though the spine on an inhalation. On an exhalation I hinge at the hips reaching towards my toes. I allow my hands to touch the ground or on my legs in a place where I can bend my elbows. This allows some space between my shoulders and my ears. I hold this posture for 5-10 breaths and even more if I am feeling like it. Please feel free to bend you knees if you have tight hamstring muscles should you decide to give this posture a try. 


So meet my two favorite Paschimottanasanas. The Posture and my cat! Much love!