What is Gentle, Body-Positive Yoga?
I'm Abby and I teach yoga. Fun, goofy yoga that doesn't take itself too seriously.
I believe that yoga is a tool we can use to create more ease, comfort, and calm in our lives, not an end in itself.
I also think it's important for yoga classes to be affordable so that everyone who wants to practice can practice.
I teach relaxed, unhurried classes because we all hurry enough in our lives. Yoga should be a place where we don't feel rushed.
I tell dumb jokes, I don't believe in pushing or forcing, and I love a long rest at the end.
All my classes are gentle, but none are easy.
So, I was on TV the week after Thanksgiving, in a segment where I was graciously allowed to natter on about body positive yoga for three whole minutes! It took me till the other day to get my paws on the DVD and get it slapped up on youtube, but here it is, finally! […]
Western yoga has an image of being for the young and the fit. But that image doesn’t include so many of us. And what if we have a health issue, like multiple sclerosis? Or Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or any number of other conditions that make it hard to be as active as […]
YogaDork posted a great piece about a meditation study, which shows that practicing meditation for only a few months produces noticeable changes in the gray (grey?) matter of the brain. I’ve read before that meditation can change your gene expression for the healthier, but I don’t know that the two are related, since I’m under […]
My husband is a hummus expert and purist and does not hold truck with subpar chickpea products. I generally make the hummus we eat at home. And as a non-meat-eater, I eat a lot of hummus. It is the go-to thing everyone serves vegetarians and vegans. Sometimes I wonder if being vegetarian and just really […]
Abby’s yoga class is the perfect way to wind down after a long week through a series of challenging but doable poses. It’s a chance to relax into poses and let gravity do the work for you while you gently stretch both body and mind. Abby is dedicated to her practice and to her students. She offers clear step-by-step instruction and offers enough modifications and options to satisfy all levels in every class. Best of all, she is approachable and doesn’t take herself too seriously. I would take yoga classes with her again in a heartbeat if only she weren’t 1,900 miles away.Tracie M.
The energy Abby brings to class is positive and approachable, with a solid undercurrent of being down-to-earth. Her encouragement is mixed with wit and allows you to be serious enough to challenge yourself, while simultaneously realizing the ridiculousness of being serious. She is one of those rare teachers who can help both the beginner and the advanced. Her teaching and spirit have touched my life and influenced my practice.Kim P.
I was fortunate enough to have several private yoga sessions with Abby. Abby’s ability to explain poses and body alignment so clearly that even a physical klutz can understand makes her gentle yoga a pleasure.Joi K.