Wilmington Family YMCA
Physical Disabilities Department Classes
Healthy Back and Bones
Tue 12:00 – 1:00pm
Gentle yoga postures used to strengthen and lengthen muscle groups that keep the spine aligned. This class is designed for anyone who experiences back pain or those with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Tue 1:05 – 2:00pm
Restorative Yoga is a restful gentle form of yoga “active relaxation”. Yoga props are used to assist the body and mind to completely surrender into the posture. In a one hour class you will let go into a deep state of relaxation leaving you revitalized and energized. Restorative Yoga is helpful for any stage of life and especially helpful during times of stress or when the body is healing from injury or illness.
Yoga Training and Experience
“Yoga is my passion in life! I love sharing the healing
power of yoga with music, love and laughter…”
My introduction to yoga began in 1972 when I saw Lilias Folan of “Lilias, Yoga & You” on PBS. I was an impressionable 12 year old living in a small town in the Appalachian mountains of WV. I was in awe of her grace, poise, and beauty. While I was watching and practicing yoga with Lilias, a seed of yoga was planted.
In 1981 I moved from the small WV valley to the big San Fernando Valley of LA where my true quest for yoga began. While living in LA, I was introduced to the path of Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion) and the teachings of Siddha Yoga. I discovered Kirtan and a passion for East Indian music and the power of the Sanskrit language.
I moved to San Diego in 1982 to attend acupuncture college where I found the path of Kriya Yoga and the teachings of Parmahansa Yogananda and completed my first yoga teacher training at The Expanding Light Retreat Center. One of my greatest gifts this lifetime was the opportunity to live in Encinitas, CA and enjoy a full immersion into all aspects of yoga.
I have been fortunate over the past 30 years to have practiced yoga with many amazing teachers. I sing praises of gratitude everyday for the gifts yoga brings to my life.
- Ananda Teacher Training Certification :: 1982
- BKS Iyengar Yoga Training :: 1985-1989
- Ananda Advanced Yoga Teacher Training :: 1989
- Synergy Yoga Teacher Training :: 1996
- Roger Cole Teacher Training :: 1997
- Amrit Yoga Teacher Training :: 2001
Additional Training / Workshop Included study with Patricia Walden, Rodney Yee, Lilias Folan, Tim Miller, Max Strom, Ganga White, David Life, Sharon Gannon, Deepak Chopra, Jimmy Barkan, Bikram Choudhury, Ram Dass, and may more in the future.