Philosophy & Me

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I believe in yoga as a therapeutic modality therefore, I teach. To me, the yoga mat is like a personal laboratory to explore the relations between the body, mind and breath. Yoga is a technology that offers insight on how our multiple layers are or are not functioning in comm-union. A yoga practice is one of self-discovery.

Our focus ebbs and flows. A dedicated yoga practice harnesses the fluctuations of the mind and cultivates body awareness to bolster better attunement. Through practice, we notice what it feels like to be in sweeter alignment. Over time, we sense what harmony feels like from the inside out. From a yoked state of being, we operate with better self-efficacy and we foster optimal living.

Asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breath practices) and meditation (calming practices) are integral tools to discovering one’s true essence. I aim to make a practice accessible (and challenging) for all types of students no matter their age, size, body type, athleticism, physical injuries, imbalances or limitations. A devoted yoga practice enables greater personal acceptance and receptivity to experiences and opportunities, whether on the racecourse, in the corporate world or, in everyday life. Yoga is connection. I invite you to be Fueled By Yoga!

 

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates

 

Mission
To guide movement (asana) practices that ease tension held within the body and relieve physical trauma due to injury, stress or lifelong wear-and-tear.  To utilize postures to calm the distractions of the mind by bringing the body and mind into single-pointed focus. To transform the physical body from an instrument of holding stress to one of vitality.

To incorporate breath (prananyama) practices as powerful tools in focusing the mind, lowering heart rate and blood pressure providing relaxation, and providing a bridge between the physical and mental.

To practice meditation as a way toward stress reduction, clarity of thoughts, a more empowered state of being, better moods, and release from suffering about the stuff that doesn’t benefit our well-being.

To serve my students and clients by meeting them ‘where they are’ and celebrating their present states of being.  To support them void of ego and judgment on their journey of yoga, contemplation and discovery.

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Heather Hested – owner

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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My mom, Leslie and me