Yoga and Ayurveda
I have been teaching yoga since 2011 with a privilege to be a part of many respected institutions including: University of Alaska at Fairbanks, Longmont United Hospital, City of Longmont, Boulder Country Club, Infinite Yoga Studio. I incorporate principals of yoga philosophy, breathing awareness, and proven breathing techniques as well as Ayurveda – the 5,000-year-old healing system and a way of life originating from India.
As a yoga teacher and a tai chi instructor, I believe “ more” is not “better” and “harder” doesn’t mean “more effective”. Instead I believe mindful, consistent, and personalized practice is what leads to a healthy body and mind. I specialize in the gentle, healing styles of yoga including: Hatha, Restorative, Yin, and Vinyasa. I am available to teach private, individual, or group classes, workshops, special events, and retreats. I offer wellness coaching programs based on Ayurveda with a specific focus on body-mind constitution and personal goals and desires.
Yoga and Ayurveda have changed my life, and I continue to follow their wisdom and common sense in many areas of my personal and professional life. Please let me know how I can assist you to find your way to living your fullest potential by giving yourself a chance to discover the power of yoga and Ayurveda.
You can learn more about how these incredible health systems can positively affect your life from my book Finding Your Yoga: Essential Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle with Yoga and Ayurveda.
Health and Wellness Coaching
I am a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach. I have received certifications from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. I continue to study and learn how I can grow as an individual, a teacher, and a coach to serve my clients and my community in the best possible way.
The fundamentals of health and wellness are basically the same for most people such as: eating healthy, being physically active, getting enough rest, managing stress, and having supportive relationships. Even so, the details are different for each person because each of us has a unique constitution, individual goals and desires, and special ways of living life to the fullest.
My mission is to help you discover your lifestyle’s strengths and weaknesses, define your health and wellness goals, create a plan that will work for you, and walk with you on your path to a vibrant, healthy, happy, and satisfying life.
While in other countries, cooking is a part of everyday life, in the United States, we choose to cook or decide not to cook. Besides Thanksgiving dinner (that I LOVE!), there is not much tradition that supports the typical American family way of eating. Unfortunately, fast foods, frozen dinners, take outs, or eat outs have replaced wholesome homemade foods.
I admit - cooking is a lot of work! I remember when I was growing up in Poland, my Mom cooked dinner for us every single day. As I watched her moving quickly around the kitchen, instead of learning how to cook, I was trying to figure out how to survive without doing all this hard work. I found the answers when I moved to the United States.
After experimenting with good foods and bad foods, with cooking at home and eating out, with healthy and not so healthy choices, I can say with no doubt that there is no better way to eat and to stay healthy that just to COOK! My advice is: keep it simple! Plan your meals, get the whole family involved, establish a tradition of eating together, and find reasons to cook rather than not to.
Writing this book was one of my dreams, and I believe that we can make choices that bring our dreams into reality. My dream for this book is that you find something here that will trigger a change in your life. That it motivates you to make choices for your dreams and desires come true. The tools can be as simple or as complex as you wish, but the results are always priceless.
Learning about yourself and about the world around you through the eyes of yoga is a fascinating journey. In our goal-oriented society, it’s quite a relief to know that you can enjoy the ride, and not to have to worry about the destination.
We all have a responsibility to live our lives to the fullest potential, and to take care of ourselves and the world around us. Yoga makes living our potential: possible, easier, and more fun along the way.
Are you ready to Find Your Yoga?!