Yoga

By Youssef Berrouard

 

ALL LEVELS VINYASA YOGA

OPEN GROUP CLASS

Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic style that links movements and breath together in a flow of creative sequences. The practice combines challenging variations and calm nurtured movements that create a balanced and fulfilling experience. All levels welcome, offering beginner to more advanced options for poses depending on your anatomy, experience, and knowledge of yoga.

PRIVATE GROUP CLASS

Have a group of friends or a partner that wants to practice yoga together? You choose the time and place and let the yoga come to you. Mats and props can be provided. Extremely affordable rates and so much fun!

PRIVATE YOGA SESSION

A personalized quality yoga class just for you. No need to deal with traffic or stress of getting to class because it can be taught in the comfort of your own home at a convenient time for you. The teacher will create a personal practice for you with the mission for you to reach your fullest potential and optimal health. It will be tailored to your body, needs, and lifestyle with the intention of balance. The class may vary depending on your mood and how you are feeling mentally or physically that particular day. Know that you will be mindfully pushed or restoratively healed. A great option for:

-BEGINNERS wanting an introduction to yoga, alignment, or meditation. They will gain an understanding of the path of yoga

-ADVANCED PRACTITIONERS who are looking to learn advanced postures and to deepen their practice or knowledge of yoga

-ATHLETES wanting to improve their craft by adding yoga stretching, strengthening, mental focus, breath work, and control to their routine 

-BUSY PEOPLE wanting individual attention during a convenient time to accelerate their practice while applying focus to the details 

-PRE/POSTNATAL WOMEN, PEOPLE WITH INJURIES/ILLNESS, ANYONE GOING THROUGH LIFE DIFFICULTIES that need a healing, theuraputic, or restorative class thoughtfully created for them. Read more below:

YOGA MEDICINE

Jackie is currently undergoing her 500 Hour Advance Teacher Training with the internationally renowned Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. To learn more about this training read below or click on YOGA MEDICINE.

“Yoga Medicine is a thorough, anatomically based training system created by Tiffany Cruikshank that trains teachers all over the world to work more powerfully with their students. Yoga Medicine is a community of teachers who excel in their training and their ability to understand the body from an eastern & western perspective to work more effectively with other healthcare practitioners. Our community of teachers are trained in eastern & western modalities to effectively work with doctors & practitioners of many types so that they can understand the student better and apply the practice to the individual.

Yoga Medicine is not a style of yoga but rather a training that educates the teacher to understand the body and create individualized yoga prescriptions for the student based on their understanding of the body & the practice of yoga. Our teachers are committed to continued education, setting the bar for exceptional knowledge & teaching.”

Jackie is seeing more people being referred yoga prescriptions from their doctors, health care providers, or even helpful concerned friends. Yoga can be used to aid in healing whether you’re dealing with an injury, illness, are in recovery, or going through a challenging time in life. It can make you feel better physically or emotionally. The mind body connection is extremely power and when we learn about the body, deepen our awareness and connections, and find healing techniques we in turn discover ourselves.  Jackie’s yoga medicine classes improve body awareness, help treat the root of the issue, shows techniques to deal with discomfort naturally, empower the student, heal the spirit, and show the benefits of having a balanced yoga lifestyle. 

KID, TEEN, MOMMY & ME

Jackie is certified through YOGA CHILD and has been teaching yoga to kids ages 2-15 since 2007. She also teaches Mommy and Me yoga, a great way for kids to bond with their parents.The benefits of yoga for kids and teens are:

  • Helps improve strength and flexibility.
  • Increases concentration, focus, and attention.
  • Increases self-esteem.
  • Decreases anxiety and increases ability to relax
  • Increased trust, compassion, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Improved digestion and ease in gas pains for children
  • Helps to release stress and breathe well
  • Strengthens the immune system of kids 

 

YOGA THERAPY 

Jackie is certified to teach yoga to kids with special needs and developmental challenges through THE SPECIAL YOGA CENTER. All children are special and no label can define or limit a child’s potential for positive change. The intention of yoga therapy for children with special needs is to help them reach their fullest potential with regard to their physical, mental, emotional health and well being. Some of the benefits of yoga therapy include:

  • Improvement of motor control and motor planning skills
  • Development of physical strength, muscle tone and balance
  • Increased flexibility and correction of postural misalignment
  • Established calm, organized mental states
  • Improved concentration
  • Reduced hyperactivity
  • Relief of respiratory ailments
  • Develop the ability to relax and release tension
  • Reduced fear, frustration and stress

Jackie takes a personalized approach to meet the individual requirements of each child. The program offers a progressive integrated system of yoga posture, specialized breathing exercises, and deep relaxation. The intention is to assist each child to feel comfortable and peaceful within themselves and enable them to reach their fullest potential. Jackie has experience working with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), epilepsy, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other physical and developmental challenges.

PRENATAL YOGA

Jackie received her prenatal certification from Leila Zinni at Dhyana Yoga Studio. Prenatal yoga provides a safe, relaxed, and nurturing atmosphere where you can cultivate a bonding process with your baby while supporting the development and strengthening of your body, mind and spirit during pregnancy. The yoga postures, deep breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques positively impact the quality of your pregnancy and birth experience. The benefits of a regular prenatal yoga practice include:

  • Strengthens the uterus and pelvic muscles
  • Improves circulation
  • Aids in digestion
  • Improves Sleep
  • Supports and exercises the spine and pelvis during this time of change
  • Increased overall comfort and calmer mind
  • Cultivates better focus, relaxation, and breathing techniques
  • Helps with the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back  pain and sciatica

A mindful yoga practice offers an opportunity for the mother and baby to mindfully breath, move, and bond together. Jackie will help you mindfully connect with the process of pregnancy and prepare for labor. She will guide you through a tailored practice that will help you to release tension and restore balance in a nurturing and supportive way.

Contact me to inquire about or set up any of these classes.