Combining the wisdom of yoga practices with cutting edge neurological and bio-mechanical movement techniques
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MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP PLAN
The Community for Healthy Movement is a monthly membership plan for those of you who would like to participate regularly in the Sunday Community Class and receive more in-depth instruction and/or more virtual interaction with me and other movement practitioners. Find out more here. Members enter here.
MOVING WITH SCOLIOSIS CLASS
Wednesday 7:00-8:15am HST, 10:00-11:15 PDT
First 15 minutes are for questions and discussion.
Practice multiple movement modalities including
including Postural Yoga, The Schroth Method, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Restorative Exercise, and Z-Health Neurological-Based Movement Training. Monthly Members enter here.
“What is Yoga?” is a question that I have contemplated on and off for many years. Many people have attempted to give an authoritative answer. Today I prefer to keep this question open
The question that I am more interested in asking and coming up with at least a partial answer is, “What am I teaching?”
In the summer of 2019, I had a few powerful experiences that sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions about my role as a movement instructor. At moments, I felt like I didn’t have anything to share (imposter syndrome) and at other times I felt like there was so much I wanted to teach all day…
I almost always end my movement classes with the word “Namaste.” About 15 years ago I briefly explored using different words or phrases. I wasn’t sure that using this salutation was culturally appropriate. From the beginning of my yoga teaching, I was aware of the fine line between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. I came to the conclusion that saying “Namaste” was a fine way to honor my teachers and their lineages and I became comfortable with that decision. However, I have never felt comfortable calling myself a ‘Yogi.’
For the past few years, I’ve been searching for a new name for my website. I felt uncomfortable with the term yoga and I didn’t like having my name be central.
I came up with some different names including:
Aligned and Playful Movement
The Movement Well
Micromovement for a Macro Life
Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better
Because nothing seemed quite right, I decided to stick with RAZIYOGA until I could find something better. While I love teaching, marketing and building a brand are not my strong suits.