“In my videos you will see students of different body types, age, gender, and ability levels to show that yoga is for every BODY. Some of my students were very apprehensive at first to participate in the videos, but they quickly began sharing my vision that this style of yoga is truly designed for every body and lifestyle no matter what size, shape, age, or level of fitness. Thank you to all my students who were generous with their time, sharing their ideas, feedback, and support to help bring my vision to light!”
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I’ve practiced yoga or variations thereof (e.g. pilates) intermittently for most of my adult life. As a former track sprinter and coach, it’s the best form of stretching (to purposely elongate) all muscles shortened through intense training.
As a bodyworker/MT, repetitive movements throughout ones day/week will take a toll on the body. As Teresa understands this, her stretching techniques pair very well in undoing the distortions created as an MT. I appreciate that her yoga sessions are viewable online as we’re in opposite ends of the valley and because all yoga instruction isn’t the same. When it works, it works. And Teresa’s techniques work!!!!
After sustaining a knee injury about 7 years ago, a friend recommended that I try yoga while recovering. Since then I have tried several different styles of yoga at various studios throughout the valley, but it was not until I met Teresa about 4 years ago that I found a style which was physically challenging but left my body feeling restored. I have a very physically demanding job and enjoy running, hiking, cycling and lifting when I am not at work, but rarely make time to stretch. Incorporating Teresa’s unique style of yoga into my fitness regimen has improved my flexibility, helped me reach my fitness goals and taught me how to help my body recover.
I began taking yoga classes with Teresa in 2007. While I have tried other yoga classes and instructors, I found that Teresa’s style truly stands above the rest. Teresa creates an atmosphere that encourages a connection of the mind and body. I, like most people today with busy and on-the-go lives, found it sometimes difficult to focus on being present and turning my mind off to all other outside thoughts. But Teresa’s yoga instruction helps me to focus on being present and use my breathing to do so. Teresa emphasizes form and function of the yoga poses and flows, which helps my body to reap the benefits of yoga. As I began learning yoga, this emphasis on proper form drew me back to Teresa’s classes.
For me, yoga has also been life-changing in an unconventional way. During one of the yoga hike retreats that Teresa hosted a few years ago, I met my wife. Together, both my wife and I have enjoyed learning yoga from Teresa.
I challenged my own father to improve his life through yoga, and he’s hooked! Not only have his health issues declined, but he’s feeling younger and more alive than ever.
Now meet James Dore’, a recording artist, father, and teacher.
He recently turned fifty and had never done yoga before. He is a singer, choreographer, songwriter and TV host. He has been performing music, appeared in billboard ads, fitness commercials, and fashion shows. James has always known yoga was good for him but was never willing to give it a chance. James accepted the “30 Day Challenge for Men” and we have agreed to document his journey from Day 1 to Day 31. To learn more about James and to hear his music go to www.jamesdoreworld.com
Meet one of my old clients and students, Bryant Fought.
I knew him when I worked at L.A. Fitness in 2010. He was one of the GM’s and was training for his 1st physique show and decided after some convincing to add yoga to cross train. Fast forward to 2016, he now lives in a different state, is engaged and has two kids. He decided to get back into shape and train for another show, which meant he needed yoga again! He did his 1st show May 22, 2017, since 2012 and he placed 1st & Overall. Goes to show that you can do anything you put your mind to. Glad that yoga helped him in the process!
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